Series I Want To Read
Following on from last week’s post about series I wasn’t going to finish, I thought I would follow it up with a post about series I want to read.
At the beginning of 2020, I read the entire Bridgerton series and I adored it. Yes, they’re problematic but what regency romance isn’t. And ever since I finished the series I’ve been craving the Bridgerton world. Thankfully Julia Quinn wrote a second series set within the world, following characters we were introduced to in the latter few books.
The Quartet is a mix of sisters and cousins, all of whom perform for the ton, and without fail it’s terrible. It’s all very comedic, but now it’s time to see what happens to these women as each of them enters society.
I’ve never read a Sarah J Maas book, and she is a staple author within the BookTube and Bookstagram communities. My worry lies in the fact that she is a Young Adult and Fantasy author, two genres I’ve been moving away from over the last few years. But, I still want to give the Throne of Glass series a go. I have the first book in the series on my shelf ready and waiting, and when the mood takes me I’ll dive right in.
Another author I’ve yet to read, somewhat shamefully, is Bernard Cornwell. A lot of people have recommended his Last Kingdom series, but I’m more intrigued by the Warlord Chronicles. The reason being, the Warlord Chronicles follows Arthurian Legend, and I love a good myth and legend retelling.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that every person I know who has ever read this graphic novel series has loved it. I was gifted the first book in the series by my friend Rob at Christmas, and I’ve been holding off reading it as a treat as I know it will be over too quickly. Also, I want to get the next two books in the series in preparation. I’m that confident I’ll enjoy it.
This is my mother’s favourite historical series, at least of late. Whenever she reads or re-reads the books in the series she gives me a run-down of all the activity. Plus, she gleefully told me she was ‘off to spend time with Matthew’. You’d think she was having an affair whenever she said it! But, not only is my mother’s love of this series enticing me to read the series, I love the premise. The books follow Matthew who is a hunchbacked, lawyer in Tudor times. This is a more accessible Wolf Hall by all accounts, and I could do with reading more historical mystery and Tudor fiction.
And finally, another Young Adult Fantasy series, that I wasn’t expecting to want to read: The Raven Cycle. This was a favourite series of a previous colleague of mine and she sold it to me. Ever since then I’ve been waiting for the right moment to pick this up. Again, when the mood takes me I’m ready as I have the audiobook already.
So that’s it for the series I want to read, for now at least. I’m sure many more will appear on my wish list soon enough. But what about you? What are series you want to read? Let me know in the comments below.