I am starting a new feature post to alternate with my Down the TBR Hole. While Down the TBR Hole focuses on what is sitting on my TBR shelf on Goodreads this series will have a topic on books sitting on my physical shelves. Each week will have a different theme. This week is:
series on my shelves I have started AND NEED to finish.
We all get intimidated with big books, add in a few trilogies of trilogies and its even more intimidating a time investment. These two have been on my list for a while and 2020 is the year I start to move them (at least the first trilogy) off my TBR shelves and on to my read shelf – before I allow myself to invest in the remaining books.
The Farseer Trilogy / The Realm of the Elderlings
I have started this series a couple of times I have even read Assassin’s Apprentice twice, but so far I haven’t made it past half way through the Royal Assassin. It is one of my sisters favourite series and she has even gifted me the whole trilogy (two years ago) to encourage me to read them. 2020 will be my year of finally finishing the Farseer Trilogy and making a dent in the whole Realm of the Elderlings series. I joined the Elderling-along which aimed to read Assasin’s apprentice in March (which i did) and Royal Assassin in April/May. I really loved my re-read of Assassin’s apprentice and cant wait to keep going.
The Mistborn / Cosmere
Another epic universe made up of individual series that I have been meaning to embark on for some time. Again thanks to the book community I have joined in a read along that started with Elantris and it’s associated short stories of Feb/March and has continued with the first book in the Mistborn series in Apr/May. I really enjoy Brandon Sanderson’s writing. Elantris was awesome once it got going and I have really been loving his YA Sci-fi series so I have high hopes for Mistborn. Also I found the series in the gorgeous white Gollanz covers in my local charity shop for £2 each, the least I can do is read them.
Probably the most popular genera on my shelves and most likely to be in series. There are several series on my shelves that I have started that I think should make there way on to my TBR sooner rather than later.
I LOVE this series. It is How to Train your Dragon for Adults/ Alt-History Napoleonic war, all wrapped up in Naomi Novik’s sumptuous writing style. They are fun and action packed and has just the most amazing sassy talking animal/human bond ever! Again a charity shop find where I managed to nab all 9 books in the series which is amazing! I have read two of the nine so far and I need to get back to them! This could be a series I could finish in 2020!
The Greatcoats Series
Sebastien De Castell
This was the first book I reviewed on my Blog over 2 years ago! And I can’t believe I haven’t dived back into this series. I love De Castell’s writing evident by the gushing I have done over his YA series Spellslinger. I need to get back to this series. I most likely will need to re-read Traitor’s blade now due to the time that has past
Chronicles of St Mary’s
I am unclear if this is a finished or ongoing series, but it is definitely is getting close to being epic in size. These books are furiously paced fun romps and I am loving them. I have read 5 out of the 11 currently out and with a spin off series releasing its 2nd book this year and two short story collections there is plenty more to read. This is a great series to turn to if you want something that is just going to grab you and pull you in and leave you exhausted in the best possible way are you are thrown around the timeline with its characters. If anything I want to get caught up by the end of 2020.
So I started this about 2 years ago, got distracted by a readathon (I cant even remember which one) and never picked it back up again. I have since acquired the other two in the series (more charity shop finds) and have yet to keep going. I really enjoy becky chamber’s writing. To be Taught, If Fortunate was one of my favourite reads last year and I have pressed it into the hands of friend and family despite my edition being signed (YES I want them to read it that much). In fact it is with my parents at the moment as it got stuck there during quarantine. As I have been in a bit of a sci-fi kick this year I am saying I will finish this series in 2020.
I have read All Systems Red, the first book in this novella series, twice. I also got gifted it for christmas by my husband. the problem is I don’t own the second book. I recently have acquired books 3 and 4 digitally and I have a pre-order for the 5th and final full length novel with is out in 2 weeks. but I haven’t got book 2. I think I need to buy it don’t you?
I just love the narration of this one, I adore socially awkward AI. I really am itching to finish this series.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Oh I have a bit of shame in this one I own this whole series in the gorgeous UK hard covers, they are all signed and personalised to me, and I haven’t finished the series. In fact I only got 3/4 of the way through book 1 when the signing for Strange the dreamer came around and I switched to reading that. I remember really loving the writing style and the story so again this is a I must get to this in 2020.
Strange the Dreamer Duology
Oh dear, the same author on here twice. I have not read muse of nightmare’s either. I have only read strange the dreamer. I need to finish this duology off. I just need to pick up that one book. This has to make it onto a TBR soon.
The Mortal Instruments/ Shadowhunters
I have read city of Bones before and I for me it was a Cheese burger book. Its not healthy but it is really good. I have been meaning to read the rest of the series, as I own all 6 in The Mortal Instruments series. Though I can let you into a little Secret, if you stay tuned to my blog at the end of May there may be a little announcement regarding this series.
Please feel free to join in with this series. A new prompt will run every two weeks the next few prompts are:
10th May – Series on my shelves I have yet to start.
24th May – Unread standalones on my shelf.
7th June – My books I want to reread
21st June – Incomplete series on my shelves – what I am eagerly awaiting.
If you do join in and post any of these please link back so I can read them. I would love to explore what is one your shelves.