Sunday by my shelf

This is the second post in my new feature – Sunday by my shelf – which makes me really focus on the books I own, highlighting those that have been sitting unread for a while and reminding me to try and get to them soon. This weeks topic is :

Series on my shelves I have yet to start.

Yes I have the terrible habit of buying the whole series and then just letting them sit there unread. I am a sucker for a bargain and an avid charity bookstore shopper. If I find a series I am interested in for just a few pounds I am likely to snap it up which is how I end up with overcrowded shelves. While not as common as my series that I have started by not finished there is definitely a few I need to start.

I also have quite a few books which are first in the series that I have yet to start and I really need to give them a try to decide if I want to continue or if I should pass the book on.

I own the whole series

The Broken Earth Trilogy
N.K Jemison

I really have been wanting to get into N.K. Jemison’s Work. I have read some of her short fiction and loved it so when I saw the whole trilogy I just had to pick it up. It is much beloved by some reviewers I really trust to have similar taste to me.

The Magicians
Lev Grossman

This seems like it would be write up my street, but i think i have been avoiding it as it has such mixed reviews. Even people again who have similar tastes seem somewhat split on this one so I think I have been scared to pluck it down from my shelves.

Queen of the Tearling
Erika Johansen

Ah this has been on my TBR shelf for such a long time. I found ALL three hardbacks in my local charity shop snapped them up as they had been heralded as a friend as an unsung hero of a series. I haven’t picked them up. I haven’t been much in a YA mood lately but a couple of ARCs I am reading have been slowly changing that and I might be reaching for this soon.

Parasol Protectorate
Gail Carriger

Another whole series charity shop find. I am tempted by these they seem like they would be a real fun romp. Urban fantasy/steam punk is something I really need to be in the mood to read and these just have never made there way to my TBR.

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Chaos Walking

Yet another charity shop whole series find and yet another one that has never made it off my shelf and on to a TBR . This one also seems to have a lot of high praise. And with the movie series on the way it will be interesting to get it sooner rather than later.

I Own the first but haven’t started

Red Rising saga
Pierce Brown

I have actually started this but put it down, as I started reading for a readathon. I was really enjoying it and I need to get back to it. I love a good sci-fi series especially one that is so inventive, so i wll most likely carry on with this series I am just not allowing myself to buy the others till I have read this one.

The Expanse
James S.A. Corey

One of the I want to read the book before I watch the TV show type deals and now I have not done ether. This would be a serious commitment to a series If i do enjoy it. With book 9 in the pipeline and a number of novellas too all of them fairly Chonky! I think this one might have to wait until i have finished my big book reads such as Elderlingalong and Cosmerealong.

Imperial Radch
Ann Leckie

Another highly rated Sci-fi series that I have been really interested in, but again I go through moods and when I find myself in a sci-fi mood again I am hoping I can pick this up. I need to keep reinforcing the goal of reading my selves instead of pickup up the newest.

The Cruel Prince
Holly Black

I think I am one of the only YA Fantasy readers that has not picked up this one! I don’t know why. I think I am put off when a Book is hyped and loved. This series had bookish folks crying over not getting special edition boxes, getting angry and small independent book boxes for not producing enough and I think that bitchiness ended up putting me off reading it even if I might love it.

The Nine Realms
Sarah Kozloff

This was a little bit of an impulse buy and hasn’t been on my shelves for long at all. Tor released one a month with the fourth book releasing in April and they went hard on the promotion and I bought into it. I really really loved the sound of the blurb. So I picked up the first then slide it onto my shelves. I don’t think it will sit there too long.


So that is the 10 books I have picked this week in Series that have languished on my shelves without being read. Are there any of them I should pick up sooner rather than later? Are any of these in your favourite books pile? Let me know what you think I should dive into first?

Please feel free to join in with this series. A new prompt will run every two weeks the next few prompts are:

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. Also if there are any prompts you would like to see drop them in the comments and I can add them to the list.

I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

4 thoughts on “Sunday by my shelf

  1. Ancillary Justice is an excellent read. Unfortunately, the sequel disappointed me to the extent that I still haven’t been able to bring myself to read the third book, even though I know that the middle books of trilogies are usually the weakest.

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  2. Great post Fiona! I have loads of these on my shelves too, but if I were to recommend only two it would be the Chaos Walking series, one of my absolutely all-time favourite series since last year, I loved it, and The Cruel Prince, I’ve only read book 1 so far, but it’s dark and twisty and really cool! Good luck, looking forward to your next post in this series! 🙂

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