Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.
Sadly, I think it would be more efficient to list the series I have finished than the series I have! I am famous for reading and loving the first book in a series, but never continuing on with it. It is for this very reason that I rarely pick up series these days and stick to my trusty stand-alones. I hope this post holds me accountable and that I am motivated to finished these five series.
I know, I know… I have been saying I wanted to continue on with this series since I first read Red Rising in the summer of 2017. I have no excuses. I loved the first book, but for some reason I am just never in the mood to pick up Golden Son. I know that once I do, I will remember why I love the series so much and will want to binge-read it. Also, when I first read the book this was a trilogy.. now there are two more books! I am just falling more and more behind…
Crazy Rich Asians
I thought that Crazy Rich Asians was a lot of fun! It was such a quick read and I was entertained the entire time. I particularly adored Astrid and I am intrigued to see where her story goes. I have to say that this may be one of the few cases where I actually preferred the movie, but I am nonetheless inclined to continue with the series. This is definitely one of those cases where the mood has to strike me.. and I am just waiting for that day to come!
The Illuminae Files
This is probably the series on this list that I am most ashamed to admit I have not finished! I absolutely loved Illuminae and thought it was so original and compelling. A.I.D.A.N is one of my favourite villains of all time. I have been told time and time again that Gemina is even better, so why I have not picked it up? I have no answers for you! I even own Gemina and Obsidio so there is nothing stopping me from reading them. I am determined to finished The Illuminae Files by the end of the year.
I know why I haven’t continued on with Wayfarers trilogy, and that is because I loved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet so much that I am scared the other books in the series won’t hold a candle to it. I have heard so many mixed things about the other two novels that I am wary. The first novel is pretty much perfect, so how could the rest of the series possibly live up to that? I should give them a chance!
The Bear and the Nightingale is one of the most atmospheric novels that I have ever read. Katherine Arden is an incredible writer and made me feel like I was in the middle of the woods, somewhere in Russia, during the dead on winter. I can not wait to experience more of her writing and I am confident that I will finish the Winternight trilogy some time in the near future, hopefully this winter!
Have you completed any of these series? Which one should I make a priority? I am particularly curious about your thoughts on the rest of the books in the Wayfarers trilogy!