Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Top 10 Series I Want To Start


 1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. I'm obsessed with the Game of Thrones TV show and I hear the books are great. The only reason I haven't started is that they're soooo long and I don't have any time.

2. Wolfe Brothers by Markus Zusak. I worship Zusak based purely on The Book Thief, but I'd like to read his earlier works.

3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I find the concept of an enforced "cure" for love fascinating, and I loved Oliver's Liesl and Po. I have the books, I just have to get around to reading them.

4. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. I've been slowly collecting this classic detective series but again haven't gotten around to reading any yet. I think it's a must though.

5. Confessions of Georgia Nicholson by Louise Rennison. I  have a ridiculous amount of love for the Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging movie and the books sound really fun.

6. Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones. I've been told by so many people to read this series!

7. Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery. As much as I love Anne of Green Gables, I've never paid much attention to Montgomery's other writing - but I recently read about the awesomeness of Emily and really want to get my hands on it.

8. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. This is another series that sooo many people have told me I must read. So I must!

9. Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson. All of my Goodreads friends seem to adore these books and I'm definitely curious to see what all the love is about.

10. Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness. The concept of everyone being able to read each other's thoughts is interesting and unique - and everyone seems to love this series too!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

56 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, yes to so much of this Belle! Gosh, sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by all the books I want to read.

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    1. So many books, so little time :(

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  2. I was surprised to find out how much I liked the first Fire and Ice book.

    Here's my list of Top Ten Series I'd Like to Read.

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    1. That's good! I've read a couple of negative reviews but most people seem to love it.

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  3. I sadly am not one to adore The Chaos Walking trilogy. I think you should get onto Delirium stat ;) Love them. ASoIaF too.

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. Fair enough! Hopefully I will get onto them soon :)

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  4. Sherlock Holmes is without a doubt a must.

    Tonile @ My Cup and Chaucer.

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  5. I also like Game of Thrones but I've never finished the first book in the series. I like TV show more. Also Delirium is an interesting read. Great list and thanks for stopping by!:)

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    1. That's interesting! I've heard they're quite similar and the show is faithful to the book.

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  6. A Song of Fire and Ice and Delirium are on my list too! I've heard those books are really good! Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

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    1. ASOFAI is on a lot of lists today! I can't wait for the show to start again.

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  7. The Georgia Nicolson books are totally wacky, but they'll always be among my top favorites. I feel like I grew up with Georgia, and the books never failed at making me laugh out loud.

    I also have A Song of Ice and Fire on my list, but like you, I feel like I don't have enough time for it. I started A Game of Thrones last fall, but it was so dense, and the book so long, that I put it down and never came back to it. The series is on my list of 2013 bookish goals, so I'm hoping someday soon I'll just suck it up and read them already.

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    1. With blogging especially I feel pressure to read as many books as possible to have stuff to write about, and keep up with my goals - so unfortunately longer books get neglected!

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  8. Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant place to start... I have also been told to read the Georgia Nicholson books.

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    1. They seem like a lot of fun and I kinda need that now, so I might have to read them soon.

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  9. I've read Confessions of Georgia Nicholson by Louise Rennison and it was hilarious. I laughed almost every single page. I highly recommend you. I'm sure you're going to love it :)

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    1. Yay! I'm really excited to read it

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  10. Emily of New Moon is great. I'm kicking myself for not reading Game of Thrones yet. I refuse to watch the TV show until I read the book since it's supposed to be so similar. But I really want to read the book.

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    1. Yes I've heard they're quite similar. That's probably another reason I haven't felt that compelled to read it yet.

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  11. I love the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. So many awesome bookish memories! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. That makes me even more keen to check them out :)

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  12. His Dark Materials is one of my all-time favorite series - must read books! I still need to read Delirium as well:) Great list, good luck!

    Here's my Top Ten.

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    1. So many people seem to love HDM, it definitely sounds like a great series.

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  13. I'm all about Game of Thrones and I guess the sole reason I haven't already picked up the books is because their sheer length is kind of intimidating. One day though! One day!

    OOOOOH! Sherlock Holmes! YES! I've read some snippets of his stuff but its been fairly sporadic. My dad actually bought me a really beautiful hard-bound version of The Complete Tales so I really need to carve out some quality time for Mr. Holmes and Watson. Great choices, Belle!

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    1. Oh how lovely. I've got a nice Clothbound edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Actually that's what started my collection!

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    1. I feel like the last person that hasn't read it!

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  15. Game of Thrones may be thick books, but they move along at a really good pace! Read 'em anyway! :D

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    1. That's encouraging! I just need to find some time

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  16. Omg, omg, omg, read 7, 8, and 9!! What are you even doing online when you could/should be reading those.

    I'm curious what you'd think of Delirium, too--it divides people so decidedly. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. Ha! I'll have to get these books into my possession so I can read them asap ;)

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  17. Ok, of the series I'm going to double the recommendations for the series I've read:

    A Song of Ice and Fire - Long, yes, but super awesome. Although you could wait it out for the release of the next book (next year) and be able to watch the show without knowing what's coming.

    Chrestomanci - Read all the Diana Wynne Jones books! But this series is amazing, and much shorter than GRRM's!

    His Dark Materials - One of the most intelligent and fascinating YA series you'll ever read.

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    1. Hmmm maybe that's a good idea to wait for the next book. I am so impatient after all.

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    2. Yeah it's killing me to be honest! And I'm terrified it'll be like the last book which was delayed for years. The worst!

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  18. I've wanted to read Delirium but I heard bad things about the last book so I'm not sure if I even want to start the series! NEW FOLLOWER

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    1. Ah, that's such a shame when the later books aren't very good.

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  19. I haven't read any of these yet either, but I really should! I own the first four George R.R. Martin books but they intimidate me haha. Some of these are new to me, but sound really good.

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    1. I've got the first one and just that intimidates me!

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  20. You're the second person to mention the Zusak series, which I had NO IDEA even existed. Wow.

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/03/top-10-tuesday-series-id-like-to-start.html

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    1. I've been meaning to read it for so long!

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  21. I so want to read the Song of Ice & Fire books too. I own the first 4 but man they're huge and I have SO MANY OTHER BOOKS to read! Maybe one day we can tackle them together!

    I loved Delirium but man did Pandemonium really piss me off. I hope Requiem makes it better!

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    1. A readalong might be a great way to get through them!
      Ah that makes me a bit nervous about the Delirium series - but I still want to check it out.

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  22. Ohh, you've mentioned a few on your list that I've been curious about for a while now too! By which I mean the Emily books by L. M. Montgomery. Montgomery can do no wrong, in my eyes.

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    1. I will love her forever purely for Anne Shirley.

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  23. Oooh, I'm with you on His Dark Materials. I almost put it on the list, but I thought people would really get on my case about that one so I resisted hahahaha. Ultraviolet --- asdjfkl; I really need to read that one. Nice list!!

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  24. I've read the first few chapters of Delirium, then got bored, but I really hope you enjoy it much much more than I did :)
    Top 10 Tuesdays
    Waiting on Wednesday

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  25. I've read the first two books in A Song of Fire and Ice, and despite the fact that they are HUGE, I read them surprisingly fast. Not sure if that helps, but they're not as unwieldy as they look. I really need to pick up the third and get back into the series, I don't want to forget too much detail from the first two! Fortunately, the TV series has stuck fairly close to the books so far..

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    1. That's what I've heard! Maybe I should just get stuck in. I just look at the first one and think, I could read four books instead of this one!

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  26. Great choices! I want to read the Game of Thrones novels too at some point :) Also Diana Wynne Jones - she's like a fantasy classic, but I've never read any of her books!
    I loved His Dark Materials, and I was totally surprised by how much I enjoyed Ultraviolet! Can't wait for the next book ^^
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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    1. Thanks Carmen! Yes I've heard nothing but good things about Ultraviolet and His Dark Materials.

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  27. CHAOS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALKING.

    That's all.

    Except also... HIS DAAAAAARK MATERIIIIIIIALS.


    :)

    Let me know when you've read them both. I've got a shoulder for you to weep on for each of them.

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    1. I will be sending you lots of emails, I'm sure.

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