Top Ten Series That I’ve Been Wanting to Start (and Finish)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Top Ten Series That I’ve Been Wanting to Start (and Finish)

To Start


1. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
Because EVERYONE has been recommending and raving about these books!

2. The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen
I’ve already started reading Anna Godbersen’s other series set in the 1920s, so obviously I must read these too.

3. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
With all of the buzz surrounding the TV show I figure this is a no-brainer. Plus, I hear the love interest is swoony.

4. The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon
I got this one for Christmas LAST year and hear it’s absolutely wonderful…

5. The Cousins’ War series by Philippa Gregory
I actually already watched the TV series and OH. MY. GOD. Addictive much? Watched the whole series in about 2 weeks.

To Finish


6. The Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver
I STILL haven’t finished this trilogy. I’ve been telling myself that I’ve been going to for about 2 years now…

7. The Gone series by Michael Grant
I love these books to death (haha) but I hit a bump in my progress and really, really want to finish the last two books soon.

8. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (that have been released)
I read Scarlet and IT BLEW MY MIND. Okay, so much better than Cinder and I NEED to read Cress now, and then Fairest, and so on, and so on.

9. The A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin (that have been released)
My friend (who started the series right after I finished reading book three) is now almost done with book four. I take that as a sign I need to read this series faster.

10. The His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers
I have book 2 in my possession I just need to find time to read it so I can be on the same page with everyone when they all fangirl about Mortal Heart which is coming out SOON!

What series have you been meaning to start or finish?


Week in Review: June 22nd

Week in Review

Inspired by Anna @ Anna Reads.

What I Did:

We had a HUGE thunderstorm in my area mid-week and we lost power TWICE in two days. The first time it was out for 7 hours, then it came back on, and the next day it went off again for another hour. In it’s wake it killed our microwave, fridge, and power strip connected to the desktop computer…so yeah. Coincidentally the power went out during while I was watching a creepy episode of Pretty Little Liars and I kind of freaked out. Has anyone been watching PLL lately? I think the show has been drawn out quite a lot, but Season 5 looks like it’ll be different than the past ones…I’m liking it.

Links I Loved:

  • I was so thankful for The Recaptains this week. I finally started Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo but had only the faintest of memories of the details of what happened in book 1. They recapped Shadow and Bone here, and for those of you that are more up to date than I, the Siege and Storm recap is here.
  • Hypable posted a link to this hilarious video of when Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and asked the PARENTS trivia questions. It’s kind of amazing just how little the parents know. I mean, my parents know quite a bit considering the amount I talk about. It comes up at least once in every conversation, I mean come on!
  • Out of the blue this week there was an announcement that the pilot of the Delirium TV show based off of the series by Lauren Oliver would be released on Hulu on June 20th! It’s only going to be up for a month so hurry and watch it here!
*image taken from Lauren Oliver’s Tumblr

Books I Added to My Shelves:



Ruin and Rising (B&N Exclusive Collector’s Edition)  by Leigh Bardugo – This was a must. And the collector’s edition because there’s a short story about the Darkling. Yes please!

For Review:

 Fiendish cover The Kiss of Deception

Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff (Thanks to Penguin First to Read) – Her books look so creepy and this cover just screams “Emily you’re asking for bad dreams!” but it looks awesome and I’ve been craving creepy lately so…

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (Thanks to Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) and NetGalley) – This has been promoted quite a lot and I’m eager to see what it’s all about. I’ve also been craving some good fantasy after my Leigh Bardugo obsession at the moment. I’m a part of #TeamRemnant, the street team for this book, so keep an eye out on my Tumblr the week of it’s release – there will be a bunch of original posts about the book!

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall (Thanks to Macmillan) – I’m so excited for this one! It’s cover is gorgeous, the story sounds adorable, and it seems to be really unique. I’m hoping to LOVE it. This is also my first ever physical ARC that I’ve requested from a publisher and I got accepted. I did quite the happy dance!

Recently Finished and Currently Reading:

I finished Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo and have now moved onto Ruin and Rising! I’m planning to do a double (spoiler-free) review post for the these two, with a Ruin and Rising (spoiler-y) discussion to top it all off! Don’t worry – I’ll hide spoilers so you won’t see them by accident!

On My Blog:

xo, emily