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Top 5 series I need to finish

Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 series I need to finish.

Continuing this month’s topics where I have personally victimised myself, I would also like to extend an apology to DB for today, which I’m sure will become more obvious later on.

Today’s post is all about those series that you’ve started, and for one reason or another, you just haven’t quite gotten around to finishing… ?

If you missed the February topics post, please click here!! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted here.

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Top 5 series I need to finish

Shades of Magic – V. E. Schwab

Shades of Magic #3: A Conjuring of Light by V. E. SchwabYes!! I FINALLY read A Darker Shade of Magic last year. I… thought it was fine. But I don’t really get why Lila and Kell are so loved by the fandom. I’m hoping that they get better in the other two books.

But one of the other reasons that I haven’t read any of the others in the series is that I really liked the Dane twins as the villains!! I also like Holland (who I am absolutely certain will be back), but the others I could take or leave. And I really hope that Rhy gets some more page time. However, I still really want to finish this series!!

cough I also haven’t finished the Villains series by Schwab…

My review for book 1 is here.

Grishaverse – Leigh Bardugo

Grishaverse 2: Siege and Storm by Leigh BardugoI REALLY want to finish this series before April when the Netflix show starts… But it’s getting closer and closer, and I just haven’t *quite* gotten around to it yet. It probably doesn’t help that I don’t particularly love The Darkling, Alina or Mal… But, again, I’m hoping they get better?!! Surely they must (or at least the Darkling? I don’t think Mal will get better than a wet piece of cardboard).

I have tried to start Siege and Storm about 5 times now… so, keep your fingers crossed that I’ll actually get into it soon!!

My review for book 1 is here.

The Winternight Trilogy – Katherine Arden

Winternight #2 The Girl in the Tower by Katherine ArdenI also finally read The Bear and the Nightingale in 2020, and I loved it SO MUCH!! I do tend to love books that feature Slavic mythology and retellings of Russian folklore. But the story of Morozko, the frost demon, is one of my faves. In saying that, Baba Yaga and Ivan and the Bear are also some of my faves. And I hear that they are featured in the rest of the series… So what exactly am I waiting for??

That’s a very good question. I’m not entirely sure how to answer it. So… I guess I won’t answer it?!! I’m also hoping that I get to The Girl in the Tower soon!!

Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson #2: The Sea of Monsters by Rick RiordanI’m fairly certain that I’m the last person on the planet to have read the Percy Jackson series. In all fairness, I did read The Lightning Thief way back in 2018. I just, never read anything else after it.

Actually, that’s not entirely true. I read some novella that is set at like 1.5 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Something about Ares and a chariot?? It’s been a while.

Anyway, I keep meaning to read the rest of the series – and then some more Riordan books. I just haven’t squeezed them in yet. Also, fingers crossed that Disney don’t screw up the new adaptation they are doing.

My review for book 1 is here.

The Curse Workers – Holly Black

Curseworkers #2: Red Glove by Holly BlackHello. My name is Meeghan, and I am the WORST buddy reading buddy in the history of buddy readers. I’m not even sure that made sense, but let me give you some background…

A millionty years ago, DB @ DB’s Guide to the Galaxy, and I met up on a Discord chat. We discovered that we both loved Holly Black but hadn’t read her Curse Workers series. So, we decided to buddy read them. I read White Cat in three days. 12 July 2019 to 15 July 2019. Five months later, I started Red Glove on 21 December 2019. And I have still not finished it.

I don’t even have an excuse because I was really enjoying it. I just… got distracted and now it’s 2021. And poor DB finished it in July 2020. We STILL HAVE A CHAT on the Discord server. (Sam, I am so sorry!! I swear you aren’t holding it for nothing.) My plan is to finish this series in 2021. Actually, I’m going to make this my mission. Someone hold me accountable. Wait… I already have someone to hold me accountable!!

My review for book 1 is here.

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What are your top 5 series you need to finish?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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