Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 series I will finish in 2024!! Because I just need to tick some series off my TBR… Please.
In case you’re new around here, this is another post we now do every year (noting that the topic has changed slightly over the past few years, but here is 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2019). Again, there are series from each year that I swore I would read, that are still unfinished. In fact, there’s only one series in ALL of those posts that I HAVE finished. (It’s the Grishaverse, and I loved it…)
To make things interesting, I am not going to post any of the series from any of those previous years. And come the end of 2024, I might even do an all-time T5T wrap up of if I’ve ever done what I said I would. It also helps that some of the books from previous years are in my 24 in 24 challenge… 😂 (I realised while writing this post that I may have shot myself in the foot by saying I won’t double up, but oh well… I am annoying like that.)
So, let’s look at another bunch of books that I hope to read in 2024…
top 5 series I will finish in 2024
Zodiac Academy — Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
I am REASONABLY sure the last book (f*ck me, it better be the last book) for the Zodiac Academy series comes out in April 2024.
IF it is the last book, then it’s book 9, and I finished book 6 in January, and book 7 is on my TBR for February. So, if I continue to read one of these mammoth books each month, then I will HOPEFULLY be finished this in May/June-ish. Depending on how long it takes me to read each 800+ page book. I’m giving myself some leeway because I think the last book comes out on like 26 April or something.
However, if this is not the last book, I might cry. And I don’t think I could read the series that comes after it (yes, there’s a prequel series and a sequel series — although having a sequel series come out at the same time always struck me as weird because won’t everyone know the ending?? Or do we not know real world events in the prison??). It’s just been a lot of alphas and smut and sociopaths in power. Too much, in fact. Too much for me, anyway.
The Checquy Files — Daniel O’Malley
Thankfully, I only need to read Blitz, which is a prequel in the Checquy Files, to be finished.
In saying that, I also don’t know if this is the last book in the series because O’Malley seems to put a new book out every five years or so with very little fanfare.
However, I believe in my own rules last year I did have a disclaimer:
* And by “finish”, I mean “at least get caught up on”. You get a pass if the author releases more books.
So, until O’Malley either announces a new book or just releases one, then Blitz will be the end of series. As we know it. It’s Schrodinger’s series. Simultaneously finished and unfinished until we know otherwise.
Therefore, according to scientific theory, this book fits my prompt. You know, because I’m all about the science.
Amulet — Kazu Kibuishi
We have MORE good news here. As I mentioned in my T5T post for anticipated books in Q1, the ninth and final book in the Amulet series is coming out. Which means I can finish this adorable series!
I haven’t read book 8, Supernova, yet either because I was holding out in case there’s a cliffhanger. But, my plan is to read them both for Middle Grade March. Yes, even though I said I wasn’t going to do themed TBRs anymore. I am full of contrariness.
Waverider is definitely the last book in the series though. I just need to figure out if I want to take a day and do a full reread of the series. Or if I just read Supernova and Waverider. The challenge might be that the last time I read an Amulet book was in 2020… So, I don’t really remember the specific details of the plot.
Hmmm… anyway, this is future Meeghan’s problem to solve.
The Stolen Heir / Elfhame — Holly Black
This is another book that was on my t5t anticipated reads for Q1 list. And, it’s the end of the Elfhame books… as far as we know.
This series is also like Schrodinger’s series. Holly Black just writes more Fae books when she feels like it. It’s kind of like a Raymond E. Feist series in that there’s a two trilogies, one duology, one standalone book, one short story and one companion novel, but they all weave together because they’re in the same world and there are some character crossovers.
And I love how twisty they are and how much everyone backstabs each other. Because it’s like older fae stories and myths. They were used as tales to caution people from doing wild and silly things, but readers these days get so caught up in the character’s behaviours being ‘bad’… which is wild because fae ARE bad. And cunning. That’s their whole schtick.
Anyway, that got a bit ranty… sorry!! I’m really looking forward to The Prisoner’s Throne, though!!
The Boy Who Steals Houses — C. G. Drews
OK, so I’m really conflicted with this series. Because I desperately want to read this book, but the last two books BROKE ME. I sobbed. A lot. And I don’t think I’m ready for The House For Lost Things, or The Gingerbread House and Other Stories yet.
But on the other hand, I LOVE these characters so much. They have my entire heart and soul. Sam, Avery and the whole De Lainey family are just paragons of everything good in this world. And I don’t want it to end.
BUT, I also know that C. G. Drews (aka Paperfury) is likely going to rip my heart out in her new book coming out later this year, Don’t Let the Forest In, so I need to read this, pull my heart back together, and then prepare for that.
It is going to be a lot of crying in 2024. And I need to buck up. And buy more tissues.
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