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Book series are “in” these days, which is both exciting and frustrating. There are some characters about whom I could never read enough, but it’s frustrating to have to wait for the next book to come out. But good things come to those who wait, so I’m being patient and saving up my money for some great sequels:
1. All Souls Trilogy (Deborah Harkness) – I loved A Discovery of Witches, and can’t wait to read more about Diana and Matthew’s adventures through time, and learn more about the world that Harkness has created.
2. Pink Carnation series (Lauren Willig) – The Secret History of the Pink Carnation was amazing, and I was all set to lose my mind while waiting for the next one to come out. Turns out the series has been around for awhile, and there’s actually nine books already published (plus some in-between books that cover smaller plot points). I love swashbuckling stories!
3. Thursday Next and Nursery Crime series (Jasper Fforde) – I would read an entire book about a character’s brushing his or her teeth, if it was written by Fforde. His series are some of my all-time favorites, and even though One of Our Thursdays is Missing just came out this year, I’m already gearing up to read whatever’s next.
4. Discworld series (Terry Pratchett) – I read The Wee Free Men without realizing that it was part of the Discworld series; I’ve also seen film adaptations of The Colour of Magic, Hogfather, and Wyrd Sisters. I’m officially obsessed, and I’m planning on reading the entire series.
5. Nikki Heat series (Richard Castle) – I’ve watched “Castle” since episode one, and read the first in this series, Heat Wave, when it came out. But I haven’t been able to find a copy of Naked Heat in stock at my local Barnes and Noble. So it’s on my list of books to buy online.
6. The Lost Heroes of Olympus series (Rick Riordan) – I’ve read all of Riordan’s mythology series so far, including the first in this series, The Lost Hero. The next book, The Son of Neptune, is set to go on sale on October 4th, and I know I’ll be picking up a copy that weekend.
7. The Seven Kingdoms series (Kristin Cashore) – I’ve read Graceling and Fire, and have been chomping at the bit to get news on when Bitterblue is going to be available. This is probably the book I’m most looking forward to.
8. Kingkiller Chronicle series (Patrick Rothfuss) – The Name of the Wind was…I don’t even really have words for how awesome it was. It’s been a long time since I’ve read such well-developed and entrancing high fantasy. The second in the series, The Wise Man’s Fear, was just released this year, and I need to get a copy.
What “next in the series” book are you looking forward to the most?