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I’ve been reading a lot of standalone books recently; but my TBR list has a handful of series that I really want to get to (you know, eventually). Here’s just a few of those.
Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica – Three young men embark on unexpected adventures when they discover they “…are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica — an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale.” Author James A. Owen kicks off the series with Here, There be Dragons.
The Magicians – I know, who hasn’t started this series yet? I’m not sure how I feel about Grossman’s series being called “Harry Potter for grown-ups,” but the premise sounds intriguing. I’ve heard that the main character is a bit of a jackass, so I’m kind of avoiding getting started. The Magicians is the first in the series.
Ranger’s Apprentice – The Ruins of Gorlan introduces us to Will, who has been selected as the apprentice of the Rangers, a secretive group that are said to practice magic that makes them invisible to their enemies. I’ve never heard of author John Flanagan, but I can’t wait to dig into his series!
Paranormal Scene Investigations – “Welcome to P.U.P.I.—Private, Unaffiliated, Paranormal Investigations A handpicked team trained to solve crimes the regular police can’t touch—crimes of magic.” Author Laura Anne Gilman seems like my kind of writer; the series starts with Hard Magic.
Flavia de Luce – Gloria brought this series to my attention last week (check out the comments at that link). I’d heard of the first in the series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, but hadn’t paid much attention to it. But if it starts “a precocious girl in 1950s rural England with a penchant for chemistry and stumbling upon corpses,” I’m so in.
What series are you hoping to dive into soon? Which of these should I start first?
6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Need to Start”
I’m with you on starting The Magicians series. I have the first two books and have yet to crack them open. Right now I’m in the feminist mode…but the reading is going slowly. You can’t read Plath at breakneck speed, ya know?
I’m not certain I could read Plath at any pace. But that’s a different blog post. 🙂
I’ll start on The Magicians this year if you will!
I hadn’t heard of either The Magicians or Paranormal Scene Investigations, but just looked them up on goodreads and they both sound like my type of book! Now to see if the library has them in stock…
I love discovering new books. 🙂 I hope you find them and like them!
Unfortunately I can’t recommend The Magicians, it has some good stuff but I loathed the characters. It was frustrating because you’re not meant to like them exactly, but I think you are supposed to understand them and even relate or identify with them. Me, I wanted to smack them! 😉
I have The Ruins of Gorlan too, though I think I’ve shipped it already. Same with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – oh wait I think I have that one here still, I should read that soon. Good Canadian series!
I’ve heard thoughts similar to yours, Shannon, which really bums me out. I’m a pretty character-driven reader, so the idea of liking a book and the worldbuilding but not being able to stomach the narrator is sad. 🙁
Glad to hear another positive review of Sweetness. I’ve been trying to get my hands on a copy of The Ruins of Gorlan for a few months, but it seems to be on perma-loan at the library. I need to reserve it, I guess.
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