Series I’d Like to Start/Catch up on/Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is a TTT rewind, where we can pick a previous topic that we missed, so I decided I’d like to put together a list of books that fit all three of the criteria in the title. I imagine I could have picked one of the three, but I’d rather take advantage of the more broad approach. I’m not sure how to feel about how many series I’ve actually got lined up, but it’ll be nice to put them all together in one place.

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn & Cliff Chiang

Paper Girls 4

This is a series I’ve only recently started, though I owned half it for a number of years. I’ve really gotten into it though, and knowing that I’ve got just three volumes left has really got me wanting to prioritize finishing it this year.

The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Carpe Jugulum

This shouldn’t really come as a surprise, as I’ve been reading through the series slowly since 2016, putting me at over 20 books deep at this point. However, I believe it has been nearly a year since I last read one. Since I typically mean to read as many as three or four a year, that is too much time since I last read one. I need to get back on track.

The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel

Waking Gods

I read the first book in this series, Sleeping Giants, last year. I enjoyed it’s unique approach storytelling and very grounded approach to a fantastical concept so much that I’m quite eager to get deeper into this series. Hopefully I don’t wait on reading the next book for too long.

100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso

100 Bullets 1

I started this graphic novel series a rather long time ago, and in typical fashion for me and certain series, I only gradually bought new volumes before eventually fizzling out. I course-corrected that with Hellboy many years ago and meant to move onto this series next, but I haven’t actually done that. Seeing as this series is completed, as far as I know, I feel very incentivized to actually get it finished, though some other books will take priority first.

The Unwritten by Mike Carey & Peter Gross

The Unwritten 1

This is yet another graphic novel series that has fallen into the same languishing pit as 100 Bullets. As with the previous entry, I really want to properly finish this series, and this will likely include starting it over from volume one yet again. I think this one will be more on the back burner for me, however, as it seems to tie into some more other stuff that complicates it a little more.

The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers

A Closed and Common Orbit

It’s a crying shame that I’ve only read the first book in this series considering the fact that I own at least three of them. It feels a little less urgent, at least, because it seems that each novel is more self-contained with connections to each other rather than telling a continuous story, but The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet was such a great reading experience for me that I really want to prioritize this series over some others.

The Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer


I’ve been meaning to start this trilogy for a long time, especially after loving the film adaptation of Annihilation so much. Sadly, I actually own all three books too, which makes me feel a lot more neglectful. The first one is so short that I’m hoping I’ll make some time for it this year, once the mood strikes me just right.

The High Republic series by various

The Rising Storm

Though I read a lot of Star Wars books, those are self-contained enough that they’re easy enough to pick up and put down at my leisure. I really got into the High Republic books when they came out in 2021, however, and I’m bothered that I haven’t made time to catch up on the respective adult and YA novels that have come out for this particular pocket of Star Wars media. I’m at least happy to know that it’s moved onto a new “phase” however, so there are at least a finite number of books to catch up on for the initial phase.

The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora

An old friend of mine highly recommended the first book in this series to me ages ago, leading to me buying The Lies of Locke Lamora. It has since sat untouched on my shelf. I think I’m probably the least interested in starting this series, as it’s still ongoing and I don’t really have a gauge of how much I’ll like it yet, but I’m still very willing to give the first book a read.

The Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Apprentice

Yet another series where the first book has sat on my shelf for many, many years, I keep meaning to eventually start this mainly because it is one of my best friend’s favourite book series of all time (or at least it was when I bought the book). I can’t actually remember what it’s supposed to be about, but my friend’s love of it is enough to keep a mental pin in it.

Until next time, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own list down below.


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