Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Series

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week's topic is which series you've started, and for whatever reason haven't finished. For me, in most cases, it is just a matter of planning.

1. The Hornblower Saga by C.S. Forester - I discovered the miniseries that BBC did based on the series while I was in grad school, and that lead me to the book series. There are 11 books in the series, and I got about halfway through the series when I got distracted from the series. I really enjoyed them, and they had a good pace for me. These are an early historical fiction series as well, the first one was published in 1938. I will need to binge and complete getting my set before they stop publishing them in that look.

2. Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian - I found this series from its movie as well. It is a huge series, 21 books. Its been a while since I started it, that I can't remember which of the series I've read (I've read at least 2, but have 4). This one didn't have as quick of pace as the Hornblower for me, but its very good as well.

3. Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwell - Yup, another series I found from the movies. Very fast paced, and well researched. I've really enjoyed the ones that I've read of these. But, again, its another huge series (21 books). There may still be more in the future.

By now, you may have noticed my obsession with Regency- Napoleonic Wars era military stories.

4. Wilderness series by Sara Donati - I *loved* Into the Wilderness when I read it, and started collecting the rest of the series. I just haven't gotten time to read any more. I hope to tackle another this year.

5. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon - I loved Outlander, and have enjoyed the first five that I've read. I have the last two, but just haven't gotten to them yet.

6. A Song of Ice and Fire by G. R. R. Martin - I only heard about this series after the HBO series came into production. Loved the first two books, and am just aiming to keep ahead of the tv series.

7. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan - Yes, shame. I got through the entire Percy Jackson series in one week, and loved the Kane Chronicles. I got The Lost Hero when it came out, and only just read it this summer. Still working on this.

8. Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr - I got Wicked Lovely when it was a featured book for the Nook. I enjoyed it, but didn't love it. So for now, when I want a change of pace, I check out one of the series from the library.

9. The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black - I got on a dark look at Fae after Wicked Lovely, and the series The Lost Girl hitting the States. While it had a similar sort of Fae hierarchy to Wicked Lovely, it lacked a little something for me. I've got the next in my library wish list, but haven't had a desire yet to get on the hold list for it.

10. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater - People raved about this series, so I borrowed Shiver from the library on audio. I hated the narrators, and the story was teenage chick lit (which is my absolute least favorite genre). I won't be going back to series.

1 comment:

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Nice to see we share a few series still to be read. I didn't include Hornblower or Sharpe on my list but I still have to finish them both, too. Although I think I'm more likely to finish Sharpe than I am to finish Hornblower.