Hello Kittens! Welcome back for part two of my post about the series that I will be attempting to read this year. In my last post, I showed you which series I have already started, but for this post, I’ll be showing you the series that I would really like to start this year. I have seen so many good recommendations for series this year, many of which are actually not new series. I am really excited to give them a shot in the second half of 2020 because, let’s be honest, books are the only good thing about 2020 thus far.
Series I’m looking forward to starting (links are to Goodreads):
Lifelike series by Jay Kristoff. This is a YA dystopian sci-fi trilogy. The last book just published at the end of June. All that I know about it thus far is that is has a steampunk vibe and is written by half of the writing duo that brought me the Illuminae Files. That’s enough information for me to at least pick these up.
On that same note, I’m looking to get into the Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff. I’m not sure Kristoff writes anything except trilogies. Either way, I’m giving it a try just because he wrote it. On reflection, I’m putting a lot of stock in the works of a guy from whom I’ve only read one book…which he co-authored. Anyways, tons of people have raved about this one so I’ll be going for it soon. (Also, can we just talk about how awesome that cover is?)
The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers. This series has 3 books currently, with a 4th book expected out next year. I know very little about this series except that it is a space opera sci-fi novel for adults. One of the Booktuber’s that I follow selected it as a book club choice, so I added it to my list but had too much on my plate at the time that the book club actually read it.
The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel. This is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy trilogy that was highly recommended by the same Booktuber. I know that it starts off with a young character falling into a crater with a giant hand and that the series is that character growing up and looking into the mystery of that hand and why it came to be there.
The Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. This is a 5-book Fantasy series that I’ve heard has a unique magic system. The series is complete as far as I can tell, with the last book publishing last year.
The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. A lot of people at work are reading Sanderson right now, working through his entire catalog as far as I can tell. I’m going to start here because a lot of people talk about this series. It looks like it started out as a trilogy, and then Sanderson added on 3 more books set in the same world several hundred years after the events of the first trilogy ended. Right now, I’m only going to commit to the first 3 books. If Sanderson is as good as everyone says he is, then I’ll continue on and look at which of his series to move to next.
The Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown. I’m venturing into this series because of a book club that I’m in. There are currently 5 books in the series and the book club plans to launch into the second book next month (for all I know we’ll just continue reading one of these a month until we run out of books). This is a YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi book with a color-based caste system.
Total books if I finished all of the currently published titles: 25 (not including the second half of the Mistborn series)
That’s a pretty lofty set of series goals for the rest of this year, and in all likelihood, I will probably start more of these series than I will actually finish this year. That’s okay. That’s the best part of getting most of my books from my local libraries; if I don’t like something, I can put it down or give it back without consequences.