Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted and created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a bookish topic for which one can create a list of 10 (or more or less) items that fit said theme! This week’s amazing topic is:
June 20: Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t (topic originally done March 2013) — anyone else have a mile long list of series to start like I do??
For each series, I will only mention the first book in it and the name of the series as found on Goodreads. Let’s get into it!
A Study in Charlotte | Charlotte Holmes
Brittany Cavallaro | 321 pages | Mystery, YA | 2016 | Goodreads
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
Am I Normal Yet? | The Spinster Club
Holly Bourne | 448 pages | YA, Contemporary | 2015 | Goodreads
All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list…
But relationships are messy – especially relationships with teenage guys. They can make any girl feel like they’re going mad. And if Evie can’t even tell her new friends Amber and Lottie the truth about herself, how will she cope when she falls in love?
Last year I bought all three of them for my Kindle and I haven’t yet gotten to them. I’ve only heard good things about them. I think that once I’ve started them I won’t be able to put them down, that’s how excited I am about them.
Stray | Stray
Monica Hesse | 352 pages | YA, Science Fiction | 2013 | Goodreads
Lona Sixteen Always is not herself – quite literally. She lives her life virtually through the experiences of Julian, a boy who was chosen as a role model for the Pathers of Quadrant 1 – troubled children who have been ‘rescued’ by the government and put ‘on-Path’. But one day Lona finds she can think for herself. And on top of that, the face of a familiar boy appears on her screen – Fenn, who she thought had moved on to a different stage of the Path last year. But he didn’t. Fenn and other rebels like him have strayed from the Path, and now Lona must stray too. But life off-Path is strange and difficult, and Lona uncovers a secret that will threaten all their lives. Can there really be life after the Path?
The Program | The Program
Suzanne Young | 405 pages |YA, Dystopia, Romance | 2013 | Goodreads
Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Only when making this post did I realize that The Program wasn’t just a standalone with a pretty cover, but a whole series of books with beautiful covers. Out of all the books in this list, the covers of these are my favorite.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer | Mara Dyer
Michelle Hodkin | 456 pages | YA, Fantasy | 2011 | Goodreads
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
Six of Crows | Six of Crows
Leigh Bardugo | 462 pages | Fantasy, YA | 2015 | Goodreads
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:
Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)
Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)
Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)
Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.
The Lightning Thief | Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Rick Riordan | 377 pages | Fantasy, YA | 2006 | Goodreads
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
What about the remaining three series for this list?
It was quite hard to find even seven titles for this list. I do enjoy series and I’ve read many in the past, but at the moment I just cannot seem to find any that sound interesting enough to me. So I thought, that maybe you could all help me out a little with finding series I didn’t even know I wanted to read! Please recommend series you’ve loved to me and if I haven’t yet read them and they sound interesting, I will add them to this list (with a note of who recommended it to me of course) and my TBR. Thanks a lot in advance!
Which series have you not gotten to yet? Let me know by leaving it or a link to your TTT in the comments! I’ll be happy to know what you all chose for this topic. Have a nice day!