Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Series I’ve meant to Start but Haven’t

Top Ten Tuesday

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This week’s theme is Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t.

Here is the list from me, aka A Bohemian Mind at Work.


1. The Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence

2. The Red Queen’s War series by Mark Lawrence

The above books have been on my TBR for a long time, but I never quite managed to start them. I had joined a community by the time I found the first book and some very negative comments somehow influenced my mind. The good news is that I have finally managed to shake off all the inhibitions and decided to start the first series this year. I don’t know when but everything depends on my ARC pile which I am cutting down considerably to make space for classics and maestros of fantasy. Need to read more from the Giants to understand this rich and diverse genre.

3. The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie

Lord Grimdark’s work is a must for a grimdark fantasy lover, and I am ashamed to say I don’t qualify because I am yet to read this series. Soon. Very soon.

4. Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb.

Another classic.

By the way, have you read Ms. Hobbs thoughts on the rating system? Check out her Goodreads author page for that if you have missed her statement. The young and the new needs to understand that before worrying about a 4 star pulling down their overall rating from 5.


5. Yes, My Accent Is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You by Kunal Nayyar

I love The Big Bang Theory. Raj, the sweet, charming, sometimes a little obnoxious but adoringly so, nerdy geeky kind and loving friend Raj has written this book. How can I not read it?

6. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter

Tolkien’s biography. Need I say more?


7. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King.

Widely recommended for every new writer, this book is a must read for its wealth in the master of horror’s experience more than a guidebook on writing. That’s why I want to read it.


8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austin.

The classic with a twist or a twisted classic, I need to know.

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 by Jeff Kinney

Literary fiction

10. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics, Fantasy & Magic
by Mark Twain

I had found a copy in my school library but had to give it up before I could complete the first page. Don’t remember the reason but still live with the regret of not being able to read it.

So what’s on your wishlist? Something you missed, something scared you off, something you dug up from a long lost memory?

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  1. Bookwraiths

    Mark Lawrence’s series are great books, well worth reading. As for Abercrombie . . . well, other people love him, so I’d definitely encourage you to give him a try.

    Oh, thanks so much for pointing out Robin Hobbs’ thoughts on star ratings. I can’t tell you how many times someone has complained that I gave a book a 2-3-4 star rating instead of a 5. From now on, I’ll be forwarding the complainers to Robin Hobbs post on the subject. 🙂

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  2. sjhigbee

    I’ve loved all Robin Hobb’s books, but the Farseer trilogy is particularly good. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 3 First Law books, but then it became too dark for me – but I love his Shattered Seas trilogy. Hope you manage to get to these books in due course:)

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