Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Top 5 Tuesday: Series I Need To Catch Up On (Pt. 1/?)

This week I decided to switch back over and participate in Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by BionicBookworm!

This week's topic is: Top 5 Books I Need to Read in 2020--AKA, Series Catch-Up!

This week's top 5 Tuesday post is on books that we really need to read this year and I decided to use this as my opportunity to list a few books in series that I must catch up on this year. no more excuses. I constantly have the desire to read them, yet for some reason I procrastinate so I'll just add them here and try to hold myself accountable. This is also making me want to create an entire list of all the series I've started and I may come back and make a longer post at some point.

A Sword from Red Ice (Sword of Shadows, #3)

A Sword from Red Ice by J.V. Jones
Sword of Shadows Book #3
I just finished the second book about a month or two ago, so I'm not actually that behind in reading this, but I also finished the first book in early 2018, so... I'd like to really prioritize catching up on this series.

Kings of Ash (Ash and Sand, #2)

Kings of Ash by Richard Nell
Ash and Sand Book #2
Kings of Paradise was one of my top favorite books of 2018 and yet I somehow missed when the sequel came out last year? I've bumped it up in priority though and I'm really hoping to get to it in the next few months. The first book was really complex and epic, though, so I may need to do some sort of refresher before diving back into this awesome world.

The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3)

The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time Book #3
Yeah, I read The Eye of the World back in 2017, I think, so I've been majorly slacking on this series. Again, I think I'll need some sort of recap so I can remember all the details, but I feel good about diving back into this series.

Kushiel's Avatar (Phèdre's Trilogy, #3)

Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
Phedre's Trilogy Book #3
Isn't it funny how a series can be one of your favorites of all time...even though you haven't yet finished said trilogy? This is the case for me and trust me when I say I feel great shame for it. Kushiel's Dart and Kushiel's Chosen are some of the most incredible books, however, and I love them to absolute pieces. I can't wait to actually finish this trilogy, but I think I've also been putting it off because I don't want it to be over!

The True Bastards (The Lot Lands, #2)

The True Bastards by Jonathan French
The Lot Lands #2
I had such a fun time reading The Grey Bastards, but I never had a chance to read the sequel last fall when it came out. This year I'd really like to do so because I had such a fun time in this messed up world with the most frustrating yet endearing characters.

Have you read any of these series? Do you  want to!?


  1. I am so bad with keeping up with series! It seems by the time I finally remember to continue reading one, more books have come out and I'm just always behind.

  2. I've heard so many good things about the Wheel of Time books.

    My TTT .

    1. I'm really enjoying them so far! It's a very classic fantasy-feel that gives me such a cozy sort of vibe.

  3. I procrastinate on certain books so much. The Holly Black series comes to mind- I've been meaning to read it for ages, and nope. Just hasn't happened lol. Anyway, the JV Jones series looks great (another one I've been wanting to try for forever) and I saw some good reviews for the Jonathan French series too. Hope you get to all these soon! :)

    1. I do the same, haha. It's the weirdest thing, but I guess we just like to procrastinate. :) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  4. The Wheel of Time is a series I've always meant to start but somehow keep procrastinating actually doing it. Some day...