Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Need to Catch Up On

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Series To Catch Up On
I've made these posts before, but as the years go on I keep reading (and not finishing) plenty of series, so here is a very incomplete list of series I'd like to catch up on! It was actually hard to pick only ten because I tend to start series a lot and move around without much thought (I feel like this is a mood reader thing), and I like knowing that I always series waiting for me finish them, haha. Anyway, let's check out some series I need to finish. 

A Memory Called Empire (Texicalaan #1)A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan, #2)
1. Texicalaan by Arkady Martine
A Memory Called Empire was a really interesting space opera that left me really curious about the sequel, so hopefully I can get around to that sometime. I'm actually thinking of trying the audiobook for the sequel this time, but we'll see 
What I've Read: A Memory Called Empire (#1)
What I need to read: A Desolation Called Peace (#2)

The Hand of the Sun King (Pact and Pattern, #1)The Garden of Empire (Pact and Pattern, #2)
2. Pact and Pattern by J.T. Greathouse
The sequel came out this summer and I have a copy in my hands as well, but I have yet to actually read it. I'm not sure if there are going to be more books or not in this series, but either way I guess I need to catch up. 
What I've Read: The Hand of the Sun King (#1)
What I need to read: The Garden of Empire  (#2)

The Darkness That Comes Before (The Prince of Nothing, #1)The Warrior Prophet (The Prince of Nothing, #2)The Thousandfold Thought (The Prince of Nothing, #3)
3. The Prince of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker
This series is very slow-paced and rather dense as well, so each book takes me some time to really focus on and make sure I'm getting what I'm supposed to be out of it. I've enjoyed the first two books overall and just need to wrap up this trilogy. Hopefully end of this year or beginning of next?
What I've Read: The Darkness That Comes Before (#1), The Warrior Prophet  (#2)
What I need to read:  The Thousandfold Thought (#3)

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit, #1)The Shattered Realm of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit, #2)The Last Lies of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit, #3)
4. Kingdom of Grit by Tyler Whitesides
I finally got around to this book this year (after starting it and not finishing it a couple years back) and I really enjoyed it! Now I just need to finish it up. These books are quite hefty so it always feels like a big commitment, haha. 
What I've Read: The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (#1)
What I need to read: The Shattered Realm of Ardor Benn  (#2),  The Last Lies of Ardor Benn (#3)

Archimancy (Shadow School, #1)Dehaunting (Shadow School, #2)Phantoms (Shadow School, #3)
5. Shadow School by J.A. White
I really liked this new(er) MG series from my favorite spooky MG author, and it was as great as I'd hoped. Now to finish the series!
What I've Read: Archimancy (#1)
What I need to read: Dehaunting  (#2), Phantoms  (#3)

Contagion (Contagion, #1)Immunity (Contagion, #2)
6. Contagion by Erin Bowman
I actually just (finally) got around to reading it and had so much fun with it! I am really hoping to read the sequel soon. Big shout out to Greg from Greg's Book Haven for always making it sound so interesting and convincing me to read it!
What I've Read: Contagion (#1)
What I need to read: Immunity  (#2)

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, #2)The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time, #3)The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time, #4)
7. Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
Honestly, I don't even know if I want to finish this serious if we're being honest, haha, but I'm  far enough in that I feel like I should... but I also have been hating the characters lately and feel like the plot is a bit stagnant. We'll see how I feel in the future, but for now this series is on hiatus. 
What I've Read: The Eye of the World (#1), The Great Hunt  (#2), The Dragon Reborn  (#3), The Shadow Rising  (#4), The Fires of Heaven  (#5)
What I need to read: Lord of Chaos  (#6), A Crown of Swords  (#7), The Path of Daggers  (#8), Winter's Heart  (#9), Crossroads of Twilight  (#10), Knife of Dreams  (#11), The Gathering Storm  (#12), Towers of Midnight (#13), A Memory of Light  (14)

The Tiger’s Daughter (Ascendant, #1)The Phoenix Empress (Ascendant, #2)The Warrior Moon (Ascendant, #3)
8. Ascendant by K. Arsenault Rivera
I loved the The Tiger's Daughter and have no idea why I haven't continued the series. 
What I've Read: The Tiger's Daughter (#1)
What I need to read: The Phoenix Empress  (#2), The Warrior Moon  (#3)

The Last Watch (The Divide, #1)The Exiled Fleet (The Divide, #2)
9. The Divide by J.S. Dewes
Same story as Ascendant–absolutely loved The Last Watch, no idea why I haven't read The Exiled Fleet yet.
What I've Read: The Last Watch (#1)
What I need to read: The Exiled Fleet  (#2)

The Book of Koli (Rampart Trilogy, #1)The Trials of Koli (Rampart Trilogy, #2)The Fall of Koli (Rampart Trilogy, #3)
10. Rampart Trilogy by M.R. Carey
I read the first two books and then apparently decided to procrastinate on the third. I still haven't read it and I have absolutely no idea why. But I'd like to!
What I've Read: The Book of Koli (#1), The Trials of Koli  (#2)
What I need to read: The Fall of Koli (#3)

Have you read any of these series? What series do you need to catch up on?


  1. I haven't read any of these series but I totally empathize with the feeling of starting a series and moving on to something else!

  2. I like the way you set out each series.

    I am not a great series reader as I get distracted by Blog Tours!

    I hope you enjoy them when you get round to it!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  3. It's so hard to keep up with series! I loved both Koli and The Divide, and I'm pretty happy I've finished both series😁

  4. I've seen the Wheel of Time series on several lists today, but I've never read it! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  5. Looks like you have a lot of fun reading ahead.

  6. I hope you enjoy each of these when you get the opportunity!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  7. It is nice having new installments of ongoing series to look forward to! :) And yay glad you liked Contagion!! That's the fun part of being a book blogger, when someone likes a book you really like! Although I have to say, I didn't like Immunity nearly as much as I did Contagion, sadly. It's still good, but it didn't match the first one for me. But I hope you love it!!

  8. I've not read any of these, but I definitely feel the pain of having multiple series you need to catch up on!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/11/08/top-ten-tuesday-393/

  9. I feel you on Wheel of Time. I'm at the same spot and feel the same about the characters. I think that's what's making it difficult for me to progress with it.