It’s almost the end of the year, meaning it’s time to start making next years reading goals. What can I say? Here at Death of the Author we like to plan ahead. It gives us a sense of purpose. Last week we talked about the books we wanted to read by the fire and we noticed a certain pattern. In the winter we tended to favour long book series or dark fantasy. Turns out this list shares something in common. This week we’re talking about the series we want to start.
As you can guess, the majority of these series are fantasy series with a long list of previous titles. We have a lot of catch up that we’re going to have to play.
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1. Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
The only novel I have ever read by Sarah J. Maas was A Court of Thorns and Roses which I really liked. I think it’s probably about time that I read her debut series. Chelsey on the other hand read the first novel in the series and wasn’t a fan of it, but that was a while ago. She thinks it’s about time that she gives it a second chance.
2. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
I love Patrick Rothfuss’s reviews on goodreads. His reviews are hilarious and they’ve lead me to some pretty awesome books this past year (and by that I mean Rat Queens). The King Killer Chronicles have a lot of support and I’ve already picked them up, I just need to actually take the time and sit down to read them.
3. Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson
I have never read a book by Brandon Sanderson and he is a big name in the fantasy genre. I picked up Mistborn while we were at the BookOutlet in September. The book promised me everything I loved in a fantasy novel and I’m really excited to finally pick it up.
4. F**ked Up Fairy Tales – J.A. Kazimer
We stumbled upon this series when we were making this list and wow does it sound like it’s going to be a lot of fun. This series is one of those fairy tale amalgamations (think Fables or Once Upon a Time) where you have all the different fairy tale characters living in one world and interacting. The series mixes an adult take on fairy tales with the hardboiled detective genre. It takes two things we love and mashes them together. I can’t see how this would go wrong.
5. The Lunar Chronicles – Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles are science fiction retellings of fairy tales and at the time this video was posted the final book in the series Winter has just come out. That means that it’s the perfect time to start reading this series. We’ll be able to power through it and not have to worry about waiting between books. It’s the best, all you have to do is be lazy enough for the author to finish the series and then you’re golden!
These were only a few of the series that we really want to start (and hopefully finish) in the coming year. I have this problem where I find a bunch of different books I want to read or series I want to start and claim I’m going to do it… and then I read my favourite novel three or more times.
If there are any series that you think we would like, recommend them in the comments below! Until next week! Happy Reading!