June 28: Top Ten Most Intimidating Series
This week for Top Ten Tuesday, we have a freebie week. I decided to look back at old TTT’s that were topics years ago, long before I began participating, and plumped for intimidating series, because, well, they’re intimidating! These series are all ones I own, but have either not begun or have stalled whilst reading.
1. Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (0/3)
I first heard about this series through Booksplosion (Kat, Christine and Jesse) and it sounds amazing, but those books are monsters!
2. Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness (0/3)
This is a series I know very little about and I bought on a whim. I have heard fantastic things about Patrick Ness’s books, so I also downloaded #1 on audiobook to try and kick start the series for me.
3. Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett (0/41)
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve begun reading The Colour of Magic and put it down through sheer terror at committing to this mammoth series. I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it, but the number of books simply terrifies me.
4. The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (1/9)
I listened to the audiobook of City of Bones last year and couldn’t take it in: too much happened in a short space of time, so I’m already lost.
5. A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin (2/5)
I loved A Game of Thrones, but thought A Clash of Kings was incredibly dull and slow, so upon finishing it I never picked up #3. Maybe one day.
6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan (3/10)
There are just so many books (and I’m not even counting companion novels or his new series), and Rick seems to bring out new ones a couple of times a year. I just can’t keep up.
7. The Raven Cycle Quartet by Maggie Stiefvater (0/4)
This was a series I wasn’t going to read, but my friend Alice constantly sings its praises so I bought it and intend to read The Raven Boys on holiday this summer, and we’ll go from there.
8. Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes (0/4)
For some unknown reason (ok, because they look pretty) I bought the four current releases without so much as reading the blurb. I’m scared ok.
9. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (0/3)
I know, I know. Technically this is one giant volume, but I’m treating it as a trilogy. I’ve tried (and failed) to read The Hobbit on multiple occasions, so I’m not holding my breath that I’ll read this any time soon.
10. Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead (0/6)
I really want to read this series – I need something to quell my Twifever – but it’s a big series to commit to.
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