November 18

Top Ten Tuesday: Sequels I Need to Read!

November 18, 2014

This is my first week getting in on the Top Ten List that The Broke and The Bookish highlights. I have enjoyed the lists over the last few weeks across different blogs, and I’ve finally decided to get in on the action. Instead of focusing on which sequel new releases I’m waiting for, I’m going to share a list of series that I cannot believe I haven’t gotten to at this point. Some of you will be horrified by the following list :) (it is somewhat horrifying to me that some of these remain unread!).

1. Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) – I’ll just start off with a bang. I read the first book a LONG time ago, and even though I enjoyed it, I just never managed to get back to it. This series tops my list to finish!

2. Divergent (Veronica Roth) – I LOVED Divergent, and I’m still shocked I haven’t finished this series yet! Now that the movie series has started, I need to get cracking before Insurgent hits the theaters.

3. The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis) – How is it possible that I have made it this far in life without reading this series? A shocker I know (but maybe not as much of a shocker as HP above). I actually have owned this series for awhile, and it is still in the original wrapping!

4. The Underland Chronicles (Suzanne Collins) – I have actually read the first book Gregor The Overlander with my students at school, and they always love this book. I want to read the rest of the series and see what happens with Gregor and his family. I am also a huge fan of the Hunger Games trilogy and would enjoy reading more by Suzanne Collins.

5. Divided We Fall Trilogy (Trent Reedy) – If you have read any of my other posts, you know that I’ve become a recent huge fan of Trent Reedy. I haven’t had a chance to start this series, but at least this series isn’t finished yet so maybe I have a little bit of time to get caught up!

6. Shopaholic Series (Sophie Kinsella) – I have heard many people say this is a surprisingly great series. I like a good light read on occasion, and I think I would enjoy these. I’ve actually tried to get the first book from the library a few times, and it has always been checked out! That has to be a good sign!

7. Vampire Chronicles (Anne Rice) – This series was higher on my list several years ago. I’m not sure that I will love it, but I’d at least like to check it out and see.

8. Heroes of Olympus (Rick Riordan) – This is on my list simply because it seems that everyone else has read it and loves it. I’m not so sure I’ll love it, but I also thought that about the Hunger Games!

9. Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin) – Similar to #8, I put this on the list because I hear so much chatter about it. 

10. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) – Along the lines of #8 and #9, I’m curious what all the hub bub is about.  I’d love to hear what you all think of these last three to see if they need to remain on my list!

What is your favorite series? I’d love to hear what you have really enjoyed! 

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Posted November 18, 2014 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "C.S. Lewis", "Chronicles of Narnia", "Divergent", "Harry Potter", "J.K. Rowling", "Reedy", "Shopaholic", "Sophie Kinsella", "Suzanne Collins", "Veronica Roth", "young adult

9 COMMENTS :

  1. By Alexis on

    I haven’t read the Harry Potter series. I never got into it, but I can’t believe you haven’t read The Chronicles of Narnia!!

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    1. By cubbieblue26@gmail.com (Post author) on

      I know Alexis…….shocking and somewhat appalling!

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    2. By cubbieblue26@gmail.com (Post author) on

      Apparently, you, Kelly, and I need to start a Harry Potter book club :)

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  2. By Holly on

    I have not read any of the Divergent series. What are your thoughts on the flood of books set in dystopian societies? Do you think they are knock-offs of the Hunger Games? Please forgive my ignorance if I’m way off on this one. I do not see a lot of information about books in the US in my current geographic location.

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    1. By cubbieblue26@gmail.com (Post author) on

      I do think dystopian is very trendy right now, and I would anticipate that the genre will die down a bit. Technically, they are all different, but they usually have the same feel is seems to me. I have enjoyed Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Testing, but it’s not a genre I will be seeking out regularly.

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      1. By Holly on

        I’m happy to know that you’ve enjoyed the different series. I hesitated on Divergent, but maybe I’ll give it a try knowing that it’s not a knock off.

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  3. By Wendy on

    Never read all the Chronicles of Narnia?! They’ve been read to me and by me many a time and remain favorites. Have you read Lewis’ science fiction trilogy?

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    1. By cubbieblue26@gmail.com (Post author) on

      I have not read his sci-fi trilogy. Which one is that? Have you read it?

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