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Series I’m Reading (mid 2019 review)

A while back I took a look at the different book series I’m reading, and I thought it was about time I took another look at how that’s been going. Just from a quick glance down the list from last time, I can already tell that I haven’t been doing a lot of catching up on my series reading yet…

Series I’m not caught up on, but intend to continue (18)

  • Discworld by Terry Prachett (Even with my Discworld Read-A-Long, I’ve only been averaging one book per month — better than I had been, but still a long way to go.)
  • Tales of the Travelers by J.A. Campbell
  • October Daye by Seanan McGuire (I’ve actually been reading these! The #ADayeAMonth read-a-long has helped me get working on this series.)
  • InCryptid by Seanan McGuire (I own the next one of these, but want to wait until I’m done with Toby’s currently released books before I get back to them. Don’t want to read too much Seanan all at the same time.)
  • Bannon & Clare by Lilith Saintcrow (I also own the next one of these, and don’t know why I haven’t started yet.)
  • Oxford Time Travel by Connie Willis (I don’t own the next one of these! But they’re long and intense books, so they take me a while to get through.)
  • Girl Genius by Phil & Kaja Foglio (Graphic novel series count, too.)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (These I get out of the library, so it’s limited by what’s available and if I can read them before their due dates.)
  • Feline Wizards by Diane Duane
  • Stranje House by Kathleen Baldwin
  • Wishcraft Mysteries by Heather Blake
  • Elemental Assasin by Jennifer Estep (Yet another book I already own and haven’t read.)
  • Sorrow Falls by Gene Doucette
  • Black Cat Bookshop mysteries by Ali Brandon
  • Magical Bookshop mysteries by Amanda Flower
  • Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells (Working on these, too! I kinda want to space them out and savor them, though.)
  • Once Upon a Con by Ashley Poston
  • Mystic Bayou by Molly Harper

Series I’m unsure about (7)

  • Sugar Maple by Barbara Bretton
  • Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black (I’ve been intending to read book 2 for long enough that I’m not sure it’s going to happen.)
  • Retrievers by Laura Anne Gilman (It’s been so long since I read the first two of these that I might need to start over or decide to give up on it entirely.)
  • Mrs. Murphy mysteries by Rita Mae Brown
  • Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly
  • Pax Arcana by Elliott James (I was iffy about the most recent one I read, so I’m not sure I’m going to bother reading more. Even though I get the impression that the next book might be the end of the series.)
  • Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries by Molly MacRae

Series I want to continue, but I’m waiting on the author (6)

  • Spells, Swords, and Stealth by Drew Hayes
  • Elfhome by Wen Spencer
  • Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire
  • Elite Hands of Justice by A.J. Menden (To be fair, I’m waiting on the publisher for this one. I’m pretty sure the author has given up on the publisher, but I still want more from the series and I know that at least one more has been written so it’s really hard to give up hope. Even though I know I should.)
  • Stoker and Holmes by Colleen Gleason (I’ve caught up on this series now, and am just waiting for the final book in the series to be released later this year.)
  • The Spellwork Syndicate by Lola Dodge (Goodreads used to say the third book was published in March, but I can’t find it for purchase and the pub date has since been removed from GR. Not sure what happened.)

Series I’ve finished or abandoned since last time (9)

  • Rockton by Kelley Armstrong — ABANDONED
  • Velveteen vs. by Seanan McGuire — FINISHED
  • Bewitching Mysteries by Madeline Alt — FINISHED what is available, ABANDONED hope for more (I’ve decided to give up on waiting for more of these books. If they ever show up I can be pleasantly surprised, but until then I’m done)
  • Warcross by Marie Lu — ABANDONED
  • The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg — ABANDONED
  • Confederation series by Tanya Huff ABANDONED
  • Frontlines by Marko Kloos ABANDONED (I hadn’t started this series last time, but I’ve since read the first two books and decided I’m not interested in reading any more)
  • Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Cixin Liu — ABANDONED (I listened to the audiobook for book 1 (The Three-Body Problem) and have no desire to continue. It was good, but extremely hard-sci-fi and slow paced)
  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes — ABANDONED

Series I want to start, but haven’t yet (22)

(an * at the end of the entry means that I already own the first book in the series… just haven’t read it yet)

  • Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden
  • Firebird by Claudia Gray *
  • Ghost Roads by Seanan McGuire *
  • Harbinger P.I. by Adam Wright
  • Matched by Ally Condie *
  • The Great Library by Rachel Caine
  • The Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón *
  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  • Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn *
  • SPI Files by Lisa Shearin
  • Raine Benares (Magic Lost, Trouble Found) by Lisa Shearin *
  • The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman *
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid *
  • Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
  • Legion by Brandon Sanderson *
  • Replica by Jenna Black *
  • Nightstruck by Jenna Black *
  • The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss *
  • Weather Wardens by Rachel Caine (I want to re-start this one, not start it for the first time, but still)
  • The Dark Tower by Stephen King * (technically, Mr. Wyrm owns these, not me)
  • Charlotte Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
  • Mary Russell by Laurie R. King

So that’s a quick update, anyway. At least there has been some progress since last time, even it not that much — and most of the progress has been me abandoning series I’m not going to continue! Last time I didn’t include the list of series I hadn’t started yet but want to, and that list in itself is a bit scary… Also, I’m SURE there are more series I want to start but haven’t yet. These are just the ones I thought of right away. I haven’t combed through the TBR list yet to find all of the others.

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8 thoughts on “Series I’m Reading (mid 2019 review)

  1. I read Matched AGES ago when it first came out and reread it a couple of summers ago, and it’s not bad. Definitely a product of it’s time and not amazing, but also not a terrible book imo

    1. Cool, I’ve been curious about it for a while, just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I’ll keep its era in mind when I get to it, though!

  2. Congrats on yer own Series Shakedown progress! I have already managed to unload one more series from me list. And I loved the last book of it the best. The review went up today. Hope all yer reading is perfectly to yer taste.
    x The Captain
    PS I fricken loved Legion. I can’t wait to hear yer thoughts. And the audiobook was great. Oh and the Winternight books!
    PS2 I was intrigued by all those cat mysteries. I made meself not look! But cats . . .

    1. Thanks! And congrats! I love completing things and being able to move them to the “finished” list.
      PS I’m really looking forward to Legion. Own the book, just need to pick it up!
      PS2 There are LOTS of cat mysteries. (I did a Cat Mystery Reading Challenge a year or two back.) They will still be there when you are ready. Just be aware that some are very definitely better than others…

  3. I have the first Murderbot on hold at the library. hahaha My writing partner read it and loved the second one. So between your review and her bugging me I’ve got to start it! I’ve always wanted to read the A Thousand Pieces of You series too! Hahah I’ve never had a reason to start them but they are on the list. ❤️ I love doing lists like this to remind me and get me on track.

    1. Have fun with Murderbot! It’s really a lot of fun.

      The Thousand Pieces of You series is one I want to read purely because the covers are pretty. Yes, the premise sounds good too, but I never would have remembered about it if it weren’t for the covers.

  4. I think you would love the Winternight books. I don’t know if I’ve abandoned these- but I haven’t yet gotten around to book two yet.

    I also want to check out Sparrow Hill Road!! Looks like a great ghost story!

    1. Thanks, I have high hopes for the Winternight books, but want to find time when I can focus on them a little more. I’ve been scattered with my reading lately.

      I read a short story about Rose, and I’m curious to read more of her story. I hope it’s as good as it looks!

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