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2021 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama
- Alaska
- Arizona (1)
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- Georgia
- Hawaii (1)
- Idaho
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- Pennsylvania (1)
- Rhode Island (1)
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- Utah (1)
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- Virginia (3)
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- *Washington, D.C.

International:
Australia (2)
Canada (3)
England (6)
France (1)
Ireland (1)
Switzerland (1)
The Philippines (1)
Wales (1)

My Progress:


28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2021 Fall Into Reading Challenge

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0 / 24 books. 0% done!

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
(Hosted by Yours Truly!)

My Progress:


7 / 25 books. 28% done!

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

My Progress:


33 / 50 books. 66% done!

Booklist Queen's 2021 Reading Challenge

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35 / 52 books. 67% done!

2021 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

The 52 Club's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


39 / 52 books. 75% done!
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday, Or, A Rebel I Am Not

I had so much fun doing Top Ten Tuesday—a literary list-y meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish— last week that I'm back for more!  This week's topic did give me pause, though.  It's this:  Top Ten Series I'd Like to Start But Haven't Yet.  If it was Top Ten Series I've Started But Haven't Finished, I could go on for ages.  In fact, I almost decided to go that route anyway, but I didn't want to be too much of a rebel on my second-ever Top Ten Tuesday.  Instead, I racked my brain and came up with the following:

1.  Graceling by Kristin Cashore -- I've heard so much about this series that I just have to try it out for myself.  Soon, I swear!

2.  The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss -- There are only two books in this series so far, but they're HUGE.  I need to read them, but I'm waiting for a nice long plane ride ...

3.  A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin -- Another fantasy series that I've been hearing about for eons (it seems like).  I bought a copy of A Game of Thrones at a Border's going-out-of-business sale (*sniff*) and still haven't cracked it open.  One of these days ...

4.  The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper -- This is an old children's (YA?) fantasy series that I've been wanting to delve into for awhile now.  Just haven't gotten around to it yet.

5.  Heather Wells mysteries by Meg Cabot -- I haven't read anything by Cabot because she seems a little too chick lit-y, if you know what I mean.  Still, I think these sound like fun.  Plus, I totally agree with the titles:  Size 12 is Not Fat; Size 14 is Not Fat Either; etc.

6.  Thunder Point by Robyn Carr -- I've mentioned this one before, but since I still haven't started the series (even though I've got a copy of the first book, which doesn't come out for another few weeks), I'm going to mention it again.  I'm looking forward to stepping into another warm, friendly Carr community, this time in my old stomping grounds, the Pacific Northwest.

7.  Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta -- I loved Jellicoe Road and have been hearing good things about this children's fantasy series.

8.  Millenium by Stieg Larsson -- Everyone and her brother has read this series, which starts with Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  I've heard good things about the books and need to try them out ASAP.

9.  Virals by Kathy Reichs -- I love Reichs' Temperance Brennan series and I've been meaning to get started on her YA series.  Reviews I've read about the latter have been mixed, but I still want to try the books and see what I think.

10.  Study by Maria V. Snyder -- I've been wanting to read this trilogy since it first came out and just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Phew!  That was tough.  So, I noticed that most of the series on my list are sci fi/fantasy.  Wonder why that is?  Some of those books are seriously large and that does give me pause, although I'm not afraid of tackling a chunkster (I like big books and I cannot lie ...).  So, yeah.  Interesting.

What about you?  Which series are on your Must-Read-As-Soon-As-I-Make-the-Time list?  Any good ones that I should add to my list?      
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