Top 5 Tuesday | Series I want to start in 2018!

This weeks Top 5 Tuesday was really eye opening!  I didn’t even realize how much I plan for Fantasy books to dominate my reading in 2018!

4 out of 5 series I chose below are Fantasy series, or a subtype of fantasy.  Huh… I guess I see what this years trend will be.

Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm!

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Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch 

lies-of-locke-lamora Red Seas Red Skies Republic Thieves Thorn Emberlain

The Lies of Locke Lamora has been on my TBR shelf for years now.  Last year I bought it in print, and yet it still sits on my bookshelf unread.
2018 is going to change that!  I can’t say I’ll read all of them, but I’ll definitely start it!  It’s practically a resolution!


Immemorial Years by TJ Klune

Withered Crisped Sere

I have very few TJ Klune books left to read.  There’s only two standalones, and the Immemorial Years left.  I plan to read all of them this year, but I’m definitely staring here.  I’ve heard these are the most brutal of all TJ’s books, so I’ve put them off.  No longer.  I’m ready to be hurt.


Dancing by Heidi Cullinan

Dance with Me enjoy-the-dance

This is another series that’s been on my TBR forever!  I’ve always put it off in favor Heidi’s other series, and I’m done looking at other reads first.  The covers call to me, and I can’t wait to read this romance series.


The Gold Seer Trilogy by Rae Carson

Walk the Earth Like River Glorious Into Bright Unknown

I don’t believe I’ve ever read a book by Rae Carson, even though I know she’s a popular Fantasy author.  I’ve made eyes at Walk the Earth a Stranger for a long time, but never committed.  Well, a few weeks ago I bought the first book.  I think maybe Angie is going to read it with me this year, and I can’t wait!


Falling Kindoms by Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms Rebel Spring Gathering Darkness Frozen Tides Crystal Storm Immortal Reign

This is another series that Angie and I have talked about reading together.  I’m very intrigued by it, but I’m also a little nervous.  I’m kind of picky about Fantasy, because I don’t like reading something that feels regurgitated.  (How do you like that word?)
I really hope it’s as good as I’ve heard.


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41 Responses

  1. I think we can fit both of those series in this year! And I do want to read The Lies of Locke Lamora, but I am really nervous about that one. I am wondering if I’ll like it for the long haul.

    TJ Klune? Where is my surprised face. 😉

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  2. Ooo, I really want to read the Lies of Locke Lamora as well! I won’t put it on a list of books I want to read in 2018 though because I never end up reading the books I put on those kind of lists hahaha.

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  3. You win the, ‘Joe Hasn’t Heard of Any of These Series’ Award!

    Seriously. I feel like the last one showing up to an awesome party. That Gentleman Bastard series sounds INCREDIBLE! Great list!

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  4. I picked up the audiobook of TLoLL on a whim last year, and I have to say I was expecting to only like it only to be bored for the first three hours. And then I couldn’t stop. It became one of my top reads of the year (and all time too). I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did; it is quite a ride. And I also want to try a Rae Carson book this year, though I’m torn between WOEAS and The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

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  5. Ambitious list! Especially the Falling Kingdom series, however, that is a good series from what I remember! I’ve read the first two but it was years ago, I wanna reread them and get through that series at some point (hopefully this year as well). Let me know when you do and if you want to possibly do a reading group for it? Good luck!

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  6. If those two books are supposed to be some of the more brutal of Klune’s i’m not sure if I’m going to like them or not…just meaning some aspects of Into this River we Drown were SO BEAUTIFUL but that was too much angst for me! Still I can think back to certain scenes and am absolutely so taken in by what I remember so it’s not like it was a bad reading experience at all, just too much for my personal tastes.

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