What am I doing, scrambling the T5T topics?
The truth is, the books I missed in 2020 (which you’ll see later this week) is the topic I missed two weeks ago. And series I want to start? Well, that’s actually last week’s topic! I’m pretty behind, as you can see. Is it embarrassing? Bold? Overly-ambitious? Just a chronic example of what it’s like to be a bookworm?
You be the judge of that (and if you’re a fan, let Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads know, since it was her idea)!
The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
I’m lucky enough to have this one in a paperback bind-up, but something about it keeps forcing me to reconsider starting. Probably its 1442 pages! Granted, each book will be roughly 500 pages, which isn’t nearly so bad, but since it’s all under one cover, it’s a little intimidating!
And if I love it? I’ll read the whole thing in a week and ignore all of my other responsibilities just so I can finish. I think that’s what I’m really afraid of. 😰
The Sixth World series by Rebecca Roanhorse
Another one I have on my shelves! And another adult fantasy at that. I think I tend to hesitate over adult fantasy since I know they can get a bit more involved than the YA fantasy I know I can burn through in a day.
But I want to include more Native American authors on my shelves, and I’ve heard amazing things about this series. Plus, I can never say no to stories with mythological components, so I really should get going on this one!
The Stormheart Trilogy by Cora Carmack
Admittedly, I’m not sure I’ll actually like the Stormheart trilogy. A friend of mind has already read part of it, and had some issues with it that I’m likely to agree with. That said, one of my favorite WIPs involves some things somewhat similar to the Stormheart trilogy concept, and these would make a valuable comp title for me, I think! Also, I can see a little bit of what’s already been done and what was overlooked, which might help me going forward. Anything to improve my work, you know?
Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco
Another one I’m not sure I’ll like! Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series gets a lot of love, especially on Instagram, but I haven’t read a single one yet. Since I do love a good mystery, though, who am I to resist? Plus, I think the whole series is available in paperback! I already have the first one, and I’m all for saving my wallet a little bit of grief by collecting the rest of the series in softcover.
The Never Tilting World Duology by Rin Chupeco
Fantasy books featuring queer characters, the consequences of climate change, a brand new world to explore, and gorgeous covers?
Really, the only thing holding me back is my lukewarm experience with Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch. Maybe I’d like it more on a second read, but the first time I read it, I didn’t really get into it very much, and felt it moved too slowly for my tastes. Still, I know the love The Bone Witch gets, and I’m more than willing to give Rin Chupeco’s work another try!
So, out of all these series I want to start, which one do you think I should go for first? It’s honestly so hard to choose…which is probably why I haven’t started any of them in the first place! 😩