I am truly horrible at finishing series (as is noted in my last post, as I only finished four series this year). I’m not sure when this began happening—in high school and even through college, I quickly finished series, often binge-reading them like crazy. But now, as a book blogger and someone who enjoys reading (or, rather, did enjoy reading) ARCs, I’ve left behind a string of unread series who deserve far more of my love and attention.
I also have several series I want to start—series that have been highly recommended to me by family or close friends. Whenever I scroll past them on my tbr, I get really excited, and then kind of sad because I haven’t gotten to them yet.
This is all going to change in 2020! One of my goals is to pay more attention to my TBR on Goodreads (which I keep small—by my standards that’s about 70 books), most of which is backlist books and series I’ve been aching to read.
So. Without further ado, here are the series I want to finish and start in 2020.
Series I Want to Finish in 2020
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
I finished reading The Final Empire in fall 2018, and I really enjoyed it! But I admit that the length of these books is incredibly intimidating, which is why I haven’t found the time to read the the rest of the series yet. But I really want to! The world building and magic system are incredible and unique, and I’ve heard such fantastic things about the rest of them.
The Queen’s Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
I listened to the audiobook of The Thief at the very beginning of 2019, and I fell completely head over heels for the story. It’s funny—I read that book when I was in middle school and gave it a pretty good rating and review on Goodreads…but I could not for the life of me remember anything about this book. Rereading (and listening to) it reminded me why I enjoyed it so much, and I really want to read the rest of the series. Apparently the sixth book is slated to be published in 2020, so this is probably the best year to read them all!
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I read Three Dark Crowns in the spring, and I absolutely loved it. It’s so dark and twisty, with so many crazy things going on. I borrowed One Dark Throne from the library right after that, fully intending to binge-read the rest of the series…but alas, I pushed it off. Now that the final book is out, I actually can read the whole series, and I’m definitely going to do that in 2020.
Harbinger by Jeff Wheeler
At the beginning of the year, I read and ate up Storm Glass and Mirror Gate. Both books were incredible, with amazing world building, strong characters, and a twisty plot. These books filled me up with equal measures of joy and dread, and I really need to finish reading the series.
Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster
It’s been awhile since I’ve read a dystopian that I’ve enjoyed, but Caitlin has brought me back into the genre! I read the first two books this year in anticipation of Dead Moon Rising, and now I need to read the final book. There are some new elements in this book that I’m very excited for, so here’s hoping I get to it soon!
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
The Queen’s Rising was one of my most surprising books of 2018. I picked it up on a whim from Overdrive and became completely enthralled with the world, the romance, and the familial relationships. Which is why I’m so mad at myself for not picking up The Queen’s Resistance yet! Ugh! Why do I do this to myself? But I will finish it this year, since Rebecca is coming out with a new series that sounds really wonderful as well.
Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie
I began reading this series this year as well! It was fantastic, with fantastic world building and deeply flawed characters. so much intrigue. I really, really need to finish this series, especially because Kathryn is coming out with a new book in 2020 that sounds AMAZING.
The Elite Trials by Becky Moynihan
This is a series that I’ve actually been on top of! I’ve read Reactive and Adaptive, and Immersive comes out this year! I can’t wait to see how this amazing dystopian series ends!
The Illuminae Files by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This is probably the most hyped series I’ve read—and want to keep reading—this year. It was so crazy, and I could. Not. Stop. Reading. Here’s to more sci-fi fun in 2020.
Series I Want to Start in 2020
Shattered Realms by Cinda Williams Chima
I’ll admit, I’ve been super chicken to read this series. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY. I loved Cinda’s Seven Realms series with all my heart—it’s one of my all-time favorite fantasies. But I have no more excuses. I even own the first two books, so I really need to read them.
Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Technically, this should probably go up with the “finish” series, but it’s been so long since I’ve read The Girl of Fire and Thorns that I need to reread it. And I want to! That book was an impulse read for me, and I loved it so much. Now I just need to read that one again and finish the series.
Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman
I’ve heard such incredible things about these books, so obviously I need to read the series. The premise is just so intriguing. Plus, the last book just came out, which means I can binge read it to my heart’s content!
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
I decided not to add every book cover in this series, since there are eight in this series…but I’ve heard so many good things about it! It just sounds so fun, and I need more middle grade fantasy in my life.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
This twisty sci-fi sounds so interesting! I’ve had my eye on it since the first book came out, and I’ve heard nothing but good things. I can’t wait to get into it.
The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson
I’ve heard such amazing things about this series, and it makes me really excited to try it out! I’m really hoping I can get around to reading it in 2020.
And that’s it! I have lots of high reading hopes in 2020, and I realize that it’s probably not super attainable…but who cares??? I can’t wait to see what books I read next year!