Five Backlist Series I Need To Read

If there is one thing I’m constantly fighting an uphill battle to achieve, it’s my desire to read more series from start to finish.   I’d hoped to make it a priority when I started book blogging, and then Shiny Penny Syndrome took over as I began collecting ARCs.  Nevertheless, there are still plenty of backlist books I would love to read, which is why I’m making it the focus of this week’s Top Five Tuesday!

All of these series are on my mega-list for my personal Great Series Read Project, something I’d really like to prioritize more in the back half of 2019!

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This was a series I mean to get to during the fantasy blogathon Wyrd and Wonder in May, and just ran out of time.  In a world where mages are conscripted at the first sign of aptitude, a young woman with dreams of being a scholar finds all her hopes dashed when her magic reveals itself.

I picked up the entire trilogy for THE WOUNDED KINGDOM series in an incredibly good Kindle deal ($10, 3 books??) at the end of last year.  Here, we find an assassin tasked with protecting the heir to the throne and discovering who is behind the plot.  If he fails, it could mean civil war for the kingdom.

I love dragons.  It is little wonder, then, that this series has got my eye since the first book came out years ago.  It tells the tale of a woman who has made a life as a dragon naturalist, someone who travels the world studying dragons.  These are her tales, told “in her own words,” about the many discoveries she made studying these ferocious creatures.

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SPELLSLINGER by Sebastien de Castell
Here’s a series that I see popping up over and over again, always mentioned with delight by those who read them.  Kellan is sixteen and about to face the trials that will elevate him to spellcaster.  Only problem is, he doesn’t actually have any magic, and he’s going to need all his wits to con his way through.  There’s five books in this series and I am dying to check it out!

KINGS OF THE WYLD (THE BAND) by Nicholas Eames
Lastly, we have a pair of books (so far) that is all about getting the band back together…so to speak.  A mercenary group that split up years ago reunites when one of their daughters is trapped in a besieged city.  They’re going to get her back or die trying.  This is probably one of the most glaring gaps in my reading for recent releases, and I’ve been told by many that I will love this series!

So how about you?  What series have you been meaning to check out but haven’t gotten to yet?

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  1. I have so many series already started that I need to finish 🙈. The 3 main I would say is Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, Cinder by Marisa Meyer and Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Hopefully I get at least one done before the end of the year.

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  2. My list of series I need to read is a mile long…and it’s so hard to catch up once you miss the train, you know? I’m right there with you when it comes to Spellslinger. I LOVED the first book but the rest have been released so incredibly fast that now I’m five books behind, ugh!

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  3. CAITLIN! So, I haven’t read Brennan yet (It’s also a series on my list) but I *have* read all of the other series on your list and YOU WILL LOVE THEM, PLEASE READ THEM AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK (on your own timeline and when you can, because reading should be no pressure). Melissa is a friend of mine and her books are wonderful (although I still need to read the last one because I’m the worse), RJ’s books are amazing and just so different and the last book BROKE ME. The Spellslinger series surprised me in all the best ways and I really love them (though still need to read the last three). And you already know how I practically worship Eames’ novels, honestly…

    I hope you get to read all of these and you enjoy them! ❤

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    1. UGH I KNOW NICOLE!! I just need to quit my job and spend the rest of my life curled up in a corner with books, then I shall read them all!!

      Seriously though, I just need to crawl out of the ARC pit of July that I brought upon myself, then I can hopefully have some quality backlist read time (she says knowing full well she already committed to at least four ARCs in September…).

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      1. Goodness me, YES. I am definitely trying to do a better job of balancing both backlist books and new releases, though! And trying to let my mood dictate my reading more than my calendar. 🙂

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