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Hello Hello! How are you?

I’m so glad it’s finally the weekend and that I am FINALLY on holiday after so many assignments, presentations and just so much work! I have to start working on my thesis starting Monday, but I’ll alternate between a fun day and a work day until I start back at university! What have you all got planned for the weekend?

I thought about doing the post when I saw that a few other bloggers I follow had done it, and I remembered just how many series I have on my TBR, and I really need to get to them soon. So keep reading to find out which 5 series I want to start and which 5 series I want to finish this year!

5 series I want to start in 2021

Villains by V.E. Schwab

I have both books in this series so I might be able to even finish it this year, but I know that this one is loved by so many fantasy readers. I’ve already read one of this author’s books and I did enjoy it, and I started A Darker Shade of Magic last year but never got around to finishing it, so maybe this will be the year I finally read more V.E. Schwab.

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

I have the gorgeous bind-up of this book on my shelves as well as Once Upon A Time in the North which is the prequel novella, and I just need Lyra’s Oxford to have the whole set! This is another series that people rave about and I saw the start of the BBC series last year and adored it, so this is going to be a great experience.

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

I’m actually going to start the first book in this series TODAY because both Fiona from Fi’s Bibliofiles and Erika from And On She Reads have recommended this series to me numerous times, as well as so many others! I know that this series is going to be fantastic because it is exactly the kind of storyline that I adore, get so absorbed in a binge-read in a few days, so I’m very excited to finally start this book and hopefully get through a few others in this series this year.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Another really popular fantasy series on my list, I have wanted to read it ever since I first heard of it and read the blurb, but for some reason, I have still not picked it up! But I think that this will finally be the year. The fourth book was only just released as well so if I enjoy it, there is always the possibility that I’ll binge this series too.

The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

I started this one a few years ago and I knew that I was going to adore it, so I put it down and wanted to get the other books in the series, it has taken me all this time to get my hands on book 2 (thank you so much Fiona <3) and I’m going to treat myself to book 3 because I fully intend to snuggle on the sofa one weekend with the whole series and not move until I’ve finished it!

5 series I want to finish in 2021

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I’m currently reading all the Shadowhunter books with Fiona and as soon as we start – and finish – Clockwork Princess, we are jumping back into the first series, this time the second trilogy of The Mortal Instruments. I think I do prefer The Infernal Devices so far, but at the end of the last Mortal Instruments book, I was so hooked and invested in this story, so I am very excited to continue and finish it!

The Folk of the Air by Holly Black

I’ve only got The Queen of Nothing and How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories left to read in this series and although I haven’t enjoyed it as much as I was expecting and felt like some of the hype was maybe a tad exaggerated, I do want to finish it and finally, hopefully, understand the hype and love this series as much as everyone else!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This is another series that I did not enjoy as much as I was expecting, and unfortunately, I don’t really get the hype either, BUT, I am willing to give it one last shot with Finale as it’s the only book I’ve got left to read and I am really hoping that it changes my mind because I do want to love it.

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

I discovered this series in 2019 when I read A Discovery of Witches and I fell in love. This is definitely now one of my favourite series and I really need to reread the first two books before I dive into the third and final one sometime this year. I know I’m going to love my reread, and I think that The Book of Life (#3) will be really high-stakes, but I’m excited.

Robert Langdon by Dan Brown

And the final series on my list today is another one I started a few years ago and that I still haven’t finished despite really enjoying the first book. I actually have the second book on my TBR for this month and I’m hoping to start it soon. I also now have the entire series on my bookshelves, so I don’t really have an excuse for not finishing it, do it?

And that concludes today’s post which is short and sweet but was really fun to write. I love setting challenges for myself and I feel like the book series I chose are going to be good, and I’m also excited to finally get around to reading all the books! Wish me luck!

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post. Tell me what series you intend to read this year! See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx


    1. Thank you Debjani, you’re so kind! I hope you get to it soon and that we both enjoy it! 😉

  1. Good luck with all the reading 😊I loved the mortal instrument series, it made me love reading even more! The cruel prince series is also on my list to try and finish this year.

    1. Thank you so much Ellie Mai! So far, Fiona and I are both enjoying it and very excited to continue, I’m so glad you like it too! 🙂

  2. The Villains series is damn good 🤩 It was my first book from Schwab and I loved it with all my heart 💜
    I have Illuminae files on my TBR as well and I’m really hoping to read the trilogy this year
    The folks of the air series so great 🤩 I am so desperate to read the book featuring Cardan
    Have a great day and happy reading 📖

    1. I have heard so much love for the Villains series and I’m pretty sure I will love it! I’m so glad we like the same kind of books, I really can’t wait to finish/start all of these! Good luck! ❤️

    1. I’ve read the first and second of each and while I enjoyed them both they are not amazing to me, that’s why I really want to read the last one of each! I hope you pick them up soon and enjoy them Vee! 🙂

  3. I thought about doing a similar post because I am the worst about starting series and not finishing them. Goodluck with your reading!

    1. Thank you so much Brooke, I would love to see you do a post like this! Good luck with your reading too!

  4. Oooooo! The Da Vinci Code is one I started to read but felt it was a little simple compared to the movie, what do you think? Should I try it again?

    Also, based on these I think you MAY enjoy Trudi Canavan. Specifically the Black Magicians Trilogy and the Traitors Spy Trilogy. I’ve got the first book in another trilogy of hers on my list to try and get to this yr!

    1. I haven’t even seen the movie but from the first book, I remember it being fairly high-stakes and I really enjoyed it. Dave said that book 2 was the best and that’s the one I’m reading next, so I will tell you my thoughts! 🙂

      Oh, I haven’t heard of those but have written them down to check out, they sound intriguing. Thank you so much Anthea!! 😀

  5. I remember loving His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman when I read it, but it’s been so long it’s one of those I don’t remember a lot about anymore. Might need to re-read that series one of these days.
    ♥ Mae

    1. I know that kind of book, but I have high hopes and a lot of people love it, so hopefully, I will as well! And a reread would be a great idea! 😀

      1. Have read all dan brown books. 👍🏻 but I have been wanting to read illuminae files for long and I have 2 books of the folk of the air trilogy!

        1. What did you think of the Dan Brown books? I like The Folk of the Air Trilogy and I’m so excited to start The Illuminae Files! I hope you get to them soon!

          1. His books are popcorn fun. Silly and entertaining. I like his first 5 books. The lost symbol, inferno and origin is a bit formulaic and repetitive but still a good read.

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