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Hello Hello! How are you?
Today I have an exciting post for you! To start with, today is my birthday, so I’m taking it easy and just relaxing with a nice cuppa and a good book.
If you know me, you know that I really love series and I haven’t been able to get into many series over the last years with my university studies. So in 2023, I decided I was going to start and finish 20 different series that are on my shelves and that I’ve been itching to read for years.
Keep on reading to see what series I’ll be reading in 2023.
SERIES I WANT TO FINISH
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Novels and graphic novels
I started this amazing series last year (I think, or the year before…) and I fell in love with it right from the start, but it had to take a bit of a back seat during my Master’s degree and working on my Master’s thesis. I love this world, the writing, I love the characters so much. I am really hooked on tis series and even though the chapters are really long, I don’t mind them at all and I like reading them because they are really cosy books and so well thought-out. There are lots of cliffhangers, and I still remember the previous one, so I am going to start up from where I left off with Lies Sleeping, read the novellas and keep reading the graphic novels too. I’m so excited to get back into this world.
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
I loved this series from the minute I discovered it on Webtoon and as soon as the graphic novel was released in book form, I got it and reread it, and fell in love again! I’ve read the first 3 volumes, so I’m going to treat myself to the 4th volume and wait patiently for the 5th volume to be published this year. I also really fancy The Hearstopper Yearbook and I’ll hopefully get around to all the other books written by Alice Oseman sometime this year!
The Chronicles of St Mary’s by Jodi Taylor
Fiona from Fi’s Bibliofiles recommended this series to me last year, which I started in March and I loved the first book so much I bought the whole series in one go. I’ve so far read 3 short stories which I really enjoyed, and I’m currently reading A Second Chance, which is the 3rd book in the series. I really enjoyed the first and second books, but I have a feeling that this third book will be a great success. I’m hoping to finish this main series this year with the short stories and then work on the spinoffs in 2024!
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I started this series when it first came out when I was a teenager and I loved it straight away. I loved the magic system, and the characters and I don’t know why I didn’t continue it straight away, but I’ve bought the 4th book in the series, which is where I stopped. I’m going to have to reread the previous three as it’s been a few years since I finished the last book, but I’m really looking forward to continuing it and find out the ending, because I’ve been waiting years to know what will happen and I love these characters too much not to continue straight away.
Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski
I started this series with some blogging buddies from TWR last year, or the year before, and I loved the multi-media format of these books and I love how dark they are, how twisty they get and I never see the reveals coming. I only have two left, one of which I already own, so it shouldn’t take me too long to complete this series, I’m really looking forward to it!
Robert Langdon by Dan Brown
I’ve only read the first book of this series, but I really enjoyed it and I loved how complex all the clues and reveals were. I read the first book about 3 years ago, so I will need to reread it, and I think it will probably take me all year to finish as the books are quite chunky, but I think that when I’m in the mood for a really complex and mystery-type book, I’ll be picking these books up!
Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie
I wanted to read this series for so many years, and I finally started it in 2020. Some of the books are a bit dated, but I think I have to just accept them as a thing of their time. That’s okay though, because Hercule Poirot is a fantastic character and I’ve been reading all the books in publication order to see the evolution of her writing style. So far I’ve really enjoyed a lot of them, especially my favourite which is Murder on the Orient Express. I’m excited to read the rest of this series in 2023.
Cassandra Clare series
I started the Cassandra Clare universe with Fiona and Erika, and we lost track of everything and stopped reading the books completely. I think we read about 7 of the books in these various series, so I know we have at least 8 books left to read. I was enjoying it, and I’ve only got one book left in The Mortal Instruments series, so then I can read the other series straight after hopefully. I really want to read the whole universe, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can do that this year.
All Souls by Deborah Harkness
I LOVE THIS SERIES! I read the first book about 2 years ago and read half of the 2nd book straight after, but then life got in the way and I never picked it up again. I’m so sad I never continued it because I love it so much, and what’s not to love with vampires and witches? I love Twilight, but this is like SO MUCH BETTER! I’m going to reread the first book, and then continue and finish the last two books, and I’m so so excited to get back into this world!
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
This is also a case of “read the first book and never continued” and I’m mad at myself for that because I absolutely adored the first book, it was so good, so well-written, so clever and I loved the characters. I read this book in about 2 days, it was that good. I’m going to reread the first book this month and continue straight away with the second and third and try to squeeze the novella in as well. I can’t wait to see what else happens!
SERIES I WANT TO START
And here is a list of all the series I want to start reading in 2023, with all the cover images! I won’t go into detail because I’ll just keep repeating “Omg it sounds so good, I’m so excited to read it”, lol! So here they all are!
- The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
- Discworld by Terry Pratchett
- Agatha Raisin by M. C. Beaton
- Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
- The Broken Earth by N. K. Jemisin
- Shatter Me by There Mafi
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
- The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post.
See you soon, stay safe,
I really love Heartstopper but I still haven’t bought the yearbook nor any other Alice books haha
Haha you have tooooooo!!!!