Howdy people. This is my fourth time trying to write this post. I’m close to giving up. Words are not cooperating with my brain right now. Let’s crack on.😊
Today I’m going to start off the first of a few TBR posts for the year, this one is centred around series I want to read this year. I’ve got five series I’ve already started but want to continue on with, and then five that I want to start and maybe even finish.
Series I want to finish:
The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden is a four book paranormal series set in New Orleans after a giant flood, I’m guessing Hurricane Katrina.
I remember the first time I heard about this on a Booktube video and promptly added it to my Goodreads TBR and Amazon Wishlist. A million years later and I finally picked this up and ended up loving it.
The paranomral elements with the witches and the vampires made me feel the same as when I was 13 and watched every season of The Vampire Diaries in one summer and I’m looking forward to continue on and experience more of that classic YA paranormal.
Is anybody else terrified for Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell? Just me? Cool. 2020 was the year of me finally crossing Carry On, a cult classic in the YA genre I think it’s fair to say, and it took no time for me to read the second book, love it even more then the first, and start counting down the days to the finale.
I’m excited to see how characters and relationships grow and develop in this third book more then anything else. Certain people *cough* Simon and Baz *cough* still have a lot to work through and I’m excited but also nervous to see that pan out.
Also I really want to learn more about Shepard. For example: what’s his last name?
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Hann is a series that should be pretty easy to finish this year considering the fact that I only have one book left to read, that of course being Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
I read the second book last year in preparation for the second movie which I never even ended up watching. I think as soon as the third and final movie is announced, that’s when I’ll probably get a move on and read the finale.
This series is cute enough and I’m excited to read more about Kitty so I am looking forward to finishing up with this very popular series.
Not last year but the year before I read Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer and was convinced I’d be finishing the series ASAP. That didn’t happen and I’m embarrassed by how many TBRs the sequel, Only Ashes Remain, has been on.
2021 will be the year I finish this trilogy though. I swear. All three books are out, I have the sequel sitting on my shelf ready. I truly have no more excuses.
This series is kind of gruesome. It’s all about the trafficking of supernatural body parts on the black market. Super unique, gross at times but an overall really interesting series and I hope I’m not disappointed.
Despite being on my most disappointing reads of the year … I am going to finish the Camelot Rising trlogy by Kiersten White in 2021.
This series wasn’t necessarily bad. It was just kind of “meh” and I was expecting a lot more then “meh” when I first went into it.
Book one was kind of boring, not much happened, thankfully there was more action in the sequel so I’m hoping with my whole heart that shit goes crazy in the third book and I finally get what I’ve been craving which is to see Guinevere being the aboslute badass I know she is. And hopefully Guinevere and Arthur become endgame? Maybe. Possibly??
Series I want to start:
I was meant to read Love & Gelato by Jenna Evan Welch last year before my school trip around Italy. I didn’t end up reading this because I didn’t end up going to Italy. The trip was cancelled the same week Italy went into full lockdown and reading this would have been like rubbing salt in a still open wound.
I was very disappointed.
Looking on the bright side though, the third and I think final book to this companion trilogy was released last year so maybe I can binge this thing. The first is set in Italy, the second in Ireland and the third in Greek. I could go on a literary tour around Europe this summer since I doubt I’ll be doing any travelling of my own.
If I had to take a shot for every time I’ve heard The Brown Sisters series by Talia Hibbert whether it be on blogs, YouTube, Goodreads, Instagram, whatever I would be incredibly drunk.
Maybe even in the hospital getting my stomach pumped.
These books have been everywhere and I want to joint the hype train!!
Adult romance is a genre I want to read more of in 2021 and I think this series is a safe and solid place to start. I’ve heard nothing but great things, I think the romances are going to be adorable and I’m ready for that.
Another adult romance series I’ve seen everywhere and am hoping will make me fall in love with the genre is the Bromance Book Club series by Lyssa Kay Adams.
I find the entire basis of the series cute and funny: a group of guys coming together to read romance books to “woo” their wives/girlfriends. Something along those lines.
These books feel like they are going to be quick reads, same with The Brown Sisters, so hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in them all in a timely fashion. Maybe I’ll have my own little readathon one day this summer where I just fly through them all and die of a cuteness overload.
Something I think I want to do this year is series reviews and I think Once Upon a Con by Ashley Poston could be my guinea pig.
Each book in this series is a retelling of a classic fairy tale: Cinderella, The Prince & the Pauper, and Beauty & the Beast, but with fandom elements which I think is pretty cool.
I heard a lot about Geekerella when it first came out but not about the two companion novels so I’m interested in seeing what I think.
The only problem with me doing series reviews is that I’m terrible at continuing on with things in a timely manner.
After reading Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Manisculco this past December and loving it, I’ve finally decided to start the Stalking Jack the Ripper series which has been incredibly popular for years now.
I won’t lie, I am terrified of this series. Not because of the content, whatever going on with Jack the RIpper, Dracula and Houdini has got me interested, but because of the hype surrounding these books.
I hear the romance is a really strong aspect of the series so I’m excited for that but nervous about everything else. 2021 might end up being the year of Kerri Maniscalco (because you bet I’m reading Kingdom of the Cursed ASAP) and I’m not mad about that.
Ten series for 2021. Is this acheivable? Maybe. I mean all in all, if you do the math it’s only 25 books … ok who am I kidding I’m never going to achieve this goal but it’s the thought that counts.
If you’ve read any of the books in any of these series please let me know what you thought about them, which one should I prioritise, etc.
I am now going to give myself a pat on the back for finally completing this post. It took a bag of Space Raisers and two matches from Wrestle Kingdom to get me through but I did it. Yay. Thanks so much for reading and stay safe!