Books series of 2020

So, in the month of January, I did a little post about what series I was gonna tackle in 2020 then 2020 actually happened and all the plans went out the window. So, instead of doing a follow up for that, I am going to do a sort of post where I talk about the book series I actually managed to start/finish. That seems a more positive post to write and we need all the positivity this year and maybe even the next year if I am being honest.

So, here are all the series I managed to start/finish this year and it gives me a good feeling so even if the list seems sad to you, that’s fine. I am just glad I read this much at all considering my ups and down with reading and other things this year.

These are the series I actually manage to finish off this year. So yay for me.

The Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix

abhorsen trilogy

I started the trilogy with Sabriel in 2019 and finished it off with Abhorsen in 2020. This was such a good turn from the traditional fantasy and I really enjoyed the overall series. I am hoping to read more from this world but gods know when that will happen.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater 

raven cycle

I re-read the Raven Cycle because it had been a while since I read the series and I wanted to see how I felt about it now. Update: I still really like the books. I love the characters with all their imperfections. It is not perfect by any means but I really enjoy it.

The Inheritance trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

the inheritance trilogy

I bought this omnibus edition because there was a sale? I think? I got it for a ridiculous price and I was so very eager to start anything by N. K. Jemisin’s too. It did take me a while to actually pick up the book and finish the trilogy. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jemisin’s writing, her plotting and characters speak for themselves. Add in the fact that she subverts tropes so brilliantly and brings forth a fantasy that’s not quite what you are used to, it becomes a treat for the readers.

The Daevabad trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty

daevabad trilogy

I read The City of Brass the year it came out, I think but I held off from reading The Kingdom of Copper because I wanted to the last book too. So when the last book actually released (got an e-ARC of The Empire of Gold), it was my duty to finish off this amazing series. I loved every moment of the journey even though there were many, many times I wanted to smack the characters for the choices they made but yeah, it’s sure as heck sitting in my all time favourites.

The Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb

farseer trilogy

So, I am re-reading the trilogy again in order to prepare myself for the next books in the series. I am currently about 1/8th through Assassin’s Quest. I have till the Tawny Man trilogy and as soon as I start with the Liveship Traders, I will be ordering the next books in the Realm of Elderlings series. I am committed to finish the series in 2021. Let’s see how that turns out.

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Now, the next ones are the ones I started this year. I haven’t progressed much in any of them, probably just read a book at best but it’s a start.

The Midnight Lie Duology by Marie Rutkoski

the midnight lie

Only the first book is out till now and I will be reading the sequel whenever it comes out. I will be ready to grab it. I loved the first book because of the fantasy setting as well as the characters.

The Greenhollow duology by Emily Tesh

silver in the wood

I loved Silver in the Wood so much and I know that the next book is already out, I haven’t had the time to buy it yet and seeing as I am kinda booked till the end of the year reading-wise, this might be a next year read.

Wayfarers by Becky Chambers

the long way to a small angry planet

I finally read A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and fell in love with everything that book showed me. I had been meaning to pick up the next books but somehow my mood turned to fantasy too fast. So, this series remained on the shelves. Next year though, I will be picking up the books for sure because I do love the world the author created and I wanna know more about it.

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

the eye of the world

Oh, boy. I knew I was not gonna make a dent in this one this year. I had too many other plans for it to be finished along with everything else. However I am glad that I read the first book at least. I even started reading the second book but somehow I just wasn’t in the mood for it. So I put it aside but I am hoping to read it soon. I can’t even dream of finishing the series next year because I am not gonna be that cocky about it.

The Protectorate by Megan E. O’Keefe

velocity weapon

Oh, man. I can’t wait for the next book for this one. I love this series so freaking much. The characters, the plot and the world, everything is so good. It’s a sci-fi series and I have only read the e-ARCs because these books are not easily available in physical format where I live (which is a pity).

The Kingdom of Grit trilogy by Tyler Whitesides

the thousand deaths of ardon benn

A new favourite series in my long list of fantasy books. Seriously. This is such a good series for heists, wild shenanigans and problematic religions/kings/organisations. Absolutely love it. The only reason it’s not in the finished list is because the e-ARC is not formatted to be reader friendly because you can bet your bank balance I would have devoured this one just as I did the other two.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong 

these violent delights

I am waiting with bated breath for the sequel because the first one ended on a bang, okay? Literally. I need to know what happens. Please. A Romeo and Juliet retelling with 1920s Shanghai as a setting works wonders for my hate for Romeo and Juliet to turn into something akin to love, okay? I am easy like that.

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That’s it for the series so far. As you can see, I haven’t made great strides in my reading list but I am pretty happy where I am right now. It’s rare so I am gonna cherish this feeling, okay?

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