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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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?