It’s the second day of the week! It’s also time for a Top 5 Tuesday update. Top 5 Tuesdays was originally created by Shanah @ the Bionic Bookworm but is now currently being hosted by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads.
This week’s topic: Top 5 Series I Want to Start
For this Top 5 Tuesday post, I am enumerating the top five series I want to start. I am not really that much of a series person; I prefer reading standalones. Nonetheless, I have had my fair share of series such as the Harry Potter Series, Percy Jackson Series, The Chronicles of Narnia and A Series of Unfortunate Events. I have also started reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy but I was never able to pick up the rest of the series. Now that I have the rest of the series, I am looking forward to completing it. These are on top of several trilogies that I have read over the years. Wow, I never thought that I have actually read that many series already. There are also other book series that I want to start reading. Here is my list! Happy reading!
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
One of the books that piqued my interest when I started perusing must-read lists is Anthony Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time. Back then, I wasn’t aware that the book is actually a series. And the series is not just composed of about four or five books. It is composed of 12 books! I barely have an iota on what the books are about but I knew that it is a book I must read. I just hope that I get to complete all twelve books in the coming months (or years perhaps?).
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
If my memory serves me right, the book in the series that I first encountered was Sodom and Gomorrah. Because of the title and the book’s length, my curiosity was piqued. A couple of months later, I purchased my first book in the series – Swann’s Way. I still didn’t have an iota that these two books were part of a series until I started researching more about Marcel Proust. I have been putting off reading Swann’s Way because I wanted to complete the series first. I currently have all but one book. Maybe it’s high time to start reading this series?
The Sea of Fertility Tetralogy by Yukio Mishima
Those who have been tuning in my book blog would know that I am a big fan of Japanese literature. One of the Japanese writers that has been reeling me in is Yukio Mishima. His The Sea of Fertility Tetralogy is actually his first work that I have taken note of, and subsequently added to my reading list. Renowned for its slice-of-life narratives, book series are quite rare (I have noticed) in Japanese literature. I am just crossing my fingers that I get to read the books soon.
Time Quintet by Madeliene L’Engle
Madeliene L’Engle’s Time Quintet is the third series in this update that incorporated the element of or mentioned “time”. It is pure coincidence and is without design. It’s been years since I first encountered A Wrinkle in Time but I still haven’t been able to read any of the books in the series (LOL). Honestly, the reason this series is on a backburned is because I am waiting for the hardbound copies of the book. HAHA!
Buru Quartet by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Indonesian novelist Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s Buru Quartet is one of the latest additions to my growing reading list. I think I just came across the series early this year but it has already piqued my interest especially after learning that the author is from a neighboring nation. The book found new meaning after I learned that Ananta Toer, a vocal critique of Indonesian regimes, wrote these books while he was in exile in the island of Buru, hence, the title.
Apart from these five series, there are several trilogies and series that I am also looking forward to such as:
- Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series
- Pittacus Lore’s Lorien Legacy Series
- Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy
- George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Series
- Frank Herbert’s Dune Chronicles
- Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell Trilogy