Top 5 Unfinished Series on My 2019 TBR

Top Five Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. The topics for each month are announced in the previous month. Each participant shall post their top five list and pingback to the host’s. The topic for September 3rd, 2019 is: Top 5 Series I Need To Finish.

Top 5 Unfinished Series on My 2019 TBR | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (post graphic image)

1. The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

This series has suddenly jumped to the top of my priority list due to sheer dumb luck and poor choices on my part. I was lounging on NetGalley one day and decided to request A Little Hatred, the seventh book set in this world, because so many book bloggers were hyping it up, quite confident in the fact that I would be declined. The next morning I woke up to an email from NetGalley that I had been approved and I definitely want to have A Little Hatred reviewed by the end of the year, which means a lot of Joe Abercrombie on my TBR.

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

2. Remembrance of the Earth’s Past trilogy by Cixin Liu

I finished the first book in this series, The Three-Body Problem, last month and completely fell in love with it. I discovered my sci-fi sweet spot through this book, which was not surprising given how much of a science nerd I am and yet it took me so long to get started with this series. I am very eager to know what happens next and I’m trying not to let the length of the audiobooks intimidate me.

The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

3. The Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden

I have the entire trilogy with me with the US covers because I have heard nothing but rave things about it. However, this is a classic case of ‘I just haven’t found the time to get to it yet’. The covers have a very wintry vibe to them, so I’ll probably save them for when the temperature drops outside.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

4. Strange the Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor

I actually bought the completed duology last year and tried to read Strange the Dreamer, but had to put it down because I just wasn’t in the mood for it at the time. I was listening to the audiobook then and it wasn’t working for me, so I want to crack open my hardcover when I start it again, which should hopefully be some time soon. It was also featured in my Top 10 High Priority Books on My 2019 TBR list.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

5. The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renée Ahdieh

I’m not sure if I’ll get to this book this year but I want to try my best. I read the first book in 2017 and liked it enough to give it 4 stars. As it didn’t make my favourites list, The Rose and the Dagger isn’t a priority, but I’d like the sense of accomplishment I’ll get after finishing this series as well, so it all depends on my reading mood and how much time I get to read during the rest of 2019.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

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Which series are on your immediate TBR? Do you like to binge-read series or as the books are released? Do you prefer series or standalones? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.

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26 thoughts on “Top 5 Unfinished Series on My 2019 TBR

  1. I prefer the ability to binge-read a series but I’m usually pretty good at staying on top of sequels as they come out. My main struggle is in remembering all the details from the prior books. I either look up someone’s review of the book or see if the series has a wiki page that can summarize things up neatly for me.

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    1. That’s honestly a talent! I love to binge read too but I’m bad at keeping up with series as the new books come out. 🙈 I also forget a lot of stuff. I’m trying to make my own notes so I don’t have to rely on others’ reviews or Wiki pages. Let’s see how that goes!


  2. I loved The Winternight Trilogy, Strange the Dreamer Duology, and The Wrath and the Dawn Duology. The Winternight Trilogy is beautifully written. One series that I want to finish this year is the Anne of Green Gables series, I have yet to finish it. I have read the first two books though.

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  3. I loved the Winternight Trilogy, one of the few series I started recently that I actually finished! The First Law series is on my list to actually START. I’ve felt a little left out with the love and anticipation for A Little Hatred, but as I haven’t read a single one, I couldn’t let myself request it! That said, I’ve bought the first two books, now I’m just trying to find the time to tackle them….

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  4. Emma's Library

    I find I have to be in the right mood for Laini Taylor’s books too, and I can only listen to the audiobooks when I’ve previously read them. I tried to get to Muse of Nightmares via audiobook but I couldn’t do it, and it also means I’ve yet to read it either. Hopefully I’ll get to the physical edition in the next few months.
    I’ve also not finished the Winternight Trilogy. I’ve read and loved The Bear and the Nightingale, but I honestly don’t feel like reading the rest of the series.

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    1. That’s interesting! I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s struggling with those audiobooks. 😊 I heard that the expansion of the Winternight trilogy was unplanned but The Bear and the Nightingale did really well, so they announced more books. I really hope they live up to my expectations because I have them all. 😅 Happy reading, Emma! 💖


      1. Emma's Library

        I think it is due to the writing style. I’m perfectly fine with it in physical format, just not audio as I struggle processing it.

        Happy reading to you too 💖

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    1. Oh, interesting! I’ve heard it follows a character from the trilogy, so there will be a lot of spoilers in A Little Hatred for the first trilogy. Maybe look for some kind of summaries so things can make sense? That’s the advice I got from bloggers who have read his books. Let me know if that helps! 😊

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