Top Five Tuesday: Sequels I Need to Read

Crown of Midnight

I don’t read a lot of series.  Generally, on the rare occasion that I do pick one up, if I don’t fall completely in love with the first book, I never continue.  Regardless, there have been some series over the years that I really enjoyed the start of and promptly neglected to ever continue.  This Top Five Tuesday, created by the Bionic Book Worm, is dedicated to these titles.  I’ll get to all of them…one day…

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I read the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series earlier this year and really enjoyed it.  Unfortunately, these books are super long and I need to space them out a little bit.  I’m going to start watching the show soon, so that may persuade me to continue on because I always prefer to read the book before watching the adaptation.



I enjoyed the first entry in the Unwind series, so I’m honestly at a loss as to why I haven’t continued with it.  My best guess is that I actually appreciated the first book as a standalone, so I don’t feel a compelling urge to see what happens next.  There’s also the factor of reading Scythe and Thunderhead and realizing that I’m more interested in the upcoming final book in that series, which is a bummer.  Still, I intend to get to this at some point, but it may take a little while.

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I read Better Nate Than Ever earlier this year and was absolutely enchanted by it.  It’s such a sweet middle-grade contemporary about a child that decides to sneak off to New York in order to audition for a Broadway musical.  There are two more entries in this series and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.  Plus, Lin-Manuel Miranda blurbed this book, which just makes me even more excited to pick it up.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians is such a sweet series and I cannot believe that I waited so long to finally get to it.  Now that I’ve started, however, I never want it to be over and I have been delaying the inevitable by not picking up book two from the library.  It’s time to continue, however, because I have many other Rick Riordan books to read in the future.

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I read Throne of Glass recently, and to my great surprise, I actually loved it.  Even more surprisingly, I also loved the prequel novellas that I picked up before continuing on to book two of the series.  The only reason I haven’t been rapidly devouring these books is that the library always has a long waiting list.  There’s going to be some time in-between entries, but it will be worth the wait to follow Celaena on her adventures!

There are so many other books that I could mention here thanks to my unfortunate habit of never finishing the series I start, but those are the five that I feel most confident I will actually get back to one day.  What series have you been unable to finish off?  Let me know in the comments below!

14 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday: Sequels I Need to Read

  1. Crown of Midnight is on my list of sequels that I need to read too! I loved Throne of Glass and The Assassin’s Blade, but for some reason, I just haven’t gotten around to reading Crown of Midnight yet.

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  2. I just read the first Game of Thrones book last year and have yet to pick up the second one. I want to but I just know it will take me a long time to continue so I haven’t yet. I have watched the show though. My boyfriend is a big Game of Thrones fan so we always watch it together on Sundays.

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    1. For me, I really liked Game of Thrones, but I didn’t absolutely love it. Given that it’s so long, it’s really difficult to bring myself to read the sequel.


  3. I have had War Storm (book four of the Red Queen series) on my TBR since it came out a year ago. I thought for sure it would be a book I read the moment I came out and, well, here I am a year later and the series still isn’t read!

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    1. I have definitely been there and done that with many series. There are some sad tales where I wait so long to read the next book in a series I love that I realize at some point it’s over. I’m never going back to that book.

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  4. I loved the Throne of Glass Series! I finished the last book at the beginning of the year and now I want to go back and read the whole series!

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