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10 Book Series I Need to Read in 2019

Hi friends! Today I am going to be talking about all of the series I really want to read in 2019. This may seem like a book of series, but this book originally had twenty series on it so I am very proud of myself for cutting it down to what it is currently. 


I. Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo


I plan on getting to this duology very, very soon! I recently read the original trilogy in this series and enjoyed it, so I am looking forward to jumping into these which overall seem to get a lot more praise than their predecessors. Plus I really need to read these before King of Scars comes out so that I can get the Nikolai content I deserve.

II. Letters to the Lost Duology by Brigid Kemmerer


I kind of had a moment when I realized that I had not read these books yet, Kemmerer is the author of one of my all time favorite series, Elementals, and I have been meaning to read her other standalone since it came out when I was a freshman in high school (spoiler alert: I haven’t). Then I discovered that this duology existed around September (I never claimed I was up to date with the latest news, bookish or otherwise) and immediately ordered both books, only to let them sit on my shelf and not touch them. Anyways, I really need to catch up on Kemmerer’s new releases instead of rereading Elementals three times a year, so they’ll be a priority in 2019.

III. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan


Okay, so technically, I have read the first two books in this series, though I honestly have no recollection of them. Well, I have one memory of my older cousin picking up the first book when I brought it to a family dinner and asking me “why are you reading about some homeless kid?” but that is about it. So I really need to reread the first two books so that I can finally finish this trilogy and know how everything gets resolved.

IV. The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan


Once again, I have read the first two books in this series, though the only part I remember is the iconic “why?” scene from the first book that everyone has been talking about on tumblr since that snippet was released. I preordered the third book (fun fact, it was the first book I ever preordered), but since it came out during AP exam season, I didn’t get to it before spoilers started appearing everywhere. Needless to say, I got spoiled for a major character death and have avoided the third book like a plague ever since, but this year I will ignore that fact and finally sit down and actually read the book.

V. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken


I meant to be apart of that huge group of people who read these books right before the movie came out, but it just didn’t happen because I decided I needed to reread TMI for the third or fourth time in a year. So this year, I am determined to actually read these books. The premise sounds really interesting and it has pretty good ratings by most of my goodreads friends, so I am looking forward to finally getting around to reading these!

VI. The Queen’s Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner


A close friend from college has recommended this series to me three or four times. She says that I will love them, and I honestly think I will. I’m a big fan of historical fiction (if you ever have any recs, please share them!!) and fantasy, so a historical-esque fantasy series seems right up my alley. All that is left now for me to actually read them.

VII. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


I have no idea what this series is about, not in the slightest. I saw a post about how the world of this is vaguely inspired by the Roman empire and I immediately added it to my tbr if I ever ask why my tbr is so big again please refer me to this. As your local classics major and total Latin nerd, I love anything based off of Roman or Greek culture, even if it is just a vague connection. Here’s to hoping I actually enjoy the plot that I know nothing about once I finally get around to these.

VIII. Charlotte Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro


I bought this book because the cover was pretty when I was a sophomore in high school and haven’t touched it, excluding rearranging my bookshelves, since. I almost donated it to my high school library, but once I saw a bunch of good reviews, I decided to keep it and try it out for myself. I don’t read nearly enough mysteries anyways, so this will be an interesting switch from my normal fantasy reads.

IX. Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab


I don’t know anything about this series either, I think I’m starting to see my problem. Okay, actually, I do know that a bunch of people love this series and there is something about a Red London (is that supposed to be capitalized? I think I saw it capitalized once in a tweet)? I guess I’ll figure that all out once I finally get around to reading this.

X. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


Last but not least, we have Shatter Me. I have already read the first book in this series, though I read in from midnight to three in the morning one night, so I don’t have much memory and am going to have to reread it. I somewhat enjoyed the first one? It wasn’t my favorite, but I didn’t hate it either, so I want to give the series another try and see if I can actually finish it this time around. If nothing else, then I will be able to understand the memes on twitter.


Welp, that’s about it from me! I hope you’ve had a great start to the new year! Have you finished any books yet? If so, what did you think? If not, what is your current read?

So far I’ve read four books, two four stars, two five stars, so I think I’m doing pretty good.


6 thoughts on “10 Book Series I Need to Read in 2019

  1. AHHH yay I seriously can’t wait for you to read SOC!! Also I must constantly hype up Shades of Magic until you read it. There *is* a place called Red London (it’s the best), and there’s also 3 other parallel London’s. It’s some fascinating world-building tbh.

    Omg I keep forgetting about Shatter Me. We should definitely buddy read those at some point because I gotta catch up on this series!

    I loved this post and I hope you end up enjoying all of these series when you get around to them💕💕💕

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    1. I’m so glad I wasn’t making up the Red London thing, but what are the other ones? Yellow London? Green London? I guess I’ll find out lol. Also, yes, we need to buddy read Shatter Me! I swear I won’t just fly ahead of you this time lmao.

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      1. LOL besides Red London there’s also White London, Gray London, and Black London. They’re all verrrry different from each other but it’s universally agreed that Red is the best because it’s full of MAGIC.
        And omg no whenever we buddy read again *I* promise not to take a million years to get through a book😂

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  2. I’m so excited to see you planning to tackle so many series this year!!! Also, I know it’s not the same technically, since they’re different series, but I’m glad to see someone else reading Rick Riordan this year! I’d like to check out The Darkest Minds as well so I’m interested to see how you like it! Great post 💖

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    1. Thank you so much!! I’m hoping I actually manage to get to all of them, I think I can do it if I actually manage to stick to my tbr for once lol. Also, yes! Riordan series for the win!

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      1. Knowing how much you read last year, I’m convinced that you could do it! Sticking to the TBR is SO hard though because new books come out and you might stumble across some must-haves at the book store, etc.. But I’m routing for you! 😂

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