Top Ten Tuesday | The Dust Collectors that Sit on my Bookshelf (aka The Series I Haven’t Started)


When topics like this roll around, one of my thoughts usually is some variation of, “Good grief. This will be a #ForShame subject.”

Broke and Bookish June 20:  Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't - Broke and Bookish



If you’re wondering the “why” of this thought, well, it’s because sometimes the books that fit into these types of categories are ones I should have read an age ago. Sadly, there they remain on my shelf. They look pretty. They tempt me. And how do I repay them? By letting them sit there gathering all the dust that descends daily in this old farmhouse. Somehow this hardly seems fair.

So without further rambles (yes, I know last week’s Top Ten Tuesday got looong; my dad is worth it though!), let’s have a look at the series that I haven’t - #ShameOnMe – read. Yet.

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | This series is one I think looks really interesting especially as a fan of Kiera Cass’ ‘Selection’ series! Tell me, have you read these? Find on Goodreads

2. Finishing School by Gail Carriger | A steampunk YA series about a “finishing school” that teaches girls the fine arts of weaponry and espionage? Yes, please! Find on Goodreads

3. Gallegher Girls by Ally Carter | This is the one series I consistently hear amazing things about! This is why I consistently ask myself, “WHY!?” Find on Goodreads

4. The Selection by Kiera Cass | I’ve read the first two books in the original series, and some of the novellas, but I’ve yet to read the “add on” books (and The One). When I put these on today’s list, I was more thinking of The Heir and The Crown, though of course, I’ll be reading them all eventually! Find on Goodreads

5. Summer by Jenny Han | Yeah, the same old mantra can be played for this series. It’s yet another one I’d love to read because Jenny Han’s books scream my name. I just haven’t read them. #ForShame Find on Goodreads

6. Lowcountry Romance by Rachel Hauck | As a fan of Rachel’s sweet contemporary romances, of course I’m eager to read these. I’ve had them on my shelf for years, but since she never disappoints, they’ve outlasted all of the unhauls. Find on Goodreads

7. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade | Just another series I’ve yet to read. Basically as I put this entire list together, I’m shaking my head and asking myself, “WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ THESE!?” Find on Goodreads

8. Alienated by Melissa Landers | Don’t know a great deal about these books, but a friend does enjoy them, so I’m curious. Find on Goodreads



9. The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski | The beautiful covers have kept me hooked on these, however I also love the sound of these books, and the heroine sounds memorable. Find on Goodreads

10. Noble Legacy by Susan May Warren | In addition to the fact that I enjoy Susan’s novels, these covers are also super cute! Who doesn’t love a cover with a rugged cowboy on its cover?? Or a series about siblings! Find on Goodreads

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Top Ten Tuesday | The Dust Collectors that Sit on my Bookshelf 
(aka the Series we Haven't Started)
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That’s it for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! What series haven’t you read… and why not?? Let’s talk about those series together. I’m looking forward to chatting all things bookish with you. Leave your Top Ten Tuesday links, and I’ll be glad to visit. (No promises it’ll be today, but I will stop by this week. Of that I am certain - always glad to chat with fellow readers!)

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  1. I enjoyed the Alienated series but I LOVE the The Winner’s Trilogy! I hope you have a chance to read some of these series on your list.

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    1. YAY! Thanks for sharing, Nicole. The Winner's Trilogy sounds (and of course, looks) so good, so I'll have to move that one up on my priorities list. :)

      Appreciate you stopping by.

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  2. Nice list! The Selection Series didn't make it onto my list, but it IS on my TBR. I own the first book, but I just haven't gotten to it yet (story of my life). Here is my T10T!

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    1. Hope you enjoy the series, Destiny. I liked the first few books (they're easy kind of stories) and look forward to finishing the series! :) Owning books but not reading them promptly is the story of my reader life too. We bear it as best we can though, right?? ;)

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  3. I loved the Gallagher Girls. I also read the first book of Finishing School and liked it despite really really not liking steampunk! Great list.
    My TTT

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    1. I don't read much steampunk, Sue, but what I've seen in TV shows or film, I've enjoyed, so I'm hopeful that will carry over into my reading habits. :) Glad to know the GG series is a good bet! :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  4. I love Jenny Han's summer series! :-) They are deeper than you'd expect!

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    1. I'm so glad, Chrissi! I love the "look" of the books, and can always appreciate when a book is deeper or takes a realistic approach to tough subjects. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  5. I binge read The Selection Series last year. Should have ended at book 3. But it was good! I have so many books I want to read.

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    1. That seems to be the general thought (or what I've read), Rachel. But as a fan of the original books I do want to read the newbies too. :)

      Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. Ooooh, great list! While none of these made it onto our TTT this week, several of them are high on our TBR.

    Our TTT

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    1. YAY! Here's hoping we all get some of that TBR knocked down this summer. We've got this, right?? :)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Adding a few to my TBR. Have my eyes on Red Queen and Ghosts and the Goth already. Your blog has a nice layout.

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    1. YAY! Hope you find some you enjoy, Anindita - and thank you. I do have fun on this bookish interwebs. :)

      Appreciate you stopping by. Visit anytime.

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  8. I heard The Finishing School books were good, and I've had at least one blogger recommend them to me. And I haven't read the Alienated series but the other Melissa LAnders books I read were good.

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    1. Good to know, Greg! I'm super excited about that series because it sounds (and most especially looks) really unique, which I'm always a fan of. :)

      Thanks, as always, for making Finding Wonderland a Top Ten Tuesday stop.

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  9. The Red Queen made it onto my list as well- and so did another series by Ally Carter.

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    1. Cool. Hope we both like Red Queen, and I'll look for the series you added by Ally when I visit. :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I haven't read any of the series you listed here, though I'm so curious about Finishing School and Gallagher Girls. Jenny Han's Summer is one of those books I've been putting off because there's so much love for it, I'm almost scared I'd be disappointed! Hope you'll get to some of these soon!

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    1. Thanks, Cilla! I hope I will too. I know what you mean about lots of love (or hype) for certain books. Jenny's 'Boys' series gets a lot of love too, but I'm hopeful. Hope we both enjoy them - as well as the Finishing School and GG series. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  11. I haven't read any of these series yet, but I've heard a lot of good things about The Red Queen.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. Cool. Hopefully that points to a good reading experience. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  12. I love The Winner's Trilogy! And they really do have some of the prettiest covers out there. I hope you get a chance to start some of these amazing series, and finish the ones you are behind in. :)

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    1. Don't they?? That's part of the appeal of this 'Winner' series, although they do SOUND great too. Thanks! I hope to start them soon.

      ...and thank you for stopping by, Sara. :)

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  13. The Lowcountry series by Rachel Hauck is just what you might expect, sweet with some southern charm. I need to start her Wedding series.

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    1. Love the sound of that, Brittaney. I'm a fan of sweet romance and charm, so match made in reader heaven. :)

      Her Wedding series is lovely. Enjoy.

      Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

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  14. I also need and I want to start Red Queen.
    I LOVED the selection, last book though America got in my nerves. I LOVE Prince Maxon!
    I could not get into Alienated, I had so much hope because I love books about Aliens!
    My TTT.

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    1. Hopefully we'll both enjoy Red Queen, Mariela.

      America gets on my nerves at times too - like, PICK someone, girl! The wishy-washy part of her personality wears thin.

      Bummer. It's never fun when we are disappointed by books. :/

      Thanks, as always, for dropping in! :)

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  15. I really loved Red Queen and The Winner's Trilogy (which I just finished yesterday!). I'm in the same boat as you with The Selection---I finished the original series, but haven't read the others. And Summer and Alienated were both on my list. Oh, and I also just bought Gallagher Girls for my son because he saw one of the books and really wanted the series---I didn't know much about it, but now I'm definitely planning to check it out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Good to know, Nicole. I need to make it a point to read both of these series - or at least start them. :) Yeah, I really want to finish those 'Selection' books; they're such easy (and FUN!) reads for me.

      Hope we both enjoy Jenny's and Melissa's books (*fingers crosses*) and GG! They sound so cute. Even if they are for an even younger crowd than most YA, I think they'll be fun! :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. I loved The Finishing School series by Gail Carriger because it's such a fun series. And I love the Summer series by Jenny Han so much. I'm listening to the Winner's Trilogy right now, and I really like it on audio.

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    1. I'm so glad, Nicole! I'll have to make a point to bump them up on my TBR because I do really want to read them. Glad to know Jenny's series is good, and that the Winner audio is good. I just listened to my first audio book, and much to my surprise, I discovered I enjoyed "reading" a book that way.

      Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland. :)

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  17. So many good series! Series I also haven't finished! *facepalm* Haha you are not alone, girl. It's been a while since I've read the Gallagher series but they were SO good. Alienated as you know is one of my faves. Red Queen was also just collecting dust on my shelves until recently! I'm currently reading #2, along with a handful of other reads. I remember liking the Summer series! I'll have to give them a re-read sometime. :)

    As always, your TTT is fabulous and oh-so-relatable. ;)

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    1. THANK YOU, Bekah! I'm so glad to not be alone. :)

      Love that GG seems to get so much love. Though I've not read them, they seem like a beloved favorite with a kind of nostalgic quality.

      I do! Whenever I mention Alienated, I remember your review/recommendation.

      Since it is summer and Jenny's series is called 'Summer,' I really should make a point of reading them.

      Thanks! As always, it's great to have you stop by, friend. :)

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  18. I've read the first Red Queen but the second has been gathering dust on my shelf for over a year. Maybe I'll just read the rest when they're all released? I don't know. Most of these I haven't read but the only one on my TBR is the Winner's Trilogy.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/top-ten-tuesday-112/

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    1. I know this feeling ALL TOO WELL, JJ! Some of my books have been sitting on my shelf for over a year, and well, it's a little embarrassing. *sigh* Someday we'll beat our growing TBR, right?? ;)

      Sometimes I don't mind that I waited to read a series... but usually it's unintentional. Still, this way we don't have to endure the wait!

      Thanks for visiting.

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  19. yes... to all of the above lol

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    1. ...and there are lots more for both of us, right, Carrie?? ;)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  20. I just looked up the Red Queen, I can't believe I hadn't heard of the series before! I'll be adding it to my TBR.

    My TTT: http://books.thetechchef.net/top-ten-tuesday-30/

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    1. Cool! Hope we both enjoy this series, Arwen. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  21. The Winner's Trilogy is amazing. I cannot recommend it enough. The protagonist is one of the most memorable ones I've read in fiction. I love that she shows a different kind of strength compared to your typical YA fantasy heroine. Hope you get to pick it up soon!

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    1. I've so glad to know this, Alicia! Memorable protagonists make the story all the more worthwhile - not to mention allow the reader to overlook other flaws.

      Already looking forward to meeting her. :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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