It’s another Sunday! I feel like currently the only post I’m writing on a regular basis is the Six for Sunday prompt of the week so thanks Steph for giving us some great prompts to get stuck into! We’re still focusing on all the amazing series that are out there, and today is all about those we’ve not quite got to yet!
Series I Can’t Wait To Read
Series I can’t wait to read, there are so many great sounding series out there that I’ve not got to yet. I even have a Goodreads shelf full so I don’t forget! Some I already have the first book sitting on my shelf waiting on me picking it up, others I’m more nervous to commit myself to as there are already so many published books in the series. Sometimes it’s just easier to get in early doors! I’ve picked out six books that are the first in their respective series but there are many many more I could have picked!
Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author.
Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.
One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering’ – crossing over from the page into real life.
With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.
I have the first two of this series sitting waiting for me to get around to reading them. I already have the third book on pre-order so I should probably try and get to them before September!
State Of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
Sorrow – for that is all she brings us.
A people laid low by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…
By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.
By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood. But one ghost won’t stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she’s willing to go to win…
Firstly sorry Steph for having not read this yet! I know the Sorrow series is only a duology but that still counts right? It sounds incredible, unfortunately so do many many other books! I am going to aim to get to this in June though! Bonus mention to The Sin Eaters Daughter as I still have to read that trilogy too!
High-rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson
The detective duo everyone is dying to meet!
Summer in London is hot, the hottest on record, and there’s been a murder in THE TRI: the high-rise home to resident know-it-alls, Nik and Norva. Who better to solve the case? Armed with curiosity, home-turf knowledge and unlimited time – until the end of the summer holidays anyway.
The first whodunnit in a new mystery series by Sharna Jackson.
I have heard nothing but good things about this book. As the second in the series is already out I should really pick up the copy on my shelf before it becomes another series that runs away from me!
The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie
A brand new series from Booktuber Lucy Powrie – about what happens when you give up on trying to fit in and let your weird out! It’s time to join The Paper & Hearts Society …
Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn’t want to go to parties – in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.
It’s like she hasn’t found her people …
Then Tabby joins a club that promises to celebrate books. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING – especially when making new friends brings out an AWKWARD BUZZING feeling all over her body.
But Olivia, Cassie, Henry and Ed have something that makes Tabby come back. Maybe it’s the Austen-themed fancy-dress parties, or Ed’s fluffy cat Mrs Simpkins, or could it be Henry himself …
Can Tabby let her weird out AND live THE BEST BOOKISH LIFE POSSIBLE?
This just sounds like such a cute read and I’m not entirely sure why I’ve not read it yet. In fact I’ve got two copies of this currently, one I bought and one that came in a book box, so there’s really no excuse for me not reading it! I might have to make this a lockdown read
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
Raven Black begins on New Year’s Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go
This is one of those series I’m about apprehensive to start, as there are already eight books in the series. I love the TV series based on the books and I own the first five as I bought them ages ago as a set from The Book People so there’s really no reason for me not to start them…. I just haven’t…
See Them Run by Marion Todd
In a famous Scottish town, someone is bent on murder – but why?
On the night of a wedding celebration, one guest meets a grisly end when he’s killed in a hit-and-run. A card bearing the number ‘5’ has been placed on the victim’s chest. DI Clare Mackay, who recently moved from Glasgow to join the St Andrews force, leads the investigation. The following night another victim is struck down and a number ‘4’ card is at the scene. Clare and her team realise they’re against the clock to find a killer stalking the streets of the picturesque Scottish town and bent on carrying out three more murders.
To prevent further deaths, the police have to uncover the link between the victims. But those involved have a lot more at stake than first meets the eye. If Clare wants to solve the case she must face her own past and discover the deepest secrets of the victims – and the killer.
I love Scottish Crime Fiction and this series is set in St Andrews, a town I spent a fair amount of time in while I was studying over the water in Dundee. This is a relatively new series so I’m not too far behind yet at least!
Bonus mentions to A Study In Charlotte, Cold Granite, Contagion, All Rights Reserved, La Belle Sauvage, Cadaver & Queen, The Fandom, The Extinction Trials, Eve Of Man, A Pinch Of Magic, A Curse So Dark And Lonely, The Highland Falcon Thief and The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club all of which sound like amazing starts to yet more series I need to read!
They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!