I’ll be honest, trying to narrow my list down to 5 was super challenging. Apparently I have A LOT of series that I’m interested in and I had a lot of fun combing through my TBR. Top 5 Tuesday was originally created by by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and now is hosted by the lovely Meeghan over at Meeghan Reads.
Discworld by Terry Pratchett
Genre: Fantasy, Humor
Number of Books: 41
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, a naïve tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet…
I’ve heard so many good things about both the series and the author. I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t gotten to this yet! I do now own book one so I am planning on starting it sometime this year.
Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie
Number of Books: 47
A refugee of the Great War, Poirot is settling in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactor, the elderly Emily Inglethorp. When Emily is poisoned and the authorities are baffled, Poirot puts his prodigious sleuthing skills to work. Suspects are plentiful, including the victim’s much younger husband, her resentful stepsons, her longtime hired companion, a young family friend working as a nurse, and a London specialist on poisons who just happens to be visiting the nearby village.
Based on my experience reading And Then There Were None, I feel like this series would be perfect for when I want something relaxing yet still fun and exciting to read. Something that would put the cozy in cozy mysteries.
Dune by Frank Herbert
Genre: Sci-fi, Space Opera
Number of Books: 8
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for…
When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.
I’ve been wanting to get to this series for soooo long. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t yet. Now that I have physical copies of them on my shelf, I’m hoping to get to them sooner rather than later.
The Band by Nicholas Eames
Number of Books: 3
Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best — the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.
Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk – or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay’s door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.
It’s time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.
I’ve heard a lot about this series and almost all of it good. I received a copy of the 1st book during a Secret Santa exchanged so I definitely plan on getting to this series ASAP.
Wayfarers by Becky Chambers
Number of Books: 4
Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.
Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.