The Series I Want to Finish in 2023

I am a very bad series-finisher, my bookcases are full of half-completed series or ones I’ve never even started, and that is something I’m endeavouring to change in 2023. So here are some of the series I’m hoping to finish, or get up to date with, this year, I’ve included a lot of duologies for a bit of realism because this will be tricky for me, but I’m hoping I can change at my big adult age.

Hall of Smoke series by H. M. Long – I borrowed the first book of this series from my library and really enjoyed the story and the world it was told in. Hopefully, the rest of this series is picked up by my library, and they’ll all be just as good as the first one. I won’t be able to finish this series this year as the fourth book is coming out in 2024, but I’m going to try and keep up to date with it this year.

The Greenhollow duology by Emily Tesh – I loved the first book Silver in the Wood, which was one of my favourite books of 2022, and I’m pretty sure Drowned Country is going to be just as good. It’s a pretty short book too so there’s no excuse for me to not finish this this year.

The Wild Robot series by Peter Brown – Again, another fantastic read from 2022 which is so short that there should be no excuse for me not to get to the sequel this year. Plus, on goodreads there is a third book listed to coming out this summer, so I need to finish or catch up with this before I fall even further behind.

Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce – My very kind friend sent me this entire series in a book exchange we did earlier this year because they are some of their favourite books from childhood. My friend has excellent taste. I loved the first book when I read it in early 2022, it was so much fun and I’m looking forward to seeing where the rest of the series goes.

The Celestial Kingdom duology by Sue Lynn Tan – if you haven’t read Daughter of the Moon Goddess yet you absolutely should. It was one of my anticipated 2022 releases and it really lived up to the hype, it is a perfect read for those looking to move on from YA fantasy but are terrified of the absolute monster-sized adult fantasies that are out there. I didn’t get a chance to read the sequel, Heart of the Sun Warrior, at the end of 2022 so it needs to be done this year.

These Violent Delights duology and part of the Secret Shanghai world built by Chloe Gong – I’ve had the two books in this duology sitting on my shelf and collecting dust for a little too long now. So, I think it’s time to finally pick them up and so what everyone’s raving about.

Shades of Magic series by V. E, Schwab – Despite loving the first book in this series, I just never got round to picking the next two up and that just no longer feels good. I really want to read this over the summer when I can dedicate some time to fantasy series as Schwab has announced she has a spin-off series for this coming out in late 2023.

The Legendborn series by Tracy Deonn – I know, I know, it’s kind of criminal to have not read this yet when everyone and their cat seems to love it. I have both published books now so it’s really time to get my act together and read it. It’s just the tiny font terrifies me.

Xenogenesis series by Octavia E. Butler – Look, if you’re not reading Butler in 2023, I don’t really know what to tell you, because you absolutely should be. The hype is worth it with this author, and I am growing into being more of a sci-fi girl, so this has to be read this year (plus look at the pretty cover!!!)

All Our Hidden Gifts series by Caroline O’Donoghue – With the third book coming out this year it’s time to do this one. I had serious FOMO when everyone was reading and raving this series, and I just never got round to picking it up, so I’m really looking forward to dedicating some time to it this year.

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