TTT: The SEQUELS I HAVE TO READ this year ft. Wishful thinking.

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Well.. If you know me and my monthly reading challenges, you might know I dedicate each September to catching up on sequels. That pretty much shows how awful I am at them. I keep procrastinating, keep picking up other books, starting other series. I don’t know why; I just do!

In any case.. You could say I have a huge list of sequels to catch up on. I’m only counting the books I actually own in this post – and even then, I’m narrowing it down to only ten because there’s way more than that. Twenty-one to be exact.. Ugh..

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So, let’s take a look at those “Sequels I’m Hopefully Reading This Year” and.. ignoring the actual topic of today, since the books I planned on reading in 2018 but didn’t get to are all on my January Jam Jar TBR.

All covers link back to Goodreads if you feel like checking them out!

Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #3)The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)The Monster Of Selkirk Book 3: The Machines of ThedaThe Monster of Selkirk Book 4: The Intrigues of Arcadia

I’m still beating myself up over not having read Escaping from Houdini yet. Or The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy for that matter. But, the ones I feel most guilty about – I can’t help it! – are the next installments in The Monster of Selkirk-series! I’ll keep shouting about these books – that’s for sure – but I should actually make sure I’ve read them all, right? Especially since the fifth installment is on its way to me so I should.. yeah..

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3)Consort of Pain (The Witch's Consorts #3)Consort of Fire (The Witch's Consorts #4)Consort of Light (The Witch's Consorts #5)

Then we have these. They all fit together, right? Funny how that happened – I didn’t even do it on purpose! I’m going to reread all other Shadowhunter-books before picking up Queen of Air and Darkness. Or at least, that’s the plan at this point. Let’s hope I’m actually able to pull it off!
I’m also hoping to finish Eva Chase’s reverse harem-series this year. I own all the books and I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any of her other books until I read these so..

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3)Still Me

To switch things up a bit, there are also some books that aren’t fantasy sequels I’d like to pick up this year. Continuing Jenny Han’s trilogy is highest on that list, without a doubt! I absolutely flew through To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, so I’m looking forward to continuing Lara Jean’s story! And, of course Still Me. I wonder if I’ll end up crying as much as I did with Me Before You

Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)Archenemies (Renegades, #2)

Last but not least, I’m hoping to read these. Doctor Sleep is one I’m only half looking forward to, but that’s mainly due to my fear of getting freaked out. The Shining‘s animal bushes are still haunting me.. Although I’m glad we moved and don’t have any neighbors with animal bushes in their yards right now – yay! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Days of Blood & Starlight as well. I really loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone but the second installment? Struggled with it!
As for Archenemies.. That one’s actually next on my TBR since I pulled it out of my jar last week so hopefully I’ll be able to tick this one off the list soon!

Those are ten series I’d love to catch up on / finish this year!
What are some of the series you’re still in the middle of?
Or are you dreaming of starting a new series?

Feel free to leave a link to your TTT so I can check it out!

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55 thoughts on “TTT: The SEQUELS I HAVE TO READ this year ft. Wishful thinking.

  1. I just picked up a copy of The Gentlemen’s Guide yesterday! I’m hoping I don’t end up in the same sequel trouble D: Although I’ve heard that The Lady’s Guide follows a different character… is it a true sequel, or more of a spinoff?

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    1. As far as I know, it’s more of a sequel. Basically it’s like.. You have three characters – Monty, Felicity and Percy. The Gentleman’s Guide is Monty’s story, The Lady’s Guide is Felicity’s story.

      Haven’t read it yet, so I’m not sure if I’d describe it as a sequel or spin-off but I feel like it’d be more of a sequel since it is set AFTER Monty’s story?

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    2. Okay, that’s good to know. I’m not opposed to reading a book series. I didn’t know if I should expect a cliffhanger though. Now THAT is something I try to avoid. I’m too weak for cliffhangers unless I can snatch the sequel right away.

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    3. If I could grab the book and check, I’d be sure to tell you but right now I can only *think* there isn’t a cliffhanger. :’)
      I absolutely dread cliffhangers but I can’t stop myself from reading books that have them anyway. <_<

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    1. Ooh you should totally read them! I flew through the first one. The only reason I haven’t continued them yet, is because my monthly challenge doesn’t allow me. And next month’s doesn’t either, but I might just ignore that little fact, haha.
      I’m really hoping to finish my two current reads before Saturday so I can get started on Archenemies!

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  2. I used to be so good about sequels too… There was a time where I wouldn’t even start a series unless I was in it to read the whole series as soon as the books came out. Then it turned into “Well, I started this series so I should finish it.” Now it’s “Oh. I did read the first book in this series… Oops?” So here’s hoping you can tackle your back log (for completely unselfish reasons, obviously). I haven’t read any of these books, though I do own “Gentleman’s Guide” and just haven’t read it yet. So, at least there’s that?

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    1. Ha, same! I would have a list of the sequels I needed to get from the library or buy so I could finish up on the series I started and now.. I’m pretty sure I forgot half the ones I ever started and never finished? [Not yours though! Wouldn’t dare!]
      Haha, another series to start then! I’m hoping to like the sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide way more than I did the first book. Didn’t really like the main character in that one. Happens, I guess. 😀

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  3. I have a spread in my bullet journal for series that I have in going and I have 39!! I also need to finish the last two books in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. I need to read Doctor Sleep as well. I started that one last year but I was in a reading slump so I didn’t get very far. I also need to read the last 2 books in the Me Before You trilogy.

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    1. I read 1 Stephen King book every month with Janel as part of a Stephen King read-a-long so I need to figure out when I can fit in another one so I can read Doctor Sleep.

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  4. Your post title is cracking me up, mainly because I can totally relate. I haven’t started any of these series, but about half of them are on my TBR. Good luck getting them read!

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  5. I’m also the worst at keeping up with series and reading sequels, too haha you’re not alone! I hope you’ll keep on going with the Lara Jean series, the second wasn’t my favorite but I loved the last one ❤

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  6. I NEED to read The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Dr. Sleep is also one that calls my attention. Hope you get to read all these!

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  7. There are so many books to read and not enough time! I still need to read Hunting Prince Dracula, so of course I can’t read Escaping Houdini yet. I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper so I really need to make time to continue the series. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I couldn’t agree more. I felt so lost in Prague and everything when reading DOSAB and then it all went down the drain. I’m really keeping my fingers crossed for the third book but I have this weird feeling it’ll disappoint me as well. :/

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  8. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy is so much fun, I think enjoyed it even more than the first book because of its focus on friendship, so I definitely recommend that one!

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  9. I really must get onto Lady’s Guide, I read a couple chapters and it didn’t grip me, so I put it down because nothing worse than forcing yourself through a book when you’re not in the mood.

    I need to read the second book in Tara Sim’s Timekeeper books, as I loved the first one, bought Chainbreaker and haven’t got around to reading it yet, now the third book is out or will be out soon, eek! I just worry that the writer won’t do the relationship justice in the sequel, when I really love a couple, I’m like ‘please don’t ruin them!’

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    1. That’s definitely true! Historical fiction isn’t a genre I usually read, so if it doesn’t grab me from the start, I’ll probably put it aside for a bit as well.

      I feel you! In a way, I’m always, always scared to pick up a sequel because “what if this or that happens or something happens to that one character” and aargh. It’s always risky, haha!

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    2. I really wanted to read it because Felicity’s meant to be ace which is amazing because I hardly see ace rep, although there were a few books in the last year or so which’ve been working to rectify that. but sometimes I think when you’re desperate for representation, when you get a book that caters to you, there’s the problem of being SUPER picky because ‘well, this doesn’t match MY experience’, lol. so it’s a case of it’s not the book, it’s me!

      exactly! if it’s the protagonist you love, then 99% of the time, you’re safe in that they’re almost guaranteed to get out alive (with some rare exceptions and oh MY, the outrage). anyone else, though, you’re playing with fire! and when it’s an OTP, usually authors don’t know what to do once they’re together and just inflict contrived drama and unnecessary obstacles to keep it ‘interesting’. I hope that’s not the case, but I’m still wary…

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    3. True! I’ve heard the same thing back when the book was just released. I don’t think I ever read anything with ace rep before? Haven’t been actively looking for it either though – totally should look into that some day.
      Ha, that’s true! Sometimes it’s also hard to “see” a certain rep if you’re not all too familiar with it. Or at least I’ve noticed my struggling with it once in a while. :’)

      Ugh, so true! I truly live for books where there already ARE relationships that don’t have drama in them. :’) But those are.. rare? non-existent? There always ends up being some kind of drama after all.

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