Sequels I need to catch up on

Hi everyone! How are you doing? What’s the last book you bought? I still have some unread books on my shelves from my last shopping spree, but my fingers are itching to buy some more! And when I do, I’ll probably focus on the series I still need to finish. The amount of first-book-in-the-series novels on my shelves is Extremely. High. So I decided to make a list of all the sequels I want to read soon!

How did I go about this? First, I went through my Goodreads shelves and wrote down all the series I started but didn’t finish yet. Then, I added the book titles for all those sequels. This resulted in a grand total of 143 books (spread out over 74 series) I still need to read… *sobs*

The next step was sorting these series according to priorities, in other words: which ones do I want to read first? And which are the ones I don’t care about that much? If not all books in a series are published yet, I automatically gave that series the lowest priority. This way, I can focus on binge-ing books to cross them off my list. (I’m very strict here, if the series finale will be published next month, I’m still counting them as unfinished and therefore lowest priority)

PS: I’ve reviewed nearly all of the first installments of these series. Take a look at my overview of reviews if you want to know what I thought of them.

This is the resulting list of sequels in complete series:

PrioritySeriesAuthor# of Unread Books
Next shopping listAn Ember in the AshesSabaa Tahir2
Hollow CrownZoraida Córdova1
The Poppy WarR.F. Kuang2
The Broken EarthN.K. Jemisin2
Arc of a ScytheNeal Shusterman1
The Winternight TrilogyKatherine Arden2
The Merciful CrowMargaret Owen1
The Nevernight ChronicleJay Kristoff1
Must haveBone GraceKathryn Purdie1
Courting DarknessRobin LaFevers1
Serpent & DoveShelby Mahurin2
The BeholderAnna Bright1
Stalking Jack the RipperKerri Maniscalco2
CursebreakersBrigid Kemmerer2
King of ScarsLeigh Bardugo1
Want to know how it endsShades of MagicV. E. Schwab2
Woven in MoonlightIsabel Ibañez1
The Blood of StarsElizabeth Lim1
The Books of AmbhaTasha Suri1
The Storm CrowKalyn Josephson1
KingsbridgeKen Follett2
The Gilded WolvesRoshani Chokshi2
The Kiss QuotientHelen Hoang2
The Conqueror’s SagaKiersten White2
Flame in the MistRenée Ahdieh1
Strange the DreamerLaini Taylor1
IskariKristen Ciccarelli2
CaravalStephanie Garber2
If I find the timeShieldedKayLynn Flanders1
Sands of ArawiyaHafsah Faizal1
A River of Royal BloodAmanda Joy1
GumihoKat Cho1
Shadow PlayersHeidi Heilig2
SeafireNatalie C. Parker2
Sea WitchSarah Henning1
Shadow of the FoxJulie Kagawa2
Isles of Storm and SorrowBex Hogan2
Circle of ShadowsEvelyn Skye1
Master of CrowsGrace Draven1
The Smoke ThievesSally Green2
Stream RaidersSara Raasch1
MirageSomaiya Daud1
Sky in the DeepAdrienne Young1
Heart of ThornsBree Barton2
Red QueenVictoria Aveyard3
Rime ChroniclesMindee Arnett1
EmpiriumClaire Legrand2
Three Dark CrownsKendare Blake3
The Folk of the AirHolly Black2
EverlessSara Holland1
PassengerAlexandra Bracken1
The Great LibraryRachel Caine4
The Crimson EmpireAlex Marshall2
Blackthorn & GrimJuliet Marillier2
Not going to finish theseSomething Dark and HolyEmily A. Duncan2
The Confectioner ChroniclesClaire Luana2
MagisteriumHolly Black & Cassandra Clare4
The Hazel WoodMelissa Albert1
Hibiscus DaughterLana Popovic1

And these are the incomplete series:

Incomplete as of nowA Song of Ice and FireGeorge R.R. Martin
ShamanbornLori M. Lee
The BeautifulRenée Ahdieh
Veronica SpeedwellDeanna Raybourn
The WitchlandsSusan Dennard
Dark ShoresDanielle L. Jensen
The Aurora CycleAmie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
A Hundred Names for MagicRin Chupeco
Legacy of OrïshaTomi Adeyemi
Girls of Paper and FireNatasha Ngan
A Forgery of MagicMaya Motayne
SkywardBrandon Sanderson
The Bone SeasonSamantha Shannon
Gentleman BastardScott Lynch
Lady SherlockSherry Thomas

Whew! That’s quite an intimidating list, if you ask me. Let’s be honest, I probably won’t even finish half of these. Not with all the other amazing-sounding books on my TBR list! But a girl can dream, right?

Which series do you still need to finish? And do you prefer to read new books as they are published, or do you wait for the sequels before you dive in? Let me know in the comments below. Happy reading!

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