Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey (Goodreads Group).

Today’s theme is Series You Want to Start Next Year

1. Unremembered by Jessica Brody (Book 1: Unremembered)

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Unremembered by Jessica Brody goodreads.com

I’ve not heard anything at all about this series, I’m not even sure where I heard about it. But the synopsis is intriguing, and seems right up my street.

Unremembered follows a sixteen-year-old girl who is the only survivor when a plane goes down over the Pacific Ocean. She is miraculously unharmed, but has no memories. She wasn’t on the passenger list and no trace of her can be found anywhere in the world.

2. Discworld by Terry Pratchett (Book 1: The Colour of Magic)

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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett goodreads.com

Terry Pratchett is a hugely popular fantasy and humor author. I’ve read Good Omens, his collaboration with Neil Gaiman (and loved it) but it’s definitely time to try out his solo work.

The Discworld series spans over 40 novels and follows various characters and storylines all set on Discworld, a world supported on the back of a giant turtle. There are many books within the series you can begin with, but I am opting for the first published with The Colour of Magic. This novel is a take on Role-Playing games, following an incompetent wizard and a naive tourist as the travel which each move being decided by the Gods which are playing a board game.

3. The Book of Deacon by Joseph R. Lallo (Book 1: The Book of Deacon)

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The Book of Deacon by Joseph R Lallo goodreads.com

I’ve read two of Joseph R Lallo’s novel before (The Other Eight and Free-Wrench) and loved them both. I’ve been wanting to try some more of his work, and decided to read his YA Fantasy series The Book of Deacon next.

Myranda is a young woman, orphaned by a long spanning war. Since she was a child she’s been on the move, just trying to stay alive. But chancing upon some priceless cargo takes her on an adventure which will take her towards her true potential.

4. Cormoran Strike by Robert Galbraith (Book 1: The Cuckoo’s Calling)

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith goodreads.com

I am a massive Harry Potter fan, but I’ve not yet ventured into J.K. Rowling’s other works. As a big fan of mystery novels, I’ve decided to start with the Cormoran Strike series, written under her Robert Galbraith pseudonym.

The series follows wounded war veteran turned private investigator Cormoran Strike. When a troubled model is killed after falling from a balcony, it is assumed she had commited suicide. However, her brother is determined to find the truth and calls in Strike to investigate.

5. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor (Book 1: Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor goodreads.com

I’ve heard so many good things about this series, it seems to be seriously popular with bloggers. So it’s definitely time for me to read it.

This novel follows Karou, raised partly in our world and partly ‘Elsewhere’. She is and art student in Prague, whicl also being the errand-girl to a montrous creature. As the doors to Elsewhere are closing Karou must choose between the safety of our world and the dangers of Elsewhere, which could hold the answers she has always sought.

What series are you hoping to start in 2016?

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