All the Series I am Currently Reading at the Moment

I constantly have series on the go! One of my big challenges every year is to make sure I read at least the next book in all the series I had ongoing. This was down to the fact that ages ago I was reading the Heroes of Olympus series and never picked the series up after Mark of Athena due to always reading new books I found interesting. I then made it my mission to always keep on top of my series!

I am currently reading 14 series. Some of these I have just started like the Wheel of Time series and others I am super close to finishing like the Winternight Trilogy!

So let’s go!

  • Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Re-read)
  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • Number of books: 5
  • Date started: Aug 2019
  • Next book: The Titan’s Curse (#3)

Plot for Book 1: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

So this series is actually a re-read for me as I read this about 5 years ago but I made the decision last year to read all of Rick Riordan’s work. So, I wanted to start with where it all began. Thankfully, this series is just a good as I remembered it so I am looking forward to reading the next book. I hope to read it later this year.

You can read my reviews here:

  • Series: The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
  • Author: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Number of books: 21 (On-going series)
  • Date started: June 2019
  • Next book: Morality for Beautiful Girls (#3)

Plot for Book 1: Precious Ramotswe has only just set up shop as Botswana’s No.1 (and only) lady detective when she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. However, the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witch doctors.

I never expected to read a series like this but I saw these books constantly on my trips to the charity shops so I finally decided to give it a go and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It’s not a literary masterpiece but it is good fun and I love the main protagonist, Mma Ramotswe! I plan on reading the 3rd book early next year.

You can read my reviews here:

  • Series: New Hercule Poirot Mysteries
  • Author: Sophie Hannah
  • Number of books: 4 (On-going series)
  • Date started: Feb 2019
  • Next book: The Mystery of Three Quarters (#3)

Plot for Book 1: Hercule Poirot’s quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered.  She is terrified – but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim…

I was very apprehensive going into this series as the Hercule Poirot series holds a very special place in my heart but Hannah pulled through! The first book was enjoyable but the second book was on a whole other level! So good!

You can read my reviews here:

  • Series: Wheel of Time
  • Author: Robert Jordan
  • Number of books: 15
  • Date started: Sept 2019
  • Next book: The Dragon Reborn (#3)

Plot for Book 1: The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. When The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs-a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts- five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.

This was a series I saw promoted all over BookTube and I was always intrigued but also insanely intimidated by this series. It’s so long not just in terms of number of books but all in terms of size! Hundreds of pages with names to remember! But ultimately decided to give it a go and it was the best thing I did! That being said, I still have to recap the previous books and I know I’m going to miss important stuff but I’m just happy to be here. If you do plan to read the series I recommend listening to the Wheel Weaves podcast alongside the book as it helps you catch things you may have missed. It’s spoiler free too!

The next book in this series is a priority read for the beginning of 2021.

You can read my review here:

  • Series: The Books of Babel
  • Author: Josiah Bancroft
  • Number of books: 4
  • Date started: March 2018
  • Next book: The Fall of Babel (#4)

Plot for Book 1: The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel in the world. Immense as a mountain, the ancient Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. It is a world of geniuses and tyrants, of airships and steam engines, of unusual animals and mysterious machines. Soon after arriving for his honeymoon at the Tower, the mild-mannered headmaster of a small village school, Thomas Senlin, gets separated from his wife, Marya, in the overwhelming swarm of tourists, residents, and miscreants. Senlin is determined to find Marya, but to do so he’ll have to navigate madhouses, ballrooms, and burlesque theaters. He must survive betrayal, assassins, and the long guns of a flying fortress. But if he hopes to find his wife, he will have to do more than just endure.

If you have been following my blog for some time then you will know this is my favourite series of all time! I don’t think anything will match this series for me! I am truly heartbroken but also excited as the final book will be coming out next year! I am going pre-order it and everything! I don’t what I will do with myself when this series finishes!

You can read my reviews here (I only have reviews for the last 2 books):

  • Series: Hercule Poirot
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Number of books: 45 (Not counting the individual short stories or additional novellas)
  • Date started: Nov 2018
  • Next book: Peril at End House #8

Plot for Book 1: A refugee of the Great War, Poirot is settling in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactress, 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. All of them have secrets they are desperate to keep, but none can outwit Poirot as he navigates the ingenious red herrings and plot twists that earned Agatha Christie her well-deserved reputation as the queen of mystery.

A series, which I have mentioned previously, has a special place in my heart. I was first introduced to this show through the Death on the Nile movie that came out in the 70’s and I then watched the ITV Poirot show which is AMAZING and finally braved the books a couple of years ago! Poirot is an amazing character and Christie’s mind is impeccable for murder mysteries. I plan on reading the next book in October for my ONTD challenge.

You can read my reviews here (I have only reviewed a small number of books for various reasons):

  • Series: The Fetch Phillip Archives
  • Author: Luke Arnold
  • Number of books: 2 (On-going series)
  • Date started: Jan 2020
  • Next book: Dead Man in a Ditch (#2)

Plot for Book 1: Welcome to Sunder City. The magic is gone but the monsters remain. I’m Fetch Phillips, just like it says on the window. There are a few things you should know before you hire me:
1. Sobriety costs extra.
2. My services are confidential.
3. I don’t work for humans.
It’s nothing personal—I’m human myself. But after what happened, to the magic, it’s not the humans who need my help.

So this is what I expected Storm Front by Jim Butcher to be like! This was so much fun and such a great debut! The world was really new and I found myself really like Fetch Phillips as a character! Normally, I stay away from those kinds of characters as they don’t appeal to me but I really enjoyed it. I am super excited to see what the next book has in store and I plan on reading it next month!

You can find my review here >>>

  • Series: Discworld
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Number of books: 41
  • Date started: Oct 2018
  • Next book: Guards, Guards! (#8)

Plot for Book 1 (Not the cover pictured above): Twoflower is the Discworld’s first tourist, he’s exceptionally naive and about to get himself into an array of dangerous and fantastical situations on his travels. And if that didn’t sound fateful enough, it’s the spectacularly inept wizard, Rincewind who is charged with safely chaperoning Twoflower and his Luggage (a walking suitcase that has half a mind of its own and a homicidal attitude to anything threatening) during his visit. Safe to say chaos ensues…

This series has been hit and miss for me as I went against what everyone said and decided read the series via publication order instead of just reading a sub-series that everyone recommends. I have decided to change my approach and try to read in publication order but if I see the next book and I just know it isn’t going to work for me or other people have said it’s his weakest work I will leave that on the back burner and move onto the next one. These books are standalones so you can do that easily! I plan on reading the next book sometime next year!

You can read my reviews here (I have only reviewed a small number of books for various reasons):

  • Series: Detective Kosuke Kindaichi
  • Author: Seishi Yokomizo
  • Number of books: 34
  • Date started: May 2020
  • Next book: The Inugami Curse (The 6th book in the series but the 2nd book translated)

Plot for Book 1: In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching festivities, there is also a worrying rumour – it seems a sinister masked man has been asking questions around the village. Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi household are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music. Death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house. Soon, amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is on the scene to investigate what will become a legendary murder case, but can this scruffy sleuth solve a seemingly impossible crime?

I need all the books from this series. Goodreads is saying that 34 books were published in this series but the English publishers are saying 77 either way … I want them all!!! This book blew my mind!

You can read the review here >>>

  • Series: Gentlemen Bastards
  • Author: Scott Lynch
  • Number of books: 4 (On-going series)
  • Date started: July 2020
  • Next book: Red Seas Under Read Skies (#2)

Plot for Book 1: An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying.

This first book was a re-read as I had read it a couple of years ago and got bored so I DNFed it. I am so glad I picked it back up! Very smartly done but I am apprehensive as I have heard that one of the book I can’t remember if it’s the second or the third but one of them is meant to not be that great. Hopefully I will enjoy it nonetheless.

You can read the review here >>>

  • Series: Mistborn
  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Number of books: 3
  • Date started: July 2019
  • Next book: The Hero of Ages (#3)

Plot for Book 1: Where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. Criminal mastermind Kelsier teaches Allomancy, the magic of metals, to another Mistborn, urchin Vin 16. The unlikely heroine is distracted by rich Venture heir Elend. Can Kelsier’s thieving crew take on the tyrant Lord Ruler and bring back colour to their world?

I mean words cannot describe how great this series is! This was a similar situation to the Wheel of Time in the fact that I was super intimidated by this series but yet again I fell in love! I am not looking forward to finishing this trilogy at all! I will probably re-read the series once I have finished it as it’s that good. I will be moving on to this trilogies sequel the Wax and Wayne trilogy afterwards though I heard it doesn’t hold up as well as Mistborn does! Still super excited!

You can read my review here:

  • Series: Miss Dimont Mysteries
  • Author: T.P. Fielden
  • Number of books: 4 (On-going series)
  • Date started: Sept 2018
  • Next book: A Quarter Past Dead (#3)

Plot for Book 1: Gerald Hennessey – silver screen star and much-loved heart-throb – never quite makes it to Temple Regis, the quaint Devonshire seaside town on the English Riviera. Murdered on the 4.30 from Paddington, the loss of this great man throws Temple Regis’ community into disarray. Not least Miss Judy Dimont –corkscrewed hair reporter for the local rag, The Riviera Express. Investigating Gerald’s death, she’s quickly called to the scene of a second murder – setting off on her trusty moped, Herbert, she finds Arthur Shrimsley in an apparent suicide on the clifftops above the town beach. Miss Dimont must prevail – for why was a man like Gerald coming to Temple Regis anyway? And what is the connection between him and Arthur? And just how will she get the answers she wants whilst under the watchful and mocking eyes of her infamously cantankerous Editor, Rudyard Rhys?

This was a series I picked up after receiving a book for free at work. I was interested straight away by the cover and the setting. I love a good historical murder mystery. I ended up actually enjoying it a lot and found it to be a fun read to shake up my reading after a lot of epic fantasies!

You can read my review of the second book, Resort to Murder, here >>>

  • Series: The Winternight Trilogy
  • Author: Katherine Arden
  • Number of books: 3
  • Date started: Sept 2018
  • Next book: Winter of the Witch (#3)

Plot for Book 1 (Not the book pictured above): At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

This was a series I didn’t think I would finish. While enjoyed the first book I wasn’t blown away by it, it was fine. But I decided to persevere with the second book and I was blown away! It was amazing! It will be a shame to finish this trilogy but I hope I enjoyed the last book as much as I did the second one! I will be reading the last book in this trilogy next month!

You can read the review for the second book, the Girl in the Tower, here >>>

  • Series: Fullmetal Alchemist: Omnibus
  • Author: Hiromu Arakawa
  • Number of volumes: 9
  • Date started: Aug 2019
  • Next volume: #3 (#7,8,9)

Plot for Volume 1: In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical “”auto-mail”” limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother’s bodies…the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.

I found this mange through the TV show. I fell in love with the show and needed another fix of this great storyline so I decided to venture into the world of manga for the first time. It took some getting used to but I found that I really enjoyed it. The show is definitely a faithful adaptation! I plan to read the next volume later this year!

You can read my review for the first volume here >>>

5 thoughts on “All the Series I am Currently Reading at the Moment

  1. | One of my big challenges every year is to make sure I read at least the next book in all the series I had ongoing.
    Oh wow, that’s so reasonable, why have I never thought of that. I might need a new spreadsheet. I’m SO BAD at finishing series, always distracted by the next shiny thing.

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  2. […] All the Series I am Currently Reading at the Moment #1 is the first post I plan on doing every August where I just talk about the book series on my on-going list. I try every year to read at least one book from every single series I have spinning and there are a lot. This is a really fun post as these series really excite me and you may find a series you have never heard of before here! […]

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