Friday, 11 May 2018

50/50 Friday - Series on Your TBR You'll Keep/Get Rid Of

50/50 Friday is hosted at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books.

"What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favourite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know!"

This week's topic:
Series on Your TBR You'll Keep/Get Rid Of

I had to go a-trawling through Goodreads for this one because I am not an enthusiastic series reader so other than Terry Tyler's Project Renova series which I finished the first of a few days before writing this post, I struggled to think what else I might have on my TBR. It turns out that most of my TBR is standalones, but with three series that I Must complete and one that I am not quite sure why it was still on the list!

So Project Renova is one series to continue, the 1960s/1970s Sjowall and Wahloo ' Martin Beck' crime novels is another and, for this post, I've chosen to feature Karen Kincy's fantasy Shadows Of Asphodel series as my Series To Keep. There's only three books, the first of which, Shadows Of Asphodel, features one of my favourite book crushes Ever! Wendel who is a necromancer, but let's not hold that against him! The sequel, Storms Of Lazarus, has been on my TBR for far too long as I Forgot! Major oops! And now I discover a third book, Specters Of Nemesis, has been released while I wasn't paying attention.

For my Series To Get Rid Of, I am afraid it has to be Zoe Ferraris' Saudi Arabian crime series which starts with Finding Nouf / Night Of The Mi'raj. As crime novels go, I did enjoy reading this one, but while the story was entertaining, the book was riddled with factual inaccuracies which irritated me so I don't want to read any more.


You can see everyone else's 50/50 Friday posts at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books, and find out what next week's prompt will be.

8 comments:

  1. Problem is, I've culled as many books as I can and what I have in my house and on the ereader, I really want to read!

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    1. I envy your organisation! I've got books on my TBR that I doubt I'll ever actually buy, and some I can't even remember what attracted me to them in the first place!

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  2. Ugh, I have so many started/stopped series that I don't even know where to being. I probably have to start them all over again. This is why I don't like series :(

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    1. Same here! Plus I have an irritating habit of starting mid-series and spiralling out so time arc events get very confusing.

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  3. You have mostly standalones? That's really interesting! I have generally a good mix of both but a bit heavier on the series'. I always think that series' are a little easier to get rid of because they demand that much more of a time commitment. Shadows of Asphodel sounds really good! I haven't read a book with a necromancer in it for a good long while (it has to have been at least a good year and a half) so that'll definitely be added to my TBR :) Thanks for linking up, Stephanie!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. I lack serious series commitment!
      Hope you get to read Shadows Of Asphodel. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it until writing this post so big thank you for the reminder :-)

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  4. I read the first one of the Shadows of Asphodel and enjoyed it...but not enough to continue with the series. :/

    I like this feature!

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    1. It's fun to think about my books in a different light! I'm enjoying the weekly post prompts :-)

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