Twelve (well 14) Series I Want to Read in 2021


With 2021 just around the corner (and how did that happen?) it’s time to look ahead to what I want to read next year. There’s a lot of books on that list – old and new – so I am breaking it down over a few posts, starting with this one: Twelve (or Fourteen) Fantasy series that I want to read in 2021. My plan is to read one of the twelve series for each month of the year, with those that are expecting a 2021 release planned for later in the year (marked with a *). I haven’t set a particular order that I will read these in, although I intend to start with Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series.

The other two series on the list are separate, because these are ones that I am going to tackle across the year just because the size of them and those series are:

The other series I intend to read in 2021 in no particular order are:

The Worldbreaker Saga

Kameron Hurley


The First Law Trilogy

Joe Abercrombie


The Green Bone Saga

Fonda Lee*


The Moontide Quartet

David Hair


The Empire of Dust

Anna Smith Spark


The Lot Lands

Jonathan French*


The Broken Earth Trilogy

N. K. Jemisin


The Faithful and the Fallen

John Gwynne


The Dragon’s Legacy

Deborah A. Wolf


War for the Rose Throne

Peter McLean*


A Chorus of Dragons*

Jenn Lyons


The Kingkiller Chronicles

Patrick Rothfuss


What series are you planning on reading next year? Which of these would you recommend I read first? Any you love… or hate?


5 thoughts on “Twelve (well 14) Series I Want to Read in 2021

  1. Some great choices! The Wheel of Time, Malazan Book of the Fallen, The Worldbreaker Saga, and A Chorus of Dragons are all fantastic, and I’ve quote enjoyed the first 2 books of The Dragon’s Legacy (I need to get to #3 ASAP).

    N. K. Jemisin is on my TBR as well, but for her Inheritance Trilogy.


    1. Rowena Andrews

      Thank you! I’m excited for all of them – quite a few are ones that have been sat on my shelf for far too long, and others I have the first book and just need to get started. I intend to read all of N.K. Jemisin’s books at some point, but I own the first book of this one so that’s where I’m starting lol.


  2. Rin @ The Thirteenth Shelf

    Read Fonda Lee’s books please! Kameron Hurley’s Mirror Empire is on my TBR, although I may wait until you finish it first and see what you think!

    I’m curious to see what you think about Patrick Rothfuss. I honestly can’t say why I liked it, because his critics are 100% right. Still, it’s a wildly popular series. I finished the first book, but I honestly haven’t decided about starting the second, since it’s 100% clear to me he has no intention of finishing the series, and The Wise Man’s Fear will be the last book. I don’t like reading stories that have no ending 😦


    1. Rowena Andrews

      Haha, I will be but more towards the release date for the 3rd book. I’m looking forward to the Mirror Empire, I’ve had the first book on my shelf for far too long.

      Rothfuss is one I’ve long been curious about because he’s always talked about, and I’ve heard very good things about his prose. I live in hope and faith that when the time is right for him, he will release the third book and again this was a series that has been sat on my shelf staring at me for far too long.


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