Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

Alright guys, this was actually a pretty hard one. Mostly because I had to resist the temptation to include all the series I LIKE that don’t have other books released yet and screaming about how those authors and publishers have to work FASTER. 😛 BUT! I think I managed to actually stay on topic…

1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

I know, this is CRAZY, right? I mean, it’s NARNIA. To be fair, I read the first through fourth books. However, there was something about the fifth and sixth books that I just couldn’t get into, so I never read them. Somehow I’ve never been bothered by not knowing how it all ends.

2. Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

Honestly, I thought these were quite funny when I started reading them. And for a while I thought there was actual tension in the whole love triangle thing. But after, what, nineteen books? I’m officially bored with the whole thing. Actually, though I did make it into the teens, I honestly forget at which book I stopped reading. Sixteen, maybe? Sadly, these just got way too old for me to care.

3. Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson

It is honestly almost impossible for me to coherently explain how sick and angry The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo made me. It’s A LOT. I CANNOT believe that multiple people recommended this to a sixteen year old girl, which is when I ended up reading it. I had honest to goodness nightmares afterwards. I certainly will not ever be reading the other books or seeing the movies.

4. The Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris d’Lacey

Honestly, I didn’t stop reading this because I didn’t like them. I loved these books as a kid. I guess I just stopped reading because I grew out of them. My brother read the whole series though, and is still reading them, so he gives me the synopsis on what’s happened.

5. The Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo

Another series I never stopped liking, but just grew out of. Honestly, I’m still rather curious about how these all turned out. Anybody out there want to help me out?

6. Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

This series I refused to finish. Honestly, I should have known something was up when the fourth book was just SO BAD. I made it through Max and tortured my way through Fang, but I just couldn’t get myself to pick up Angel. I heard some things about the final book, and now I’m so glad I stopped reading when I did. (Frickin’ Dylan.)

7. House of Night series by PC and Kristin Cast

Oh dear Lord these books. They weren’t spectacular to begin with, and they just got worse and worse. After I don’t even remember how many books, I just gave up. They weren’t worth the money I was spending on them, and my library didn’t have them, and I didn’t care to go looking for them anyways.

8. Graceling Realm books by Kristin Cashore

So, technically this isn’t REALLY a series, but they’re still connected books. Either way, I’ve only ever read Graceling. Honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t read the other two. I wasn’t too excited about Fire because it didn’t seem to have the same characters, and by the time Bitterblue came around I’d moved onto other books. If I could I totally would read them, though. It’s just not a MUST HAVE for me.

9. The Demon’s Lexicon trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan

Several people I know and love are probably screaming at the top of their lungs right now. I don’t think I’ve ever outright admitted this before. However, breathe easy–I didn’t quit after the first book because I didn’t like it! I stopped reading because the library didn’t have the others, and honestly I never realized it was a trilogy at all until a little while ago. I’m working on getting around to the others when my TBR pile is even halfway manageable.

10. Matched trilogy by Ally Condie

Okay, so I know that the final book in this series isn’t out yet, but this is me wishing I’d never read Crossed and just stopped at Matched. I put so much faith in Matched because I thought it had potential (Review HERE). Yet, Crossed betrayed me is ways I’d never thought possible (Review HERE). I’ll wiki the ending, but I think I’ve already got it figured out.

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished

  1. The series isn’t finished yet, but I am not caught up on Morganville Vampires. Which is strange, because I tear through them….and yet I’m two or three books behind now. Maybe because it looked like there was a a major change to the world-rules after Bite Club, and I didn’t feel up to the catchup?

    Totally agree with House of Night. It’s book crack: so awful but you can’t stop reading it. Well….I guess I stopped reading it. And agreed again on MaxRide. It was…the worse ending to a series I have ever read, and that doesn’t even consider all the crap that came in the middle. I really want to pretend that series ended after Book Three.

    Just so you know…there is one cross-over character from Graceling to Fire. And Bitterblue has tons of cross-overs, but you need to read Fire first…Plus, Fire is kind of extraordinary in its own right. I beg you, give it another shot.

  2. Yes so much to #10. And I tried to read Bitterblue but haven’t gotten into it yet. The Stephanie Plum series does sound fun but yeah, 19 books is too much.

  3. I love the Narnia series, but there are a couple that I didn’t enjoy. Not sure which books you mean by the 5th and 6th (there are SO many different orders to read them!) but there are some that are just more boring than the others. Fire is my favorite of the Graceling series; I kind of loved that we got to know different characters, but I did miss Katsa and Po. Bitterblue was just kind of eh. And Matched was good… Crossed? Not so much. I’m giving Reached the benefit of the doubt! Great list!

  4. I wasn’t all that taken with Graceling either. I’ve heard Fire is better. I also haven’t picked Crossed up yet so I won’t expect too much there. I also couldn’t manage to make it through the second of the House of Night books.

    You have an awesome list!

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