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.