Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Yet to Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is invited to share their answers. If you’re interested, head on over to The Broke and the Bookish to take a peek at upcoming Top Ten Topics.

This week’s topic: Top Ten Series I’ve Yet to Finish

So many series, so little time. Since a couple series have done well, it seems impossible to find a standalone novel these days (and if you stop by regularly, you know I’m annoyed by this). Everyone wants in on the trilogy success…or something. There are several series I haven’t finished yet because the author hasn’t written the next one yet (I’m not including those), but there are also some I’ve just dropped due to lack of interest (or fear the author will never finish the series so why should I?!).

The Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin — I read the first two books and loved them, so what happened? Well, I waited too long to start the third because now I don’t remember what happened in the second. I’m slowly refreshing my memory via the reread.

The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie — I didn’t love Matched so I might never finish this series.

The Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray — I have no excuses here. I own the series, have read the first two, and the third is just sitting there waiting. I blame wedding planning.

The Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano — I thought Wither was a complete story and still don’t understand the need for a sequel. Another one I probably will not finish.

The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice — Interview with a Vampire is still one of my favorite books, but the rest of them I just lost interest. I think I read up through The Tale of the Body Thief...

The Alex Cross series by James Patterson — I read the first few in high school (I read quite a bit of Patterson’s novels in HS), but I lost interest. I mean, Alex Cross is kind of old, right?  I’ve read most of another Patterson series (Women’s Murder Club), but I haven’t read the latest and I probably won’t…the last one I read was awful.

The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl — Read the first one last year…I have the next two, I just got distracted by other books.

The Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn — Again, I have the series, but have been distracted by other books.

Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore — When I found out the next book after Graceling was a “prequel/companion”, I gave up on the series.

The Kent Family Chronicles by John Jakes — I read at least five of the books in this series, but eventually it became so formulaic I moved on to more interesting reads (sadly, I think this is around the time I attempted Lord of the Rings and dropped it after reading 1.5 of the books.)

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Yet to Finish”

  1. I’m behind on the Graceling trilogy and Caster Chronicles too, and just not sure when I will get to them. Totally understand why you stopped reading Matched too. The Song of Fire and Ice series sounds great – I’ll have to start those sometime.

  2. I think that with a series as long as Song of Ice and Fire, it is hard to read all the way through. I always want variety in my reading, so that gets me stuck in the middle of series a lot.

  3. I have a lot of the same books on my list. Same feelings about the Caster Chronicles. Liked the first one just never picked up the other ones. I had the same feelings as you on Matched. It was okayish but not enough to deal with the others. And yes! Wither was totally stand alone for me.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

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