Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve yet to finish

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Finished Series I’ve yet to Finish. 

I am actually not much of a series reader, despite the fact that almost every YA novel published these days seems to require a contract for a trilogy. Sometimes an excellently written stand-alone novel is much better than a series of average novels. However, there are a few series that I really enjoy and keep up with (the Dresden Files is probably my favorite), some ongoing series that I’m behind on (still haven’t finished Dance with Dragons or anything beyond book 5 in the Outlander books) and then there’s others that have already concluded, but I still haven’t finished. Of those there’s a few that I know I’ll probably try to continue, though I’m not in quite as much a hurry to get through them.

So here is my list of Top Ten Finished Series I have Yet to Finish:

1. Discworld

I only started reading the Discworld novels over the summer, but I already love them. Terry Pratchett was definitely one of a kind. I’m only about five books in, so I still have a long way to go, but I’m really looking forward to reading through the entire series. I only wish I had given them a chance much sooner.

2. Sword of Truth

I guess technically this series isn’t finished, but according to Wikipedia the next book will likely be the last and I’m nowhere near finished with this series. (I’ve only read the first two books at this point.) I might finish it someday, but to be honest it’s not high on my reading priority list. While I like Richard and Kahlan, these books are really slow reads for me; it took forever just to read through the first two books, and there are many books much higher on my list than this series.

3. Fables

The final volume of this graphic novel series came out over the summer, I believe, but I’m still on volume 3. I really like them so far, so I’ll definitely be reading this one through to the end. This is another one that I wish I had discovered much sooner.

4. The Millenium Novels (Lisbeth Salander)

I’m not sure if I even count the latest release as part of the series, I’m skeptical of books published posthumously. However, I still need to finish the third book of the original trilogy anyway. I loved the first two books, but they are very dense novels that require a lot of time and focus to read (at least for me) and I just haven’t had the chance yet.

5. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle)

Every time I try to read these books I get stuck after the second one. I started Brisinger this time, but still haven’t finished it (in fact, I think I’m less than a hundred pages in and I haven’t looked at it in months). I own all four books, so I do intend to read them all someday. I just don’t know what my mental block is about.

6. Sandman

I love Neil Gaiman, and I love these graphic novels. However, I am reading through them very slowly for some unknown reason. I still have about 4-5 volumes of the original series to finish.

7. The Mortal Instruments

This one may be surprising to some, as I am a really big fan of Cassandra Clare’s books. And I love The Mortal Instrument books – at least, I loved the first three. However, City of Glass ended so well (which is rare for third books in a YA series) that I really believed it was the end of the series, and I was actually disappointed when I realized she was continuing it. Then books four and five weren’t terrible, but they weren’t nearly as good as the original three and now I’m just having a really hard time finishing City of Heavenly Fire. I’m about halfway through it, and have been for well over a year now. I also haven’t read The Bane Chronicles yet, but I’m much more excited about that book.

8. Hush, Hush

I liked this one, but just never got a chance to read the rest of the series among all the other books in my TBR pile. I’m sure I will someday, because I’m curious about what happens next. However, very few YA series do not let me down by the third book, so I’m always hesitant to continue even when I really like the first one.

9. Fallen

Fallen had a beautiful cover, and I couldn’t resist reading it based on that alone. I actually enjoyed the first book, but then got distracted and never had a chance to read the rest of the series.This is another one that I’m now hesitant to try and finish based solely on how disappointed I often am with a YA series.

10. The Mazerunner

I’m going to be honest and admit that I had an ARC of The Mazerunner on my TBR pile for a very long time, and didn’t have a whole lot of interest in reading it until I heard Dylan O’Brien was going to be in the movie. O’Brien is one of my favorite young actors (who I’m sure will be around long after Teen Wolf), so I finally decided I had to read the book before the movie came out. I liked this book, it was a lot more interesting than I had anticipated. And I have all the others in the series, I think, I just haven’t found time to read them (even though I really wanted to read The Scorch Trials before that movie came out).

So there’s my list. What finished series have you fallen behind on?

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve yet to finish

    Bex said:
    September 9, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    The Millennium Trilogy is on my list but it didn’t make my top ten but honestly I’m most intrigued by Fables! I hadn’t heard of it until I started seeing it in a couple lists yesterday now I think I’m obsessed! Lol.

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    Autumn said:
    September 9, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I never finished the Millenium series either. I read the first two and then the hype died down and I never finished. I also haven’t finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bones series even though I loved it.

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      CJ Dawn responded:
      September 10, 2015 at 7:51 am

      I really want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I’ve heard so many good things about it.

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    Lauren @ Always Me said:
    September 8, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Discworld is fantastic – I’ve read a few, but I need to read more. 🙂

    Check out my TTT.

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    Elizabeth said:
    September 8, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    I’ve been meaning to read Fables for AGES – I promised my otspsecretsister that I would get to them asap after I finished my October audition haha! I’m a bit scared to read the Sandman novels – like I really want to but I just get nightmares so easily!

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      CJ Dawn responded:
      September 9, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Sandman definitely has a lot of material for nightmares, but it’s so well-written. I love it.

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    Darren said:
    September 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    We’re matching a couple of series that we’ve yet to finish. You’ve got so many treats left in the Discworld!

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    Veronika said:
    September 8, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I wish I’ve never picked up the last three books in The Mortal Instruments series. The first three novels were mindblowingly good but the next three… very underwhelming. I basically had to force myself through City of Heavenly Fire and I had tons of problems with the novel. Hush Hush went downhill after the second book, I’m not sure if only for me or the series got worse in general but I definitely wasn’t a fan of the last two books. Wasn’t even that interested to see how everyone would turn out.
    Great list. 🙂
    My TTT

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      CJ Dawn responded:
      September 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      At this point I pretty much only plan to finish City of Heavenly Fire so that I know what happens before the next series starts. Aside from that, I agree with you. I loved the first three books so much, and then was just so disappointed with the rest. The worst part is, I saw it coming. I had a feeling that would be the case the minute I found out there were going to be more.

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    Carrie said:
    September 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I haven’t read any of these yet but Eragon has been on my radar for a while. Interesting about the second book. My TTT

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      CJ Dawn responded:
      September 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      It’s really strange because I enjoyed the first two books, so I really don’t know why I an’t get past the second one. I guess there’s just too many other books I’m more interested in.

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    buffywnabe said:
    September 8, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I forgot to list the Hush Hush series, I do have one more of those to read. I actually really liked the last book in the Mortal Instruments series, thought it made up for 4 and 5.
    Check out my Top 10

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      CJ Dawn responded:
      September 9, 2015 at 7:37 am

      If it can make up for 4 and 5 then that’s encouraging. I’ll have to try to finish it soon.

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    Paula, The Geeky Shopaholic said:
    September 8, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I started Sword of Truth but I couldn’t get past the first book. I found the villain to be really annoying. And I totally agree on Dylan O’Brien. He is such a fun actor to watch.

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      CJ Dawn responded:
      September 8, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Have you seen The Internship? That’s probably my favorite Dylan O’Brien role apart from Teen Wolf.

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        Paula said:
        September 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

        No, but I’ll check it out since he’s in it. 🙂

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    Alison Doherty said:
    September 8, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I haven’t finished The Mazerunner books or the Inheritance cycle either. Might get to Mazerunner, but probably won’t be picking up the other ones any time soon.

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