Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
The topic this week is: Top Ten Series that I Haven’t Finished Reading
I always try to finish a series if I’ve started it – and that’s a huge reason why I haven’t started reading a lot of series because one I start I feel compelled to finish them. It’s why I’m still reading the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon despite the fact I think they jumped the shark a few books ago…
Jumping a shark whilst still wearing a leather jacket? And that’s why I love Happy Days…
But generally I have finished most series that I start. Unless I’m waiting on a new instalment to be released.
I did manage to find ten series that I haven’t finished and I broke them down into a couple of categories:
Didn’t finish due to boredom:
Maybe it’s something to do with vampires but for some reason I can’t finish these series. The Vampire Diaries I started reading after I watched the show and I just couldn’t work out why they changed Elena’s appearance so much.. it was to the point where it frustrated me to read it. With the House of Night – I have the second book right here on my desk but it’s underneath… 38 other books that I plan to read before getting to Betrayed. And as for The Morganville Vampires? I read five and each one was just like the last. They’re good but I think I needed a break before I overdosed on the cliffhangers that seem to occur in every single book.
Didn’t finish due to feeling old..
- The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
These books make me feel about a hundred years old… I’m not sure what it is about them but I feel an elderly person who hates this new fangled thing called “Rock and/or Roll” when I read them. I may have been one of the few people in the world to have preferred the Percy Jackson film to the book… the book that I didn’t actually manage to get past the first few chapters of…
My eyes were bigger than my stomach…
- Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
- The Immortals, #1 by Alyson Noel
- Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
When I was little, I was a bit of an annoying child. When asked at meal time how hungry I was I would always say I was starving. By the time dinner got to the table I’d only have a few bites and then I’d be full. My imagination and eyes were so much bigger than my appetite…
These books are a bit like that because I have a bit of an addiction to buying boxed sets. I love them. They get to sit on my shelves and look all pretty making all my other books jealous thinking that I can’t wait to read them all and find a new favourite series! But then after they graduate to the shelves they just sit there and I never get around to reading them. The Immortals still has the plastic shrink-wrap on them that was there when I bought it. And well… I’m ashamed that I bought the first three Inheritance books just because the box is just so pretty!
Other assorted reasons:
- Anne of Green Gables by LM Mongromary – because I can’t imagine the story after Anne and Gilbert have children. As far as I’m concerned the last few books never existed
- Dexter by Jeff Lindsay* – because after the third book I had nightmares for a month regarding pottery kilns… I’m not sure I want to subject myself to that again
- Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane* – after trying to mentally translate the speech of those from the Downside in book one, I’m not quite up to doing it again in the future books.
* = these series are more adult and not exactly YA appropriate.