Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the link to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.
This week the topic is: Book series we are yet to finish.
Hooboy. There are so many of them. This has got to be the easiest topic ever.
- The Uglies set of books by Scott Westerfield: I liked the premise of the first book very much, and I do intend to go and read all the other books in the series. Just, you know, not in the mood for it right away.
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis: This is pretty shameful. I read the first three books in the series, and then have just never been compelled enough to go further.
- The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness: I read A Discovery of Witches couple of months back, and while I liked that book ok, I don’t feel upto another couple of chunksters right now.
- The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon: I loved Outlander, but in my mind, it stands so good as a standalone story that I never felt the need to read more. I may change my mind someday, but again the size of the remaining 7! of these chunksters is super-intimidating for me.
- The Maddaddam trilogy by Margaret Atwood: I liked Oryx and Crake very much, but again, it works so well as a standalone story that I don’t feel compelled to read the other two books. It doesn’t help when I see reviews saying that the characters in the sequels are not the same as those in Oryx and Crake.
- Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich: There are so many books in this series, y’all, and they are all so similar when it comes to the story. I think I’ve come up to the 11th or 12th book, but frankly I’ve lost count. What I do know is that I haven’t read all the books.
- Discworld by Terry Pratchett: Just too many different books and characters. While I have loved every book I read, I never seem to figure out the order in the series and so end up skipping these.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: Read the first book, loved it tremendously and then didn’t bother getting to the end.
- The Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb: Again, read the first book, yet to get to the others.
- The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss: Ditto, read the first book and then stopped.
- House of Night by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast: Read the first six books in the series and then lost my way. I shouldn’t have because even though they were quite badly written in places, it was pretty addicting. But yeah, I stopped at the sixth book and then got distracted by another new and shiny series, I guess.
And yeah, I have eleven on my top ten list, and I would have so much more if I counted really carefully 😀 . I never realized till I did this meme just how distracted I have got. I used to be the person who always finished a series, but of late, I just don’t have the patience. I would much prefer if many of these trilogies were just written as one fat book. I hate the waiting for the next book to come out setup, it only serves to make me forget about the series rather than waiting eagerly in anticipation.
What series books have you embarked on and then dropped out?