Top Ten Tuesday: Getting Serious About Series

June 20, 2017     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Books I've Read, Reading

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. They totally rock, so check them out!

This week’s topic is Top Ten Series I Have Been Meaning to Start, But Haven’t — but I am going to do a little twist since I did a similar topic a few weeks ago. I am going to get Serious About Series and list five series I need to finish, and five that I will probably never touch again. So, without further adieu, and in no particular order…

Five Series I Need To Finish

The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
I have read 11 of the 14 books in this series, but I need to reread the entire thing. There is a lot of intricate worldbuilding and a lot of character arcs to keep straight in these books, so going longer than 6 months between is not recommended if you are like me and can’t remember anything.

The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
I have read 5 of the 8 books in this series. I really like them, but I have to be in the right mind-frame to tackle one, as they top out over 1000 pages.

The In Death Series by J.D. Robb
I have read 25 of the (currently) 46 novels in this series. There are also a handful of short stories and I have read some of those. These are what I call my candy books. They are a light and fun read that I can knock out in a day or two.

The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas
I have read 4 of the 7 planned novels in this series, but will need to reread them all. For some reason I didn’t jump on Empire of Storms when it came out last year.

The Sin du Jour Series by Matt Wallace
I have read 3 of the 6 planned novellas in this series and while they have some potentially triggering content, I am a big fan.

Five Series I Have No Intention of Finishing

The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfield
I read book 1 a while back, and really disliked the message it was sending to young girls. The only reason I would read the rest is if my niece decided she wanted to read them. So I could be informed and able to fight the whole “You have to be perfect” message it seemed to send.

The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin
In my early days of book blogging, I gave this book a scathing review, I hated it SO MUCH. Zero desire to finish out the series or to give it another chance, though the premise really intrigued me.

The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
I was not a fan of City of Bones, and I am not a fan of Clare as a person. I was gifted all of the books, so it is not completely off the table, but I would have to be really desperate, I think.

The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
I read book one before the movie was announced, and I was really unimpressed. I felt like it was a lot of telling instead of showing. And it was just… boring. So I will not be continuing with it.

The Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
I was super excited to read this one, because Tumblr had hyped it up so much. Except that it was a big let down. I found it to be so cliche. I adore Mafi as a person, and I want to read some of her other work, but Shatter Me just wasn’t for me.


What series are you currently in the middle of? What series are you dying to binge-read? What series did you start and just can’t bring yourself to bother to finish? Comment below, and link me up to your TTT!

Stay bookish, lovelies!

4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Getting Serious About Series

  1. I’m so stuck on The Great Hunt. I have all the books in the series, and have for several years now, and I haven’t read past where I was once I started buying beyond book 1. I will finish it. One day.

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