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Today’s topic was: Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. Technically adding this series to the list is kind of cheating because I’m actually reading it at the moment. As in I only started it on Saturday (that’s just been) and I’m devouring book two right now! But technically I haven’t finished it either, so meh, it’s the first one on the list 🙂 Sarah J Mass is my current obsession and I’m reading everything she has out as fast as I possibly can right now!
The Winners Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. Another technical series added to the list. The reason I haven’t finished this series is simply because the final book in the series doesn’t come out to March 1, 2016! Which is SOOOOOOOOOOO long away still! This series killed me the way the second book was left!
Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I read the first book, then watched the first season of the TV series and said I’d do the same with book two and three etc, etc, and it just never happened. There are particular characters in this series that I don’t like and because Martin writes each chapter from a different characters perspective I really struggled to read parts of the first book. Like really struggled. I just didn’t care about them. It’s also a HUGE book that takes a lot of work and I just don’t have time for that kind of investment right now… I do own the entire series though.
The Lavender Keeper and The French Promise by Fiona McIntosh. Technically I don’t know about a name for this series, but the books follow on from each other. Not that I knew that at the time of reading… you see I devoured and fell in love with the characters in the French Promise without having read the Lavender Keeper first. I still have read the first book, but it doesn’t change how much I love Fiona McIntosh’s work ( I desperately want to do one of her masterclasses one day!)
Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchette. There’s a particular passage in Finnikin of the Rock that moved me so much that I re-read it at least 20 times. I still think of it constantly. And yet for some reason, mostly due to fear that the rest of the series might not live up to it’s brilliance – though this is THE MELINA MARCHETTA we are talking about here, so she’d do it easily – I’ve never read more than the first book in the series. This series is on my desperate READ NOW list… but I have yet to make progress with it!
The Chronicles of Kaya by Charlotte McConaghy. This is one of this years stand out books for me. I seriously can’t talk it up enough. And while I know book two in the series is available as an ebook and this available for me to read, I’m desperately hoping that Penguin Random House decide to put it out in print next year. I’m willing to wait for it in print right now… but not for too much longer!
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. I’ve read Divergent and loved it, had fantastic intentions to read book two and for some unknown reason it just hasn’t happened yet. People keep scaring me off book three. I do own them all though, so I guess I’ll finish one day.
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. I loved this series… at the beginning. Admittedly I came kind of late to the series and by the time I devoured the series there were already three books out. Like most of the YA loving populations I eagerly awaited each next book … but now I’m kind meh to the series. I haven’t read the most recent book in the series, simply because I feel like Clare has started to rehash some story lines and I no longer buy into the will they or won’t they story line. That said, this series has some amazing world building and I really love the characters, so who knows, one day I might finish.
Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. This is seriously one of the funniest series I’ve ever read. I didn’t start at the beginning – in fact my first book in this series was the Hogfather as I needed to read it for UNI back in the day. I instantly fell in love with his writing style and characters and just the nonsense that goes on his book. Since then I’ve sporadically read the series – still mostly out of order- and am still building my collection.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Not going to lie, I never got into this series. I just couldn’t make it past the third page. It might have had something to do with the writing (I know, don’t kill me!) or it might have had something to do with the fact that I’m a book seller and this book went crazy and so did the customers. I have never heard so many inappropriate stories in my life from strangers!
What books would make you top ten list for series that you haven’t yet finished yet?
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