Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished (7)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:00 AM

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's where you post a Top Ten list following a bookish prompt. This week's Top Ten is:

Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished

1. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket - I deeply regret having not finished this series. I loved every book, and I have maybe three that I have yet to read. I just let too much time pass in between books and now I would have to read the whole series over from the beginning. I have to make time to read this series in its entirety. I even own all of the books. Nothing is stopping me but my procrastination. It's a fantastic series.
2. Pellinor by Alison Croggon - The Naming introduced me to a fantasy world I fell in love with. I loved learning about the world of Pellinor, and how one girl's destiny is revealed when she discovers her powerful gift. I have the second book, The Riddle, and I'm far from intimidated by the size of these books. Definitely finishing this series in the future!
3. House of Night by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast - I made it through maybe three of these before I gave up. I'm surprised I made it that far. I could not stand the protagonist Zoey. She was shallow, and she went from boy to boy and made the stupidest decisions. The characters were just so obnoxious, and, yeah, there were a lot of flaws. It was a struggle to finish even one of these books.
4. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones - I adored this book and the movie, but the book even more. The only excuse for why I have yet to read the other two books is that I own the third book and not the second book. Why? I have no idea. It is an enigma. I need to buy the sequel immediately.
5. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber - This series was my guilty pleasure during high school. I have a place in my heart for Raven and her Goth style. I secretly wanted to be Goth in high school, and had a few accessories but never enough. While this series is far from spectacular, they're fun, quick reads. And when I say quick, I would finish one of these books in two hours. I read fast, but yeah, these books are easy reads. Definitely entertaining and humorous, good feel books.
6. The Dark Materials by Philip Pullman - This one is unforgivable. While I didn't love The Golden Compass as much as everyone else (though I was distracted while reading it), I still enjoyed it. I own the whole series so I have every intention of finishing it soon.
7. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - I was not a huge fan of Beautiful Creatures so while I own Beautiful Darkness, I still have yet to read it. I didn't hate the first book, but the male narrator just didn't work for me. He didn't sound like a male, and I often forgot he was male and instead thought I was reading a female's POV. But I will eventually finish this series. And I'm stoked about the upcoming movie because the premise still rocks.
8. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - Hush, Hush was all fanservice. It was all fluff and almost nothing substantial. I was not a fan so I won't finish the series.
9. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater - Shiver was on sale or I decided to buy it in the spur of the moment. Years later, I still have a nasty taste in my mouth. I kept trying to like it, but it was difficult to even finish the book. No Linger or Forever for me.
10. Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris - Big fan of True Blood here. I think I got to maybe 8 or 9 in this series? I have almost the entire series sitting on my bookshelf, and it's so confusing figuring out the order and which ones I read. I love how fun this series is, but it does get a bit repetitive and the different books all start to blur into one another, none of them really standing out with unique plots. But there's plenty of juicy scenes and a different mystery to solve in each book.





As you can tell, I have so many books that are just sitting on my shelves. Some of them have been there for years, waiting to be read. Need to get on that.

What's your Top Ten?

Happy reading,

Courtney

11 comments:

  1. I feel bad for saying this but I didn't really enjoy His Dark Materials. There were parts I loved but not enough so I never finished it.

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    1. The first book definitely had its slow parts, but they're classics so I'll finish them. I just hope i enjoy it more the second time round.

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  2. I feel the same way about House of Night but I have (so far) read the entire series. I don't know why but I keep going back. I need to just give up. But I can't. I sound like an addict. HELP!

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    1. God, I don't even know how many are out now. I am the same way with some series. Once I've started, I feel like I'm committed.

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  3. I have the first book for Howl and I love the movie, but I haven't started the book yet. I have heard some mixed reviews on Wolves of Mercy Falls an I think I may get the first from the library before I think about buying them just to see what I think.

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    1. Yeah, I would say getting it from the library is a safe call. though i loved scorpio races. and howl is amazing!

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  4. I'm definitely going to be reading the His Dark Materials series soon, I read the first book years ago but never finished the series.

    My Top Ten

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    1. Same here. Don't know why I didn't read the others.

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  5. I tried House of Night too.
    I also forgot about the Series of Unfortunate Events - I enjoyed the first several, but never went back to read the rest.

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  6. I love the look of Howl's Moving Castle. I need to check that series out!

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  7. I really enjoyed The Series of Unfortunate Events but for some reason by the time I got to the end I found the writing to be a tad irritating.

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