Hello fellow bookworm! Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if your new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Series I Won’t Be Finishing. I decided to mix this up a bit and do a few series I haven’t started yet, but really want to read. (PS. I know this isn’t this weeks topic, but I missed it a few weeks ago so I wanted to give it a go!)
Series I Won’t Be Finishing
The Shaw Confessions by Michelle Hodkin
I really enjoyed the Mara Dyer trilogy, and I was super excited to move onto the new companion series, but I was quite disappointed. The story line continues on from where we left off in the previous series, but it felt very disjointed and confusing compared to the Mara Dyer books.
The Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith
I love crime books, and the way the storylines were structured in both The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm was great, however, they are not fast paced thrillers, and that is one thing I really like when I read them. The chapters in these were too longer and there was sometimes a bit too much detail for my liking in a crime story.
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas
The first book was great! The second book took me ages to get through. It seemed like it was a bridge book between the first which was all about world building and character development, and the third which I’m assuming is a big war of some kind (as with many fantasy stories). I stopped after ACOMAF because I found the story and the characters increasingly boring.
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
I have done with this series what I know a lot of other readers have done as well… stopped after the first three books. It felt like the best place to stop, the storyline came to a close, and the rest of the books seemed to continue with new characters. I was happy with where I decided to finish this series.
Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard
The premise of the first book seemed very ‘same-y’ compared to other fantasy novels, and I started to get very confused towards the end as to what was actually happening. I felt no desire to continue.
Series I Want To Start
The Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
I have heard AMAZING things about this duology, and I even have the first book on my shelf, but after my major reading slump caused by lack of interest in fantasy, I am yet to be motivated enough to pick it up.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Confession: I bought this book because it was pretty! Yes, I even spent extra money to get the hardback edition for the gorgeous dust jacket because I’m a designer go weak at the knees for good cover design! However, the synopsis and actual layout of the book does sound very interesting, so I am excited to see where this one takes me…
The Passenger Series by Alexandra Bracken
Like the Six of Crows duology, I have heard great things about these books, and have Passenger on my shelf right now if I wanted to read it… but I’m a mood reader and my bookworm senses are just not calling me to it right now.
The Shade of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab
This is exactly the same as Six of Crows and Passenger… on my shelf, just not feeling it (but I most definitely will be reading it!)
To All The Boys I Loved Before Series by Jenny Han
I love YA romance! Any soppy love story I am all for, especially when I’m looking for something quick I can whizz through, but fall in love with the characters at the same time. This is definitely a book I am in the mood for right now, if only it was on my bookshelf…
That’s it for today’s post! I’d love to know your thought on any of the series I’ve mentioned today, and whether it’s worth my finishing/picking up these series! Also, please feel free to leave a link to your Tuesday lists!
Until next time…