Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ten Series I Have YET to Finish

I'm not much of a series reader. I'm just not. I feel perfectly happy to read the first book of a series (or even, to be completely honest, any book in the series...third...ninth...last) and stop.

It would be easier for me to make a Top Ten list of series I HAVE finished. Let's see: There's Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings...and...and...well, that may be it.

So there are lots and lots of series I have not finished.

Here are a few of them:

Percy Jackson




Discworld




Anne of Green Gables





A Series of Unfortunate Events






Twilight




Oz



Song of Fire and Ice



Magic Tree House




Outlander




Narnia






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31 comments:

  1. I'm not much of a series reader either. Really can you write 7 books I really want to read telling the same story? Not often. Which is why I don't like starting series particularly. But I have to read the first one first.

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    1. Yes, I agree...same story, second verse.

      But I'm not one for order either....

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  2. Nice! Haven't read these series! Hope you can finish them soon!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I second Percy Jackson & A Series of Unfortunate Events, though they didn't actually make my list. Every list I see reminds me of even more series' I still have to finish reading. It's kind of scary how behind I am!

    My Top Ten!

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  4. Great list! I need to finish a bunch of the series you listed as well, like A Series of Unfortunate Events! I love Lemony Snicket's books! I haven't read any Percy Jackson, but I keep hearing great things! Happy reading! :)
    My TTT:
    http://thenovelorange.com/the-finish-line/

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  5. Discworld! So true!!! It's hard to know where to leave one and pick up on the next!

    My TTT

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  6. And I'd like to get started on a few of those, especially the Discworld books.

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  7. I especially like your Magic Tree House series, that could have easily gone on my list too, although I like to think we put a dent in the list a little. I added Rick Riordan's books and Narnia on my list too.

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  8. Some good book series on your list this week! I haven't finished Percy Jackson either, so you're not alone with that one! The Song of Fire and Ice series has been sat on my shelf so long unread that I actually lent it to a friend so that they would actually get read! And I totally forgot about Narnia, but I'm stuck somewhere in the middle of that one too! Great list :)

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  9. I LOVE that you have Magic Tree House on your list! I completely forgot about them. There's so many that I doubt I've read them all either!

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  10. I highly recommend finishing the A Series of Unfortunate Events series, because it really is magnificent - that being said I've been aiming to do a re-read for about five years and still haven't gotten around to it...

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  11. Harry Potter and twilight!! What!? Lol I still need to read Narnia.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I have to finish the Chronicles of Narnia and Percy Jackson too. Great list!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Okay, I hear you about not rehashing the same story, but if any of those completely do NOT fit that mold, it'd be Outlander. That book is not rewritten once. Its long and busy, but it's really a solid series. Narnia is also different with each book...new characters, new time periods, changes constantly. I recommend finishing that one too!!

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  14. Okay, I hear you about not rehashing the same story, but if any of those completely do NOT fit that mold, it'd be Outlander. That book is not rewritten once. Its long and busy, but it's really a solid series. Narnia is also different with each book...new characters, new time periods, changes constantly. I recommend finishing that one too!!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this! I may change my mind and finish some of these.

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  15. I like a good series but only if the story can progress throughout the books. Anne is one of my favorites but Anne of Ingleside is pretty rocky. I really want to read Percy Jackson and I enjoyed Series of Unfortunate Events when my kids were reading them but I'm not sure I ever finished the series.

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  16. I would love to pick up the Anne of Green Gables series soon! I never read them as a child. I get what you're saying about storylines that drag out too long just to extend the series. There's nothing wrong with telling a complete story in one novel!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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  17. Percy Jackson is an amazing series, it's definitely worth finishing. I liked A Series of Unfortunate Events but I think in that series, you can definitely pick and choose and there are some books that are better than others. I never finished Narnia either.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/top-ten-tuesday-21/

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  18. oh you MUST finish Green Gables and Narnia - they are both so worth the read. You can skip Twilight ;) My TTT

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  19. Oh, I haven't finished Outlander yet either. Some of these are pretty long series, so you're very much forgiven for not finishing them!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  20. Series of Unfortunate Events was such a wild ride! I can't wait for the show to come out on Netflix :)
    Narnia and Percy Jackson have both made ours, so hopefully we BOTH get to finish those eventually!

    Lillie @LittleLillieReads

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  21. I think series speak more to us as children. From the ages of ten to eighteen, I read and reread Anne of Green Gables and was so pleased when a few more books were available after the movie. I just wanted to spend more time in that world. Now, I get irritated when a series goes beyond five books!

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  22. I hope to actually start A Song of Ice and Fire one of these days! I'm sure I would enjoy it based on what I've heard. The size of the books in the series intimidates me a little, especially when I have so many other books I want to read at the same time. I think I'm also kinda worried that I might end up "stranded" in the middle of a book (a strange place where I have this urge to finish a book I've started, even when I'm not necessarily enjoying it, just for the sake of completion).

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  23. I would recommend finishing Anne of Green Gables series, as the story is lovely and it's so much fun to follow her growing up.

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  24. I finished Twlight (yes, I know) and Narnia. I got up to book 7 in Unfortunate, that's all I could take. I want to finish the Mortal Instruments series as well as the Anita Blake and BDB series.

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  25. When one looks at the sheer volume of some of the series is it any wonder we can't finish them? Good luck chipping away at your list! I officially forgot to add Anne of Green Gables. Sigh. It is probably the only series I ACTUALLY care if I don't finish. Must do something about that.

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  26. Hey I gave Anne of Green Gables a shot as well! But didn't get through all of them either!

    - Jacinta @ Laura Plus Books

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  27. I think it's totally understandable to have not finished the Discworld series - it is pretty mammoth!

    I'm terrible when it comes to reading series, especially if I'm waiting for the next one to be released. I've come to learn that reading a series in it's entirety works for me.

    All Things Bookish – Jade Louise

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  28. Well done to have read Lord of the Rings. I haven't read them yet, but I adored all the movies! Narnia is a must read. You have to be able to recommend them to the children who come to your library!! Life-changing stuff.

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  29. Haha, now I feel a lot better now I've read all your unfinished series - of course, I have to admit there's a few on here that i've never finished and that, ahem, are not on my list! Drat!!!
    Lynn :D

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