Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished



It would be easier for me to list the series I have finished!

Here's a crazy thing about me:
I only read the first book in a series!

Until I finally caved in a few years ago,
I'd never read past the first book in the Harry Potter series!

I'm not a series reader.

Here, then, are some of the many series I haven't finished.
(And, remember, don't be a hater. It's not nice.)


You'll be off to de-friend me now, I imagine,
but I barely made it through the first book.



There is some controversy as to whether this book is book one.
That aside, I've always intended on reading the other books, 
but I've never gotten around to it.



I question whether this is a real series anyway,
as the other Gone With the Wind books are by different authors.
I remain firm on this one: I'll never read a GWTW sequel.



I tried. I really did. 
I was off to the public library the next day
after I finished Wrinkle when I was ten.
The magic was not there for me, though,
and I returned it, sadly, unread.



Still undecided on continuing this series.
Loved book one,
but it was a tremendous investment of time.



I finally read book one a few years ago,
and that's it for me.
Nothing compels me to read any further.



I immediately put this on my list of of Best Reads Ever,
when I finally got around to reading it some years ago,
but I didn't read on.
I always have a fear that sequels won't live up to the original.
That often happens.



Another It-Can't-Get-Better-Than-This read.



I read this just so I could recommend it to children at my school library.
I've read a couple more in Spanish,
to challenge myself, but that's it.



I've heard the sequels were a little disappointing.
Who wants to read for ten hours if the book
is disappointing?!


I could go on and on.
How about you?
Am I the only one out there who doesn't read to the end of series?



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44 comments:

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

Little women was boring but book #2 is much better (actually it's the best in the series!) You should give it a shot :)


Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Quixotic Magpie said...

I read all of Twilight, but I didn't like any of them! I think I just read them to finish - but I really did not like the series at all. Lol.

Heather Topham Wood said...

Thanks for stopping by my TTT! I liked Twilight but just couldn't stand the last book! Makes me think I should have quit the series earlier on. Great list!

Emily G said...

A lot of these books I didn't even know were part of series lol

Jennifer said...

I almost never read series or sequels - who has time? Plus, I tend to get bored or annoyed that the story hasn't just ENDED ALREADY. I never finished Harry Potter. I never started Twilight. I tried but didn't make it through even the first Eragon. I rarely read the really popular stuff anyways - as I tell the kids, I don't need to read it, you will tell me all about it! (again, and again, and again)

Tami said...

Bonus points to you that you actually finished ONE book in the Twilight series. That'S half a book farther than I made it.
Totally agree on GWTW and Little Women - some books just need to be left alone..
However, I did become obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and read them all as fast as I could go.

Great list.

Tami said...

Bonus points to you that you actually finished ONE book in the Twilight series. That'S half a book farther than I made it.
Totally agree on GWTW and Little Women - some books just need to be left alone..
However, I did become obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and read them all as fast as I could go.

Great list.

DeniseF said...

I agree with you about the Song of Ice and Fire books. I have only read the first book. I loved it but it took soo long to read that it's hard to convince myself to jump to the next one right away.

thecheapreader said...

I'm still trying to finish The Chronicles of Narnia and Anne of Green Gables. Glad I'm not alone! :)

Alison at The Cheap Reader

BookBelle said...

I read the Twilight series with my nose plugged because of the vampire and werewolf smells. I loved Anne through and through and All of of the Little Women book are worth reading. Other than that, I do not finish most series that I start either.

Hillary said...

I am horrible about reading all the books in a series. You should remedy that but I just get distracted.

Carmen B. said...

Can't say much about the English children's book because I haven't read them (I read German&Swiss kids books). I didn't even know there were sequels to Gone With the Wind! I liked the Other Eragon books. I liked Twilight back when I read it in 2007; I wanted New Moon and Eclipse immediately. Not so fond of them anymore, and I barely made it through Breaking Dawn. As soon as I realized Bella was pregnant I wanted to throw it across the room.
I find it hard not to read on past the first book. Even if I didn't really like it I still sort of need to know what happens next...
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

Vasilly said...

The books after Anne of Green Gables are awesome! I know what you mean about A Wrinkle in Time. I think my problem is that I didn't read it until I was an adult.

Loni said...

Hahaha! I knew you only read the first book in a series, I encourage you to read the rest of the Narnia series though. Each book has its own different story. I've really enjoyed reading them.

Exina Art said...

I love series. Reading a new book of a series is like coming home, or meeting an old friend again. Naturally, there are weaker books even in my favorite series. It's okay.
I'm not surprised that you haven't finished the series above, although Inheritence is pretty good - for me. I've read only one book of Anne, and I hardly remember anything of it. :(

strivingcynic.com said...

funny...I hadn't even thought of some of those as series..like Little Women, which I've read! And, as I said in my post, I'm not even planning on *starting* Twighlight.

Zo said...

Hey, I didn't even *start* Twilight. I didn't think about Little Women as being part of a series..but I never read past that one either.

Ashley G. said...

I actually did read a sequel to Gone with the Wind, Scarlett. It was written by a different author but I did enjoy it. I liked it because I just couldn't cope with the ending of Gone with the Wind. Scarlett and Rhett just had to be together! lol.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

I don't blame you for Twilight. I wish it was a stand alone, really. It could definitely be fine by itself. Oh well. And I want to try the Game of Thrones books but you're right - huge time investment! Wah. Thanks!

LBC said...

I'm not much of a series reader either. It would be hard for me to list 10 that I have finished. I read a lot of series books when I was a kid, but in series so large I can't imagine that there are many people who have finished them: Nancy Drew, Babysitter's Club, Boxcar Children, and on and on.

Cassie S. said...

I read Anne of Green Gables when I was in elementary school but I never knew it was a series back then. I will have to look into re-reading it and reading the whole series. Because I do know that I enjoyed the book back then. It has always been in my mind and one of my favorite books. I will have to see how the series is and if I still enjoy the book so many years later.

I won't de-friend you for not enjoying Twilight, it's not everyone's cup of tea. I know I am a fan of it, even though I can see where a lot of people are coming from who disliked it. It is still the first book that got me back into reading, so it will always remain special to me.

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini was on my list as well. Each book takes me like 2 weeks to finish... And I am just not willing to make that kind of commitment to the last book in the series yet, even though I have owned it since it came out....

Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. =D

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Interesting! Thanks.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It's amazing how many books we read just 'cause we feel like we gotta.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Twilight was another book I read because of peer pressure. You know, "You call yourself a librarian, and you haven't read Twilight!" That kind of harassment. You'd be astonished at how common it is.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It's better not to know, sometimes.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Agree. Agree. And, yes, thanks, for providing a ready comeback.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I don't know if you should give me points or take them away.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Still waiting for someone to convince me that it's worth it.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm happy to see all the other readers who aren't on the Series Bandwagon either.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Too many good books.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wish I knew more about good German and Swiss kids' books.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I read it the first time when I was a child, but I wasn't a big series reader then either.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

As there are several Narnia books on the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read list, I will probably read more of that series. Thank you for the encouragement.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Good for you. Stay strong.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

My mom loved it.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Game of Thrones is worth it, I think. At least the first book.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Not sure why, but kids who read series become great readers early on. Quantity more important than quality, maybe?

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Any book that gets you back into reading!

Helène Ouwehand said...

Sometimes I'm surprised when someone doesn't like a book or a series, especially when I absolutely loved it. But not everyone can love the same book! It would be weird if we did! So no hate from my side :) Thanks for stopping by my post!

Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

I don't think I could ever just read the 1st book only! I haven't met anyone like you even in my libraries. Interesting indeed! Thanks for stopping by Libby Blog!
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Louise said...

I actively don't like book series. My interest can rarely be held over multiple books. Even if I really love the first book. Like Girl with the Dragon Tatoo or The Hunger Games. I really enjoyed that, but never picked up the second books. I have absolutely no interest in Twilight, although it is a 1001! Can you believe it? So I will have to read it at some stage....

Ryan said...

There is no shame in disliking Twilight. It's a terrible book. If I was to urge you to continue any of those series (and I'm not a series reader either) it would be Game of Thrones. Book One is not even close to the best book in the series.

Space Station Mir said...

I know it's hard to believe, but I actually like some of the later Anne and Little Women books better than the first one. I can all but guarantee that you won't be disappointed with those. As for Twilight, you got further than I did, and while I like the later books in the Narnia and Wrinkle in Time series, they're not absoltely necessary.