Hey, fellow readers and friends! It’s another day of bookworm fun with Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s topic is a fun one, so let’s
have a look see. That Artsy Reader Girl June 26 topic: Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish (Submitted by A Book and a Cup)
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So this topic needs to be spun a little bit differently to fit my particular reading habits. The more suitable prompt or guiding suggestion would be Series I Haven’t Started and Don’t Plan To. You see, I have a lot of series on my shelf that once upon a time I was genuinely interested in. But as it does, time passes, life changes us and we grow up and away from certain likes or dislikes.
This is the place I’m finding myself in while making this list. You see, it’s not that I think most of these books would be bad reads or ill written, it’s just that they no longer suit my reading preferences. With that said, today’s list is broken into two parts. Part one is series I have given up on (but never started). Then part two looks at the series I still want to finish.
Also, I feel like I’ve curated a list previously that mirrors this one exactly, and I apologize for the repetition. Still… I’d love to know about the books that fit into this category for you! With that said, let’s take a look-see at the books.
Series I Have Given Up On (and Feel OK About)
1: Grace Medical by Candace Calvert | At one time, this series and anything by Candace was high up on my excited-to-read TBR. I’m not sure why or when it slipped, but I think I’ve decided medical stories – even those that are fiction, aren’t really good for me right now. That said, my mom read many of these, and liked them, so while I think I too would find them good reads, I’ve simply decided to forgo this series. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Landry Park by Bethany Hagen | If memory serves me, I really did like this book. But years pass, and since I still haven’t picked up book two, I feel like at this point, I won’t. Also, this one maybe doesn’t count since it’s really only a duo! Book 1 on Amazon | Book 2 on Amazon | Goodreads
3: Heroes of Quantico by Irene Hannon | Anyone who’s read this blog for a while or has kept up on the authors I like will find
this addition surprising. In fact I’m surprised I added it to this category. You see, Irene’s suspense novels are always on my favorites lists. But with all of the newer series she’s releasing and a kind of weary feeling of not wanting to go back to author’s backlists, I’ve kind of given up on adding this series to me “read” shelf.
4: The Giver by Lois Lowry | Lots of readers love this series but while it was good, I don’t remember feeling particularly attached to The Giver. Though this may be because I read it at a rapid pace, and over the busyness of a holiday.
5 & 6: A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | If you watched my recent bookshelf reorganization
video, you may remember I mentioned I unhauled Sarah’s Throne of Glass series. Prior to this, I’d already decided her ACOTAR just wasn’t for me (I really wanted it to be). The more I read about TOG, and the more books that were announced,
plus the continued page-count of each new book, and they no longer held the appeal they once did.
2 Series I Haven’t Given Up On (But Habitually Forget About)
1: The Selection by Kiera Cass | Imperfect though this series can me (and frustrated though I do get with America), I still love
these books. They’re my “unwind” kind of novels. I still have to read The One and then the spin off duo Kiera wrote later on.
2: Gifting Series by K.E. Ganshert | I read The Gifting way (way) back when, and if memory serves me, I found it really good. It’s a unique dystopian series that I’d like to continue on with. Only trouble is, at this point I’d likely best re-read book one!
How did you spin this week’s topic? Did you feature series you’ve given up on or did you take a slightly different approach? Have you read any of these? Am I giving up on any of these too soon? Share all of your bookish thoughts down in the comments.
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