Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is a freebie. I decided to go with series I’ve started and haven’t finished yet. Usually when I find a series I love I read them all back to back. For whatever reason- these are series I enjoyed and still want to finish, but stalled on somehow.
Tensorate by J.Y. Yang – I enjoyed The Black Tides of Heaven, but I think the reason I stalled out on this series was that it felt complete as it was. I also wasn’t thrilled about the character featured in book two. Regardless, these aren’t a huge time commitment, and I’d still like to finish… Someday.
The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski – (Sorry- I can’t figure out how to link to the english version of the series.) So I will say- that while I haven’t been disappointed with the Witcher (I adore Geralt) it doesn’t quite live up to the masterpiece that is the game, which is why I think I haven’t continued.
The Grail Quest by Bernard Cornwell – I have no good reason for stalling on this series. I loved Thomas of Hookton and I love how the little easter eggs Cornwell left for it in Agincourt.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown – This is a series I never finished because the stupid bookstore didn’t have a copy on hand of Golden Son and had to order it. In the meantime I picked up three other books and never got back to it two weeks later when it finally came in.
The Queen’s Thief by Megan Whalen Turner – This series hasn’t been completed yet because I miss Eugenides. Everything about these stories is pretty simple, and without his POV it’s been difficult to get into the rest of the books.
The Dark Tower by Stephen King – Not even going to lie- The Gunslinger is just not very good. I’ve been told the series gets better, but it hasn’t helped me get to it any faster.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin – Yeah, yeah. I’ll get to them someday. Maybe when they are finished?!
Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff – I enjoy these stories because of the format (pictures, texts, wiki files) but that’s the only real appeal for me, which is why I haven’t been in any rush to read the third book.
The Bannerless Saga by Carrie Vaughn – Book one, Bannerless, was a rare five star read for me. I’m not sure why I never continued with The Wild Dead. I think it’s another case of book one being complete enough to act as a stand alone.
Planetfall by Emma Newman – I know why I haven’t moved forward with these other books yet and it’s because I was less than pleased with the ending of Planetfall. I didn’t get the sense it was a question to be answered in later books, it felt like a standard issue non-ending. I’m willing to give book two a try, because people say such good things about these books, but another ending like that and I am done with this series.
Centenal Cycle by Malka Ann Older – I love this series and I think they are way underhyped for what you get. They’re diverse, and feature all kinds of cool tech with some bad-ass women protagonists. The only reason I never got to State Tectonics was because I read the first two with a group of buddies and we somehow never ended up setting a date for book three.
What about you? What series have you started and not finished?