Top Ten Series & Duologies I’ve Started But Never Finished

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Series & Duologies I’ve Started But Never Finished.

Okay, guys. We’re all friends here. This is a safe space. So I feel like I can be honest with you. Reveal a terrible secret. Confess a private shame. You see, I have a bit of a problem. More specifically, I can’t finish a series to save my life. I don’t know whether it’s the fear of what’s to come or the interminable wait between each instalment, but something always keeps me from moving past the first (or if I’m feeling particularly ambitious, the second) book in a series. To the characters I have left hanging, to the storylines I have left unfinished, and to the piles of books I have left unread, I will simply say: I’m so sorry. I can safely say that it’s not you, it’s me.

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) The Defiance series by C.J. Redwine

2) The Something Strange and Deadly series by Susan Dennard

3) The Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin

4) The Arcana Chronicles series by Kresley Cole

5) The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

6) The Cahill Witch Chronicles series by Jessica Spotswood

7) The Across The Universe series by Beth Revis

8) The Divergent series by Veronica Roth

9) The Don Tillman duology by Graeme Simsion

10) The Dark Unwinding duology by Sharon Cameron

Now it’s your turn! Have you read any of the books on today’s list? If you could convince me to complete only one of the series on this list, which would it be? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

16 responses to “Top Ten Series & Duologies I’ve Started But Never Finished”

  1. Sarah says:

    **fist bump** I haven’t finished any of these series either!
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  2. I’m in the same boat with many of these series! I really enjoyed the first books of a lot of these but for some reason lost interest.
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  3. What a fun list. I considered adding the 2nd book in the Rosie Project series but I am not sure if I really wan to read it. I’m pretty good with where the first book left off.

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  4. KayCee K. says:

    I had a hard time getting through book one of The Mara Dyer series but would like to finish it one day. The The Divergent series, I just have the last book to read and sadly I know how it ends, thanks to the wonderful internet so I think that may be one reason I haven’t finished it.
    I am in love with the The Lunar Chronicles series and can not wait for Winter, it’s per-order and everything! Happy Reading!
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  5. Both Mara Dyer and Across the Universe are on my TTT this week, too. At least I’m not alone! 🙂
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  6. I have the Arcana Chronicles on my list too. I really want to pick up the last book! Happy readings 🙂
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  7. Hmm, I see several ones here I need to finish with too – Mara Dyer (absolutely loved the first too, kind of scared to pick up the third one), Across the Universe (loved the first one, still don’t know why I haven’t kept reading the series) and Divergent (have avoided the last one because everyone keeps telling me it sucks)
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  8. I’m working on the Lunar Chronicles right now (almost caught up), but I think I’m the opposite of you – when I start a series, I tend to finish it. Obsession with closure, I think!
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  9. Monica says:

    I also need to finish The Rosie Effect (I have an ARC just sitting on my shelf) and I still need to read Cress. It is just such a big book with Winter coming out that is even longer . . . I just don’t know if I can do it.
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  10. Bekka says:

    Haaa I’m only caught up on ONE of these series – the Lunar Chronicles. They’re definitely a favorite of mine. I’m not sure how far you’ve gotten but I definitely recommend giving it another go!

    I don’t plan to finish the Divergent trilogy, to be honest. I was spoiled for the final book the day it came out – before it even made it to my doorstep! That just left a sour taste in my mouth and I haven’t bothered to trudge through the 600+ page finale.
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  11. I have the Lunar Chronicles on my potential TBR but am just not sure. I have read the Arcana, Divergent and Rosie books. Of the three Arcana is a must read!
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  12. Carrie says:

    HA! no shame here… it will be okay 🙂 My TTT
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  13. I haven’t finished the Mara Dyer series, either. I own books 2 and 3, but haven’t had a strong desire to pick them up. Wait, I think I read book 2 — oh my goodness, see! I can’t even remember!!! haha
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  14. Megan says:

    I’ve just picked up Scarlet after reading Cinder months ago and absolutely loving it! It’s so lovely to be back in that world.
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  15. Jade Louise says:

    I’m really quite terrible when it comes to finishing a series too… I’ve worked out though, through trial and error, reading a series in it’s entirety works for me as opposed to stopping and starting as when it’s released.

    I haven’t read any of the series you’ve featured!
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  16. Meg says:

    I started Allegiant and gave up before even being spoiled. When you can’t tell the difference between the narrative voices of your two protagonists, you have a problem. Also what is science.

    I wouldn’t recommend The Rosie Effect either. I was disappointed. It lacked the things I liked about the first book, and took the characters to a place that was uncomfortable and depressing rather than joyful.

    The Lunar Chronicles, however, I love. I sadly read them thinking it was a trilogy and now I have to wait for Winter to come out.

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