Top Ten Series And/Or Duologies I Started But Never Finished

Top Ten Tuesday is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I count down my top ten choices on a particular theme. This weekly event is hosted by Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is: Top Ten Series And/Or Duologies I Started But Never Finished.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was a ‘rewind’ in which bloggers were encouraged to explore or revisit a former topic, which meant that I was finally given the opportunity to talk about something that has always caused me a little secret shame. Because who doesn’t love a little public humiliation, right? Hi. My name’s Jen, and I’m a Series Abandoner.

You see, before I was a book blogger, my reading tastes and habits were very different than they are today. Not only did the majority of my reading consist of paranormal, science fiction and dystopian fiction, but I also had a nasty habit of starting every single series I could get my hands on. The only problem? I never actually got around to finishing them. What upsets me most about this to this day is how much I genuinely enjoyed many of the books listed in today’s Top Ten Tuesday post. I was enraptured by the feminist undertones in Jessica Spotswood’s Born Wicked, inspired by the creativity of Myra McEntire’s Hourglass, and swept away by the depth and complexity of the relationships in Veronica Rossi’s Under The Never Sky.

The majority of the series on today’s list are ones I am absolutely interested in completing one day. The only question is when. It has now been so long since I’ve read any of these books that I know I will have to re-read each before moving on their successors. In the world of book blogging, when it can often feel as though time is of the essence and re-reading is a ‘waste of time’ when there are so many new books being publishing every day (A manner of thinking I know is unhealthy and something I need to break myself of) I can’t help but feel guilty when I consider taking time out of my reading/reviewing schedule to revisit something I’ve already read once before.

P.S. As I was composing this post I thought of at least ten more series and/or duologies I started but never finished. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

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

1) The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole

2) The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood

3) The Dark Unwinding Duology by Sharon Cameron

4) Under The Never Sky Series by Veronica Rossi

5) Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

6) The Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin

7) Defiance Series by C.J. Redwine

8) Something Strange And Deadly Series by Susan Dennard

9) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

10) Hourglass Series by Myra McEntire

Now it’s YOUR turn! If you could recommend I finish one of the series listed in today’s Top Ten Tuesday post, which would you choose and why? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

17 Responses

  1. I haven’t finished SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY or DEFIANCE or CINDER or BORN WICKED, but I own a bunch of books in each series (sometimes all the rest).


  2. Finish the Lunar Chronicles!!!
    I adore that series (although I’m a book behind at the moment). I think it’s one which get better with each new installment. And Captain Throne? He’s oh… he’s just awesome.

    Not sure i’d recommend you continue with Poison Princess. It’s sort of jumped the shark with me. I liked the start but now the more I think about it, the less I like where the story went.
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  3. I also have problem with finishing series haha! *hides together* You should finish Shatter Me, I think Ignite Me is really amazing (despite the ending). And it seems like I took too long to finish Under the Never Sky, because by the time I read the 2nd book, the connection I felt with the characters and world already lost 🙁 I also haven’t read the Retribution of Mara Dyer. The ending of the last book scared me too much!
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Jen is a thirty-something Canadian book blogger and bibliophile currently residing in the wilds of suburbia. Aside from a penchant for older men, particularly those with the surnames Firth, Elba and Norton, Jen is also passionately interested in running, Mad Men, and Marilyn Monroe. In addition to being a voracious reader and self-proclaimed television addict, Jen is also an aspiring children and youth services librarian who would like to pursue a MLIS and better help readers find the perfect book for them.