I had to think about it for a bit. Recently I finished yet another disappointing first book in a series, and thus I decided to go with series I’m not going to continue reading. I always feel a bit sad when a series cannot capture my attention. I read very few series to begin with (I like standalone books more), so if I decide to pick up the first book in a series, I am usually dedicated to reading the rest. Plus, I am naturally curious, so I want to know what happens in the next book. And I don’t like leaving things unfinished. Unless, of course, it’s a disappointment…
Ten Series I’m Quitting (or rather: have quit) in no particular order
- The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo
This was that recent disappointing series I was talking about. I was really, really looking forward to this. I got the first book for Christmas from my dad. Unfortunately, it didn’t deliver. I am not seeing what everyone else is seeing 🙁
- Micah Grey by Laura Lam
Ok ok. I quite enjoyed the first book and I had every intention to keep reading. The second book is on my book shelf. But I read book one nearly a year ago and somehow haven’t felt the need to pick up the second book…
- Adaptation by Malinda Lo
I confess, while I love the idea of Lo’s work, her writing style doesn’t work for me. Adaptation was another series I couldn’t wait to read, but for me it didn’t deliver. After book one, I actually read Natural Selection too, and enjoyed that short story more than Adaptation, but I dunno…
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
I actually thought the first book was quite a fun read. But haven’t felt the need to keep reading.
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente
I only read the first book and I don’t know. I just don’t know. I recently gave away both the first and second book to a friend.
- The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve
I enjoyed the first book, I guess.
- The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
I have every intention to read the second book but it’s huge and intimidating and I read the first book back in 2012 and I really feel I have to reread it before starting the second book but it’s also huge and intimidating.
- The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries by Gyles Brandreth
I wasn’t going to put this on here, because for me it falls into the same category as Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Christie’s books (i.e. books that you can read whenever you want, out of order, etc.). Still, I do not think I’ll pick up another book in this series any time soon.