Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’m quitting

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’m quitting

Top Ten TuesdayThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about bookish things you want to quit.

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

  1. 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 🙁
  2. 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…
  3. 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…
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
    Hahahahaha nope.
  5. 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.
  6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
    Hahasklfj;aslfja;sf NO.
  7. 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.
  8. The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve
    I enjoyed the first book, I guess.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’m quitting

  1. Aww, don’t give up on Kingkiller, it’s worth it!

    Although… I’d suggest you try The Stormlight Archive (book 1 = The way of kings) before giving Kingkiller another try. It’s even bigger, but… this series, it’s like discovering fantasy all over again, just that epic and that good.

  2. Oh no, Grisha? I have yet to read it but just never get to it. It’s one of the most liked books ever. :X I read the Divergent series and really enjoyed it, so I’m sorry you didn’t get into it. Saved yourself the last book though which was a bit of a flop. Twilight is duh. I read that forever ago when a friend got me into them, and managed to finish, but lawd… Need to be more picky.
    I still have to start Carriger and Lam, looking forward to both. As for Valente… I read the first one, and I enjoyed it despite being sooooo different from anything I ever read. But I was never in a hurry to read on :L

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