This week for Top Ten Tuesday the topic is ‘Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish’.
This has prompted me to go through all of the series I’m in the middle of!
Last week I talked about the series I am keeping and today I will talk about the series I am giving up on.
I’ve begun a deep cleanse and reorganization of my shelves that will be happening over the next couple of months while doing the Down the TBR Hole posts, so I might as well use these posts to contribute to that while I’m at it.
I’m not including novellas as part of this list as I consider them to be completely optional, and only read them if I think they’ll add to the story, or it’s a favourite series and I can’t get enough.
This does, however, include graphic novel series!
Just FYI: I’m ignoring the top ten thing and just listing all the series I’m DNFing. Fuck the rules.
│House of Night Series│P.C. Cast│
Unread book: Book #12, Redeemed
I started this series back in 2012/2013. I got all the way to the last book and I just couldn’t finish. I needed a break, took too long of a break and now I just can’t be bothered to finish it. I can’t remember hardly anything from the series, so I think it’s best to just put it to bed.
│Will Grayson, Will Grayson Series│John Green & Levithan│
Unread book: Book #2, Hold Me Closer
HOW DID I NOT KNOW THERE WAS A COMPANION BOOK?????
I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson but I’m unsure about this one. I think I’ll give it a miss. It’s just been so long and I don’t think I’d like reading a script format…
│The Red Abbey Chronicles│Maria Turtschaninoff│
I read the first book, and I remember struggling to get through it even though it was a relatively short book so I think I’ll give the rest of the series a miss.
│Throne of Glass Series│Sarah J. Maas│
Ahhh Throne of Glass, you showed so much potential and were just blah.
Every time a new book comes out I am tempted to try again but I think I made the right choice to DNF Heir of Fire.
│The 100 Series│Kass Morgan│
Unread Book: Book #4, Rebellion
This series could have been so good, it only takes looking at the television series to see that. However, the books can’t compare to the show.
The only reason I read the first three is because ya girl ships Bellarke hard and I knew this might be the only way for me to get it. But it’s not the same.
│Snow Like Ashes Series│Sara Raasch│
I remember enjoying reading the first book but that it was a bit average, so I think it’s best to just give the rest of the series a miss.
│Burning Glass Series│Kathryn Purdie│
I enjoyed the first book.
I loved it because the main characters powers are a more magical version of me being an Empath.
However, If I am being honest with myself, I’m probably never going to pick up the last two books in the series.
│The Maze Runner Series│James Dashner│
I loved the films. I saw each one with my best friend because she had read the books. I mostly watched if for Dylan O’Brien. 🤤
I tried to read them but I barely got through the first one. It just wasn’t for me.
│The Woodlands Series│Lauren Nicolle Taylor│
I picked up the first book because my best friend knows the author. We both read it and while my best friend loved it, I really struggled with it for multiple different reasons but mostly because the characters autonomy is taken away and it just made me so angry. I know the author did in a way to show that it was incredibly wrong, it’s just a touchy thing for me.
It’s 100% a ‘it’s not you, it’s me‘ situation.
│Renegades Series│Marissa Meyer│
The first book was so blah, I can’t be bothered with the rest of the series.
│Front Lines Series│Michael Grant│
Unread Book: Book #3, Purple Hearts
I will not be reading this book because of an altercation with the author.
│Soul Eaters Series│Eliza Crewe│
This is a case of having left it too long since I read the first book and knowing I’ll never get around to reading the rest.
│The Royals Series│Erin Watt│
This series is just some good, dirty, new adult indulgence.
I enjoyed reading the first three, knowing what I was getting myself into. However, I lost interest in the wait for the fourth and I know I won’t ever pick it up.
│Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels Series│J.A. Konrath│
I mean the first book in this series was just rubbish. The same as every shitty crime novel.
I’m sure there are a lot of great crime series out there. This isn’t one of them.
│Otherworld Series│Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller│
Unread Book: Book #2, Otherearth
This first book was really enjoyable but I don’t feel the need to read the next one.
│Pacifica Series│Laura Lam│
Unread Book: Book #2, Shattered Minds
The first book was really good! The second book is from a different POV and I’m not really interested in that character.
│Shadowlands Series│Ashlee Nicole Bye│
Unread Book: Book #2, Into the Dark
The first book was quite similar to the Shadowhunters world and I don’t really need to read another one like it so I’m giving the rest of the series a miss.
│Batgirl (2016) Series│Hope Larson│
I just wasn’t that interested in the first one, not gonna bother with anymore.
│Wonder Woman (2011) Series│Brian Azzarello│
This series was just so blah.
│Harley Quinn (2016) Series│Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti│
I’m so disappointed in this series, it’s absolute rubbish.
│Monstress Series│Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda│
I just didn’t get the first one at all. I was beyond confused and had no idea what was going on the entire time.
│Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Series│Julie Benson│
This was another case of not being interested. If I’m honest with myself, DC Comics just isn’t for me.
│Scarlet Witch (2015) Series│James Robinson│
I really didn’t like the art style of this one.
│Paper Girls Series│Brian K. Vaughan│
I was just so confused and uninterested reading the first volume that it’s probably best to give the rest of the series a miss.
│Dollface Series│Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton│
This series is gross. It’s literally just a boy’s wet dream.
│Wonder Woman (2016) Series│Greg Rucka & Liam Sharp│
Another DC let down…
│Ms. Marvel Series│G. Willow Wilson│
While making this post, I realized that I somehow read this out of order because one of the editions of the third volume is labelled as volume 2???? That’s annoying.
So now I’m too annoyed about it to want to pick up another one. Maybe I will in the future, but right I hurt.
│Suicide Squad (2016) Series│Rob Williams│
This was the second chance that I gave to the Suicide Squad Graphic Novels and it just got so much worse.
While everyone else is busy growing and adapting, DC seems to be stuck in their old ways.
│Generation Zerø Series│Fred Van Lente│
Unread Graphic Novel: GN #2, Generation Zero Vol 2
I really enjoyed the first volume but I can’t seem to get a copy of the second volume from any of my local libraries and it seems the series ends after that anyway so I think I’ll just give it a miss.
│Revival Series│Tim Seeley & Mike Norton│
I just wasn’t that interested in the series. I think I overdid the zombie thing as a teenager.
│Supergirl (2016) Series│Steve Orlando│
I read the first one because I love the show and then realized there was no Alex Danvers in the GN series so that’s a disappointment and the first one was average at best.
Have you started and/or finished any of these series?
What series have you had to DNF?