For this week’s TTT, The Broke and the Bookish asks about our top ten series we haven’t finished reading (yet or indefinitely). I’m not one of those people who feels compelled to complete an entire series (whether I like it or not). I suppose Harry Potter, Dave Pelzer and The Hunger Games were an exception. So I realised that I have not completed a lot of series, and I wasn’t sure how to narrow it down to a top ten because it’s not simply about quality. Here’s my attempt:
Series from yonks ago:
Sweet Valley Twins/ High/ University by Francine Pascal- I loved the twins (I was little), but with such a massive array of titles my library didn’t own half of it, and not contiguous titles either. It also got a little monotonous at times (although some of the super thrillers were awesome). So I guess I grew out of it before I had the opportunity to read it all.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer – I read the first book, it was gold and sparkly and reasonably enjoyable, but I think at that point of my tweendom and English language development reading the rest of the series simply did not appeal to me.
YA Titles I Just Haven’t Gotten To
Divergent by Veronica Roth- I know the series isn’t even fully written yet, but I loved Divergent so much that I urgently need to get my hands on Insurgent. I don’t think it’s available in RSA yet, so I’ll try to purchase an e-book.
Mall Rats by Lily Herne – remember the South African zombie-series I’ve raved about? Deadlands, the first in the series, was awesome. I got it at a massive discount. Now I need Death of a Saint (#2) to be discounted too!
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – I’ve learned that there is a lot of hate for this series going around, but I quite love it. I just don’t have time for the thick books in term time. I want to read The Infernal Devices as as well!
Series I’m not sure about:
The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson – I wasn’t sure that I liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It’s really too verbose. But a part of me wants to read the others… or perhaps I’ll just watch the films.
Jessica Darling by Megan McCafferty – There were parts of Sloppy Firsts that I really liked, but parts that annoyed me. I couldn’t quite related to Jessica, I suppose. But the books have such a following that I think I should at least try Second Helpings.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld – an amazing premise gone all wrong. The tone and writing style were the end for me. Although I won’t lie, I am interested to know what happens next.
Fallen by Lauren Kate – these books have a huge following and I really can’t understand why. The premise is old and the characters pedantic, the dialogue artificial. To each his own, but I won’t be going any further than the first book.