I had to look very carefully at my bookshelf for this top ten tuesday. I've got tons of books sitting on my shelf and the majority of them are series books. The questions here was, how many of those series books aren't finished yet?
The number was surprising
Here's my list of Unfinished Series Books
#1) The Gone Series by Michael Grant
I've got all the books! Every single one sitting on my shelf. It was one of those cases where I just had to have them all and never found the time to actually read them. Then when I finally did find the time to read Gone (the first book in the series) Yeah I didn't like it so much. In fact I probably won't read the rest of the series at all. The book just wasn't my kinda book. These books will sit there on my shelf forever and just look pretty.
#2) The Luxe Series by Anna Godberson
These books were so pretty I just had to have them! And they were on sale too! Can't beat that!!! I've got all four in hardcover and pretty much never read. The first book was good, just not great. And I will admit, I might read the rest someday. Just not any time soon.
#3) The Wicked Lovely Series - By Melissa Marr
I read the first book and absolutely hated it. This was way in the beginning of my book reading journey though, so my tastes might have changed. But at the moment, the book just wasn't for me. I still went on to buy the rest of the series. Why? I have no idea? Will I read them someday? Perhaps. But don't hold your breath on that one.
#4) Castor Chronicles Series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
These books look beautiful on my bookshelf. That might be the only reason why I continue to buy them. I read Beautiful Creatures and thought it was an ok read. Something I'd like to continue reading? Not so much. I am however incredibly excited for the movie! Gotta show my support for book to movie adaptations! Who knows, maybe it'll convince me to look back into the series? It's a big maybe though.
#5) The Immortals Series by Allyson Noel
The books were just so darn pretty! I had to buy them!!!! ALL OF THEM!!!! But once again I wasn't really wow'd by them. A friend of mine swears that these books are EPIC! But the majority of book bloggers will agree, these books aren't all that great. I read the first one and well, yeah it's another case of falling for the pretty covers. I'll never read these. That I know for sure.
#6) The Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent
Once again, I own them all. I'm weird. I'm starting to see the trend lol! I'm addicted to buying pretty books! I read the first one and couldn't get into it. I will admit, I've been very tempted to pick this series up again. People say so much about these books. People love them. I could love them too? Maybe? Right?
#7) The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
People RAVE about this series. One friend of mine in particular has actually read them all.. more than once.. way more than once. And it was she that got me to pick them up. I think I might have picked them up a bit too late though. I saw the movie first. Shouldn't have done that! The movie, was lame. Too all the Percy Jackson fans out there.. I'm sorry. I just, yeah. I read the first book and thought it was a bit dull. I blame the movie entirely. BUT, I haven't given up faith on this one. The rest of the books might surprise me. The one's that don't have horrible movies set out to ruin them. I will pick this series up again, I'm almost sure of it.
#8) The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series by Carrie Ryan
This was my first taste of the zombie genre. The Forest of Hands and Teeth was one of the first books I read when I first started my reading obsession. It was yet another ok read. Of course I bought the rest of the series. Just look at them! Their awesome!!! But I'm not sure if I'll ever read them. I have glanced at them a few times while looking for my next book to read... I might pick them up some day.
#9) The Prophecy of the Sister's Series by Michelle Zink
Oh man I didn't like the first book. Like at all. In fact, my review for it, wasn't all that pretty. I hate writing reviews like that. I'm just glad reviews like that are few and far between. This series is sitting on my shelf. They are beautiful and I'll probably keep buying them. But their never getting read.
#10) Darkest Powers Series - By Kelly Armstrong
I actually like the first book in this series. I gave it a decent rating and might consider reading the rest. I think the fact that I haven't read the rest yet lies on one thing. Thier kinda old. There's so many new releases coming out that books like this (from a few years back) just fall into the cracks. I hope to get to these someday. But it won't be anytime soon.
So basically, I've got tons of books sitting on my shelf that I'm never going to read. Some I didn't like. Some I absolutely hated. Some I just don't have time for.
I'm actually a bit shocked! WOW!