This week’s topic is: Series’ I’ve Given Up On.
1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I read the first two books last year (or perhaps the year before, I’m not sure) and I did enjoy them somewhat but I’m just over them now. I started reading the series when there was a lot of hype and they just didn’t live up to expectations (even though I did enjoy them) so I’m not going to read the rest of the books.
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I just have no interest in this series. I’ve only read the first book and it was interesting but not really for me. I think I gave it a 4/5 rating when I first read it but I think I’d change that now because I’ve realised since that I was just caught up in the hype and I wanted to like them so much that I convinced myself I loved them.
3. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
I loved the first book even though I had it on my bookshelves for over 10 years before I picked it up and I liked most of the second book in this series. However, I had to abandon the third book because it was just too long and I thought it was boring. I think its safe to say that I won’t be continuing with that book or reading the final book in the series.
4. Millennium by David Lagercrantz
I will always love the original trilogy by Stieg Larsson but I’ve given up on the new books. The fourth book (the first by Lagercrantz) just didn’t have the same edge to it that the original books had and I couldn’t finish it. I might try to read it all one day but I doubt it’ll happen. I don’t plan on reading the latest book.
5. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
I read Shiver and just didn’t enjoy it so I’m not going to force myself to read the other books in the series. It was such a shame too because I love The Raven Cycle and All the Crooked Saints so I thought I’d love her earlier writing too. Apparently not. I think I’ll stick to her newer work.
6. Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh
To be honest, I was never even interested in reading this series but someone I know convinced me to try it. I read the first two books and abandoned the third after reading two pages because I knew I wasn’t going to enjoy it. I’m just glad that I borrowed the books instead of buying them.
7. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I liked Cinder but not enough to buy the other books in the series too. I’ve heard great things about the other books but I’m just not interested at the moment so I’m saying that I’ve given up on this series for now. Maybe I’ll go back to it in the future when I’m in the mood to read something like this. Who knows.
8. Hannibal Lecter by Thomas Harris
I read The Silence of the Lambs for a university module and really enjoyed it but I just have no interest in the other books. I did own them all at one point but I have given them to charity recently (except The Silence of the Lambs) and I won’t be buying them again. I think I’m just not a Hannibal person.
9. Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
I used to love the Dexter books when I was a teenager but they started to go downhill after a while. I haven’t read Dexter’s Final Cut or Dexter’s Dead, which are the final two books in the series, and I just never want to pick them from my shelves. It’s such a shame too.
10. The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
I picked the first three books up randomly when I was on holiday in Florida in 2012. I was bored of reading A Song of Ice and Fire (another series I’ve given up on) and so I picked the books up from Walmart. I read them and I enjoyed them but there’s five more books in the series and I can’t deal with that.
- A Song of Ice and Fire by G. R. R. Martin
- Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness