Top Ten Tuesday: Series’ I’ve Given Up On

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is: Series’ I’ve Given Up On.

Throne of Glass cover1. 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.

A Court of Thorns and Roses2. 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.

3Eragon. 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.

The Girl in the Spider's Web4. 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.

Shiver 15. 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.

6angels-blood. 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.

Cinder7. 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.

Red Dragon8. 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.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter9. 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.

Infinity10. 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.

Honourable Mentions:

  • A Song of Ice and Fire by G. R. R. Martin
  • Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness



18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Series’ I’ve Given Up On

  1. Wow there’s some series here that I hadn’t even though about but i gave up on Maggie Steifvater’s wolves series too and I haven’t finished Throne of Glass or Court series either. I enjoyed the first in each series but just never got further in!

    You should definitely give the rest of the Lunar Chronicles a try though, I loved them all.

    Jade @ Ink Scratchers

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    1. I think I’m going to try the rest of the Lunar Chronicles but maybe next year. Or I might pick up the next book to read while I’m on vacation or something.


    1. I did really enjoy The Silence of the Lambs but for some reason, the other books didn’t catch my attention. I used to watch the TV series with Mads Mikkelsen and I thought that was great too.

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  2. I haven’t read the books on your main list (yet), but who knows if anybody is ever going to finish the Song of Ice and Fire (at least in George RR Martin’s lifetime). He’s so slow with writing them, and he’s not in his 20s or anything. I wonder if anybody is taking bets on whether or not a ghostwriter will finish the series for him or not.

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    1. I don’t think anyone even expects the next book to be published within the next ten years. It’s so far over its deadline already and there’s meant to be another book (which already has a title) after that. I don’t think it’s going to happen.


  3. Totally agreed on The Inheritance Cycle — I always wondered if the author’s lack of experience was part of the reason why the series is so unnecessarily long. For Lunar Chronicles — I read the two books after Cinder but I think Cinder is the best, so you’re not missing too much by skipping the rest.

    Also agree on Song of Ice and Fire. I’ve only read the first book, but I heard he stalled after the fifth book in the series? Apparently there’s plenty of speculation that he’s just never going to finish it.


  4. Interesting list! I actually read the entire Inheritance cycle, and by the end I wished that I had just given up after the third book haha. I’ve also read the Lunar Chronicles — to be honest, Cinder was the best so you’re not really missing out by skipping the rest.


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