I have a million unfinished series, unfortunately. I am notorious for starting something and not finishing it. It is something consistently pointed out to me by my sister with my best example being the show Bones. I watched nearly the entire thing from season one to the final season, season 12, except for the last three episodes; meaning I watched 243 hours of television to give up with three hours to go. What a waste.
Anyways, this is going to be a list of 10 series that have been left uncompleted. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I won’t ever complete them just that its been going on for awhile and I don’t know when or possibly if, I’ll finish them.
10. The Mortal Instruments
I have read the first three books, back when the series was just a trilogy as opposed to six books. When I originally found out the series was extended, I insisted I wasn’t going to read the next few. Honestly, I’m not overly invested in the series, the incest was kind of weird (even if it wasn’t really incest), and I felt it was good enough to end as a trilogy. However, a few years ago I did purchase the entire series in hardback, so I have every intention of reading them, but I make no promises for when this may actually occur.
9. His Fair Assassin
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say I’m probably never going to finish this trilogy. I read the first two, but I’m not interested in reading the third. I loved the first one, the second one was meh, so it didn’t really leave me interested in finishing the series.
8. The Heroes of Olympus
I lived for the Percy Jackson series. It was incredible and so when this came out I was equally excited. I read the first book and it was well written and interesting as expected from Rick Riordan. However, I think it’s been too long since I read the book and the material no longer interests me as it once did.
7. The Queen’s Thief
I love this series. I started it when I was in elementary school and have continued to read it as I’ve gotten older. The reason it has taken me this long, is the time between each book. There was 4 years between the first and second book, and 6 between the second and third. I’m not complaining. The books were worth the wait. Unfortunately, the fourth book wasn’t as good as the previous ones so it left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. So, when the latest book came out I wasn’t super pumped to pick it up. I have every intention of picking it up eventually.
6. Cat Royal
I’m torn here. I loved this series when I first started it. Cat is a spunky girl, who gets caught up in all kinds of shenanigans. I love that it also has historical context in each novel and the characters are so incredibly distinct. There’s six books in the series and I’ve read the first four. I’m not sure if I’ll ever finish the series, I feel as though I’ve out grown it.
5. Red Queen
I’m not sure how many books are in this series, I think its supposed to be four. I’ve only read the first one, but it was amazing (read that in a sing-song voice). It was so damn good. I definitely intend to read this series and finish it.
4. The Inheritance Cycle
Okay, don’t even get me started on this forsaken series. I purchased this once trilogy, now quartet, and it was like a crowning achievement. It the first series I ever purchased with my own money and I was very excited about it. However, this series suxxxxx. I’m going to finish it though because I bought it and I’ve invested time into this. I’ve read the first one a few times, and I’ve tried finishing the second like 3 times. So, now Eldest is just perpetually on my “currently reading” until I finish it one way. One day I will finish this series!
This is a trilogy and I have read the first two and half of the last book. Honestly, things were just kind of getting less and less interesting with each passing page. I think it’s a miracle I made it as far into the last book as I did. I think I can accurately say I’m not going to finish this series.
2. Anne of Green Gables
I love the first book. My copy is one of those sad copies that’s been manhandled because I’ve read it so many times. The spine is cracked, the top corner of the cover has been torn off. I’ve had this book for years and I frickin’ love it. There’s nine books in the series and I’ve read to the 6th one. I’ve tried reading the next ones, but they just aren’t as good as those first few. I’m sure I will read them all eventually as I own the series, but I don’t know when that will be.
1. The Throne of Glass
I put this as number one because I’m so embarrassed by it! This series is an incredible one and if you haven’t read it I suggest you start. I pre-ordered the latest book believing I would have read the previous one by the time September rolled around. As with most things I was wrong. I didn’t devote enough time to reading this summer so I was in fact not ready when September rolled around. Now I am two books behind and I have no time to catch up.