Monday, June 19, 2017

TTT: Incomplete Series

The delightful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish host this weekly list challenge.  If you want to quadruple the size of your TBR AND find a bunch of great book blogs to follow head on over and check them out!

The topic this week is Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't.

This is perfect timing because just last weekend I made a series tracker in my bullet journal, and included a few I haven't actually started.  Although I may be contrary and fill out my ten with some series I haven't started AND HAVE NO INTENTION OF EVER STARTING mwah ha ha.

Oh, and one more thing--I'm writing this while sitting outside at my reading nook, drinking my second cup of coffee, while my children are at school but I am not, so my general smugness happiness level is pretty high right now.  

1.  Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
I'm also writing this on the chromebook my school just issued me, and I don't know how to do accents on it.  
2.  The Reader by Traci Chee
I actually read the first few chapters, but the library wanted it back before I could get very far.

3.  Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.

4.  Serafina by Richard Beatty.  Okay, yes, I JUST NOW realized these are two different series.  What's up with that?!?

5. Willow Falls by Wendy Mass.  First, there's the Wendy solidarity.  Next, I have at least half a dozen books by her in my classroom library, but have not read a single one.  Must fix.

6.  The Selection by Kiera Cass is not something that sounds interesting to me, but so many of my students have loved it that I kind of feel like I should at least read the first one.

7.  Not gonna read Mortal Instruments.  I've tried my Cassandra Clare with the Clockwork Princess series, and while I liked them, I hear the two series are fairly interchangeable, so I'm going to move on to new things.

8. Might read Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maude Montgomery.  I will always love Anne, but I'm not sure that I can fall in love with Emily at my age and with the constant background noise of comparing her to Anne.  Still, some claim Emily's story is even better, so I'm curious for sure.

9.  Never gonna read 50 Shades.  Please don't make me justify this.  Not judging anyone who read it.  Well, not too harshly.

10. Not planning on reading any of Sarah J. Maas's series.  I tried the first book twice before realizing it just wasn't going to work for me.

Okay, now I'm off to work on my re-read of Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief series so I can read the fifth installment all freshened up.


  1. I read a few of the Mortal Instruments books and then gave up because they were “Meh.” I read 50 Shades and was creeped out. (Not in a good way.) Everybody seems to be obsessed with Sarah J Maas’s books, but the summaries just don’t sound appealing to me. Maybe I should give them a chance? I don’t know.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I actually wasted my time reading the first 50 Shades book due to peer pressure. It was DREADFUL! I absolutely refuse to waste my time reading any further!

  3. I will never read the 50 Shades books either!
    My TTT:

  4. Seraphina duology is great. I really want to read Shadowshaper too!

  5. Sorry, I've just realised that I've been commenting on a load of old posts. I did that thing where I added you to Bloglovin, and then didn't check how old a post was before blathering away at you. *coughs* Sorry.

    ANYWAY, I'm totally going to finish my comment regardless.

    The Selection really didn't interest me either, but I read the whole series and it's surprisingly good. The main character is a little annoying but, on the whole, it's definitely readable.

    I have zero interest in 50 Shades. Who does!?


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