Monday, June 25, 2018

TTT: Series I'd Like To Finish

With the delightful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish moving on to other things, TTT is now hosted by just one of their contingent, That Artsy Reader Girl .  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 it out!

The topic this week is: Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish (Submitted by A Book and a Cup). (Feel free to switch this to Series I’d Like to Finish Someday)
It was not very long ago when I talked about books I'd accidentally stopped reading, including several series. I will try to vary the titles in today's list. 

Ready? Let's go!

Mystery authors seem the most likely to write long-running series. Ever since Miss Marple's village became a veritable murder factory, authors have found joy in taking one recurring detective (professional, freelance, or accidental) and throwing them in harm's way over and over. I have tired of many series over dozens of iterations, but there are a few that have stayed fresh, and that I plan to keep reading as their authors keep writing. Alas, there will be no more Sue Grafton or Reginald Hill.

The Kopp Sisters
Inspector Lynley
Easy Rawlins
Maeve Kerrigan

Fantasy is the home of the trilogy, of course. A lot of the fantasy series I've read were finished before I started, so I read them all in turn. There are a few series that are currently on-going, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment of each of these:

Strange the Dreamer
The Queen's Thief
The Villains
Gentleman Bastard
Dread Nation
Arc of a Scythe
Three Dark Crowns

This genre doesn't call for series in the same way others do. But I did just read and thoroughly enjoy A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, so I'd like to read the next book as well.

Another genre that doesn't really scream "series." For the sake of my middle schoolers, I'm glad some of these MG and YA authors do write series though, because they are a great way to keep kids reading once they've discovered a story they love. And by "kids," I mean "all of us."

Openly Straight
Giant Days

Always so much to look forward to! 


  1. I hope you enjoy the books that you do decide to revisit! My TTT

  2. I am SO excited for The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy! (Also Muse of Nightmares but I think Lady's Guide takes the cake on most anticipated series release...) I hope you get a chance to read all of these and they work out well for you!

  3. Interesting your observation that certain genres seem to lend themselves more to series than others, like fantasy. As I don't read that type of book I assumed I wouldn't find enough series to complete my list. However, I was wrong and realised there are actually quite a lot of series in the crime and historical crime genres that I have incomplete. So I am a series person after all, even if I am really bad at starting from the beginning of a series, as you can see from my list:

  4. Maybe I need to try Strange the Dreamer again, I found it confusing and gave up on it pretty soon. I think it might have been too early.

    1. I listened to the first 2/3 on audiobook (because that was the first version I got my hands on), and that may have helped?

  5. I won Strange the Dreamer in a contest. I didn’t realize it was part of a series (though I should have guessed that). I’ll probably do what I always do: I’ll read book one and that will be it.

    1. In this case, I really want to know what happens next! It's a lovely book though; I hope you like it even if you stop after just one. (I think a duology is planned.)

  6. I'm so excited to read the second Scythe book! I actually haven't read Vicious yet, but I'm weirdly excited for Vengeful after seeing all of V's tweets about it, so I will have to binge both when Vengeful comes out!
    My TTT:

  7. Sunny sounds like an interesting read. I hope you finish it someday.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  8. Pretty much all of these books are on my TBR list. I need to do better with reading fantasy. I always say I’m going to read it, but then the books turn out to be huge, and nope. Doesn’t happen. Great list!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. Strange the Dreamer is supposed to be in my mailbox tomorrow. I hope I like it like you did.

  10. I want to read Sunny and all those companion books. Reynolds is so wonderful!


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