Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, asking bloggers to post their Top Ten lists on a certain topic every week.
Well, so I haven't done a TTT in quite a while and thought this was a good week to get back to it. The topic for this week is:
Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished. This can be either because I don't plan/want to, procrastinated, or just didn't get around to it. Since I made this my summer of finishing/catching up with serieses I felt the need to contribute :P This is in no particular order. Sorry for not including the covers but I just have no time to link them all up and format them ^^''
- Lesley Livingston's Wonderous Strange series. I've read the first two books and liked them a lot but somehow number three was never a top priority too many new shiny things!... I plan on finishing it though!
- Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series. Same thing. I did some catching up this summer by reading The Iron Daughter, but I haven't gotten around to the rest yet. Once I finish my currently present book stack that'll be one of the first things I'll order though, because I really love the characters!
- Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series. I read book 3 this summer after it dusted on my shelf for a year and remembered how awesome and hilarious these books are! But there are quite a lot more and somehow I'm in no hurry to get through all of them. It'll probably stay a 'once-a-year' type of thing.
- Neil Gaiman's Sandman graphic novels. They're all on my shelf but I kinda have to be in the mood to read one.
- Jacky Morse Kessler's Riders of the Apocalypse series. I really enjoyed Hunger but haven't read on yet. I don't know, those books are all about serious issues and it really depends on how they're handled whether I'll like them or not. It's a risk. And from the description it's hard to tell whether or not it's my thing. I'll eventually read the next one though, I guess.
- C.C. Hunter's Shadow Falls series. I've only read Born At Midnight a few months ago so this is a time thing since I definitely plan on reading the rest.
- Lisa J. Smith's Vampire Diaries. I've read the first volume (book 1+2) but haven't continued yet. I really like the series but the books are quite different. Again, not a priority.
- Kim Harrison's The Hollows. I really really want to read A Perfect Blood but I'm waiting for the UK release so it matches the rest of my books.
- Alyson Noel's Immortals series. I borrowed and read teh first two books from a friend a few years ago, and while I read them quickly I decided not to finish/continue this series. I had huge problems with some of the values it implies but never questions. I was very frustrated.
- Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. Haven't read the latest one, or Once Burned, the first Vlad novel. I really really want to though, but something else (new) was always there to keep me from it.
Other series I could have included: Fallen, by Lauren Kate. Blue Bloods, by Melissa de la Cruz. Midnight Breed, by Lara Adrian. There are a few others, but I realize that I actually did catch up with quite a lot over the summer. My problem is usually that I don't even start many serieses because half a dozen or more books are already out and I'd have to catch up on sooooo much (and spend a lot of time and money) to get caught up - meanwhile like 2 new books would appear.
It's impossible to catch up on everything. It's quite a pity since this has kept me away from many authors I might enjoy, such as Ilona Andrews, Laurel K. Hamilton, Lilith Saintcrow, Jim Butcher... at some point maybe I can go and read all of them, but at the moment it's just not possible. Sometimes I really wish people would write more standalone novels or shorter serieses of 3-5 books.
What's in your Top Ten? Any responses to my thoughts on serieses and their lengths in general? Does it put you off if you have to catch up on a lot? Let me know in the comments and link me to your own TT :)