Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

It’s time for the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday created by The Broke and the BookishThis week’s theme is “Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish” but I am going to change that up a little. Mostly, when I like a series, I am going to read it all in a sitting if the books are available, so that would make for a really short list of mine. To add some books to the list, I am going to put in series that I have started but WON’T finish as well. That should add up to ten … hopefully.


(Again I just want to clarify that this is not a ranking!)

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

6676603This is actually a series I intend to finish. I have only read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief so far and I really liked it. Somehow I had troubles finding the sequels with the same cover and then I forgot about the books, but someday I want to continue with the series.

2. The Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

Also a series I want to finish! I have read Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue, which means I am only missing the final part of the series, Emerald Green. I have the first two books with the movie covers (not the ones shown below), so I want the last one to fit as well. I have no idea when it will come out but yeah … someday, one day …

3. Every Day by David Levithan

I read Every Day, but not Another Day and I don’t think I will read it. It’s just the first book from a different POV and quite frankly one I am not interested in. Every Day was such a unique book, but the story really just started by the end in my opinion and so I would have preferred it a thousand times more to get an actual sequel rather than a re-telling of what’s already happened. So, this is probably not going to happen …

4. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

I actually read 6 books of the original Gossip Girl series as well as the first book of Gossip Girl the Carlyles but I just always liked the show more than the books. The characters were over the top (yes even more so than in the show – Chuck didn’t have a dog called monkey, but an actual monkey!!!)

5. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

I don’t know if this series is actually finished but I bought a book box with the first 4 volumes in the series, but I don’t think I ever even finished reading the second book. It just really wasn’t my thing …

6. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Speaking of the Pretty Little Liars series just instantly made me think of the Lying Game. I know for a fact that this book series isn’t finished yet but the TV show was canceled. I loved that show so much and now I just don’t feel like reading it any longer, especially because it’s actually very different from what happened on TV.

7. The Ingo Series by Helen Dunmore

I actually would have loved to finish reading the series, but I am still too mad at the publishers to do that. I started reading those books when I was still pretty young and didn’t buy every book in English, but instead read the German translations. I have the first two books of the series on my bookshelf and they look great and I was so excited for the next book … but it never came. They rebranded the whole series, published it again under a completely different title and with obviously very different covers. I wanted to know what happened next in the books, but not so desperately as to buy a completely different set of them that didn’t match my very pretty hardcovers!

8. Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

I think I have about book 1-6 or something like that, but I lost interest as I went along. There are a lot of people who love this series and I get it, but I watched the movie first and it was very different and maybe that had something to do with me not enjoying the books as much.

9. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

I’ve read book 1-4, but I never finished the 5th book. I guess I would like to know the fate of some characters, but it takes forever until the next books come out. I am just not sure I’ll still be interested in the whole thing by the time they are finally released. A feeling tells me I probably won’t be.

Well, 9 is better than nothing! What do you think? What are some series you have yet to finish or don’t intend to finish at all?

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

    • They really are long. In the German translation that my friend bought they split up all the books because they were too long and a couple weeks back I saw that they did that with some of the English ones as well now. It’s not that I don’t like the story at all, but some characters bore me and then I often get stuck in their chapters … also, the show started to really deviate from the books and since the show is just a lot more present, I am kind of more into that now. Even though it turned into a bit of mess in the last season.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. I’m stuck on the third PJ novel!! I like the story but for some reasons, i keep picking up another book. And wow, you’re awesome! 4 GRRM books finished!! Here I am struggling to finish the first. I liked the TV series though 🙂


    • I originally intended to at least read the 2nd PJ book before the movie but then I didn’t and now it’s been so long and other books are coming out … I keep forgetting about it.

      Hahaha thanks! The first two GRRM books took me forever and then at the 5th I just gave up midway.


  2. Technically speaking, not even George RR Martin has finished GoT. You’d have to be the Doctor to finish GoT (and I have a feeling he’d have read it long before any of us did).

    By the way, tried reading Percy Jackson, couldn’t finish it. I did finish Cirque du Freak and its prequel spin-off though, plus the Demonata series. Those were fun.


  3. I am reading A Song of Ice and Fire really slowly, because I know it will take forever before the series actually finishes.

    The only series I finished from the list is the Ruby Red one, like it a lot! I read through the last book REALLY quickly. I also enjoy the movies quite a bit – they are not without their flaws and obviously a bit on the low budget side, but fun to see that kind of movies coming not from the usual Hollywood crowd.

    Other than that – only planning on reading Percy Jackson at some point. Haven’t read any of them, but looking through information about it (and even the movies, I know, not great, but still) made me want to get to it at some point.


    • I kind of like that the Ruby Red series was shot in German, because the author is German, but it does look cheap (even though it really wasn’t). I just don’t get why it’s set in London if everyone is German, but that’s a whole other story hahaha
      I read PJ and the Lightning Thief and liked it. The movies aren’t exactly as the books, but the books are pretty funny. Maybe I wish they were a bit more grown-up sometimes, but I think they’re very entertaining.


  4. I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one who sometimes puts down both books and series before finishing. I also failed to complete the Percy Jackson series (I read 2) as well as The Series of Unfortunate Events (got bogged down at #7) and the Angel Trilogy Series by L.A. Weatherly. I’m still planning to go back and read the final book of that last one at some point. This was a great post! I enjoyed it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks 🙂 And you’re definitely not alone with that!!
      I actually read the entire Unfortunate Events Series, but it was like a thing with my cousins where we borrowed each others books and had something to talk and obsess about. It got really repetitive though and I don’t think you missed that much not continuing it. The ending never gave me a real sense of an ending …

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.