Top Ten Tuesday: Books/Authors I should have quit!

I skipped last week’s Top Ten Tuesday because I really felt uninspired and I am not sure today will be that much easier. The theme is “Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit” but even though we can be as creative as we like with it, I am a little lost. I ended up picking books and authors I should have quit.



1. The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris

4602032I liked watching True Blood but it didn’t exactly get better as time passed. And the books were the same. I really liked them in the beginning but then they got terribly repetitive. I have to admit that I kind of like the ending though, so I don’t regret it entirely, but reading 13 books when you don’t enjoy the story anymore is a lot. I just as well could have stopped after 4 or 5 books.

2. The 100 Series by Kass Morgan

17332969If you know me, then you know that I love the 100 on the CW! The show is like Lost with teenagers from space and I loved the concept from the beginning. Therefore, I thought I should totally read the series on which the show is based on, but I was wrong! It was a terrible mistake and I can’t believe that I read all three books. There was barely any character development, everything fell flat and was weirdly cheesy. Just no!

3. The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz

11604445I bet you are noticing a theme here, because once again, I really liked the TV show for those books. However, the books were very different and the characters somehow less likable in my opinion. But for some reason, I just can’t seem to stop after one book, no, I have to read all three of them and finish it. In my eyes, the books were only mediocre and I would have much rather had another season of the TV show instead. (Still mad that they cancelled it with a cliffhanger!)

4. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

10507293As I mentioned in my last post, I did not love America Singer. However, her story was cute and it’s not like I regret reading it at all, but I feel like I should have stopped after the One, because I have strong feelings of dislike towards Eadlyn. I can’t stand that girl, but now I need to read on because I can’t deal with not knowing how the series ends …

5. The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

6186357I know that I could have never just stopped reading after the Maze Runner, but I did not enjoy the series. I am sorry but it totally fell flat for me! I wrote about the series in more detail before, so, if you want to check that out, click here!

6. Markus Zusak

I LOVE the Book Thief! I usually don’t like stories that are set in that particular time period, but I adore this book. And, as you already know, I have a 3-strike-policy for authors. So, obviously, I went and checked out some more books by Zusak. I Am the Messenger was a good book too, not as great as the Book Thief, but alright. But then I read Getting the Girl, part of the Wolfe Brothers series and it was over. I didn’t like that story. I think I should have just stuck with the Book Thief and stopped after that …

I don’t know but this week had such a negative note, I am really glad that I couldn’t make it to 10! What are some book series or authors you wish you hadn’t gotten into?

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books/Authors I should have quit!

  1. Sorry to hear that the later Markus Zusack didn’t work for you, I’ll keep that in mind after I finish The Book Thief. The Maze Runner and The Selection are two series I have never felt very interested in, I had the niggling feeling they were just cashing in on the success of dystopia like The Hunger Games.

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    • I was really disappointed in the Wolfe Brothers series, but I Am the Messenger was good. As I mentioned, not on the same level as the Book Thief, but it got you thinking nonetheless.
      And those other series … yeah, I get why you had that feeling! In the end they just really weren’t overwhelming but YA dystopia is still booming.


  2. Ah! I’m so crushed to see this! I can’t totally understand being annoyed with the differences between The 100 tv show and the book, but I still really enjoy the books! *sigh*

    And I can understand your annoyance with America Singer from The Selection. She was a little annoying and childish, but I can’t comment any further than The One as I haven’t continued the series as of yet. Perhaps I’ll hold your opinion more closely once I continue (as I will because I’m geek.)

    And Maze Runner… I just couldn’t get into the style of writing. I read the three books (not including the prequel) simply because I wanted to know how it ended, which was disappointing to the say the least. Oh well. Everyone has their likes and dislikes in books. ^.^


    • I am not too big a fan of the 100 books because I did not really feel the connection to any of the book characters. They were way too immature teenagers for me and it was all about romance in parts where it should have been about survival and tough decisions. But that’s just my opinion, if you liked them, that’s great.
      I did not have much fun with the Heir. The main protagonist got on my nerves to no end.
      I didn’t read the prequel to the Maze Runner series either. I don’t really see the point of reading a prequel anyway, unless you haven’t read the whole series yet or you love it, of which I did neither.

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      • Mm. I understand your lack of connection with the characters given the POV in which the series is written and I’ll admit the love plots did often feel abrupt and out of nowhere. I suppose I’m biased because the show made me ship Bellarke before I read the books and I love, love, love the world the books are set in. (World building is my kryptonite.)

        And I agree. Prequels are kind of unnecessary. If they were they wouldnt be prequels, but the first book in the series. They are definitely for people who loved the series and I, like you, did not have a reason to read the prequel. Always disappointing when that happens.

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      • I shipped Bellarke because of the show as well, but in the books they fought for virtually no reason or something that could have been solved with one conversation. I think it was interesting to read a bit more about the Arc-society, but other than that … it just wasn’t my jam 😉
        Glad we agree on that !

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