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
I 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
If 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
I 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
As 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
I 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?