Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Unfinished Series

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This is great topic because I have this thing where if I read a book and it's part of a series, I MUST finish the series whether or not I like it.  (I know it seems ridiculous, but I'm working on it.  I promise.)  This is a great way to chronicle the series I need to finish so that my sanity can return.

1. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Poalini - I read Bringr this summer and only have Inheritance left before I can wipe my hands clean of this series.  I'm not a huge fan, the first one was okay, the second almost unbearable, the third one was much better, but I get annoyed with Eragon so often that it's irritating to read these books sometimes.  I know this sound harsh, I'm sorry.  BUT I will say I do like the sense of adventure in these books and the magical elements too.

2. The Sister's Grimm Series by Michael Buckley - This is just about the cutest series about fairy-tales I have ever read, not to say that they are cute as the series progresses. I really like the idea that all the fairy-tales are actually real and they live in a town in America.  It's a really intriguing and adventurous children's series.  I only have 3 books left and now that I have them, I will fly through them.

3. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott - I'm currently in the third book of this series.  These are also really cool books that incorporate historical figures into the immortal world.  I have been listening to this series while running and it's really good for that.  The stories are engaging and keep my mind off the road, even though the first three books cover only 4 or 5 days.  It's action packed and highly entertaining.

4. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss - I've read the first book, The Name of the Wind, it's really long so it took me awhile, but it is great!  It's very similar to the Lord of the Rings series, in the sense that it's high fantasy in a world that seems very real.  I love the way the story is told.  I'm going to dive into the second book very soon.  But I'll have to wait for the third, it has no release date yet.

5. Shades of London by Maureen Johnson - I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I absolutely cannot wait for the next in this series to come out.  I love the paranormal aspect of this series, something I did not expect coming from Maureen Johnson, but I really love it!  The second book, The Madness Underneath, is coming out March 2013. I'm pumped!

6. The Giver trilogy by Lois Lowery - I just recently found out about this. I've been told that this series is more of a loose trilogy:  The Giver, Gathering Blue and Messenger.  I guess they're are more like companion books, but I still really want to read the last two.  I liked The Giver, so I'm intrigued to see where the story goes from there.

7. Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson - I've been reading this series since the end of middle school and I've really like some of the books in this series and others not so much.  I do like the story though.  I'm excited that the final book in this series is now out.  I can't wait to see how the bird-kids' journey ends.

8. Ender's Saga by Orsen Scott Card - I had no idea that this was a series before this post actually.  So now I have some new books to add to my list.  I really liked Ender's Game, so I'm excited to see what happens next in Ender's life!

9. Seeds of America by Laurie Halse Anderson - I really liked the first book in this series, Chains, and Forge has been on my list for awhile.  I'm exctied to hear that a third one is being written.  I'm interested to see how the characters' stories play out, especially in the time period that this story takes place.

10. Inkheart Series by Cornelia Funke - I've read the first two books in the series and I am looking forward to picking up the last one, Inkdeath.  I'm thinking sometime this summer, though, it's going to take a good chunk of my attention to finish it because it's so long, but I think it will be worth it.


  1. I have only read the first of The Sisters Grimm books. It was really cute. I don't know why I haven't read any others. They are really popular with the kid that come in to the library where I work.

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  2. I've only ever heard of the Shades of London out of this list. I'll have to check some of these out.

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