Top Ten Tuesday

Book Series I’m No Longer Interested in Finishing

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! So as you may have noticed last week, I got my weeks a bit confused and posted today’s topic last week already, so today you get last week’s topic instead 🙂

I’m also twisting the topic a bit today to suit me better, as the topic was ‘Ten Most Recent Books I Did Not Finish’ but honestly I’m very bad at DNF’ing a book once I started it. It’s definitely something I need to work on. But one thing I have gotten better at? Not finishing series I started if I’m no longer interested. Because a book is one thing, but who has the time to finish series they don’t want to? Nobody! So here are 10 series I started, but am no longer interested in finishing.

The Red Queen series: I loved book one, but then I struggled though books 2 and 3 so I’m calling it quits.

The Summer I Turned Pretty series: I disliked book one but still gave book two a chance. It did not get better. I’m still debating whether or not to try the TV show though…

Power of Five series: This reverse harem series was so addictive, I actually read the first 4 books until I realised I didn’t even really like it that much…

The Phoenix Pack series: This wolf shifter romance was not for me so I’m not continuing.

The Bridge Kingdom duology: I know this is a popular series, so I’m sorry to be an unpopular opinion here, but the first book just didn’t captivate me as much as it should have, so I’m not reading the second book.

The Hades and Persephone series: I LOVE Hades and Persephone and the first book was okay, but it was enough for me – I have no need for more.

The Crazy Rich Asians series: I enjoyed book one, but it was enough for me. I kind of want to see what’s happening with Astrid in the next few books, but my curiosity also isn’t big enough to read the entire books.

The Shatter Me series: I LOVED books 1-3 when they first came out. But then book 4 came out a few years later and I struggled with it, so I’m just gonna let it go.

The 5th Wave series: I really liked book 1 when I read it, but it’s been so long and this is just not a genre I’m looking for anymore.

The Outlander series: Another unpopular opinion, so please don’t come at me for this one, but I’m not going to finish this series. I did enjoy book one, but it took me sooo long to finish and I just don’t have the interest to do that 8 more times. Maybe one day I’ll finish the TV show since I did really like season 1, but the rest of the books will stay unread for me…

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Did you finish any of these series?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I tried to like Crazy Rich Asians, but just couldn’t. The film is really fun though. I read books one and two of SITP, and enjoyed it. Someday I’ll read book three just because. 🙂

    1. The Crazy Rich Asians movie is a lot of fun indeed!

  2. Dnfing a series is also still a hard thing to do (looks at herself). I also stopped reading Red Queen after the first book. And I should have stopped reading The Fifth Wave after the first book. Yikes at the second book.

    1. It is indeed still so hard to DNF a series! I’m getting better at it, but I still always feel a bit guilty about it. Oh, good thing maybe that I never read the second Fifth Wave book.

  3. Good for you for knowing your limits!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. Thanks!

  4. I haven’t read any of these. But I have been watching Outlander and I am less and less impressed with the recent seasons. The 6th was honestly the worst so I definitely would not want to have to read it.
    With Crazy Rich, I saw the movie and while I liked it I don’t think I was invested in any character enough to read more about them.

    1. Oh, I’m sorry to hear the Outlander TV show is also decreasing in quality with the latest seasons!

  5. I’m totally with you on the Red Queen books! I actually read the second book and was like wtf just happened? Everything great in the first book just disappeared! It was a bummer.

    1. The second Red Queen book was such a bummer indeed! I still continued on with the third book, but though I liked it a bit more than the second one, it wasn’t enough for me to finish the series.

  6. 100% agree with Red Queen, it became unreadable. I’ve read all the Outlander books, but they are so long it’s hard to get through them. Not gonna finish 5th Wave either, and although I finished Crazy Rich Asians, I don’t think I would read it again. I do like the colorful covers of the set I have, though!

    1. I wish I could read all the Outlander books as I did love the first book, but I’m just worried that I’ll read myself into a reading slump because they are so long (and so many). Maybe the TV show though!

  7. I’m with you on Red Queen. I read and loved the first book but disliked the second and gave up. I read Crazy Rich Asians and while it was good, can’t get myself to pick up the rest of the series. I would rather have more movies!

    1. I would so love to have more movies for Crazy Rich Asians!

  8. Isn’t it funny how we lose interest in a series sometimes? The Shatter Me series I wanted to read for the longest time. They looked fun, awesome covers, but if I haven’t y now I probably won’t lol!

    1. So true, but I guess it’s natural as our tastes and interests also change – nothing to feel bad about! 🙂

  9. I kind of liked book one of the Red Queen series, so I read book two but hated it so much that I never continued on and don’t feel bad about it. Outlander, I’ve only ever watched the TV series, the books are just too longer for me to even consider starting especially when there’s so many of them. I agree, I’m much better at not continuing with a series if I’m not enjoying it than DNF’ing an individual book. I stopped the An Ember In The Ashes series after book one because I just wasn’t invested enough to continue. I’ve never finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy because I hated Book Two so much that I just can’t bring myself to read Book 3. I really disliked the first book in the Winternight trilogy so I never read more of that. This actually might be a good topic for me to do, I have a few of these….
    My TTT:

    1. Glad to hear I’m not alone about Red Queen and Outlander though. So true that it’s easier to DNF a series than a book. I look forward to seeing your post on this if you decide to do it!

      1. Ah thank you, it’s definitely one that’s in the future ideas pipeline for the next time I don’t want to do the official week’s TTT topic!

  10. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I stopped the Bridge Kingdom at book 1 too!

    1. Glad to hear I’m not alone in that one, Sophie!

  11. I have had to stop series as well (and authors). Once you’ve tried multiple books of a series or by the same author, if they aren’t winners it’s time to move on. Even when you feel like you should like them. It’s hard.

    1. It’s hard indeed, but sometimes it’s the best choice for us – more time for books we do enjoy!

  12. I really liked The 5th Wave but I don’t think I ever finished the series either.

    1. Glad to hear I’m not the only one 🙂

  13. I enjoyed the first book in the Outlander series, but I read it so long ago that I don’t remember who’s who and what’s what. In order to continue the series, I would have to go back and re-read the first one and…I just don’t want to! So, yeah, I likely won’t ever finish it either. I have too many other books and series that I want to read more!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


    1. Yes, exactly how I feel too about Outlander!

  14. Like you, I only read Book 1 of the Crazy Rich Asians series. I enjoyed it, but didn’t continue.

    1. Same, glad to hear I’m not the only one 🙂

  15. […] Power of Five was a recommendation from Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads. I have been getting more and more into fantasy romance, so I will take all of the recommendations I can get, especially backlist titles that I may have missed! I also just read my first reverse harem series and was surprised by how much fun I had with it, so I am open to trying more. […]

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