Up this week: Ten Finished Series I Have Yet to Finish
I had to cheat a little this round for the sake of getting to ten. I put together a list of five finished series that I haven’t finished, but I’ve also added five more that aren’t finished yet but I’m also not caught up on, so I’m still technically unfinished.
1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I haven’t gotten far at all with this one, but I’m counting it since there have been some pages read. I think the movies have gone unwatched long enough by now so I can read them at last. Unlike dear Aragorn, I will indeed go with to the end… eventually.
2. Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
Now that you’ve had time to stare at Four, let’s get serious. I’m never going to finish this series. I got through the first and second book, but the third isn’t going to happen. The second and third movies also aren’t going to happen. I’ve had enough of both book and movie. Even Kate Winslet couldn’t help me love this series, and that’s saying something.
3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Why have I not finished these books, he asks. Why, indeed. I read the first of this series back in high school, but I never got any further. It’s on my list for The Classics Club, so I’ll get to it within five years… hopefully.
4. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
I read the first book from this trilogy for a Children’s Literature course in college. I also bought the other two books right after, but I have yet to read them. It’s on the list. The massively dreadful yet beautiful list.
5. The Poldark Saga by Winston Graham
Look at that face. Picturing that face while I read is enough. But it really is a wonderful series. It also happens to be a massive series. I’ve read the first two books, and I know I’ll continue with them eventually, but for now there are other books to be read.
6. The Fairyland Series by Catherynne M. Valente
I’m about to start reading the second book in this series for #BookBuddyAthon. I thought this series had three books, but apparently there are four, and I honestly have no idea if there will be more. Either way, I plan on reading them. It’s a lovely adventure!
7. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Okay, this series isn’t shit. It’s far from shit. But it’s shit in the sense that it’s damn intense and shitty things happen, and sometimes I just like drinking wine so get off my back. I hope to continue reading these books soon. The plan is to be caught up before the new season. (That’s what I said last time… and the time before that.)
8. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
I’m sorry, Jamie, but I am not ready. Not ready to continue this series. I’m not super fond of Claire, and I’m not super fond of their relationship. If those two bits didn’t take up most of the book then I’d love this series, because the rest of it is brilliant. I might try it again one day, especially since I foolishly bought the first four books before reading any of them, but for now I’m letting it go.
9. Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith
I was hanging out with two of my best friends when word shot across the internet that J.K. Rowling had published a book under a pseudonym. We immediately drove to Barnes & Noble and purchased what were the last three copies. I really enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling, and I can’t wait to read the second book soon. It’s been staring at me from the shelf for far too long.
10. Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel
If you don’t know this about me, I’m obsessed with the Tudors. The family fascinates me, and it’s oftentimes difficult to find books about them that I really enjoy, especially considering so many people want to write about them. If you want to know more about Cromwell in relation to the reign of Henry VIII, read this series. I hope to read Bring Up the Bodies soon.
Be sure to check back next week for another round of Top Ten Tuesday.
What are some of your unfinished series?