Hi friends,

Today is Tuesday time to choose my Top 5 (or more) and I am posting late …as usual!

This week Shanah @bionicbookworm asks us about our top 5 series we need to finish!

It made me think about several things as in: what is a series? Are two books considered a series or “just” a duet? Or three books? Or more?

What about stand alone books but with connected characters and happening in the same place and time? Are they considered series or stand alones?

And that’s fine and dandy to speak about series I need to finish but do these need to be already completely published? Or may I choose one with only the first book published?

And what about series I should finish, because that’s the reasonable thing to do you know but don’t want to? Do I speak about them?

Or what about stand alone books that I would love getting a series?

Or….

See? My brain is fuming!

 

OK let’s give this some structure…

What is considered a series?

Once more my friend Merriem (she knows really everything) define series as:

1a : a number of things or events of the same class coming one after another in spatial or temporal succession a concert series the hall opened into a series of small rooms
b : a set of regularly presented television programs each of which is complete in itself

 

Already if you read 1a the stand alone connected would be considered as series!

Same with duet or trilogies as “a number” means more than one!

 

So let’s roll with a wide definition here and tackle the task at hand! I will begin with the bad moving slowly to the good!

 

1 Series I will never finish!

The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day!

If I loved the first book (Gideon is drool worthy) I will never finish that series as a matter of principle! It was meant to be a trilogy and it became an “X” logy. I feel used and like the author just wants to make money!

 

Reasonable Doubt series by Whitney G

My problem here was the book was so small it was clearly overpriced! She could have made all three books into one book of 500 pages. Once again I felt dupped.

 

Elite King’s Club by Amo Jones

I know many praise this series and I guess it can be addictive if you want to know the truth but …there were inconsistencies in the story, aspects really hard to believe in etc. Just ..not for me!

 

2. Duologies that I need/will finish!

The Body Painter by Pepper Winters

It ended on a cliffhanger and I just need to finish it!

 

Stormeheart by Cora Carmack

It’s been such a long time since I read ROAR that I think I’ll need to re-read it again before Rage!

 

3. Trilogies or more already published that I need to finish

Legend by Marie Lu

I just need to read Champion and I would be set! I am ashamed to say that I already own champion but did not get to read it yet!!!

 

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Again just the last one remains to be read.

 

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

The good news is that I have read The Raven Boys last month and adored it! I plan on reading the other books one book per month!

 

The Secondborn series by Amy Bartol

Again just the last one to read and I got it in the mail some weeks ago!

 

4. Series not yet complete that I NEED to finish

The Daevabad trilogy  by SA Chakraborty

It is all Alexandra’s fault as she pushed that book on me and I never looked back!

 

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

I loved that book and I need the others immediately

 

The Honors by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre …so unique!

 

The Poppy War by RF Kuang …but so hard to read!

 

The Aurora Cycle by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kauffman because ….Kal!

 

Pfew that’s it for today!

 

Leave me a comment about your fav and I promise to visit and comment back tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!

 

Sophie

 

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35 Comments

  1. I used to have a feature on my blog where i talked about series that I’d given up on and would never finish. There are a lot of them! Most often I read the first book and didn’t like it enough to continue, but sometimes I just lost interest along the way when the series seemed to drag on too long.

  2. Ah there are so many series I need to finish as well, too many books, too little time, and I tend to.. forget about series for some reason? I feel terrible about it I also need and really want to finish the Legend series, I really liked the first book 🙂

  3. I actually have some of the paperbacks for The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day, I got them at RT last year for free. And then I bought Reasonable Doubt and Elite King’s Club on my Kindle but I haven’t felt the urge to pick any of those up. Maybe someday when I’m feeling like trying something different….

    AND a billion times yes to Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi! The beginning of the first book dragged a little bit for me, but after that I was addicted and each book was better than the previous one. I loved that series so much, enjoy when you get to pick it up! 🙂

  4. As much as I loved City of Brass, I think that I liked the sequel even more! That series is just SO incredible! And the Honor Among Thieves series….. I totally spaced out and didn’t realize that the sequel was out! I need to get to it ASAP! Hope you can check some of these off your list soon 🙂

  5. I think stand alone books with connected characters is considered a stand alone series? Maybe that’s just me, haha. I usually call two books duologies, three books trilogies, four books quartets and anything more is a series. But sometimes I go with four books as a series too.

    I also need to finish Under the Never Sky and The Raven Boys! I wasn’t a huge fan of the first books, but maybe a different version/time gap difference (since I read those years ago) will make a difference?

    1. No no you are right about the stand alones! And I hesitated to choose only series with more than three books but well …

  6. I have a ton of unfinished series, but I did finish Legend and The Raven Cycle – both were winners for me. I will definitely be tagging in for the remaining Aurora Rising books. I really enjoyed the first book, and I am so stressed out about some characters’ fates.