Alright, so I took you guys up on the suggestion to try Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (that book is ENORMOUS!). I checked it out from the library and I’ll read it in the next month or two, depending on my free time.
But that got me thinking. Here I am about to start a new series, but what about all those other series I haven’t finished yet? When will I get back to them?
Admittedly, there may be a few on this list I never quite get back to. Some are just a lapse in my reading, like I forgot about that series for a hot second. But I thought it would be fun to hear from you guys again about which ones I absolutely need to move up on my to-read list!
Top Ten Series I’ll Get Back To…Eventually
1. the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin (Stopped after: 1)
Let’s not even lie about this one: I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to it. I read the first book after it came out in like what, 2009? I don’t even know. But it’s been so long I literally don’t know how I can come back to it after all this time. But I moved the second book to the top of my to-read list to remind me that this was sitting here.
2. The Maze Runner series by James Dashner (Stopped after: 1)
This is another one I’m not sure about. I have this thing about books that everyone’s reading–I don’t want to read them. I read the Maze Runner a few years before the movie came out and it wasn’t my favorite thing in the world but I thought I might stick with it. Then it got super popular and I kind of lost my motivation for it.
3. The Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill (Stopped after: 5)
Hey, a series I actually made progress on! In all honesty, I’ll get back to this one. I know I will. I adore it so much that I love going back and rereading the previous books. So that’s what my goal is with this one: reread the first five books before moving on. I got started on this one summer and then didn’t finish all five. Darn. I guess this means I have to reread them again…
4. The Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Stopped after: 3)
This is another series that got super popular and I lost the thread of it. I also doesn’t help that I literally don’t remember anything that happens beyond the first book (and that’s only because I saw the movie). My mom bought me the 4th book as a present years and years ago (because she saw 1 & 2 on my shelves) and it’s just been sitting there, a haunting reminder that I haven’t gotten to it. And I don’t have the heart to give it away or resell it without reading it first.
5. The Defiance series by C.J. Redwine (Stopped after: 1)
I really liked the first book in this series. I think it was just an issue of waiting for the second book to come out and then when it did, my local library didn’t have it or something. So time passed and I forgot a lot of what happened in the first book. There are still a few things I remember but it’s not a lot. And that’s my hold-up.
6. The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey (Stopped after: 1)
I fully intend to read the next book in this series! I even bought it! One of my students is reading The 5th Wave right now and that may just give me the spark I need to read the second book.
7. Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee (Stopped after: 2)
Another one I fully intend to finish! I have that one on my Kindle (which is half of the reason why I never remember I have it). This is another series that I actually really enjoy rereading, so I may just do that before I read this last one.
8. The Blackcoat Rebellion series by Aimee Carter (Stopped after: 2)
I do really enjoy Aimee Carter’s writing and I think this series is super interesting, but for whatever reason, I just keep bypassing the last book in the library. I see it, I think about it, and I pass. I think it has something to do with the fact that I’ve not been in to sci-fi lately. All summer I’ve been reading fantasy and historical fiction and moving to sci-fi…it just doesn’t sound fun right now.
9. Ruined series by Amy Tintera (Stopped after: 1)
The first book was SO GOOD (and I read it as an ARC) that I told my best friend about it and she texted me at like 2 in the morning when she finished it. And then I didn’t even pick up the second book when it came out? Yeah, I lost track of time on that one and now I’m afraid that I’ve forgotten too much.
10. This Savage Song series by Victoria Schwab (Stopped after: 1)
I do want to get back to this one too, but for whatever reason, I just feel conflicted about it. Maybe it’s like my issue with the Blackcoat Rebellion series–I just don’t feel in the mood for this one at the present time. Whatever it is, it means I just never grab this one either. Not that it’s been at my library. It hasn’t.