Hey guys! Once again, there’s a topic that just doesn’t fit me. The topic is “The Last Ten Books You Abandoned” and honestly, I don’t think I’ve abandoned 10 books in the last 12 years I’ve been on Goodreads. I can’t do it. I literally can’t bring myself to stop reading a book, even if it’s terrible. Only on very rare occasions, usually when I’m completely disgusted by something, do I ever stop.
Instead, I went with a topic that did fit me. Often times, I’ll read the first book or two in a series and not like them enough to read the rest of the series. So while I didn’t abandon the book, I did abandon that series. Seemed to be a better fit.
So let’s take a look!
The Last Ten Series That I Abandoned
1. The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner
Ok, so this isn’t really a “last” book (I read it years ago), but it was the one that immediately came to mind when I thought of this topic, so I thought it worth mentioning. It might be an unpopular opinion, but I stand by it.
2. Bellamy and the Brute (Bellamy and the Brute, #1) by Alicia Michaels
This book was just a mess of so many different genres. Technically, the next book is only a novella with our MCs in college now, encountering ghosts in their dorm or something, but I was just kind of over it all with the first book.
3. Gravemaidens (Gravemaidens, #1) by Kelly Coon
This book also had problems for me. It kept trying to seem like it was in the past or some fantasy world that imitated the past, but then it would keep making references to things that it didn’t seem like they’d know about and…it was weird.
4. The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window (The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window, #1) by Kirsty Moseley
The title really says it all here, doesn’t it?
5. The Healer’s Apprentice (Hagenheim, #1) by Melanie Dickerson
I knew full well going into this that it was Christian lit, which isn’t normally my thing, but fairy tales are. However, I had a few reservations as I read this book and the reviews for the next book seemed to suggest that it got worse, so I just decided I was done.
6. The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry
Probably another unpopular opinion among many, but I didn’t really like this book. It was ok. I’ll say it was ok. But reading more? Nah, I’ll pass.
7. King’s Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard
Now here’s a book I actually did abandon. This book felt so hopeless the whole time that I just couldn’t take it anymore. And that’s saying something after I adored the first two as much as I did.
8. Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) by Rachel Hartman
Dragons…not my thing…
9. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1) by April Genevieve Tucholke
This had some creepy, disturbing character in it. I don’t remember specifics, but I remember there being like a stalkerish character and I didn’t like that. Plus the book sucked.
10. Asylum (Asylum, #1) by Madeleine Roux
I enjoy a good creepy paranormal horror story, but this wasn’t one of them. It seemed cliche and dumb, so I figured this would be a one-and-done series.