Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top Ten FAIL: Sequel Day

As we all know, the Broke and the Bookish hosts Top Ten Tuesday, and I'm terrible at consistently posting weekly features. I just do posts when I feel like it.

So I planned this out, and I'm typing this about a week before this Top Ten post, and I get on and see it's sequels I can't wait to get to.
But here's the thing: I SUCK AT SERIES.
I didn't used to be so terrible. In fact, a long time ago, trilogies were my favorites (like, way back before blogging and tons of trilogies were a thing). I liked how long they were and how I could keep reading about a character. Now, I don't often review books if they're not the first in a series, and I'm mostly ready to move on to something else by the end of the first one.

So I feel like I can't actually even make a list because I've been so bad at series lately, I won't even start them for fear of not finishing them.
So my list is going to be a random number of series I've half-started or have sitting on my shelves that have been sitting there for years because I know I won't finish them.

1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

So I've read the first one. Really liked the style and the story. Then 7 months later I picked up Unravel Me. I've had the second sitting on my nightstand for literally 3 months and my bookmark on page 12. Oops. I just keep picking up other things instead. **Edit** Since writing this post a few days ago, I got so ashamed that I barely read the second one, I made it my blogger mission to finish this series before the end of the year. I have made ACTUAL PROGRESS. As of now, 10:11 p.m. Monday night, I'm on page 148. That sounds like pretty good progress to me. :)

2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This is one I haven't even started, but I have the whole series. I bought them on Book Outlet a while back for a huge discount, and they're still sitting wrapped up on the top of my shelf. I haven't even sorted them.

3. Pivot Point by Kasie West

I've read both her standalone books and LOVED both of them. I own both of these books. Why I haven't read them yet is beyond me.

4. Matched by Ally Condie

I've read the first (I read this YEARS ago, and have a review somewhere, but it's terrible and makes me cringe and laugh at my past self blogger), and then won the series in a contest. I was so excited I could finally finish the series, and guess what I did? Yep. Put them on my shelves and read other stuff instead.

And finally, the big one. The one I (sort of) got yelled at when I tried to sneakily comment on Twitter that I hadn't read the series. Specifically Jamie & Andi. (Sorry guys!! I promise I'm working on it!)

5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I actually HAVE an ARC of Heir of Fire, and I remember how much everyone was freaking out when they surprised us with them in the mail. I felt super lucky to get one, and even checked the first two out of the library. Along with 26 other books. Which got read first. And the series went back to the library. I swear I didn't mean to ignore them, it just sort of... happened.
Also, if someone would let me know what's up with the covers of these books, that'd be great. Which ones came first? I'm confused.

Surely I'm not the only one terrible at series! Let me know in the comments which ones you can't believe I've read or which ones you're with me on meaning to get to!


  1. Yes! This is my kinda list. I start a series, love the first book and I want to read the sequel right away but then I move onto another book and love that and it goes around and around until I have a huge pile of series I've started but not finished.

    I want to finish off the Shatter Me series, I read that book last week and loved it. I really want to finish off Vampire Academy and Percy Jackson too.

    Rosie @ www.eatreadglam.com

    1. Making this list guilted me into reading Unravel Me, and I liked that one SOO much better than the first! Which is weird; that normally doesn't happen with series. So I am inspired and have begun the third! Hopefully I can keep up steam!

  2. I promise not to yell but - READ THRONE OF GLASS READ THRONE OF GLASS. Oops, sorry, I couldn't contain myself. I'm sorry :( But really, I'm a huge fangirl for that series and have successfully gotten others to read it and join me in ToG fangirl land - and I think you would really enjoy it! Definitely give it a shot ;)

    1. Hahahah so far you and Jamie and Andi have all basically said (re: yelled) the exact same thing at me! And I just got an ARC of Court of Roses and Thorns, but I feel like I'll be cheating if I read another series of hers before Throne of Glass! I may just have to suck it up and try to marathon the whole series :)


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