Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Finished Series I Have Yet to Finish

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Finished Series I Have Yet to Finish.

Book cover for Bloody Jack by L. A. MeyerBook cover for Under the Never Sky by Veronica RossiBook cover for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

1. Bloody Jack series by L. A. Meyer – I own all 12 books in this series but can’t bring myself to read the last four. Jacky Faber and her motley band of reprobates hold a special spot in my heart, and I know that once I close the cover of the final book the series will truly be over, a fact I’m not sure I can bear.

2. Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi  It took me forever to finally give this series a shot, but once I did I fell in love with it. Now I just need someone to return Into The Still Blue to the library so I can see how everything wraps up!

3. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams – This wonderfully absurd “trilogy in five parts” is one of the funniest series I’ve ever read. As ridiculous and hilarious as these books are, though, the ridiculousness gets a little wearisome when you read the stories back to back. Hence, I had to take a break after the first three books.

Book cover for My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra HarveyBook cover for Scarlet by A.C. GaughenBook cover for The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris

4. Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey – Every time I visit the library, I check the “H” shelves just in case they’ve finally acquired Blood Prophesy, the last book in this series. I’ve been doing this for three years; I think it’s time to give in and just buy it already.

5. Scarlet trilogy by A.C. Gaughen  I’m actually a little wary of finishing this trilogy. As much as I adored Scarlet, I wasn’t nuts about Lady Thief, and I’ve heard that Lionheart is a less than satisfying conclusion.

6. The Squire’s Tales by Gerald Morris – This was one of my favorite series as a kid, full of fairies, Arthurian knights, and heroic quests. The books are as witty as they are exciting, and I’d love to reread the first few books before continuing on with the series.

Book cover for Eragon by Christopher PaoliniBook cover for The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott LynchBook cover for Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

7. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini – During the three-year gap between the publication of Eldest and Brisingr, I made the mistake of watching the movie adaptation of Eragon. It was so terrible that it sullied my fond memories of the novel, and I never read the second half of this series.

8. Gentlemen Bastards series by Scott Lynch – I’m kind of cheating here, as I just found out today that a fourth book will be published next year. I’m going to keep the series on the list anyway, though, since I thought it was over until just a few minutes ago. It took me several tries to get through The Lies of Locke Lamora, but by the time I finally made it to the end I was quite impressed by Locke and his deviously brilliant heists. The second book, Red Seas Under Red Skies, is taking forever to get into, but I imagine that, like its predecessor, it will ultimately be worth the struggle.

9. The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – This trilogy started out strong, but my enthusiasm faded after reading Siege and Storm. I’ll eventually check out Ruin and Rising but probably won’t get to it anytime soon.

Book cover for Nameless by Lili St. Crow

10. Tales of Beauty and Madness by Lili St. Crow – I don’t know if I’m excited or nervous to read the second and third books of this trilogy. I absolutely adored Nameless – you can read my review herebut the subsequent books focus on different characters, and I’m not certain I’ll enjoy them as much without Cami or my precious Nico.

Have you read any of these series? Can you tell me if they’re worth finishing? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section!

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Finished Series I Have Yet to Finish

  1. The movie adaptation of Eragon had so much potential..they had good actors..but the script was terrible and they murdered the plot and some of its characters.

    Under the Never Sky is one of my favorite trilogies and is at the top of my recommendation list. I hope that when you do get around to finishing it that you love it as much as I do!

    • My husband, who never read the book, loved the movie version of Eragon, which is surprising since he’s not a big movie buff. I’d like to think I would’ve enjoyed it if only I’d seen it before reading the novel. That way I wouldn’t have been comparing the two the whole time.

    • I hope I end up loving it, too! I just found out my public library has it, so next time I go over I’ll probably check it out. 🙂

    • I’d love to find someone who’s read the entire series to ask them whether the last two books live up to the first two. Part of me wants to get back to these books, but it’s been so long that I’m not sure I’d love them as much as I used to.

  2. I am SO with you on #1. It’s on my list today as well and I said almost the exact same thing about the series. I can’t bear to see Jacky go, so I’m taking a looonnnnggg time to finish all the books. The thought of never having another Jacky book just makes my heart hurt 🙁 I did finish the Under the Never Sky series, which I loved. Having started or finished any of the others on your list.

    Happy TTT!

    • I’m so excited that you’re a Bloody Jack fan! Although the series is fantastic, it’s not every day that I run into somebody who’s read the books – or even heard of them.

      I think part of my reluctance to finish the last four books is knowing that L.A. Meyer has passed away. Not only will finishing the last books mean no more Jacky, it will mean no more L.A. Meyer books, period. It makes me super sad just thinking about it.

    • I’ve been toying with the idea of going back to finish the Inheritance Cycle but haven’t quite gotten the motivation to actually follow through. There are too many other great books to read first!

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