Series I probably won’t finish…#TopTenTuesday

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Posted June 26, 2018 in Top 10 Tags:

This is a tough topic to tackle! There are a few series that pop to my mind right away though, so let me start with those!

  1.  The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich: I loved these books for like the first 12-15 in the series, but now its like reading the same book over and over again. I think I stopped around 20 or 21. Every time Stephanie would destroy a car, Ranger would call her Babe and flirt, Bob the dog would create a disaster, and Joe would worry about Stephanie. EVERY.SINGLE.BOOK.
  2.  Blue Bay Crew by Cathryn Fox: I just didn’t care for these books at all. Blue collar guys who fall for rich girls? Meh. I felt like there was little plot and what little plot there was, I found weak and uninteresting. I read book 1 and book 2 was a DNF for me. I’m tapping out on this series.
  3.  The Dark Codes series by Marissa Farrar: The story started out with some promise but there is a scene at the end of book 1 that was just messed up and totally turned me off from the series (and honestly, I’m not sure I would read the author again!)
  4.  The Ariel Kimber series by Mary Martel: Book 1 was so good. Book 2 was so boring. By the end of book 2, I was like “Meh, I don’t care any more”. This series certainly falls into the “too many books and too little time to waste” reason for bailing.
  5.  The Breakaway series by LP Dover: I enjoy Dover’s contemporary romance and romantic suspense and was excited for a sports romance from her. Sadly, book 1 was just okay and book 2 was a DNF. I don’t plan to continue with the series (if she writes any more; honestly, I am not sure if any more have been written!)

Ok, now, next are series I have read several books in, but have skipped a few books and never plan to read them for various reasons:

  1.  Romancing the Clarksons by Tessa Bailey: I read book 1 and 4. The ones in the middle were about the siblings I just didn’t care much about!
  2.  Fighting series by JB Salsbury: I read books 1, 2, and 7.  I just never really felt compelled to read most of the series. They are SO angsty.

Alright, this final section is for series that are finished and I have read, but not finished. These are ones I might actually finish. Maybe. (Although, if I haven’t finished them by now, they will continue to fall further down my TBR!)

  1.  Preppy by TM Frazier: I read books 1-4 of the King series and jumped right on Preppy. But when Part 2 came out, I was like “meh” and now part 3 has been out for a while and I still haven’t picked it up. I enjoyed the series. I just haven’t felt the desire to jump back into that world I guess.
  2.  Montana Heat series by Jennifer Ryan: I liked book 1 and I love Ryan’s writing. I just haven’t been in the mood to pick this series back up.
  3.  Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle: Book 1 was interesting. However, I think this is a series that I will either never pick up again or binge on. Feast or famine I suppose. The audio was good, so maybe I will continue with that.

Wow-I didn’t think I would get 10! Have you read any of these? Do you think I should reconsider reading a few of these series? What series have you given up on? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Samantha
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10 responses to “Series I probably won’t finish…#TopTenTuesday

  1. Rowena

    You know, I’ve only read books in one of the series you mentioned. If you didn’t like the others, I’m going to assume I won’t be all that enthused about them either so thanks for the heads up. And your reasons for stopping Stephanie Plum books? They’re the exact same reasons I stopped reading them. Drove me crazy.

  2. First of all….your blog is gorgeous and I’m in love with it!!! I have a few books on here that I’m wanting to try so I hope I have better luck with them. I also hope you have plenty of other series you are loving right now!! Good luck with all your books <3

  3. I have adored Jennifer Ryan’s series, since her books are so easy to get into and I just fall in love with her characters. But there are some series out there that I give up on because the first book does nothing for me. For example, Lucy Parker I have given up on. Since book one was not a book I enjoyed and I just can’t seem to even want to pick her up again.

  4. OMG! You should continue with the Montana Heat series! I actually read the second book first and I LOVE IT SO DAMN MUCH! I’m currently reading the third book in the series! 🙂

    Also, that series by Tessa Bailey is hard for me to get into. I’ll try it again soon. 🙂

  5. Jen

    While I like Karina’s books, I still haven’t started Experiment in Terror. It doesn’t seem like my thing, even though I own the first three books lol! I’m just not huge into that genre but I still want to give it a try…..someday down the road. I get why you wouldn’t want to finish the series, and it will be interesting to see if I feel like you.

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  6. I actually LOVED Preppy’s part of the King series, but I read them all this year – I binged, and that way it was all good. Sometimes, I lose interest in a series if it’s a very long time between installments. Other times, there are also the things you talked about regarding siblings you just don’t feel that much interest in.
    I have some series I really tried to enjoy – but just couldn’t.

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