Top Ten Tuesday: Unfinished series

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about series that, for one reason or another, you haven’t finished yet. This is an excellent topic for me because I’m in the middle of about a gajillion series at the moment. My only problem will be narrowing the list down to 10! So here, in no particular order, are 10 series that I haven’t finished yet but would like to keep reading  someday:

1. Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs — I read #1, Moon Called, several years ago and remember really liking it. I’ve collected the next four or five books via Paperback Swap, but for some reason I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet.

2. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon — I’ve read the first two books of this series and enjoyed them both. The problem is, they’re just so long. I really have to motivate myself to pick up one of these books, and usually I don’t feel like making that big of a commitment. I do plan to track down the rest of the series eventually, though.

3. Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier — I just recently finished reading book #2 in this series, Son of the Shadows. It was lovely, and I really don’t know why I haven’t continued with Child of the Prophecy yet. It’s on my shelves, though!

4. Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre — I’m not normally a big reader of sci fi, but I really liked Grimspace. I’ve collected the next few books, but they’re still gathering dust on my shelves for now.

5. Bridge of D’Arnath series by Carol Berg — Carol Berg is an author who has really impressed me thus far, so I acquired the entire Bridge of D’Arnath series sight unseen. I’ve read the first book, Son of Avonar, which was a solid fantasy novel. I own the rest of the books (four in all) and will get to them one of these days.

6. Flavia de Luce series by Alan BradleyThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie was such a fun read! I have #2 on my shelves already, but I know there are at least two additional books out there.

7. Julian Kestrel series by Kate Moss — This series is a bit different from the others on the list, because I am highly motivated to read it; I’m just trying to savor the books to make them last longer! I only have two more to go, sadly — Whom the Gods Love and The Devil in Music.

8. Chronicles of Cadfael by Ellis Peters — I love the Cadfael books. 🙂 So far I’ve read the first 10, which means I still have 10 to go! I plan to read #11, An Excellent Mystery, this year.

9. Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davis — Mysteries set in Ancient Rome? Yes, please! So far I’ve only read The Silver Pigs, which was good, but for some reason I didn’t feel compelled to pick up the next book right away. I do look forward to reading about more of Falco’s adventures soon, though.

10. Chronicles of Barsetshire by Anthony Trollope — That’s right, I can’t even stay current with a series that was written in the 19th century! I quite enjoyed The Warden and Barchester Towers, but I haven’t gotten around to the rest of the series. Despite the fact that I like Victorian novels, I have to give myself an extra push to start them.

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Unfinished series

  1. The fifth Flavia de Luce book is coming out early 2013! I love this series. I have my eye on Outlander, but I need to finish A Song of Ice and Fire first. Those books are huge too.

    • I definitely need to read more of Flavia. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t continued past book one yet! I haven’t begun the GRRM books, although I want to…they’re just so long!

  2. Great list! I totally did not think about the Brother Cadfael series or the Marcus Didius Falco series; love them both but I think because they’re such long series I’ve been selective with which volumes I want to read more than anything xD

    Ditto about the Outlander series though, those books are massive. My mum has all of them except the latest one but there are so many other books to read and finish first so it’s not a priority at all xP

    • I think this is my struggle with series in general: when they’re too long, or when the length is indefinite, I tend to lose interest after a couple of books. Serialized stories can be really fun, but I’m a person who likes definite endings after a certain point!

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