1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
I know, I know. I should read them. Everyone my age has read them. I’m missing countless references and the joy of a Harry Potter-filled life. But 7-year-old me couldn’t get past the second book and I’ve never returned.
2. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
For the record, I love this series. I want to read through them all again as an adult because I’ve forgotten so much and they’re filled with adult humor that I probably missed the first time around. I’ve read the whole series…except for the last half of the last book. I completely lost interest halfway through, and The End is the longest of the books. Oops.
3. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Technically the third one isn’t out yet, but it will be later this month. I really liked the first book, but I struggled to get through Hollow City, and I don’t plan to pick up Library of Souls. I’m definitely interested in the Tim Burton movie based on the books though (expected release in 2016).
4. The Rat series by Haruki Murakami.
Murakami’s trilogy of Hear the Wind Sing, Pinball 1973, and A Wild Sheep Chase is another series I don’t plan to finish. I read A Wild Sheep Chase–the most popular of the three–for school during senior year. It was interesting enough, but it was a bit too nonsensical for me.
5. The Ender Quintet by Orson Scott Card.
I don’t like sci-fi, people. I just can’t get into it. I made it through Ender’s Game last summer, but this is another series that’ll go unfinished.
6. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.
This is such a throwback to the preteen years. I loved the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I still remember reading it in the guest room of our old house and crying my eyes out over the character’s troubled relationships. I might’ve read the second book, too, but I definitely didn’t finish the series. Much love to Tibby, Lena, Bridget, and Carmen.
7. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.
Here’s another throwback. I didn’t even know Stargirl had a sequel until I started scrolling through Goodreads to find book ideas for this post. I’d totally go back and read both books though–the first one was pretty formative for early teenage me.
If I’m being honest, I’m not much of a series reader. I much prefer standalone books–they’re more gratifying to finish (because they’re done)–so 7 is as many as I can think of!
What series have you started but have yet to finish?
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