Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
This week’s topic is Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish. This topic was done before, in 2012, and you can see my list from then here.
If you’re a geek about graphs and charts and things, you might enjoy this info. If not, you should probably just skip all this and head on down to my top ten list. ;) In the past year or so (I don’t remember exactly when), I made a series spreadsheet on my computer. On the spreadsheet, I’ve listed every series I’ve started, the books in each series (including novellas and companion books), and I’ve created a code as to whether I’ve finished the series, finished with the exception of the novellas, haven’t finished, won’t finish, etc. There are 111 series on the spreadsheet, as of the day I wrote this post, but I add more each time I start a new series. Here’s some fun data from the spreadsheet:
- Out of those 111 series, I’ve only completely finished 8 of them.
- With 10 series, I’ve finished them with the exception of the novellas.
- With 2 of the series, I’ve finished all but the novellas, but there are more books yet to be published.
- For 13 of the series, I’ve read all the books that are out so far, but there will be more published in the future.
- And with all the rest, I haven’t finished the books that are already out, whether they have or do not have novellas, and whether they have more books yet to be published or not.
- Out of the unfinished series, there are 9 that I just won’t finish. I never will, because I didn’t enjoy the books I read in that series.
- And out of the unfinished series, there are 12 series that I probably won’t finish.
So, yeah, I’m a dork and probably spent way too much time making my spreadsheet, but oh, well.
I’ve decided that my list will consist of the ten finished series that I want to finish the most. So here they are, in alphabetical order by the author’s last name:
I have only read the first book in this series, but I really want to read them all, including the novellas. I may have to reread the first book and binge read the rest.
I know these are technically just companion novels, but I’m going to count them. I’ve only read Graceling, but I own Fire. I feel like I may need to reread Graceling before starting Fire, though, even though they’re companions, just because it’s been so long since I read Graceling.
I definitely have to reread Legend. I remember not writing many notes at all with this book, so rereading my notes before reading Prodigy isn’t going to cut it. My husband read Legend and Prodigy and loved them and for a time kept asking me when I was going to buy Champion. I still have’t bought it. Oops!
I LOVE this series. I started it back in the late ’90s and I have read all but the last book in the series. I’m definitely going to reread all of these and write reviews for them, too. I think I’m going to make it my goal to finish and review this series next year.
To be honest, I feel a bit scared to finish this series. Because the second book, Second Helpings, was SO GOOD and while I enjoyed the third, I just feel like I’m going to be crying my eyes out with the fourth and fifth books. So although I’m sure I’ll love those last two books, I just don’t know when I’ll read them. I will one day!
So, yeah, this is another companion series, really, but I LOVED the first two books and I can’t believe I haven’t read the third one yet. I think I may need to just buy the box set already!
I have only read Alanna: The First Adventure, but I just bought the other three books in the series, so I hope to finish this one very soon!
This is one of my absolute favorite series. It’s a lot like Across the Universe, so if you liked that series, you should check out Glow–it’s the first book in the Sky Chasers series. It’s been a long time since I read Glow and Spark, so I’l have to reread them before I read Flame, but I loved them so much that it’ll be fun to reread them!
I’ve read the first two books and loved them, and I own the novella and the third book, so I just need to read them already! I need some more Zuzana in my life…
Scott Westerfeld is one of my favorite authors, and I really enjoyed Leviathan. I own the other two books in the series, so hopefully I can finish this series soon!
So what finished series do you have yet to finish? Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog!