Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Top Ten Series I Need to Finish in 2017

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish.
This week’s topic is a Freebie, so I’m doing “Top Ten series I want to finish in 2017”
The fact that I so easily came up with ten series I haven’t finished is something I’m not very proud of.  However, let’s take a stroll through some of the many series I’ve started and still haven’t resumed despite the fact it’s now years later. (and to add to my shame, most of these series I own the rest of the books to, so they just sit on my shelf mocking my laziness)

The Grisha trilogy
This is a series that I only started last year.  I loved it and flew through the first two books and then lost steam by the time I got to the third.  This frustrates me greatly because I got SO CLOSE. 

The Young Elites series
The Young Elites was one of my favorite books of 2015, and I read it back when it first came out.  I had a minor fit when I realized I’d have to wait two years for the rest of the books.  It’s two years later and the series is finished.  Do you think I’ve finished it yet?  Of course not.

The Winner’s Trilogy
I read the first book of this series almost exactly two years ago.  I bought the rest of the series intending to finish it.  I even started The Winner’s Crime, but as you can see from my Goodreads it’s been on my “currently reading” for 6+ months.  I got 50% through. Why did I stop? I waited too long and kind of forgot why I was supposed to ship Kestrel and Arin, which is kind of the motivating factor behind this series.  So, the second book wasn’t much fun for me.  I hope to try again, even if I need to reread the 1st book.

The Lunar Chronicles
This is one of my favorite series of all time.  However, I still haven’t yet finished it.  I think it’s a case of me not wanting it to be over yet, despite the fact that Winter came out quite a long time ago now.  Really, it’s shameful. 

Splintered series
I must’ve started this two years ago now, too.  I loved the first book but never moved onto the second one, and now there’s four books in this series I think.  

Starbound Trilogy
These books have been sitting on my shelf for so long it’s not even funny.  I have all of them.  I read the first book way back in 2014.  This series has been over for so long that these authors are now in the middle of/wrapping up other series.  (that I’m also not caught up on)

The Wrath and the Dawn Duology
This was one of my favorite books of 2015.  I had absolutely no excuse for not reading the second book the minute it came out.  Especially considering this series is only a duology and I pre-ordered the second book on Amazon, so it’s literally been sitting on my shelf since the day it came out.  Again, I’ve waited so long this author has already written another book that's getting published in like less than six months. 

The Ascendance Trilogy
The first book in this series, The False Prince was fantastic.  However, do you think I’ve picked up the rest of the books yet? No.  Want to know how long it’s been? I read The False Prince with my high school book club back in my Sophomore year.  I’ve graduated school now.  That’s how ridiculous this is.  Even my mom finished this series before me. 

The 5th wave series
I read The 5th Wave back in 2015.  This series is now over.  Heck, they’ve even made it into a movie by now.  And the movie is like a year old (bought it at Target ages ago, still haven’t watched it).  Again, my mom has actually read the second book already so she’s ahead of me.  

The Book of Ivy series
Again, it’s been two years for this one.  The first book was amazing and left on such a cliffhanger.  I have the second book and it would be such a quick read, especially because this is only a duology.  And while we’re on the subject, yes, my mom has also finished this series before me.  

Well, that’s the end of my long list of shame!  This list so easily could have been Top 15, and that’s actually pathetic.  Also, how is my mom better at finishing my book series than I am?  Not to mention she’s also finished The Selection series (which I have not), although that’s super low on my priorities list. 
Anyways, there’s no telling how many of these series I’ll finally be able to tackle this year, but I’m hoping to try my best.  Is anyone else super bad at finishing series?  Let me know if you’re in the same boat as I am, and I hope that you’re able to conquer some of your unfinished series this year!



  1. The A.G. Howard series made my list of series I need to start/finish this year. I'm still in love with the covers and enjoy them more each time I see them!

    1. I agree - I love the covers for those books so much. It seems like every time I look at them I notice a detail that I didn't see before. Hope you're able to finish them this year as well.

  2. I'd like to read the Grisha trilogy only cause I've heard so many good things- and her other books too. Amie Kaufman I'm curious about ever since Illuminae.

  3. The Starbound series just keeps getting better and better! Happy reading. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  4. Great list! We done the same topic this week, but I haven't read any of these yet. However, I do have The Winner's Trilogy, The Lunar Chronicles and Splintered that I eventually need to get around to starting.

    Thanks for visiting my post.

    Lauren @ My Expanding Bookshelf