Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Finished Series I Haven’t Finished Reading

I love Tuesdays (or as my son has taken to calling them, Scooby-doos-day). It’s the day I don’t have to do daycare drop-off and can leisurely enjoy a cup of coffee at work. It’s the day one one of my favorite podcasts releases a new episode, and of course, it’s the day for The Broke and the Bookish‘s fun weekly meme: Top Ten Tuesday.

This week’s theme feels tailor-made for me. As much as I love losing myself in series, there are so many I’ve started and can’t quite finish. I rarely read them in order, especially if they’ve been out for a while, and, thanks to my love of spoilers, I’ve been guilty of starting at the end more times than I care to admit. Here are a few series I haven’t managed to finish yet, am holding off wrapping up for one reason or another, or will never ever complete.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Jackson: Girl’s Night Out by Victoria Dahl
I started with the last book in this series,Taking the Heat, and loved it so much that I went back and purchased the prequel novella. My journey to complete this series is currently underway.

2. The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
As much as I wanted to enjoy Divergent, it just didn’t happen. I’ll have to content myself with watching Theo James as Four on the big screen.

3. The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
I just started this trilogy thanks to a recently released omnibus and plug on NPR’s Book Concierge. I’m totally in love. It’s brilliant, funny, escapist high fantasy and I’m already lost in the world of Sky.

Cover: I Loved a Rogue4. The Prince Catchers by Katharine Ashe
Started with the last book in this trilogy and just haven’t moved the rest up my TBR pile yet!

5. Rogues of the Sea by Katharine Ashe
Started this series in the middle–just to keep things interesting–and although seafaring romance isn’t usually my thing, I’ll make an exception from time to time, especially when it’s for Katharine Ashe.

6. The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy by Tessa Dare
As much as I adored Goddess of the Hunt, I wasn’t in any hurry to spend more time with Sophia. I’m sure she’s a fully realized character in Surrender of a Siren, but I found her a little too meek and biddable to be interesting in Goddessespecially when held up against Lucy. That said, I did end up reading A Lady of Persuasion, just to see how poor, beautiful Toby would end up. Dare did not disappoint.

7. The Stud Club Trilogy by Tessa Dare
This is probably my least favorite Dare series, and I think it might have something to do with the publisher. The Stud Club Trilogy was published by Ballantine Books, and I felt as though the first two books could have used a heavier editorial hand. Dare is always a lovely writer, but something about the storylines felt a bit clunky. I have the third book in the series and will read it eventually, just not any time soon.

8. The Affairs by Moonlight Trilogy by Juliana Gray
A Lady Never Lies is amazing, y’all. There’s an unwanted house party of circumstance, car racing, and a duke running naked through the forest. In fact, after writing this, I’m prompted to move this entire trilogy up my TBR pile.

9. The Bachelor Chronicles by Elizabeth Boyle
I actually don’t know if this is a completed series (Mad About the Major was just released earlier this summer), but I’ve danced around these books for the past year. I love being able to read them out of order as I find them at the library.

Season for Surrender10. Holiday Pleasures by Theresa Romain
Because these are set around Christmastime, I’m holding off reading the last two books in the series until the temperatures fall below 40. I highly recommend starting with Season for Surrender if you love a good rake + bookworm love story.

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Finished Series I Haven’t Finished Reading

  1. susanblogginboutbooks says:

    Sounds like we’re the complete opposite when it comes to series. I HAVE to read a series in order and I absolutely NEVER ever read a book’s ending first. Just the thought makes me cringe 🙂 I also find myself re-reading first books in a series a lot because I can’t remember the details of the book and I have to remember before moving on with the series. Is my reading OCD showing yet? LOL.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    • varellano says:

      Ha! We all have our preferred styles 😉 I’ve also had to re-read the first in a series just to be sure I had all the facts straight. I tended to do that every time I new Harry Potter book came out. Coincidentally, it’s one of the few series I’ve actually read in order!

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  2. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook says:

    I adore reading romance series out of order. There is just something so wonderful about that. I’m realizing now that there are a lot of romance series that I have started and not finished that I didn’t include on today’s TTT. Like Lucky Harbor by Jill Shelves, The Stud Club, too. I haven’t tried any of Tessa Dare’s Wanton Dairymaid books, but now I’m curious. Also the Girls’ Night Out books. I Loved Taking the Heat! But I loved it so much, I’m not sure if the other books can live up to that one.

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    • varellano says:

      I have to say, I’m 1.5 books into the Girls’ Night Out series, and although it’s fun, Taking the Heat is still waaaay at the top of the stack. That book was FANTASTIC.

      I’m glad I’m not the only out-of-order reader 😉

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  3. Bex says:

    I haven’t even heard of most of these with the exception of Divergent, which I did finish and have a love hate relationship with that whole series! And yah Theo James was s good casting call I think! Lol.

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  4. Cris says:

    I’d definitely recommend reading SURRENDER OF A SIREN by Tessa Dare. You really see a very different size of Sophia, one that craves adventure and was molded into her previously meek role by circumstances. She’s really not like that in Siren and her romance is actually really sexy. The last book in the series was actually not my favorite – wasn’t too keen on either the heroine or the hero.

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