Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week’s topic: Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished (because either you didn’t like them, you just have procrastinated, etc.)
Interesting topic for this week! I have varying reasons for why I didn’t finish the following series (almost all of them fantasy, haha). In no particular order:
01. Patrick Rothfuss’s The Kingkiller Chronicles — Aside from the fact that he’s still writing the third volume in…the series? the trilogy? Can’t keep track these days…I haven’t gotten around to the second volume, The Wise Man’s Fear, because it’s taking forever and a day for it to hit mass paperback ;_; The Name of the Wind (review) was fantastic though and I’m looking forward to catching up soon enough =P
02. Scott Lynch’s The Gentleman Bastards series — Like Rothfuss, Lynch is still writing the series at the moment. The Lies of Locke Lamora (review) works very well as a standalone and I’ve debated in the past whether to just stick to it and not read the rest of the series since I have a ton of other books to read but I did enjoy the first book and would like to see where Locke Lamora and his friend ends up later on. So yeah, eventually I will continue? =)
03. Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series — I tried, I really did. Aside from GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire, this series popped up quite a bit on the recommendation list. I started reading Deadhouse Gates and it was just so slow…and depressing…and I did not care about the characters or about the world so yeah, I don’t think I’m going to get around to the rest of the series. It’s just not my type of read.
04. Pamela Freeman’s The Castings trilogy — I read the first book, Blood Ties, a few years ago and alas, it just didn’t grab me as much as I thought it would’ve.
05. David Anthony Durham’s Acacia trilogy — Acacia (review) was a fantastic read but I’ve been hesitant to get around to the other two books in the trilogy for some reason. Again, I think it has to do with the fact that the first novel works well as a standalone. But like Lynch’s series, I just might get around to it eventually ^_~
06. Frank Herbert’s Dune series — I read the first three books–Dune, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune–when I was in high school, borrowed the books from our library (yeah, our school library was pretty cool that way). It was a little weird when it got to God Emperor of Dune and then summer vacation rolled along and I just never got around to finishing the series. I did make note of it to get back to the series at some point in the near future.
07. Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series — I enjoyed Wizard’s First Rule enough (if only because I saw bits of Legend of the Seeker) but this series is far too long and I hear it gets a bit redundant along the way so yeah, sorry.
08. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series — I read the first book in the series last year when I was hearing rumours that it was going to be picked up as a movie/television adaptation of some sorts. Although the concept of the gunslinger passing through with magical abilities was interesting, the story didn’t really grab my attention.
09. Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series — The first book in the series, The Furies of Calderon, was interesting enough but it hasn’t quite convinced me to continue following the story. 50/50 here, am planning on re-reading the book at some point before deciding.
10. Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archives series — Okay, granted he’s still writing this series (the second one’s coming out…next year? 2014? Not sure). I read the first book in the series The Way of Kings (review) and was greatly looking forward to it (Brandon Sanderson’s one of my favourite authors in fantasy right now) but was sadly disappointed; I found I didn’t really care for the characters and the overarching plot just didn’t seem to exist or was convoluted by the subplots. So yeah, don’t think I’m finishing the rest of the ten-book series.
And that’s my list for this week! There’s obviously other series that I didn’t include in this list but alas, I’ll be typing this entry all day lol. Anyways, what series made it on your list this week? =)