Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading. I tweaked this topic a bit because even after I made a list of ten books I was pretty sure I no longer wanted to read, I still kept rethinking my decision. (In case you haven’t heard, we Libras can be an indecisive bunch, haha!). I could, however, pretty easily come up with 10 series that I’m not interested in continuing (or in some cases, even starting) at this point.
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Top Ten Book Series I’ve Decided to Quit
- FIFTY SHADES by E.L. James – In this case, it’s not so much quitting a series as it is deciding not to even start it. I bought a copy of the first book back in my pre-blogging days when the hype was so high for this series. Everyone I knew was telling me I needed to read it. The more I heard about it, the less interested I was until I finally sold the book the last time we had a yard sale, lol.
- OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon – I liked the first book in this series well enough, but I started reading the series right about the time I got completely burnt out on reading romance so the chrmistry of Claire and Jamie just didn’t do much for me. I do keep this one in the back of my mind in case I ever do get solidly back into reading romance.
- THE NEOPOLITAN NOVELS by Elena Ferrante – My Brilliant Friend, the first book in this series, was actually one of my most anticipated reads for 2016. With its post-war Italian setting and its focus on the friendship of two school-age girls, I thought it just sounded like such a wonderful read. Unfortunately, it took me nearly 3 weeks to slog through the first 40% of the book and I completely lost interest in finishing it or in continuing the series.
- STEPHANIE PLUM by Janet Evanovich – I think with this series, it’s a case of too much of a good thing. I actually really love the series and all of the characters, but I got as far as book 12 and just had no interest in continuing because at a certain point, the books all start to sound the same. I could see myself revisiting this at some point, but for now, we’re on a break.
- SOOKIE STACKHOUSE by Charlaine Harris – Another good series that I just lost interest in because it started to get too predictable. I noticed that I was starting to rate each book lower and lower so I decided it was time to stop reading.
- THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner – Up until recently, I was pretty excited about starting this series sometime soon, but now I’m just not feeling it.
- THE WOLVES OF MERCY FALLS by Maggie Stiefvater – I’m not entirely sure why this series is no longer of interest. I think maybe because I had such a mixed reaction to All the Crooked Saints, which was my first Stiefvater read. I’m still interested in reading The Raven Cycle so maybe if I like that one, I’ll reconsider this one, but for now, it’s coming off my list.
- RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard – I spent so much time yelling at Mare when I read the first two books of this series. I know I’m the unpopular opinion when it comes to this series, but I just don’t think I can take a third book of her trying to decide what’s more important, boys or saving her people…
- MISS PEREGRINE’S PECULIAR CHILDREN – I read the first book and thought it was pretty good, but then just lost interest in continuing with the second book. My sister read the second book recently and said she thought it was a disappointing read even though she loved the first book. She and I have similar taste so my gut says not to continue.
- GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson and now David Lagercrantz – I read and loved all of the books in this series that were written by the original author, Stieg Larsson. When he passed away and David Lagercrantz took over the writing duties, I decided I wasn’t interested in continuing the series. It just didn’t feel right to have a different author at the helm of Lisbeth’s story.
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