I am not an avid reader of books that are in a series, as most of the time I do not like the first book and cannot bring myself to read the next. I have most likely stopped reading more books in a series than ones that I have been able to finish.
Here is a list that I compiled of 10 series that I just couldn’t force myself to continue reading.
1. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
I read the first book of this series before the next books had come out. I was not particularly fond of the first book and never felt the need to read the next two. The author started writing this series when she was just 16-years-old, and wrote her first series at the age of 13, which was called The Strangest Adventures. I actually finished that series and really enjoyed it.
2. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
The characters in this series were even more conceited that the TV show. I managed to read 7 of the 13 books before giving up, as it started to sound repetitive and I thought I may as well just watch the show.
3. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Another long series that is a TV show. When I realised that there were 18 of these books, I knew I would not be able to cope. Although, I do think the reveal of ‘A’ makes a bit more sense than the TV show!
4. Fallen by Lauren Kate
I read Fallen soon after it was published in 2010, and bought Torment as an impulse buy when it was released a few months later. I struggled to read the first book and never even attempted reading the second.
5. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
I wanted to read this series for years before I finally bought them. When I started reading them, I just couldn’t understand what was happening because I am not a fan of fantasy. Unfortunately, I have 3 of the 4 books, but never even finished the 1st.
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I really liked the first book in this series! I was very shocked by what would happen in the next book to give it a good chance, and was too annoyed to finish reading it. I do agree that it is a good series, but personally couldn’t read it.
7. Inkworld by Cornelia Funke
It is an interesting series, but I cannot remember why I didn’t finish it! I was only 11-years-old and probably wanted to do other things.
8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I tried to read the Throne of Glass in 2016 but, like I said earlier, cannot read fantasy books. Maybe I do not have a good concentration or something. I liked the story, but ultimately found it too boring to go on.
9. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I did not even finish the first book in the series. Too little happened to keep me captivated.
10. The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith
This series is very confusing. I enjoyed the first 4 books that were all published in 1991. Then there was another series published in 2009 called The Vampire Diaries: The Return, which I stopped reading after book 7. For some reason there were 13 books in total and 3 different authors, and the events that took place after the first 4 books made no sense. I also stopped watching the TV show after about the fifth season, but, admittedly, it was better than the books.
- I’m sorry if I included a series that you really enjoyed!
- Let me know if I’m completely wrong and should have stuck to it.