Series I Do and Don’t Want To Finish

This week I thought it would be fun to look at some series that I really like, and can’t wait to continue, as well as some series that I wasn’t a fan of and share those.

So to start, here are three series that I will not be continuing.

This one will not come as any surprise to anyone, but this series was definitely not for me. I was not a fan of the main character. Contemporary and fluffy YA fiction just isn’t my taste anymore, and I’ve definitely learned that. A lot of people love this series, they made a movie adaptation, and I’m glad that the representation that’s in that movie is getting so much attention, but the rest of the series will not be something that I read.

The next series that I won’t be continuing is the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer. I read the first book, Annihilation, back in January of this year, and I did not love it. It wasn’t terrible, but it definitely was not for me. The book is extremely atmospheric, but I found it vague and a bit condescending. I tried the second book, and got less than halfway through before I ended up putting it down. A lot of my friends loved this series, but it definitely wasn’t for me. I have interest in the movie adaptation.

The final series that I won’t be continuing is The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I read Marie Lu’s Legend series back in high school, and really enjoyed them. When I tried to read this series last year, it felt like the main character was full of anger and malice, and I didn’t enjoy reading about them. I ended up DNFing this series, which was disappointing. Knowing how much I liked Lu’s first series, I’ll definitely give Warcross a shot.

I also have three series that I do want to finish. These are all series which have more books out in the series so far that I can catch up with, or they’re completed.

The first series is The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I have a review of the first book in the series, and I’m excited to continue with the second and third books in this series towards the end of this year and into next year. I like the format of this series a lot. I was afraid going into the first book that it would detract from the plot, but I found that it really enhanced the story and the relationship between the characters.

The next series is the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. I read the first book in the series earlier in the year and I’ve been looking forward to diving into the second book as well. This series is extremely intricate and dense, so I’ve been waiting for a time when I’m in the mood to really sink my teeth into the world.

Finally, the last series that I’m planning on finishing is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I finally started this series after having it on my TBR for years. I really enjoyed listening to the first book on audiobook and I’m definitely going to be getting to the rest of the series soon.

Those are all of the series that I do and don’t want to finish, at least for right now.

-Siobhan