25 February 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: My List of Shame

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!

I know we all have a habit of starting series and not finishing them (because there ARE SO MANY), but I have the added compulsion of buying a whole series before I've even read the first book, or reading the first one and buying the whole series and then never getting to them.

It's one of my resolutions for 2014 to try and finish those series that I'm very nearly finished (embarrassingly I have a very outdated page on the blog that I will now be compelled to update after airing my unfinished list), or that I loved but got completely distracted and never finished.  And yes, I own all of the books below - Outlander is the only series where I'm missing a book, and that one hasn't been released yet.

The Paranormals by J.L.Bryan
Read: Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare
To Read: Alexander Death, Jenny Plague-Bringer

Yep, nothing has changed here.  I could make all kinds of wild declarations about when I will finish but then I'll have another embarassing list.  But if you haven't started this series you definitely should - Jenny Pox is awesome!

As the World Dies by Rhiannon Frater
Read: The First Days, Fighting to Survive
To Read: Siege

And again, still on the list.  I'm scared of how this one will end though - I love Rhiannon's books and I've been procrastinating finishing this series for years.

Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Read: Ashfall, Ashen Winter
To Read: Sunrise

Sunrise calls to me from my Kindle.  This one will definitely be read veeeerrrry soon.

Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
Read: Temptation, Belonging
To Read: Forever

I didn't love the second book, but I was curious enough to request an eARC of book three.  Yet there it sits, still unread.

Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne
Read: Day by Day Armageddon, Beyond Exile
To Read: Shattered Hourglass

One of the first zombie series I ever listened to on audio - loved the first and second books, even re-read the first and eagerly anticipated the release of the third.....

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Read: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager
To Read: Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone

OK this series is HUGE, but I got half-way through book four and then stopped.  I was halfway through!  Gah!

Tomorrow by John Marsden
Read: Tomorrow, When the War Began, The Dead of Night, A Killing Frost, Darkness, Be My Friend, Burning for Revenge
To Read: The Night is For Hunting, The Other Side of Dawn

Technically I have read this whole series, but it was about 10 years ago.  I continue on my quest to re-read it all again.

Razorland by Ann Aguirre
Read: Enclave
To Read: Outpost, Horde

Everyone tells me this series gets better with each book - and it's zombies, hello!

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Read: Hourglass, Timepiece
To Read: Infinityglass

Another series I wasn't madly in love with, but enjoyed a lot - and only one book left!

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Read: Generation Dead
To Read: Kiss of Life, Passing Strange

I really liked Waters' different take on zombies - I'm intrigued to see where the series goes next.

So that's my Top Ten Series I Want to Finish - aka, the list of shame!

12 comments:

  1. Great list! The series I still have to finish are Inkheart and The Laws of Magic, mostly. I've tried Inkheart so many times but it just never happens!

    Nice to see another Aussie blogger :)

    My TTT: http://theloonyteenwriter.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/top-ten-tuesday-rewind-books-from-my-childhood/

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  2. Haha fantastic list!
    I haven't read any of these, but you piqued my interest.

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  3. I only recognise John Marsden! >_< My bad. I have series that call to me too...I'm kind of doing a version of this one for my TTT. Great minds think alike, eh? I would like to read Ashfall though...

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  4. I recently read Outpost after finally getting around to reading it. Just need to read Horde now :P

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  5. And I just realised I also own all the Generation Dead books but have only read the first one :P

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  6. Yes, I still hate that I quit with the Outlander half way (and I'm not even sure why. I really loved the books). The only thing that is preventing me from reading it again is the size. But I think it's time to get started, hopefully somewhere this year.

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  7. Hollie @ Music Books and TeaFebruary 25, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    I'm terrible at starting series and never getting round to completing them...I won't share how many series it was at my last count, the number is way too embarrassing! I end up buying series all at once as well, and I think just knowing that they're all sitting there is what stops me from picking them up. It doesn't make sense, but that's the only thing I can put it down to!

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  8. I sort of have the opposite problem, where I'll read book one and love it, but never get around to buying the rest of the series when it comes out. I stopped after Outlander because I really wanted them to live happily ever after, so never even peeked at the rest of the books. Good luck!

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  9. I wish I had that problem ;).


    Ah, that's one way to look at the Outlander books - and maybe I should have used that approach too!

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  10. I love the Ashfall series - post-apocalyptic snowy not-so-fun times!

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  11. I totally get you - it's much more overwhelming when there are three or more books to read as opposed to just one!

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  12. Me too - although I remember reading them fairly quickly when I read the first ones - maybe this year ;)

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