Top 10 Tuesday (9/25/2012)

Jana over at The Broke and the Bookish is talking about series that you have not finished for one reason or another. Given the propensity of modern Young Adult, a genre I read far too much of, this list could easily be doubled.

The Dragonriders of PernAll the Weyrs of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern Series) The Masterharper of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern) The Skies of Pern

1. The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
I was a religious reader of this series. I even read the books which talked about the landing, the first fall and how dragons were breed to be thread fighters. But as Anne wrote less and Todd wrote more, I fell away from the series. I wanted to return to it this year in tribute to Ms. Mc Caffrey after her death last year. I even went so far as to try and host a Pern challenge, which has been placed on hiatus. It is still on my horizon as something I want to accomplish. Maybe a perpetual challenge with easier goals beginning anew in January.

The Iron King (Harlequin Teen) The Iron Daughter (Harlequin Teen) The Iron Queen (Harlequin Teen) The Iron Knight (Harlequin Teen)

2. The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa
I really love this series but like many of the recent YA reads I have it is one of so many, many series it is hard to keep up with them all. Halfway there and I want to finish before she releases her new Immortal Rules book.

Hex Hall Book One Spell Bound (A Hex Hall Novel) Demonglass (A Hex Hall Novel)

3. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
I have read everything but the last in this series. Again, no real reason, mostly a pile up of series and not enough hours in the reading day.

 The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless (Alexia Tarabotti)

4. The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
This comes down to access and resources. I am a firm library reader. When I have money for books, I spend it on books for my kids because I will read no matter what but I want them to learn to love to read and part of that is having ease access to books and ownership of books. So since my library does not have, last I checked, the last 2 of this series, I have not read them. I need to beg, borrow, or request them and finish out the series which would also help finish out the Steampunk challenge I have going for this year.

The Maze Runner Trilogy Collection Set - Maze Runner, the Scorch Trials & Death Cure By James Dashner

5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Another great series which suffers from the YA series glut. I want to finish it but so many series and so many dystopian series now.

Boneshaker (Sci Fi Essential Books) Clementine Dreadnought Ganymede (Clockwork Century 4)

6. Clockwork Century by Cherie Priest
Honestly I am not sure if this counts as a series or merely books set in the same universe. Add to that the fact that I always forget there are more books set in this universe and it is no surprise that I never think about reading beyond Boneshaker. Then I remember Steampunk + Zombies = Amazing!

 Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change The Protector's War: A Novel of the Change (Change Series) A Meeting at Corvallis: A Novel of the Change (Dies the Fire)

7. Emberverse by S. M. Stirling
7-day checkouts are the bane of my existence. I was halfway through book 6 when I had to return it and I just never got back to it. I really think I need to kick some of these bigger books up to vacation reads and put them on my NOOK.

 Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2) Voyager (Outlander) Drums of Autumn (Outlander) The Fiery Cross (Outlander) A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander) An Echo in the Bone: A Novel (Outlander)

8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
See above about 7 day checkouts. Now add to that books which average 1230 pages and an average of 3 years between them and it becomes impossible to keep up.

 The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch Series) The Wood Queen: An Iron Witch Novel (The Iron Witch Series)

9. The Iron Witch series by Karen Mahoney
I wanted to love this series. I adored the title. I loved the cover. I read it as part of my book club and was so disappointed. So much so that I quickly took the rest of the series off my TBR list.

 Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1) Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2)Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, Book 3)

10. Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
This is the one series that while I am not finished I am actively working on.  The major reason that I have not finished it is that it is one of the only ones which I listen to exclusively. At least as long as James Marsters is reading them I will keep listening to them.  However, because I am not a very good audio book listener, this means I only listen to them when I have extended time in the car. I am really not able to focus any other way.

One thought on “Top 10 Tuesday (9/25/2012)

  1. The Maze Runner series was just not for me. Too many questions, not enough answers. I started to read Soulless but it just wasn’t the right time for me so I put it down, but I do plan on coming back to it.

    Excellent list!

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