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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.