Top Ten Tuesday 8/11/22: Series I’d Like To Finish

Can you sympathize with having a crazy TBR pile?

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday prompt is about series you’re mid way through and I thought it would be a good chance to recap on series I’ve begun and never finished… And there’s a lot more than I originally thought!

As always, this great tag was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I know some people have to finish a series if they start it – what about you? It doesn’t really bother me to never find out how a series ends, are you the same? Let me know in the comments!


1. The Dark Artifices Trilogy

Who hasn’t got at least one Cassandra Clare series on the go? Life gets in the way, or you run out of money because her books are so expensive. Or, in this case, you learn how many pages are in the last book – 900! – and think you’d rather not…

But I did love the first two books of this series, and will definitely finish it some day! Find out why I fell in love with the characters of Lady Midnight here.

2. The Infernal Devices Series

Again Cassandra Clare! I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book in this series, The Clockwork Angel – find out why in my review here. But I read it immediately after the The Mortal Instruments so I needed a bit of a break from the author. How many of her series have you read? She has so many I honestly lose track…

3. The Eldest Curses Series

Who doesn’t love Magnus Bane? The Bane Chronicles were so, so fun (find my joyful review of the llamas and loafers here) and The Red Scrolls Of Magic was even better. Time runs away from me – I can’t believe it’s been a year since I read the first book in this series and I must get round to the second one!

(Cassandra Clare’s series win the prize for the most obscure names for her series. I really don’t get how a lot of them relate to the books, and get them all very confused, do you?)

4. The Aurora Rising Series

Like The Infernal Devices, I was a bit put off the series by the first book, Aurora Rising. Amongst other things, the Percy-Jackson-Wannabe writing style irritated me – find out my other problems in my review here. However, you guys have said brilliant things about the series as a whole in my comments, and implored me to keep reading. When I get a chance, I might pick it back up again!

5. The Locked Tomb Trilogy

I haven’t finished this series, but not for want of trying. I’m so excited for book three! However, due to Waterstones’ shipping problems, I still haven’t received Nona The Ninth but I can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait to read it. I’m obsessed with this addictive, beautiful series – find my rant on these badass bone nuns in Gideon The Ninth here and Harrow The Ninth here.

6. The Dreamer Trilogy

Maggie Stiefvater is my favorite author. Even further than favorite books, she is so consistently amazing that I know anything she writes will be superb. Stiefvater has my favorite style, my favorite writing, my favorite author. Her books don’t fail to captivate and terrify and entice; the Dreamers Trilogy is no different. I can’t wait to read the Greywaren, what about you?

7. The Serpent And Dove Series

I’m not sure why I ever finished this series? I really enjoyed Serpent and Dove (find out why in my review here!) but it was never really a priority to finish. I suppose when series don’t end on a cliffhanger you’re not that incentivized to finish it…


I know some people have to finish a series if they start it – what about you? It doesn’t really bother me to never find out how a series ends, are you the same? Let me know in the comments!

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27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday 8/11/22: Series I’d Like To Finish

  1. Me and a friend have been making our way through Cassandra Clare’s books. We are currently reading the last book in the Dark Artifices trilogy. I think at this point we have completed 2 series and as soon as we finish our current read it will be 3. We have read some of the standalones as well.

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    1. That’s very impressive! Good luck – how long do you think it will take you to reds them all? I suppose it depends on how fast you read, but for me that would have been a decade long endeavour haha. Do you have a favourite of the series you’ve read so far? 🙂

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      1. Well we’ve been making our way through them all this year so far so I think maybe by the end of next year we might have them finished. We have had to take breaks from them sometimes too. My favorite so far is The Infernal Devices trilogy.

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  2. Well, why would you continue reading a series if the 1st book isn’t grabbing you into the series?

    About the series I haven’t finished:

    1. Sea of Trolls- well, had to wait to buy the 3rd book
    2. Nevermoor- all the books aren’t out yet

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      1. Nevermoor- it was the blog world where I first discovered that series; that was how I was recommended that series

        Siverborn- the fourth book was supposed to be released last month, but now not going to be released until October 2023

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    1. Yeah Gideon the Ninth is PHENOMINAL! If you enjoy sci fi, it’s a must read. Hope you enjoy it if you get around to it – check out my review if you’d like some more information (there’s no spoilers!) 😊

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