Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Getting back to blogging again means getting back to doing Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Every week TB&TB posts a different prompt and asks bloggers to make a top ten list of their answers to that prompt. This week's prompt is: Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished.

Here, in no particular order, is my list:

1) The Dante Valentine series by Lillith Saintcrow: I've read the first two books in this five book urban fantasy series, but I haven't yet read the other three (even though I own them). I attempted a reread of the ones I have read shortly before I stopped blogging last year but didn't get even halfway through the first one due to burnout. I still plan to read them. Someday.

2) Dune by Frank Herbert: I loved the first book in this series and own all six of them. I just haven't gotten around to reading the rest of them. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I've heard people say that the first one is the best, the second one is okay, and the rest of them just go downhill from there. I've heard others say that the whole series is fantastic so part of me is looking forward to them but the rest of me is wondering if it would be worth it.

3) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: I've read Fellowship but that's about it. I know, crazy, right? I've seen all three films but I know that that doesn't count. Again, I own them all, I just haven't sat down and read them. That's going to change soon, hopefully. I'm currently reading The Hobbit and will be attempting to read the Rings trilogy after that (maybe one per month?).

4) Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: Own them all. Only read the first one. My gods, I'm sensing a pattern here.

5, 6, & 7) Baby-Sitter's Club by Ann M. Martin, Goosebumps by R.L. Stein, & Fear Street by R.L. Stein: There were just too many books in these series for me to read all of them before I eventually grew out of them.

8) Discworld by Terry Pratchett: I'm so close to having read all of the ones that are out but I want to savor them like a fine wine because I know that there probably aren't very many more left.

9) Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy: You all know that I have an obsession with this series but it's inconvenient and expensive to have them shipped over from the UK so I'm behind on them. I haven't read books six or seven although I managed to get my significant other into them so we'll hopefully be getting them as soon as we have some extra cash to spare. Now if the US would just get its frakking act together and start selling the rest of the series here I could read them in a timely fashion.

10) Twilight by Stephanie Meyer: Read the first one. Hated it with a passion. Will forever refuse to read the rest of these "books."



  1. Great lists! I also need to finish Discworld. That series is one of my favorites.

    At the risk of angering all of the Twilight fangirls, you're not missing anything by skipping the rest of the Twilight series. The books got worse as they went along and the last one was absolutely ridiculous, IMO. I only read them to see what all the fuss was about (and I still don't understand it).

  2. Discworld has been a part of my existence since high school. I'm not quite ready to finish them all off yet. Despite the enjoyment I get from rereading them, I want to keep a few for those days when I'm really jonesing for something by him that I haven't read yet.

    I always run the risk of angering Twilight fangirls. Honestly I couldn't care less. Their favorite series is bad and they should feel bad. LOL

  3. #3 and #4, GET ON THAT. *grin* I mean, not to be demanding or anything... Those are just some of my favorite series of all time, though of the Anne of Green Gables series, the last book (Rilla of Ingleside) was my favorite.

    Great list - thanks for sharing!

  4. Nice list! I hope you're enjoying The Hobbit (it's my favourite book of all-time!). The LOTR books are just so much better than the movies. The movies were cinematic wonders, but didn't do the stories justice. My top ten post:

  5. Cecelia: I know, right? Those are books I should have read ages ago. My grandmother gave me her copies of both LoTR (actually, I think they belonged to my uncle and he had just left them there) and Anne of Green Gables. I think the reason I have read AoGG is mostly because even after almost three years after her death it's still hard to think that she's gone and her books are what remind me of her most. I'll try to get to them in the next year.

    William: I'm LOVING the Hobbit. I'm getting near to the end of it and already I can't help but think that when I have kids this'll be one of the first books that gets read to them. The movies are wonderful but I've heard from a lot of people that the books are just so rich and sweeping that not even three gargantuan movies could do them justice. I'll probably be reading them in the next month or so.