Working on yesterday's Top Ten Tuesday post made me realize that I have fallen into a bad habit lately, and that habit is starting a series and never actually getting around to finishing it!
In most cases, the biggest problem is that I've let enough time go by since reading the first book (or books) that I now feel like it's necessary to do a series re-read before starting the new book/s, and that requires a relatively big investment of my time... and it's hard to make that investment when I have a towering pile of unread books to get to!
That said, sitting here and listing all the series I have abandoned over the last few years has totally shamed me, and I solemnly swear to get caught up on some of these ASAP!
The Across the Universe series by Beth Revis - I read (and loved!) the first book, and I've come across a few short stories set in this universe in some anthologies.
The Gone series by Michael Grant - I have actually read all of these except the last book, which wasn't out yet when I read these. It's been forever since I read these, and I never quite want to commit to a full series re-read, but I feel like that's what would be needed here.
The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness - I read The Knife of Never Letting Go, which I loved at first, but then this happened and I pretty much came to a screeching sobbing halt with the series. The second book has been sitting on my shelf forever and I've been giving it major side eye. I recently read a prequel short story that I really enjoyed, and that's been making me consider giving this another shot, but I'd have to re-read the first book before moving on, and I just don't know if I can put myself through that again?!
The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken - I really loved the first book, and now that the third is coming out soon it's a good time to get caught up.
The Something Strange and Deadly series by Susan Dennard - I liked the first book when I read it, but I wasn't exactly dying to continue with the series. I've found myself thinking about this series a lot lately so I think I might give it another chance.
The Revenants series by Amy Plum - I love zombies and these ones are utter perfection. I love the main character, the setting, the backstory. I actually have the whole trilogy so I seriously need to prioritize these. Also, my love for the French show "Les Revenants" knows no bounds, so I honestly would have picked up this series for the name alone. (If you haven't seen the show, for the love of god watch it. It's on Netflix. You're welcome.)
The Selection series by Kiera Cass - I just have to know, Maxon or Aspen?! (Nobody spoil me, I just have the last book to go!)
The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas - I took way too long to get to the first book, I'm determined not to let this series fall to the wayside. I'm reading Crown of Midnight right now and I have Heir of Fire waiting on my Kindle.
The Razorland series by Ann Aguirre - I loved the first two books, and the way the second one ended made me really eager to read Horde!
The Reboot series by Amy Tintera - I love Tintera's take on zombies, and this was one of those books I just couldn't put down. Does anyone know if there is going to be a third book?
The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi - Shamefully, I've only read the first book! Must continue.
The Matched series by Ally Condie - This is even more ridiculous because I own all three books, but I've only read the first one. I need to re-read Matched soon and then finish the series. I really enjoyed Matched, I cannot believe the rest of the series got away from me.
Sadly, this just barely scrapes the surface on all the series I need to catch up on! Am I the only one who starts a million different series and then just leaves them all hanging out in space?!