Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Finished Series That I Haven’t Finished Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten finished series that I have yet to finish. I don’t read a lot of series, so I couldn’t come up with ten. Also, some of these series aren’t officially finished yet, but they probably will be by the time I get around to reading them.

1. The Unwind Dystology – Neal Shusterman

After the Second Civil War, the Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. However, a loophole allows parents to retroactively get rid of a teenager through a process called "unwinding." 
Three teens defy the system and run away from their unwinding: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents’ tenth child whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing.  
As their paths intersect and lives hang in the balance, Connor, Risa, and Lev must work together to survive and to change the fate of America in the process.

I have a boxset of this series. How many of the books have I read? Zero.

2. The Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn is an epic fantasy trilogy and a heist story of political intrigue, surprises and magical martial-arts action. The saga dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge?

I got books 2 and 3 from a used bookstore, but trilogies are pretty useless when you don’t have book 1.

3. The Time Quintet – Madeleine L’Engle

This series follows the lives of Meg Murry, her youngest brother Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe as they try to save the world from evil forces. The remaining Murry siblings, twins Sandy and Dennys Murry, take up the struggle in one volume from which the other protagonists are largely absent. A further book about Polly O'Keefe, the eldest child of Meg and Calvin, features several characters from the other novels and completes the Time Quintet.

I read A Wrinkle In Time as a child, and now I own a bind-up of the first three books. I have not read them.

4. The Giver Quartet – Lois Lowry

The series takes place in the Giver world. Each book has a different protagonist, but is set in the same futuristic era.

I loved the first two books and felt “Meh” about the third one. I haven’t read the fourth and don’t even own it.

5. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Trilogy –Ransom Riggs

This series tells the tale of a boy who, following a horrific family tragedy, follows clues that take him to an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island. The story is told through a combination of narrative and vernacular photographs from the personal archives of collectors listed by the author.

Other than the creepy romance, I loved the first book. I just haven’t had a chance to read (or buy) the others.

That’s it. I have a ton of other unfinished series, but these are the only ones that I intend to finish. Let me know if you’ve read any of them.


  1. I can honestly not recommend the Mistborn trilogy enough, I have so much love for that series :D Out of the Giver Quartet, I've only read the first book and I didn't love it...but I still want to see how the series will go from there. The Time Quintet is a good one, I've been wanting to get into that series for a while now. Awesome picks^^

  2. I actually haven't read any of these series! I hope you finish them soon though!

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    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  3. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children is one I haven't started but plan too. I love how creepy the covers are!

  4. I read the first Miss Peregrine's book, but I really didn't enjoy it. Don't think I'm going to continue on with the series unfortunately.

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  5. I don't think I'll ever read the rest of the Miss Peregrine books. I didn't hate the first one but it just didn't really appeal to me. The same goes for the Giver--knowing it doesn't continue with the same characters turned me off. I hope you get to the rest of these books! I love and hate finishing series.

  6. I loved the Unwind books. They are so different. Definitely one of my favorite series. And Mistborn. You really must read those!

  7. The Time Quintet - I loved the first one, enjoyed the second one... the last three I was kinda meh about. My TTT

  8. UNWIND. I need to finish that series too, but I completely forgot about them! Unwind was SO GOOD and I really want to continue the series.
    Mistborn series! I need to finish that too! (looks like I missed a couple) I'm currently reading Well of Ascension.
    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages

  9. I'm reading Hollow City now, as we just finished Miss P's last week. I am enjoying it. I admit to not knowing anything about it when I started only that it had old photographs in it. I have also heard so much about the mistborn series, mostly from booktube, but they are so BIG not something you can just read the first one in a few hours and see if you like it. Let me know what you think.

  10. Okay, so just go ahead and read the whole Unwind series all at once. That way you won't end up like me with just that last book to go - waiting for you.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  11. I... have not read any of these series, so my comment is basically irrelevant, but whatever. Good luck in finishing your series - I know I have about fifteen on the go at the moment, which is just ridiculous! WHY AM I A SERIES ADDICT???
    Beth x

  12. Haha, I love how everyone is fixated on the weird romance in Miss Peregrine. But it is sort of weird, but, oh well. In all other ways the book is quite excellent. And the pictures! Yeah, I did find them creepy, but not in the same way as my Sister. She whined about how creepy and spooky they are and that she won't be able to sleep. So, for some, it's really creepy. And that's great, I guess. :D
    I'm planning to get into the Unwind series, but I haven't yet found the time for it. So many fun books to read, so little time for it. :D Oh, bookworm problems!