Series – my personal doom. My problem is that I love to reread the previous books each time a new one comes out. You can imagine that this takes up an insane amount of time. Plus, I sometimes lose interest in continuing right when I’m done with rereading and could actually start the new book. Or instead of continuing with the next book, I start reading other stuff and don’t get back to it. Kind of tricky and it most certainly doesn’t help with finishing series. I’m working on changing something about it, so here are the series I really want to finish this year. I do already own all the books I need to read, so there’s really no excuse.
The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan
I’ve finished the trilogy in 2014, but I’m counting the prequel novel The Magician’s Apprentice as part of the series as well. It was on almost every TBR list since finishing The High Lord, but I never got around reading it.
Laura by Peter Freund
This was one of my teen favourites. It originally consisted of five books and oh dear, the ending of the last one had me completely stunned. Then, a sixth novel was announced and I wasn’t happy about it. The series had had an ending, although a brutal one. Still, I bought the book but never read it. When a seventh book was published out of the blue a couple of years later, I got it, too. I started rereading the series six years ago and still haven’t even managed to get to the fifth book, let alone to the two I haven’t read yet. Call that a long-term project.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
I’ve read the first four novels multiple times because I love the series so much, but never got around to reading the other four. I got the last two books at the end of 2014, so I could marathon the rest of the series. Let’s hope I’ll do it.
Study Series by Maria V. Snyder
I loved Poison Study so much I read it in one sitting. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the other books in the trilogy so I kind of lost track. Although I got them early in 2014, I didn’t get back to it. Now I really want to reread the first and marathon the whole trilogy – and the other six books on the shelf.
Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn
Will I ever manage to finish this series? I borrowed the first two books from the library twice at least 10 years ago, got all the books for Christmas in 2006, but never managed to get to the third. I reread the first two in 2015 and once again I didn’t continue. Thing is, I actually adore this series! I really don’t understand why I can’t bring myself to finishing it.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I really enjoyed the first one and plan on marathoning the whole series now that I finally own the novellas bindup.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I’ve read the first book multiple times but never came around to reading the others. I just don’t know why but I really have to change that. I loved the first one way too much to get stuck there. Besides, the books are all kind of short and should be read in no time at all.
The History of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
It’s time I finish this nerd trip. It’s going on far too long now and I really want to get to rereading LotR. Only one (well, technically only half a book) to go!
Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Usually, I’m no quitter, but if I were, I probably wouldn’t continue this one. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Caster world and most of the secondary characters. Ethan’s also ok. I just can’t stand Lena and that makes it kind of difficult enjoying these books since they revolve around her. Only one novella and two more novels to go. Macon, Ridley, and Link, I’m counting on you to save me!
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I read the first one in 2012 and bought the second one in 2014 because I wanted to read them back to back for Halloween. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to them yet so I want to make up for it this year.