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Book Series | The unfinished but not forgotten

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You have heard me mention previously that I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning up of my Goodreads shelves and TBR lists the last few months. In doing so, I revised all the book series that I had started at some point, choosing what was to be abandoned and what I wanted to pick up or continue.

So why not share what came out of all my hard work?

This post is to feature some of the series that I have started and SWEAR I will continue to read. When this will happen, who knows. But it’s the thought that counts.



The Shadowhunter Chronicles
Cassandra Clare


Yesssssss, this series is on here. I don’t even know if I overall enjoy the series at this point but I started a very ambitious buddy read and now I’m too committed to stop.

What I have read: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince (currently reading)

What I need to catch up on: The second half of The Mortal Instruments; the rest of The Infernal Devices; The Dark Artifices series; The Bane Chronicles series; Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

The Giver
Lois Lowry


There is something so classic and unique about this series.

What I have read: The Giver, Gathering Blue

What I need to catch up on: Messenger, Son

The Illuminae Files
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


So I gave the first two books 5 stars. Why haven’t I read the last book? Because LIFE

What I have read: Illuminae, Gemina

What I need to catch up on: Obsidio

The Wayward Children
Seanan McGuire


I am ALMOST caught up with this series, just in time for the new book to be released early 2019!

What I have read: Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Beneath the Sugar Sky (currently reading)

What I need to catch up on: In An Absent Dream (expected publication January 2019), Come Tumbling Down (e.p. 2020)

Marie Lu

1575397718492470Champion (Legend, #3)

I will admit this is the first of Marie Lu that I have read and I’m enjoying the small bit I’ve experienced.

What I have read: Legend

What I need to catch up on: Prodigy, Champion, Life Before Legend (0.5), Life After Legend (3.5)

Which of these series should I finish/continue sooner rather than later? What series do you REALLY need to finish?


Uglies by Scott Westerfeld | I reread the series and than THIS happened
Backlist Reviews: Illuminae, Every Heart a Doorway + Saga Vol. 8
#SapphicAThon: Wrap Up


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18 thoughts on “Book Series | The unfinished but not forgotten”

  1. I’ve got a post in my schedule for my series TBR ahah.
    The Dark Artifices is the best series in the Shadowhunters Chronicles in my opinion… Though I’ve only read Lady Midnight so take me word with a grain of salt ahah.
    I’ve got the Illuminae Files and Legend series on my TBR and omg I’ve only read the first book, but I am so excited for more of the Wayward Children series!
    I wish my series TBR was as short as yours ahah

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    1. I’ve been seeing these posts around a lot but they are fun and easy and we all have serious problems with book series! Haha.

      I have heard that a lot and it’s part of the reason I am sticking to it. I do love series, like the Shadowhunter Chronicles, that really expand the world building across different times and places.

      And don’t worry, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve had to split them up because I just have too many!

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    1. I remember you writing a review for The Giver. I just love they that seem to offer something raw and tangible that other YA books miss these days. And the fact that each book follows a different cast means that you really don’t know much going in.

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    1. I have never been able to choose between series’ and standalones. I honestly don’t think it’s ever played much into how I choose my books. Although big series definitely try and force more of a commitment out of me.

      (Thanks for the tag! I’ll check it out!)

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      1. As this is only the first post of a series, we obviously have that in common 😅 I always look at my unfinished series as something wonderful that I will EVENTUALLY get to experience though.

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  2. I loved The Giver and Messenger, but Son was a bit of a mess for me haha. Hope you have better luck than me on that one! Also, I’ve heard Obsidio has a great conclusion, so happy reading on that as well. 😉

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  3. Yeah it’s a nice quick and easy post…unless you only split it in half and still have like 20 in each 🙈

    Yes me too. I like have different series in one fantastical world 😍

    Oh I’m glad I’m not the only one ahah I think I had like 40 and was able to cut it down the half of that by decided not to continue a lot of the series.

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    1. So I am going to skip all the ones with books still to be released (I’m all caught up on the series) but if I get through the continuing series, I also want to discuss my abandoned series and TBR series (haven’t started at all). Because I am overly ambitious apparently 😅

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      1. Ooohhh that’s a good idea, I might do a post later on for series I haven’t started but want to 🙈
        Sounds like you’ve got a plan! I love plans 💖 ahah


  4. Every Heart is a Doorway is one I JUST added to my TBR today. I recently bought the whole Legend trilogy so hopefully I’ll be able to read that one soon. I’ve read the six original books in the Mortal Instruments series and liked them when I was younger, but I read Clockwork Angel and halfway through the next one, and had to stop. I wasn’t enjoying them anymore. I own Lady Midnight but not sure if I will read more. I bought Illuminae recently to read and am looking forward to it! And lastly, I have read the same books from The Giver series as you but that was years ago when I was like, 13 xD Not sure if I will ever read the last one. .>.>


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