The Great Series Read Project – Series I dropped

Hello people! How are you? Today I am here with the first of a long list of post for the end of the year/beginning of the new one, and I am so excited about it!
Thanks to Realms of My Mind I started this project to help me be a better bookworm and finish or continue more series. And you know what? It really helped me out! Later on I would post about the series that I have finished and continued, but since December is still going and I may have some titles to add to the list of series continued/finished (I’ll keep my finger crossed!) I decided to start with some series that I have decided to drop. Sometimes it happens to lost interest in something, and to know when it is right to drop something instead of let the series wait year after year after year that you would be back to it (when you don’t really want to do it!) it is a good thing, right?

I really loved The Eyre Affair but… but then I lost interest in the series. I have waited a long time before continuing it, and all the magic disappeared. I enjoyed the second one, but I didn’t fall in love with it, and I wasn’t hooked up. Something went wrong, and the book didn’t connect with me. And after that I am really not interested in the other books anymore. I have waited a bit to see if maybe after a year my interest picked up again but… no such luck! Skulduggery Pleasant is an enjoyable series, and I had quite a good time with the first book but it wasn’t enough. I really love the idea of this series, but in the end I have no interest in continuing it. The Beautiful and The Cursed was good but then I didn’t find myself interested in the sequels, so I think it’s time to let it go. And then we have The Falconer. This one was a really hard decision, but I fell out of love with this series with the second volume, I wasn’t really into it as much as I was hoping and I have to be honest with myself and say that I am not really interested anymore in this series.

This last bunch was a bit more harder to let go, but it was time. I appreciated a lot the idea behind Dresden’s Files but these books didn’t click with me, and I can’t find in myself enough interest to read more of them. The Young Elites is the same. I was so intrigued by the idea, but I wasn’t really into the books. And so yeah, even if I have to read the last one, so I am almost there, I think I would let it go. And then we have the one that really pain me. I love Kristoff, so the idea of dropping on of his series is just bad. But I didn’t love the first book as much as I was hoping. And this second one was quite boring. I wasn’t invested in the characters, sadly, and I was quite bored by the reading.

Sometimes letting go is so hard, but it is necessary. I have so many series to continue and finish, and just keep in the list series that I don’t really want to read anymore it seems a bit silly, so here we are!

And what about you? Are there some series that you let go lately? Let me know!

Happy reading!
S.

11 thoughts on “The Great Series Read Project – Series I dropped

  1. Tammy says:

    I’m not reading that many series, and the ones I am reading I love. So I’m excited when a new book comes out. What usually happens is I read the first book in a series and it’s just so so, and I have no desire to finish it!

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    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      Deciding to not continue a series after the first volume is quite good, because it easier to let it go. When you invested time and feelings on characters and books and then the magic disappears it is just so… Annoying! But anyway, I dare say you are doing great!! I constantly struggle with all the series I start! (but I have to confess that I won’t have it any other way… I am unrepentant!!)

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  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery says:

    Lately is seems that self-contained books are turning into a race doomed to extinction πŸ˜€ since series are becoming the norm, which certainly makes following AND completing each one we start a real challenge. That said, while I still hope I might be able to finish soon some of the series I love – like Daniel Abraham’s The Dagger and the Coin, or John Gwynne’s The Faithful and the Fallen – there have been instances in which long-running series made me feel the dreaded “reader fatigue” and the most recent “victim” has been Seanan McGuire’s October Daye: I enjoyed it until book 13, when for the first time I could not bring myself to finish it – it pains me, but I think this series has given all it could give to me and I had to bid it farewell…

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    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      I have to admit that in this area I am quite the masochist, because I prefer series to stand-alone. Every time I discover that a book is a stand-alone I am a bit disappointed (not in a big way, and it won’t prejudice me while reading it but.. It is there) even if I am constantly struggling to keep up with all the series that I have going. I am bad that way!
      But I understand what you say!! I am loving still October Daye’s series but I can totally relate!

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  3. Ola G says:

    I stopped reading a good few series and authors whose writing sadly deteriorated over time – Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Seanan McGuire – looks like I’m getting rid of all UF πŸ˜‰

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