Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is: Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish.


1. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. I read the first 9 books in this series before I just couldn’t take it anymore.


2. The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. I read the first 6 books. I read it back before I started writing reviews, so I don’t remember what my thoughts on book #6 were, but I did only give it 1 star.


3. Eve by Anna Carey. I remember liking the first book alright, but I was just never interested enough to pick up the next book in the series.


4. Pure by Julianna Baggott. I remember being very excited for this series and I think this one of the first ebooks I ever bought, but it was another one I just was never inspired to read the sequel for.


5. Partials Sequence by Dan Wells. I read the first two books in this series and kind of lost interest in it. Technically the last book is still on my TBR, but I highly doubt I’ll ever get to it.


6. The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. I was so excited for a genre mashup of Amish and vampires, but this just fell pretty short of my expectations. Still, I think I actually started the second book once, but couldn’t get into it.


7. Starbound series by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Like everyone else at the time, I was so excited for this series. I blame the stunning cover. It ended up being way too sci-fi for my tastes at the time and although I planned on picking up the second book, it just never happened.


8. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. Another book I bought and later regretted. It seemed like I saw nothing but good things about this book and it did not live up to my expectations and I never bothered with the rest of the series. I actually just noticed there’s a 4th book in this series publishing next month.


9. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. This didn’t come close to living up to the hype. I did like the ending, though, and planned on continuing the series, but after all the mixed reviews of the second book I kept putting it off and I really don’t think I’ll every pick it back up.


10. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. I had such high expectations of this book and it just was not my cup of tea at all. This series fell so far off my radar that I didn’t even realize the second book was published until I came across a review recently (and it’s still the only review I’ve seen on it).

Have you read any of these series? Did you finish/are still reading, or have you given up on them, too?

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read (maybe the MC was really different, maybe it was the way it was written, a very unique spin on a genre or topic, etc.)

The Night Circus

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Everything about this story is unique. The plot, the characters, the writing. I love it.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I’ve never read a book before with all the cross outs. At first it annoyed me. It took me a bit to get used to, but I ended up loving it. I also ended up loving the progression of the writing throughout the series.

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)

3. Mind Games by Kiersten White. Oh,  Crazy, brilliant Fia. I adore her.

The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1)

4. The Hallowed Ones by Lauren Bickle. An interesting genre mash-up: Amish + Vampires + World Religions. Can’t say this lived up to what I expected, but definitely unique.

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)

5. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brenanan. Such a unique voice and a great twist on the “mind reading” trope.

Ok, so I only have a top 5. What unique books have you read?


Monday’s Minutes


Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.


The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1)

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

So far I’m a little disappointed with The Hallowed Ones. The pace is a little slow. The creepy parts thus far could be a little creepier. But, it’s still an intriguing mixture of genres: vampire horror and Amish fiction. I’m hoping the pace speeds up a bit and that it reaches it’s potential.


The Silent Wife  The Fault in Our Stars  An Untamed Heart

I’m still trying to read The Silent Wife. I really want to finish it since I got it from NetGalley, but it’s been hard. I’m about 100 pages in and not interested enough in it to keep my attention from wandering to something else, like The Hallowed Ones. The Fault in Our Stars has finally become available as an e-book at my library. I’ve heard great things about this book and am eager to start it. An Untamed Heart is another NetGalley I was approved for.

Resist (Breathe, #2)

I’m also looking forward to reading Resist, the sequel and conclusion of Breathe, that comes out tomorrow.

What are you reading?

Top Ten Books on your Fall To Be Read List

Today’s Top Ten are the books on your Fall To Be Read list. Some aren’t coming out until fall and some I just haven’t read yet. As always, it’s hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I’m pretty sure this has been on every list I’ve seen. It’s an obvious choice. I have been dying for this book since I finished Insurgent.

2. Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5)
Trust in Me by J. Lynn. I’m a total sucker for retelling of stories from another character’s POV.

3. These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman. I don’t not read books for their cover, but there are some books I definitely read because of the cover. This is one of those.

4. World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)
Word After by Susan Ee. I wasn’t in love with the first book, but I liked it. It’s an interesting take on the angel genre and I’m looking forward to see how it continues.

5. Resist (Breathe, #2)
Resist by Sarah Crossan. The second – and final – book in this series. I’m a fan of authors who don’t stretch things out to trilogies or beyond, when they can tell the story in less books.

6. The Dancing Master
The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen. Klassen can always be counted on for a sweet romance.

7. Untitled Shatter Me novella by Tahereh Mafi. This doesn’t have much info yet, but I’ve heard it will be from Adam’s POV.

8. The Unexpected Gift
The Unexpected Gift by Berna King. I got my signed copy a few weeks ago and am excited to finally start it.

9. Replica (Replica, #1)
Replica by Jenna Black. I thought this looked interesting and got it awhile ago, but I haven’t started it yet.

10. The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1)
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. Amish + Vampires. I’m so in.