Top Ten Tuesday #269

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, mine has been relatively quiet, but I’m getting to see my friends again on Thursday which I’m really excited for.

Anyway, it’s a very special Top Ten Tuesday today, as we’re celebrating 10 years & 500 topics! I’ve only been participating since 2015, but it’s always been the highlight of my week on the blog and has connected me to so many other bloggers. So congrats to Jana and the other ladies from the former The Broke and The Bookish on this amazing milestone. Long may it continue!

To celebrate, I’m tackling an old topic that I missed, Top Ten Series I Need To Finish. For this, I’m only including series that have all their books out because if I dive into unfinished series as well then this list would never end:

  1. The Great Library Series-Rachel Caine: Books To Finish:-#3-5

So I started the Great Library Series back in 2016 and I read the second book pretty soon after, but for whatever reason, even though I bought the third book I never got around to reading it. Then the fourth and fifth books came out and I still hadn’t read the third one! I did enjoy this series, so I want to finish it, but I just haven’t got around to it yet.

2. The Daevabad Trilogy-S.A. Chakraborty: Books To Finish: #3

Okay so technically I’m still in the process of reading the second book, but that should happen this week and then the third one will be the only one I have left to read. The end of Book 2 is shaping up to be pretty exciting, so I can’t wait to see what the final book has in store.

3. The Girl From Everywhere Duology-Heidi Heilig: Books To Finish: #2

I read the first book in this duology way back in 2017, but I found it really hard to find the second book afterward. I finally got my hands on it this year, so hopefully I will get around to finishing Nix’s story soon.

4. Everless Duology-Sara Holland: Books To Finish: #2

I read the first Everless book way back before it was released at the end of 2017, but never got around to the sequel. I’m hoping to rectify that at some point soon because I really enjoyed the first book.

5. Young Sherlock Holmes Series-Andy Lane: Books To Finish: #8

I was really into these books for a while and I read almost all of the series, up to number 7. I have the eighth book, but I never got around to it and then I found out that the series had been dropped by the publisher and so it was going to be left unfinished and I hate having to read a series with no closure. Still I would like to find out what Young Sherlock got up to on his last adventure at some point.

6. Daughter of The Pirate King Duology-Tricia Levenseller: Books To Finish: #2

I read the first book in this duology back in 2017, but then I never came across the second book in the series, so I never finished it. At some point I would like to get my hands on the second book and find out how Alosa’s adventures conclude.

7. The Archived Duology-VE Schwab: Books To Finish: #2

My reasoning for not getting around to this one is again that the publisher dropped the series and I don’t like having to leave a series unfinished. Still, I know that Victoria has talked about wanting to get Book 3 out there at some point, so I’m sure I will eventually get around to The Unbound.

8. Every Trilogy-Ellie Marney: Books To Finish: #2 & #3

I read the first book in this trilogy way back in 2017 and I do have the second book but it’s in storage in Scotland and I haven’t got it back yet. Hopefully when I get the rest of my books back out of storage then I’ll finally be able to get around to finishing this trilogy.

9. Pegasus Series-Kate O’Hearn: Books To Finish: #4-#6

It’s been a while since I read this series and to be honest, they are probably a little young for me now but I really enjoyed the first three when I read them and I hate leaving series unfinished when I start them!

10. The Lunar Chronicles-Marissa Meyer: Books To Finish: #3&#4 (plus novellas)

I wasn’t entirely sure about Cinder but I enjoyed Scarlet and I would like to finish this series, I just haven’t got around to it yet. I think I’m going to do the rest of the books on audio as the third and fourth books are rather chunkier than I usually prefer to read.

11. The Arc of A Scythe Trilogy-Neal Shusterman: Books To Finish: #2 & #3

I read the first book ages ago and I’ve had the second book for a while, but both of the latter two books in this trilogy are quite chunky and I just haven’t got around to them yet. Hopefully I will soon!

12. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy-Laini Taylor: Books To Finish: #3

I read the second book of this series back in 2018, and was massively disappointed in it so I’ve kind of put off the final book in the trilogy. I still want to finish it for closure’s sake but my expectations are pretty low.

13. Between The Lines Duology-Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer: Books To Finish: #2

I read the first book in this duology way back in 2012 and it was super cute, if maybe a little young for me. I bought the second book, but again, it’s up in storage in Scotland so I haven’t had access to it for a while. When I finally get my books back in the same place, I definitely want to get around to finishing this duology.

So there we go, those are the series I want to finish. Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? What topic did you choose for today’s celebration? Have you been with TTT since the start or did you join more recently? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, this time with our annual Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half of The Year.

53 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #269

  1. evelynreads1 23/06/2020 / 10:45 am

    I hope you get to finish all of them sometime soon!

    My post!

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 23/06/2020 / 11:19 am

    Wow. That’s a lot of series to finish. I’m the opposite. I only read the first book of a series. I almost never read on.

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:35 pm

      When I start a series, I usually want to finish it, I don’t like not knowing how things turn out!

  3. lindseyhabets 23/06/2020 / 12:01 pm

    Great list, I hope you’ll get to all of these!
    I only read The Lunar Chronicles and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy and enjoyed them. I also wasn’t sure about Cinder at first, but then I loved every next book more and more, so I’d definitely recommend continuing. Most of your other series on this list I have on my TBR but still need to start, like the Daevabad trilogy, the Arc of a Scythe trilogy and the Everless duology.

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:34 pm

      Thanks! I definitely should at some point, it might take a while though. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles. I hope you enjoy the ones that are on your TBR 🙂

  4. Jess @ Jessticulates 23/06/2020 / 12:49 pm

    Great list! I loved The Kingdom of Copper and I’m reading The Empire of Gold at the moment and really enjoying it so far.

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad to hear that, I just finished Kingdom of Copper and will be starting Empire of Gold soon 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks! Yeah I reckon we all do, just part of being a book lover. Ah that’s a shame, I definitely didn’t think The Archived was my favourite of her books, but I’d still like to read the second one.

  5. lydiaschoch 23/06/2020 / 2:08 pm

    I hope you love all of the remaining books in these series.

    Thanks for stopping by to say hello!

  6. Tanya Atkinson 23/06/2020 / 2:20 pm

    I read Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampire series years ago but never have started the Library series. Hope you manage to finish it soon!

  7. Louise 23/06/2020 / 4:23 pm

    I need to finish off the Daughter of The Pirate King books too

  8. lydiaschoch 23/06/2020 / 4:26 pm

    I hope you enjoy the rest of all of these series.

  9. Good luck finishing those series (I haven’t started The Archived yet, but it’s on my shelf. I did finish Daughter of Smoke and Bone – I thought it worked quite well as a series, BUT I also much preferred book two to book one, so your mileage may definitely vary).

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:29 pm

      Thank you! I do want to finish it because I only have the one book left to go, but I’m a little more sceptical than I was before reading the second book.

  10. Time for tales and tea 23/06/2020 / 6:11 pm

    I also have a lot of series I still want to finish, The Great Library series is one of them. I think The Lunar Chronicles is worth finishing, I especially liked Cress!

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:24 pm

      I think it’s a common problem! I’m glad to hear that 🙂

  11. anovelglimpse 23/06/2020 / 8:07 pm

    I haven’t finished that Lani Taylor series either. I only read the first book. I hope you get to finish all of these soon.

  12. 1girl2manybooks 23/06/2020 / 11:14 pm

    I honestly don’t know how I haven’t read the Great Library series! I love the author’s other books and that series sounds right up my alley. Definitely going to have to change that asap.

    Good luck finishing all these!

  13. Puji P. Rahayu 23/06/2020 / 11:53 pm

    Cinder is one of my favorite series–but, I haven’t read the novella.
    Hope you can finish your reading list soon.

  14. Kay @ Hammock of Books 24/06/2020 / 12:01 am

    The Lunar Chronicles just get better and better Winter is my favorite of the books ❤

  15. Leslie 24/06/2020 / 2:50 am

    I hope you can get to some of these! Daughter of a Siren Queen was really good!!

  16. Annemieke 24/06/2020 / 5:54 am

    I really enjoyed The Archived duology. I do hope that book 3 gets published at some point but it is safe to read The Unbound. No cliffhangers 😉

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:18 pm

      Oh that’s good to hear! I’ve never really read a series where it’s not reached a natural conclusion before so I was bit worried. I also hope book 3 gets a chance at some point as well, Victoria deserves it 🙂

  17. pagesandtea 24/06/2020 / 7:44 am

    I really like the sound of City of Brass so that would be one series that would definitely make my list if I did this topic. Great list 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks! Would definitely recommend City of Brass, it’s a great book 🙂

  18. Marg 24/06/2020 / 11:23 am

    You’ve reminded me that I need to start the Tricia Levenseller series!

  19. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer 24/06/2020 / 1:46 pm

    This is also a topic I want to do sometime, as well. And your next book in The Lunar Chronicles is my favorite, Cress! I hope you get to pick it up soon. 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:12 pm

      Definitely hoping to get round to it at some point 🙂

  20. Anne Bennett 24/06/2020 / 9:37 pm

    I haven’t completed The Arc of the Scythe either though I am determined to do so. I did finish the Lunar Chronicles but put it off since the last books was so long. Why do authors do that? Edit out a few hundred pages, please! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    • iloveheartlandx 26/06/2020 / 2:06 pm

      Oh 100%, if your book is more than 600 pages I tend to find that at least 100 pages could be cut without losing anything! I definitely want to finish The Arc of A Scythe, I have the second book on my shelf, just haven’t got around to it yet!

  21. Keri 26/06/2020 / 4:03 pm

    I also still need to finish the Lunar Chronicles! I read books 1-3 and some how never got around to book 4 (or the novellas)?!
    And ooooh, the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy! I remember adoring the first two books, but I recall the 3rd book seeming kinda slow or that it weirdly branched into some new worldbuilding that didn’t seem full explored. Idk, I read it so many years ago and I remember rushing through it to get to the end. Still think fondly about the first book tho; I wish my hair would naturally grow blue or that I could magically know a bunch of languages, haha!

    • iloveheartlandx 28/06/2020 / 3:37 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. Yeah see I’ve been kind of afraid of that. I definitely feel like the magic of the series was largely in the first book 🙂

      • Keri 29/06/2020 / 5:53 pm

        I mean, I think it’s def worth giving it a try to go back and finish the series, but perhaps don’t stress yourself out over trying to finish it if you find it doesn’t work for ya?! Or yeah, you could just go back and reread the first and just treasure that one! 😉

      • iloveheartlandx 01/07/2020 / 12:34 pm

        Oh I’m definitely not stressing over it, if I get to it I get to it, if I don’t then I don’t.

  22. allthebookblognamesaretaken 27/06/2020 / 10:56 pm

    So many great ideas here! I am really impressed with how many different TTTs I have read to celebrate 10 years.

    • iloveheartlandx 28/06/2020 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks! Yes, people definitely got very creative this week 🙂

  23. jessicabookworm 28/06/2020 / 9:53 am

    Good luck finishing off all these series! I haven’t read any of these, but I have plenty of series I need to finish, too! So totally sympathise. Happy reading! 😃

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