Hello friends and fellow book lovers. I can’t believe it’s already May! What better way to start off May than a Top 5 Tuesday post?
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to tweak this post. I usually try not to do this because I know Shanah works hard. However, I honestly can’t think of any book series I’ve started recently and won’t be finishing. Instead, I’ll be talking about series I never plan on reading.
Hopefully, Shanah doesn’t mind! If you’re interested in participating in Top 5 Tuesday, all you have do is write up your post and pingback to one of Shanah’s posts. Make sure you pingback to her posts and not just her blog so she can add you to the list.
Before I get started, I’m sure I’ll mention some people’s favorite series. If it’s your favorite series, that’s great. However, I don’t think I’ll be interested in it or plan on getting invested.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia series
This series isn’t super popular now, but it was when I was younger. However, it never interested me. I enjoyed the first movie, but the books weren’t for me. I know it’s a classic, but I don’t plan on starting this series. I know I’d either get bored or give up on it eventually.
4. Anything by Sarah J Maas
*Cue all the unfollowers and hate* I know a lot of people love Sarah J Maas and I can see why. She’s an incredibly popular fantasy series writer. However, I’m not a fan of fantasy and I don’t think I’d enjoy her books. Of her two series, I’d lean more towards A Court of Thorns and Roses but I’d rather just stay away.
Mostly, I’m staying away because I’m not a fantasy fan and I don’t really have the money to go out and buy all the books. Plus multiple reviewers I trust either haven’t read them or read them and disliked them.
3. A Series of Unfortunate Events series
This might fit into the category of series I don’t plan on finishing. However, I read the first book in elementary school. I didn’t love it and never picked it up again. Maybe I’d change my mind now, but it doesn’t interest me anymore. I think enough time has passed for this series.
One silver lining is one of my work friends raved about the Netflix show. Maybe I’ll take his word for it and watch it. 🙂
2. The Lord of the Rings series
This is another iconic series but I won’t be reading it. I’ve never been into the movies so the books never interested me either. No matter who you talk to or where you go, you’re bound to find someone who loves either the books or the movies.
As iconic as it is, I don’t think I could get into it. I have a hard time, connecting with fantasy and this is extremely high fantasy. Even though it only has 3 books, I don’t think it could keep my attention that long.
1. Pretty Little Liars series
Taking my #1 spot is a series I’m not finishing. I started reading Pretty Little Liars my senior year of high school. It was right before the show premiered and I was hyped until the show started. I fell in love with the show and the books fell by the wayside.
Eventually, my love for the series dimmed too. With that came my motivation to read the books. At this point, I think the series is dated and I wouldn’t enjoy it as much this time around.
Hopefully, you all enjoyed my tweak on Shanah’s prompt. I was surprised I even thought of two series I started. Nevertheless, it was fun to get the others off my chest and I can only hope SJM fans don’t hate me!
What are some series you’re never going to finish or series you’re never going to start? 🙂