10.07.2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders


This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders. As I mentioned a couple of TTTs ago, series aren't really my thing. So this is another challenging one for me - but I'll do my best!

Best:

1. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Obvs.

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling. Also obvs.

3. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

4.The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies

There are some series I'm not finished but am enjoying so far: Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin, Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Adrian Mole series by Sue Townsend, Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake. Does it count if I like it so far??

Worst:

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I know, I know, this is going to cause an uproar. The storyline was amazing, as were the characters and world she created. But I hated how the endings to all three books were rushed (as you know if you've been reading my blog for awhile) and honestly I didn't feel like the story lines were wrapped up to my satisfaction at the end of the third book.

6. Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I didn't actually read all of these, but after what, like 9 or 10 or 11 books? I can't remember, but as far as I got, I started to get bored. The ending might have picked up again, but at the very least the series wasn't consistently good enough for me to even want to finish it. 


That's it - that's all I got! Sorry, guys. I so rarely read serials! Help a girl out - share your faves and least faves in the comments!

8 comments :

  1. I've seen quite a few people put Mockingjay on their worst list. For me, I just thought it was okay, not amazing, but not completely awful.

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    1. Yeah, I think my list is a bit sparse because I don't usually read series. So I'm drawing both best and worse from a pretty small pool! I loved the concept of the series, just the execution I think could have been improved - but still worth reading! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I have HP as well, and THG, too but on the good list :D I liked Mockingay.
    Happy reading!

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    1. Proof that reading is very subjective! Yeah, HP will always top the list for me. Excellent story, characters and writing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I actually made it through all the sookie books. I was so proud of myself, but ITA with you, they did get very boring. I didn't find that the end picked up, and to be honest, I finished the series a couple of months ago, and I couldn't tell you what happened.

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    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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    1. You know what? I'm actually really glad to hear that! I harboured vague guilt for giving up on them. Now I'm glad I didn't bother finishing - sounds like I would have regretted that more! Even the TV series is losing me!

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  4. I love the Adrian Mole books so much! :) And the Nick Twisp series by C.D. Payne. The three old ones are so good but I recently discovered that there is another one (or more?) so I started it and I have to say that I am a bit disappointed so far...but we will see, I haven't finished it yet.

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    1. Adrian is great. I'm keeping an eye out for Nick Twisp now that my personal book fairy godsister (or doppelganger!) has recommended them! Which ones are you reading and disappointed in?

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