TTT – Ten Series I Need to Continue

Happy Tuesday book friends! I’m finally posting another Top Ten Tuesday post. I feel like I should take time on Saturdays and Sundays to write up a bunch of blog posts so I can post a bit more consistently. Maybe then I won’t be on my phone as much…

Anyway, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can find all past and future prompts on her blog! This week the prompt is: most recent books I did not finish! However… I hardly ever DNF books, so I thought up a different prompt for today: ten series I need to continue.series I need to continue series I need to continue

And I’m not talking about series I started last year, I’m talking series I started years ago. The chances of me picking up the sequels are slim, but not nonexistent. Some of these series I actually enjoyed, but it’s been so long since I read the first book, starting the second would be pointless. And I also don’t feel like doing a reread. So here are the ten series that kind of live in limbo on my shelves.

All the Stars and Teeth

By Adalyn Grace

I read All the Stars and Teeth back in 2020, and it was alright. In my other post this week I talked about Belladonna and how I liked that book much better. But I do actually have All the Tides of Fate sitting on my shelves, so I could easily pick it up. Of course, I don’t remember anything from book 1, so I’ll need to find a good summary because I’m not doing a reread.


By Taran Matharu

I’ve actually completed the whole trilogy, but there’s one more book to be read: the prequel. The Outcast is about a younger version of one of the characters in the main trilogy, and I genuinely enjoyed this trilogy so I should pick the prequel up at some point. But to me this series really straddles the line between young teen/teen reads, and I’ve just not been in the mood for these kinds of books in literal years.

Sands of Arawiya

By Hafsah Faizal

Okay this one hurts a little because I enjoyed We Hunt the Flame so much. But I cannot for the life of me get into We Free the Stars. I’ve tried. But the problem is, I tried way too late. I finished We Hunt the Flame all the way back in 2019 and didn’t pick up We Free the Stars until last year or so. Obviously I could not get into it because I had forgotten every single thing! I still really want to finish this duology, especially because I loved We Hunt the Flame so much. But right now the series is just decor on my shelves.

The Orphan Queen

By Jodi Meadows

Here’s another one of those classic YA series I have not been in the mood to read since 2020. I read the Orphan Queen a couple of years ago, also own the Mirror King, but haven’t yet read it. This series is a very classical YA fantasy that follows an orphaned princess trying to steal back her kingdom. I liked it well enough back in the day, so I hope to pick up the Mirror King at some point in me life.

Clash of Kingdoms

By Erin Summerill

I’m starting to sense a theme here. Have I outgrown YA without realizing it?? I hope not, tbh. I don’t even remember how long it’s been since I read Ever the Hunted, but it’s been a while. I actually own all three books in the series, and I think they have some of the prettiest covers I’ve ever seen. And if I switch the order they make the Dutch flag (do with that info as you wish)! Maybe some day I’ll be in the mood for a classic YA story again and I’ll read the other books.


By Marissa Meyer

I actually only need to read the final book in this series! And I already own it!! But I finished the second book in 2020 (2020 is apparently the year where series went to die), and I have obviously not finished the series yet. I don’t know why I’m struggling so much with it, because I really liked the previous two books. They feel like comic books but in novel form and have so many classic superhero/villain stuff. Maybe one day!

The Last Magician

By Lisa Maxwell

Hey, guess when I read the second book in this series? That’s right, series-doom-year 2020. I think the series is complete now, and I’ve made no move yet to get the third and fourth book. From what I can remember though, the second book was a true drag. It was super long when it really didn’t have to be and I think that put me off from continuing the series. However, I like the covers. And the premise. And all the different POVs. So really I should go and add book 3 and 4 to my wishlist.

Falling Kingdoms

By Morgan Rhodes

Look, a book I did not finish in 2020! I actually finished the second book of this series all the way in 2018. And I’m not sure if I’m ever going to pick up the rest. Full disclosure: I read the second book and then immediately forgot I read the second book. Seriously, I looked at my shelves and thought “oh I still have to read that one.” Except I didn’t; I had read it the week before. At this point I should really make the choice of either giving away the two books I do own, or purchasing the rest (and actually read them).

The Firebird Trilogy

By Claudia Gray

I read the first two books in this series and then just never picked up the third, even though I own it. Fun fact: I used to think these were contemporary romances based solely on the cover. Something about not judging a book by its cover blah blah. Anyway, I liked the first two, but do I remember what happened in them? No, of course not. I finished the second book in 2019, I was on vacation in Puerto Rico, I remember that much. Maybe I’ll pick up the final book one day. At least the covers are super pretty.

Dreamer Trilogy

By Maggie Stiefvater

I think this is the only book on this whole list I finished in 2021. This was one of my most anticipated releases back in the day, and while it didn’t necessarily disappoint, it also didn’t feel the same as The Raven Cycle and I think I was looking for that anyway. This is a series I do want to continue at some point, so off to find a good summary I go!

And that’s it for this Top Ten Tuesday! While compiling this list I realized there are actually even more series I need to continue… Maybe some day y’all will get a part 2 of this post. Are you any good at finishing series? Are the any you’ve abandoned or ones you want to pick up again? Let me know!

Find my previous Top Ten Tuesday posts here!



    • simonevanheijst
      July 30, 2023 / 4:32 pm

      Aah I really need to get my act together and finish those series then!

    • simonevanheijst
      July 30, 2023 / 4:33 pm

      Yeah I’m honestly not sure if I’m going to continue any of these. Some might end up on the DNF pile after all?

    • simonevanheijst
      July 30, 2023 / 4:33 pm

      Getting back into the series is one of the hardest things, especially if the first book wasn’t that fantastic to begin with?

  1. July 25, 2023 / 6:56 pm

    I need to finish the Dreamer Trilogy as well. I hope you get to these all soon.

    • simonevanheijst
      July 30, 2023 / 4:34 pm

      Me too! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the Dreamer Trilogy when you get to it!?

    • simonevanheijst
      July 30, 2023 / 4:35 pm

      Firebird is very much a 3-star series for me, hence my procrastination. I liked The Last Magician, but the second book was pretty rough. I do want to continue that series though!

  2. July 25, 2023 / 10:16 pm

    I love this post idea, and your choices all look so good, even if I haven’t even heard of most of them. You tend to like a lot of the same books I do, so I’m definitely going to have to add a bunch of these to my TBR!

    • simonevanheijst
      July 30, 2023 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you!! Glad to hear some of these made it on your TBR, let me know what you thought of them!?

  3. July 26, 2023 / 1:25 am

    I love reading books in a series, but too often, I take too much time between sequels and then I can’t remember who’s who or what’s what. I don’t enjoy re-reading, so I usually just don’t and end up abandoning the series, which is a bummer when I was enjoying it! Good luck with all of these.

    Happy TTT!


    • simonevanheijst
      July 30, 2023 / 4:37 pm

      This happens so often to me too! I love those people that have very detailed recaps on their websites, because they are honestly series-savers?

  4. July 26, 2023 / 7:40 pm

    Funny you mention 2020 being the year all your series went to die, because I think that happened to me too! I started a bunch of series in 2020 (King of Scars Duology, Cassidy Blake series, Dreamer Trilogy, Gilded Wolves Trilogy, Market of Monsters Trilogy) and still have at least one book left to finish in all of them! I did finish a bunch of series in 2020 too so maybe it’s more just a sign of me reading less in the years since…..
    My TTT:

    • simonevanheijst
      July 30, 2023 / 4:38 pm

      Ooh so many of those series are so good! I loved Rule of Wolves and the whole Gilded Wolves and Cassidy Blake series. Hope you get to them at some point, because these are worth it!?

      • August 1, 2023 / 12:29 pm

        I’m really annoyed at myself because I was so excited for so many of those books, but my brain has just not been playing ball with physical books for the last couple of years. I have managed to get back into reading physical books a little this year, so I’m hoping this is the start of an upward trend and I’ll be able to get through all the series I want to soon!

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