I took a look at my series in progress recently (I keep track of them in my general reading spreadsheet) and was inspired to post about them by Destiny’s recent blog post. I currently have eight series I decided to DNF this year, seven series I’m caught up on, one series I completed this year, and eleven series that I can and should be continuing.
- The Dreamer Trilogy. I really liked Call Down the Hawk but Mister Impossible was a slog for me to try to get through. I looked up a plot summary and decided to officially DNF the series.
- Outlander. Outlander had its issues, but I did enjoy it! At almost 1000 pages, Dragonfly in Amber was dragging for me, even listening to the audiobook at almost 2x speed. This is a long series of long books and I think I’m just out.
- Throne of Glass. I don’t even have any complaints about this series, I just feel completely unmotivated to finish. Perhaps I’ll come back to it another time.
- Winston Brothers. I read the first in this series back in 2020 and liked it, but I’ve realized I just am not going to end up prioritizing this series and should just DNF it.
- Dune. The Dune audiobook was good! Unfortunately I found Paul unbelievably boring. After checking and seeing that Dune Messiah continues to follow him, I decided to DNF.
- Dublin Murder Squad. Oh my god, I thought In the Woods was SO boring. I know the next book doesn’t follow Rob, but I just can’t bring myself to continue.
- The Radiant Emperor. Book two hasn’t even been released yet, but I found She Who Became the Sun too focused on political intrigue for my tastes. The book was good! Just not for me.
- The Sandman. This is barely worth counting, because I DNFed Preludes & Nocturnes after 50 pages, but I like to track all series I start. Anyway, just not for me.
- The Sand Chronicles. I also DNFed Across the Sand, so I won’t be continuing this if Howey decides to write more.
- The Numair Chronicles. The first book came out back in 2018 and I have simply been waiting. I know Tammy is still working on this (I’m in her fb fan group and she’s relatively active), I’m unsure as to when we can expect it.
- The Adventure Zone. I adore this podcast, and the graphic novel follows the first season of it. The next installment is out in February and I have already preordered it!
- The Sixth World. I am patiently awaiting the next book in this series. We don’t have a title, cover, or release date so… I continue to wait.
- Alex Stern. It’s divisive, but I really liked Ninth House. Hell Bent comes out in just over two weeks and I’ve also preordered it!
- A Court of Thorns and Roses. My beloved guilty pleasure. I’m not sure when the next book is going to be released, but I’m in no rush.
- Blood and Ash. Okay, I am conflicted. I really loved the first two books, but the third was eh, and the fourth was… not great. The only reason I finished it was for [redacted]. This does just seem like the first book from a different POV though, so hopefully I’ll enjoy it.
- Bright Falls. I absolutely adored Delilah Green Doesn’t Care and could have gotten along better with Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail, so I am cautiously optimistic for Iris Kelly Doesn’t Date. I didn’t looove Iris as a character, but I think getting her direct POV will help.
- Wayfarers. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet was a favorite of mine and I also loved A Closed and Common Orbit. Unfortunately, I have already tried to read Record of a Spaceborn Few twice and put it back down both times. To be fair, the second time was at the start of lockdown so I was a little slump-y. I’m going to give it one more shot before skipping to the next book if necessary.
- The Abyss Surrounds Us. It’s been so long since I read The Abyss Surrounds Us that I don’t even know if I’ll enjoy The Edge of the Abyss, but I must give these sapphic pirates a chance.
- Bird Box. I loved Bird Box, so I’m willing to give Malorie a chance even if I do despise the cover.
- Ravenswood. I think this is a little novella between book 1 and 2 about a character we met in A Girl Like Her.
- Cafe. I decided to skip the second book because it’s not a dynamic I’m a fan of, so I’m headed straight into this standalone novella next.
- Loose Ends. I loved Xeni‘s character in Rafe and am excited to see her in a (I believe) fake marriage scenario.
- The Girl With All the Gifts. I have no idea how they’ll follow up the first, but I am excited to find out.
- Cambric Creek. No judgement, please. It’s a good series!
- The Broken Earth. I absolutely loved The Fifth Season and need to get to The Obelisk Gate ASAP.
- The Atlas. I am literally in the middle of The Atlas Paradox right now, so this will be moved to the ‘Caught Up’ category by the end of 2022.
- The Scholomance. I found this sort of anticlimactic, but was frustrated by a lot of the reviews I’ve seen. I am sending this to my friend Hadeer so we can discuss.
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This is such a good idea! I really need to sit down and look at my series reading and see where I’m at.
For what it’s worth, Record of a Spaceborn Few was my least favourite Wayfarers book too, but I loved Galaxy. I liked how the Dreamers trilogy wrapped up, but I was extremely frustrated with Mister Impossible too.
Thanks for the reminders to continue reading the Rebecca Roanhorse series! I loved Trail of Lightning but never picked up Book #2. I really need to finish Scholomance too.
I remember almost nothing about Ninth House except how much I liked it – can’t wait for Hell Bent though!
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It was really nice to lay them all out and to decide what I actually feel like continuing. That is so good to know about Wayfarers! I’ll probably try to get to Record of a Spaceborn Few soon and will just move quickly past it if it doesn’t work for me.
I cannot waittt for Rebecca Roanhorse to finish the series. I hope you like the rest of the Scholomance! I wish I had liked book 3 better, but I was also struggling myself when I read it, so it’s probably better than I felt like it was.