Series I Won’t Finish #4

One of the hazards of reading quite a bit, is that you come across series you have no interest in finishing. I’ve written 3 posts about this before (part 1, part 2 and part 3) and you all seemed to really like them. So here I am again, with 5 more series I don’t want to finish. 

To be honest, I could apparently keep this series going on for quite a while, because I have about 50 series I don’t want to finish, and I’ve only mentioned 20 (these 5 included). Would you be interested in that? 

#1: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

the 5th wave

What I’ve read: The 5th Wave

I read this book 3 years ago, when I started to get back into reading and this one had recently been released. I really enjoyed it at the time because I gave it 5 stars. Yet I know that after all that time and reading I’ve done since, I won’t enjoy it as much. And to be honest, because of the time that has passed already, I have lost all attachment to the characters and story line. I may watch the movie though. 

#2: Reboot by Amy Tintera


What I’ve read: Reboot 

This is actually only a duology, so it wouldn’t be too much of a hassle to finish it. But again, I read the first book 3 years ago. I barely remember anything, and I don’t feel like re-reading this one first. I did enjoy it back in 2013 because I gave it 5 stars. I feel like 2013/2014 was the true time for dystopian books like this one (and the 5th wave above) and I read many of them. Now though, I don’t really care for them all that much -and don’t read them often. I guess I’m over saturated with dystopians? 

#3: Grover Beach Team by Anna Katmore

play with me

What I’ve read: Play With Me

Another book I read in 2013! I remember this being a cute contemporary romance about football (soccer if you prefer). Which I guess you could all also get from the cover… In my Goodreads review, I wrote that it was cute but way too short (it’s only like 200 pages). I do like my sports romances, but I prefer to read them in a NA version these days? Plus, this series now has like 6 books in it, which is just too big of an investment for me. 

#4: Ransom by Rachel Schurig


What I’ve read: Ransom

I actually read this last year, so it’s not as much of an “old read” as the others have been. To be honest, I was kind of “meh” on this read. I gave it 3 stars. It was fine, but nothing amazing. I’ve read a lot of NA I think, so when a book is just okay and not blowing me away, I don’t tend to finish the series. 

#5: Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley

What I’ve read: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life, Scott Pilgrim vs the World

When I read this in 2013, I think I kind of felt pressured to like it. It’s such a popular graphic novel series! And I mention on Goodreads that I enjoyed it. Yet looking back on it, I remember thinking his relationships were really weird, and I wasn’t attached to him as a character either. I won’t be continuing this series, even though most people really love it. 

So those are 5 more series I won’t be continuing/finishing. Have you read any of these? Did you like them? Let me know! (P.S. Would you be interested in seeing more posts like this?)

Series I Won’t Finish #4

18 thoughts on “Series I Won’t Finish #4

  1. I haven’t read The 5th Wave but watched about half of the movie and decided to stop watching. It just felt like every other dystopian and I didn’t have that much of a connection with the main character. Maybe I should check out the book though since it was a five-star read for you.


  2. I actually started reading The 5th Wave back when the second book released but never could get into it. It’s one of those where I have to wonder what my problem is since EVERYONE loves it, but it’s just not for me, I guess. :/ Awesome post!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds


  3. I didn’t finish the 5th Wave series either! Although, I did read the second book… despite not liking the first one. Honestly, I don’t know why I did that.

    I hope you do more posts like this! 🙂 I think it’s as interesting to see what books/series people didn’t finish as it is to see their favorites.


  4. I’m with you on The 5th Wave. Loved the first book, thought the second book was a mess. I actually borrowed the 3rd from the library, then realized I just didn’t care and returned it! Also, I think it was easier to overlook certain plot flaws in the book, but watching the 5th wave movie recently really pointed out how dumb certain things were. Oh well.


      1. Out of curiosity, maybe, and if it’s free. 🙂 It just seemed so silly, especially when there’s romance in the middle of explosions and battle scenes. Plus, having children receiving military training is a lot harder to believe seeing it vs just reading about it on the page. But the first 1/2 hour or so, when it’s mainly about the alien invasion, was okay.

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  5. I really enjoy the Scott Pilgrim books, but his relationships ARE weird and Scott himself isn’t the best, so I can see why you might not want to continue!


  6. I haven’t read any of these, but I’ve thought about starting them. I really liked the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World movie, but I don’t know if I could commit to reading an entire series.

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  7. Fleur @ Frankly Books says:

    I completely agree with the fifth wave. I read it a couple of years before the movie came out, but I had forgotten everything so I tried to reread the book (which I’m pretty sure I loved when it first came out). In the end, it just didn’t click – I could see so many ‘errors’ and it just wasn’t as interesting as I remembered. There was too much romance than anything else (maybe my tastes have just drasticaly changed).


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