Top 10 Tuesday — Series I Really Love, but Hate That I Haven’t Finished!

15 May

Because we always want to keep it positive here at By The Book, I chose to tweak the theme of this week’s Top 10 Tuesday (yet again, LOL!). So instead of highlighting books I hated, I am featuring the series I loved, but haven’t finished yet. In most cases I lack only 1 book to check the completed box. How in the world can I NOT finish a series, especially when the last book waits impatiently on my shelf? Here’s my rationalization: books in a series are usually released once a year. There are so many shiny books that come out between the installments that I just can’t resist, hence leaving very deserving books languishing. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Update: This post shamed me into action! I am currently reading A Will, A Way, And A Wedding by Melody Carlson. I’ll be able to check this one off in a few days.

What about you? Have you ever left a series you absolutely love unfinished? What’s your reason?

Be sure to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl where, hopefully, other bloggers are sharing the love not the hate! 😉


Top Series I Have Not Finished


The Bowers Files by Steven James


Crisis Team by Candace Calvert


Dear Daphne by Melody Carlson


Elite Guardians by Lynette Eason 


Inn At Shining Waters by Melody Carlson


Kanner Lake by Brandilyn Collins


Secrets of Roux River Bayou by Kathy Herman


What series do you need to finish?

13 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Series I Really Love, but Hate That I Haven’t Finished!”

  1. Paula Shreckhise May 15, 2018 at 7:25 am #

    I’m with you! I like to read them all at once but waiting is soooo hard. I’ve got a lot of unfinished series. Among them are Lynette Eason’s Waiting series. I have one Sarah Sundin series I need to finish although I have started her new one already! Shame on me! There are just too many new good books out there! And one series I thought I had read all the books but discovered I missed one!! Happy Reading!

    • rbclibrary May 15, 2018 at 7:52 am #

      I forgot about the Sarah Sundin and Suzanne Woods Fisher series that I need to finish! Oh me!!

  2. Candace Calvert May 15, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

    Omigoodness, for a moment there (at the “hate” word) you gave this author of “medical hope opera” a run of atrial fibrillation! 😉 Honored to be on this list, and hope summer rewards you with some wonderful reads.

    • rbclibrary May 15, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

      I was hoping the title wasn’t too shocking! Love your books. Must read that last one!!

  3. Richard Mabry May 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    Didn’t worry when I saw this heading, since I don’t write series (although you never know–I have this idea…). Thanks for ‘fessing up, Beckie.

    • rbclibrary May 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

      Sounds like you have a great idea …

  4. Carrie May 15, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

    argh – so many of these I haven’t even started yet! LOL

    • rbclibrary May 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

      And there are more that I didn’t list — hangs head in shame! A few weeks from now TTT wants us to list books we DNF. I’ll have to do a 2nd part.

      • Carrie May 15, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

        LOL there ya go. (I’m glad I’m not the only finding the topics difficult lately lol)

      • rbclibrary May 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

        Hard, hard, hard. Next week’s topic is fun though.

      • Carrie May 15, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

        yes! i’m looking forward to that one!

  5. Aj @ Read All The Things! May 15, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

    I love your spin on the topic! This week’s TTT posts are kind of sad and negative. I hope you get a chance to finish these series!

    • rbclibrary May 15, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

      Thx!! I’m working on it.

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