Today I want to share some more book series that are unfinished on my shelves. About a month ago I shared part one and it actually inspired me to continue with the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. I am hoping part two can do the same. I am in a bit of a reading slump at the moment and I am finding it difficult to pick up a book at all. Hopefully I can be inspired by talking about some of the ones unread on my shelves.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The first one, I know will upset some people and that is The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. I am terrible. I still have not read these books. I’ve had them on my shelves for a few years now and last year I actually did manage to get to book four! For some reason, I got side tracked and never finished the series. I have actually forgotten everything, so if I was to continue with the series now I would have to start them again. I think that is what is putting me off from starting them again this year. It is really daunting to go into a new story that has a bunch of books as well as high expectations around them.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
I read Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst when it first came out in 2016. It was a standalone at the time and I really wished for a sequel to the story. I desperately needed to know what happened and was interacting on Twitter with loads of people about it at the time. Since then, a prequel and a sequel have been released and I have read neither. I don’t own these, so that already is less motivation for me to read them; but I do want to get to them eventually. I adored the characters in Of Fire and Stars and I need to refresh myself of the story before diving into the sequel, eventually.
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
I was super exicted about Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer when it first came out. I really enjoyed the idea of a Sleeping Beauty retelling that completely flipped what I remembered about the original story. It follows the half sisters Isabelle who is blind and Aurora who has no sense of touch or a voice. I started this book when I first got it and I remember being amazed by how the two sisters interacted with eachother despite having a loss of different senses each. I had to put it down as I had university coursework to complete at the time and then I have never picked it up since. I would like to read it soon and then continue the series with Winter Glass.
Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh is another one that I bought as soon as it came out. I was in a retelling mood and this was marketed as a Mulan retelling, so I preordered it. Then when it actually came out and reviews started coming in, people then started disagreeing that it was a Mulan retelling and honestly I got a little confused. Now, when I think of that book, I associate that confusion with the book which is not fair at all on the story. I think that is why I have hesitated to pick up Flame in the Mist in the past. I am hoping this year that I can finally put the irrational association I seem to have formed aside, and read the book. I have heard such amazing things about Ahdieh, and The Wrath and the Dawn and The Beautiful are both series that I plan on getting soon.
Does anyone else have weird associations with books that make absolutely no sense?
What book series do you have on your shelves that you have yet to read?