The standalone novel has become a rarity; it’s all about the series. I read my fair share of series but sometimes, they’re drawn out far past their expiration date and you couldn’t pay me to see it through to the end. Here are just a few series that I’ve quit and don’t plan on picking back up anytime soon:
Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella // Last installment read: Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic #6)
I adored this series in the beginning but Becky became a bit of a nuisance. And then she created a mini hellion version of herself.
Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost // Last installment read: Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4)
I don’t recall any particular reason why I stopped reading this other than I moved on to better UF and this one was long forgotten.
Chicagoland Vampires Series by Chloe Neill // Last installment read: Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires #8)
One of the “better UF” series but clearly this one didn’t last either.
White Trash Zombie Series by Diana Rowland // Last installment read: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (White Trash Zombie, #4)
This series was an entertaining series, but somewhere I think it got too serious for its own good. I mean, the Zombie mafia? Really?
The Iron Druid Chronicles Series by Kevin Hearne // Last installment read: Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4)
I loved the first three installments in this series but felt that they were all a bit too repetitive and formulaic. I kept thinking I’d get around to 5 eventually but that was 4 years ago.
The Custard Protocol Series by Gail Carriger // Last installment read: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1)
I adored Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series. It is one of the few times steampunk has worked for me. The Custard Protocol? Cheesy and ridiculous. I’m so very disappointed I didn’t love this one too.
Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith // Last installment read: The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)
That quote of the woman smoking a cigarette still haunts my dreams.
Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi // Last installment read: Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3)
I thought this series was over but apparently, it has been brought back from the dead and now there are six books planned? Hard fucking pass.
Lincoln Rhyme Series by Jeffery Deaver // Last installment read: The Skin Collector (Lincoln Rhyme #11)
I’ve been reading this series since I was a teenager and I attribute it to my current love of mysteries. The newer installments just aren’t doing it for me but this will always be a special series for me.
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare // Last installment read: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
I loved the first three installments in this series and loved the conclusion but wow, this book was super unneeded. I’m still mildly tempted to read The Dark Artifices spin-off, but it has yet to happen.