Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten Completed Series

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke And The Bookish. Lists galore, I can think of nothing better!

This week is a Freebie week so I decided, following on from last week's Series To Finish, I would share my completed series, even though there is only 8. I have decided to set myself a bit of a 'Mid-Year Resolution' to complete at least 5 series this year, and have reached a total of three so far. Compared to many, I have completed very few series, mainly due to that fact I read relatively little until the beginning of last year. Like I mentioned, as of this moment I have completed a total of 8 series. These are not in any kind of order.

Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight (#1)
New Moon (#2)
Eclipse (#3)
The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner (#3.5)
Breaking Dawn (#4)

Of course, like the majority of girls around my age, I have completed the Twilight series. I went through the same faze as many, during which I was completely obsessed with this series and everything to do with it. I have since reread Twilight, and am currently rereading it very slowly, and, as awkward as it is to admit, I do still enjoy it. According to Goodreads, I rated the first three books 4 stars, the novella 5 stars and Breaking Dawn 5 stars.

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games (#1)
Catching Fire (#2) - Review
Mockingjay (#3)

This was the series that got me back into reading. I absolutely love this series and there is no question as to why it is so popular, it's amazing! I knew nothing about this series until I went to see the first movie completely on a whim. As soon as I left the movie I started reading the first book and by the end of the week I had finished the series. I rated The Hunger Games 4 stars (I was very fussy with my 5 star ratings at the time), Catching Fire got 5 stars as it was, and probably will always be, my favourite in the series, and Mockingjay I originally rated just 3 stars. I was not a huge fan of Mockingjay initially but after rereading it before watching the movie last year, I completely changed my opinion and changed the rating to 4 stars.

Divergent series by Veronica Roth
Four (#0.1-0.4) - Review
Divergent (#1) - Review
Insurgent (#2) - Mini Review
Allegiant (#3) - Review

This was the first series I finished this year, having read Allegiant in January and Four in February. I had very little intention of reading this series until it was turned into a movie. I was searching for a new book to buy and, since I had heard about the movie, I decided to pick up Divergent and see what the fuss was about. I'm so glad I did because I loved most of this series. Insurgent was a let down for me but the rest of the series was great. I gave Divergent 5 stars, Insurgent a pretty generous 4 stars, Allegiant 5 stars, and the novella bind-up Four 4 stars.

Katie Parker Productions series by Jenny B Jones
In Between (#1) - Mini Review
On The Loose (#2) - Mini Review
The Big Picture (#3) - Mini Review
Can't Let You Go (#4) - Review

I believe this series is now over but even though I am not completely sure, I thought I would count it anyway. This will be the second series I finished this year, as I read Can't Let You Go in February. This series was my first experience of the world of Christian Fiction and I really enjoyed it. I was looking for some Christian fiction that was light-hearted and fun, which is exactly what this is, thought it has the serious stuff thrown in there as well. I gave all four books 4 stars.

Darcy & Rachel duology by Emily Giffin
Something Borrowed (#1)
Something Blue (#2)

I read this duology a good few years ago now so I struggle to remember a whole lot about it. I read Something Borrowed as I watched, and really enjoyed, the film. I liked the first book but I loved the second a whole lot more. This is one series that I would like to reread at some point. I rated the first book 4 stars and the second 5 stars.

Matched trilogy by Ally Condie
Matched (#1)
Crossed (#2) - Review
Reached (#3) - Review

This is one trilogy that has extremely mixed reviews; some love the series, others hate it. I read this a while ago so don't remember a lot about it but I do know that I generally enjoyed this series, some books more than others. I really enjoyed the first book, giving it 4 stars; the second was a bit of a let down and I ended up giving it 3 stars; the third book I also really enjoyed and gave it 4 stars as well.

Anna And The French Kiss trilogy by Stephanie Perkins
Anna And The French Kiss (#1) - Review
Lola And The Boy Next Door (#2) - Review
Isla And The Happily Ever After (#3) - Review

This is one of my favourite series I have read recently. I started this in the summer of last year and had finished the series by September because I was enjoying it so much. I really enjoyed Anna, especially the Paris setting, and gave it 4 stars. Lola is probably my least favourite of the series as I found it difficult to relate to Lola but my love of Cricket made me give this one 4 stars as well. Isla is definitely my favourite book of the series, and the only one I have reread, so I gave it 5 stars.

Confessions Of Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison
Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging (#1) - Review
It's Ok, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers (#2) - Review
Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas (#3) - Review
Dancing In My Nuddy-Pants (#4) - Review
And That's When It Fell Off In My Hand (#5) - Review
Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers (#6) - Review
Startled By His Furry Shorts (#7) - Review
Luuurve Is A Many Trousered Things (#8) - Review
Stop In The Name Of Pants! (#9) - Review
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (#10) - Review

I started this series when I was around 14 but never finished it. I recently decided to finally finish it as the books are such quick read so I reread the first three and then continued on with the series. I enjoyed these books, they are very fun reads and they are great to break up some more serious reads. They are targeted towards younger girls which meant that I found them to be quite immature at some points. I gave the majority of the books in the series three stars, with a couple being 2.5 stars, and to the final book I gave 3.5 stars.

Those are the 8 series I have completed. As I am reading much more this year than I have in previous years, I am hoping to increase this number very soon. Do you have a favourite series that I should add to the list?

Sophie :)

P.S. I am having problems with the comment system at the moment. For some reason Blogger is not letting me reply to any comments, or comment at all. Does anyone know how to fix this issue?


  1. I still need to start all of these (except Twilight) lol - great post! My TTT

  2. I love The Hunger Games! I have yet to finish the Divergent trilogy, I still have Allegiant left to read. I have the first book in the Matched trilogy, I'm a little dubious about it, as I got it for free in a blind book swap and it's not the sort of book I usually read. I guess I'll find out when I try it!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/top-ten-tuesday-22/

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