Series I Abandoned and Tossed Overboard

This list is in alphabetical order by author’s first name and then the series name.  Clicking on the series titles will lead ye to the series’ Goodreads page.  Clicking on the crew members names will lead ye to their reviews.  This will seriously be a LONG list so continue at yer own peril . . .

  1. Alethea Kontis – Woodcutter Sisters – I really enjoyed the first book and liked the second book.  Tried to pick up the third several times and just gave up on the series overall.
  2. Alex White – The Salvagers – I enjoyed the first book but couldn’t get into the second.  I am going to treat the first book like a standalone.
  3. Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds – I read book one and only sorta liked it.  So I am not reading the rest.
  4. Alix E. Harrow – Fractured Fables – Read the first one.  It was okay.  Not reading more.
  5. Alwyn Hamilton – Rebel of the Sands – I thought the first book was just okay and wasn’t sure if I was going to read the rest.  I’m not.
  6. Amie Kaufman et al. – The Illuminae Files – While I liked the first book, I never had the urge to pick up the others.
  7. Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner – Starbound – I read this twice.  Liked it the first time.  Didn’t the second.  Stopped there.
  8. Amy Stewart – The Kopp Sisters – Read the first one and liked it but not enough to read more.
  9. Amy Tintera – Reboot – I loved the premise of this dystopian tale where people come back to life in the Republic of Texas.  The love story of the first book made me not want to read the second.
  10. Andrew Mayne – Underwater Investigation Unit – The first one was too over-the-top for me to read more of the series.
  11. Ann Brashares – Sisterhood – I loved the first one and liked the second.  Never read more of them.  Liked the first movie, too.  Just never wanted to read more.
  12. Ann Rice – The Vampire Chronicles – I loved books one through three when I was 11.  I tried to read four back in the day and hated it.  I had no idea that the series now has 13 books.  No thanks.
  13. Anna Stephens – Godblind – First book was abandoned ship.  Lost interest and never picked it back up. 
  14. Anne McCaffrey – Acorna – Wow I thought I had read all of these.  Didn’t know there was a four to ten.  I have no interest.
  15. Annette Marie – The Guild Codex – I enjoyed the first four but not enough to read the next four.
  16. Anthony Ryan – Raven’s Shadow – I liked the first book but not enough to pick up the rest of the series.
  17. Anthony Ryan – The Draconis Memoria – I know, dragons!  But the first book was very uneven.  This author’s work might just not be for me.
  18. Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Homes – I liked the Hound story and I know I read one other.  They were enjoyable but not enough to read more.  The First Mate is a big fan of these and lots of the retellings.
  19. Ashley Poston – Once Upon a Con – I enjoyed the first book but don’t think I need the second.  I like Dahlia Moss better and would rather reread that.
  20. Becky Chambers, S.L. Huang, Rivers Solomon, Yoon Ha Lee – The Vela – Wait, it’s not what ye think.  I loved the first season.  Well, the second season was written by all new authors and the reviews weren’t great.  Pass.
  21. Becky Wallace – The Keeper’s Chronicles – I remember liking the first book.  That’s it.  No details whatsoever and no review to refresh me memory.  So off this goes.
  22. Betsy Cornwell – Mechanica – I liked the first book and thought I would read the second.  I have lost interest.
  23. Blake Charlton – Spellwright – The first book seriously has one of the best magic systems I have read about.  The plot just didn’t wow me.  So I be done.
  24. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven – I know I read the first book and liked it.  Nothing else sticks.  Off it goes.
  25. Brandon Sanderson – Alcatraz – I know.  I am surprised to put this name on me list too.  I adored all the other books I have read by him.  But I just couldn’t get into this series at all.  In fact, I had forgotten all about it.
  26. C.A. Caskabel – Drakon – I reread the first one in preparation for the rest of the series but found I couldn’t get into book two.  Off the rest go.
  27. C.J. Redwine – Defiance – I do remember some of the plot of this one but only thought it was okay.  I don’t feel the need to finish.
  28. Carlos Ruiz Zafón – The Cemetery of Forgotten Books – The first book had a fascinating concept and some truly lovely writing but was too darn long and rambling.  I never finished the first book.  I always hoped to, but I give up.
  29. Cassandra Rose Clarke – The Assassin’s Curse – Book one had pirates and fun.  I enjoyed it.  But book two was hard to find at the time and I didn’t want to spend me loot.  I am okay not reading it.
  30. Celia Rees – Witch Child – I remember enjoyed this but have forgotten all the details.  I will let this go.
  31. Charlaine Harris – Sookie Stackhouse – I only read the first book because it was sitting in the ship’s galley one day and I was bored.  It was okay but I don’t want more.
  32. Charlaine Harris – Gunnie Rose – Cool concept but abandoned first book.
  33. Charlotte Nicole Davis – The Good Luck Girls – Cool concept but abandoned first book.
  34. Chuck Wendig – Miriam Black – I can’t say that I didn’t find some enjoyment in the blackbirds book.  But it had some real problems.  Matey Carol’s review explains why I will not be reading more.  Super damn cool covers though.
  35. Connie Willis – Oxford Time Travel – I loved loved loved the first two books in the series which were both five stars.  The later two book in the series were written much later.  I tried the third one and it wasn’t gripping me so I stopped there as to not mess with me love of the series.
  36. Cornelia Funke – Inkworld – I really liked the first book but the second was kinda blah.  Not reading the third.
  37. Cory Doctorow – Little Brother – I abandoned the first book.  Writing wasn’t for me.
  38. Cynthia Hand et al. – The Lady Janies – I thought the first book was silly and fun and okay.  But I didn’t want to read a butchering of Jane Eyre cause that be one of me favourites.  So I didn’t continue.
  39. Cynthia Voigt – Mister Max – Book one was fun but I don’t need more.
  40. D. Nolan Clark – The Silence – I abandoned the first book.
  41. Dan Brown – Robert Langdon – I read the first two books.  Done.
  42. Daniel H. Wilson – Robopocalypse – I love robots but didn’t love this nearly enough to read the sequel.
  43. Daniel O’Malley – The Checquy Files – I really enjoyed the first book but never got around to reading second.  I am okay with it being a standalone in me noggin.  And now because of the tv show there is going to be a third.  Pass.
  44. Daniel Quinn – Ishmael – I loved book one back in the day but never wanted to read the other two.  And book one’s details are hazy at best.
  45. David Anthony Durham – Acacia – I loved the first book but would need to reread it to finish the series.  I will pass.
  46. David Keck – Tales of Durand – The first book was just so very bland.  I don’t get the love.
  47. David Levithan – Every Day – Book one was a five star read and I adored it.  But I am satisfied with how the story ended and so won’t read the sequel.  Hmmm didn’t know there was a prequel or book three either.  Nope.
  48. David Walton – Superposition – I adored book one.  I should read book two.  But I won’t.
  49. Dean Koontz – Odd Thomas – Loved the first book and thought the series got progressively worse.  I read books one to four and an interlude (have no idea which one).  Hated book four.  Stopped there.
  50. Dean Koontz – Jane Hawk – I liked the first book and thought I would read more.  Then there suddenly were 4 more books and I just don’t have the energy.
  51. Deborah A. Wolf – The Dragon’s Legacy – I liked the first book mostly because of the telepathic talking cats.  They made me want to read book two . . . until I didn’t.
  52. Delilah S. Dawson – The Tales of Pell – The humor in book one was not for me and so I abandoned it.
  53. Den Patrick – Erebus Sequence – Getting the first book of this series was full of peril and mishap.  Too bad I didn’t love it enough to continue.
  54. Dennis E. Taylor – Bobiverse – The First Mate warned me that there was a 50/50 shot I wouldn’t like this.  I didn’t.
  55. Derek Landy – Skulduggery Pleasant – I really like the characters in the two books I read.  The talking skeleton rocks.  But the books are too formulaic for me to keep reading.  Would have adored this series as a kid though!
  56. E.C. Meyers – Coin – I thought the first book was okay but have no urge to read the sequel.
  57. E.L. James – Fifty Shades – The office I was working in was filled with people reading these stupid books.  My boss said something along the lines of “ye read fast” and wanted me to read them to join in with the office gossip.  She lent me the series.  I read two of them.  I think Grey is a psycho and stalker.  My opinion was unpopular.  But I know many of the crew stands behind me in solidarity.
  58. Elie Wiesel – The Night Trilogy – I think the book Night is one everyone should read and is rightly a classic.  But reviews for the other two books showed that I don’t want to read the others.
  59. Emily R. King – The Hundredth Queen – The first book was so problematic that I should have stopped way earlier than I did.  In fact rereading me review of the book solidifies that.
  60. Emma McLaughlin – Nanny – One was enough.
  61. Erika Gardner – The Watcher Rising – I requested this because of the dragon.  But it was urban fantasy so it didn’t float me boat.  So I gave up.
  62. Erika Johansen – The Queen of the Tearling – To quote me Goodreads review “It has been a long while since I read the series and the initial thoughts on it are hazy. I did like the second book. But when I went to read the third one, I just kept putting it down and not wanting to pick it back up. I must have restarted it half a dozen times. As a side note, I currently be going through the list of series that I haven’t finished and taking out the ones I won’t finish because I am working on the Series Shakedown Part 6 post on me blog. I read the reviews and spoilers for the third book and realized I don’t want to read the third book. So it gets one star because I lost interest and never finished it. And I don’t think I ever will try it again hence why I finally rated it and put it on me abandoned ship shelf.”
  63. Erin Lindsey – Bloodbound – Lots of people like this one but the first book pissed me off.  It walked the plank.
  64. Evan Winter – The Burning – The series has dragons.  Sadly the first book had too few dragons and walked the plank.  No more.
  65. Ezekiel Boone – The Hatching – I learned about this sci-fi series with man-eating spiders from Drew @ thetattooedbookgeek.  I loved the first two books and read half of the third one before deciding that I had enough of spiders.  The plot got a little too boring by then.
  66. Fran Wilde – Bone Universe – Book one was a five star read but then I was never compelled to pick up the rest.  Too much time has passed.
  67. Fonda Lee – The Green Bone Saga – I wanted to love the first book so bad.  It had great parts but was just too darn long.  I didn’t finish it.  I got bored.
  68. Gail Carriger – Finishing School – I enjoyed the first book which I listened to on audio on a whim.  After time has passed, I realize I don’t need to read more.
  69. Gail Carson Levine – Ella Enchanted – While I love the first book, I have no need to read the prequel.
  70. Gail Carson Levine – The Two Princesses of Bamarre – See the other entry above.
  71. Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan – The Black Iron Legacy – I read book one and was mostly confused.  I don’t need any more.
  72. Gayle Greeno – Ghatti’s Tale – The first book features a telepathic bond with humans and cats.  Obviously I had to read it.  I don’t remember a lot of the plot and wish I could reread this.  The libraries don’t have a copy.  The reviews of the next two books don’t appeal though.
  73. Gregory Maguire – The Wicked Years – I didn’t finish the first book.  Too long and I didn’t like the politics and philosophy junk.  Cool concepts but wished it was better.  I still cannot believe this became a musical.
  74. Guy Gavriel Kay – The Fionavar Tapestry – I may have read the whole series but I no longer remember.  I feel that the author writes well but I do not really like his style.
  75. Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird – The second book shouldn’t exist.  Period.
  76. Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones – I loved book one.  Book two was okay.  Not reading three or four.
  77. Helen Wecker – The Golem and the Jinni – Don’t remember anything about the first book and the second book isn’t even out yet over six years later.
  78. Holly Black – Curse Workers – I enjoyed the first book but not enough to read the rest.  Usually this author’s work just isn’t me type of thing.
  79. Ian Tregillis – The Alchemy Wars – I have read book one of the series a couple of times and love it.  Book two was just decent.  Not going to read the third.  But I adore Jax the robot . . . I mean Mechanical.
  80. Ian Tregillis – Milkweed Triptych – This has WWII with warlocks and engineered super soldiers.  I liked the first book but it had too much of a feel of a comic book movie for me to read further.
  81. Ilana C. Myer – The Harp and Ring Sequence – I abandoned the first book but this series has love from lots of the crew. Had I known people compared the writing style to Patricia McKillip and Guy Gavriel Kay (I have read their novels but not particularly loved them) then I probably would have forgone this novel in the first place.
  82. Ilona Andrews – Kate Daniels – I don’t really enjoy much urban fantasy but people rave about this series.  Loved Kate and the world building but not enough to read more of the series.
  83. Indu Sundaresan – Taj Mahal Trilogy – I adored the first book in this historical fiction trilogy but don’t need to read the others.
  84. James R. Hannibal – Section 13 – Loved the concept but abandoned the first book.
  85. James S.A. Corey – The Expanse – No I haven’t seen the tv series.  I have no interest.  I read five books though I don’t remember the plots for any of them (even though one and two are marked as five stars).  When it came time to read the sixth, I didn’t want to reread to refresh me memory.  So bye bye.
  86. Jane Lindskold – Firekeeper Saga– This has wolf shape-shifters and I remember liking it back in the day.  I think I read multiple books in the series.  But I know I didn’t read all six.  That’s okay.
  87. Janet Evanovich – Stephanie Plum – I read book twelve because it was free.  It was okay.  Twenty-six books in the series!
  88. Jason Denzel – Mystic – I read books one and two but couldn’t finish the final book in the trilogy.
  89. Jessica Day George – The Rose Legacy – This series has ponies and yet the first book walked the plank.  I read the blurbs for the next two out of curiosity and be glad I didn’t read them.
  90. Jessica Day George – Dragon Slippers – Loved the dragons but didn’t really love plot or main character.
  91. Josiah Bancroft – The Books of Babel – I loved the first book but didn’t really care to pick up the others.
  92. Josin L. McQuein – Arclight – I enjoyed the first book but too much time has passed and I am okay with letting the series go.
  93. Jason M. Hough – Dire Earth Cycle – I liked the first book but not enough to read four more.
  94. Jay Kristoff – The Lotus Wars – I remember getting this one for the cool cover.  I remember really liking it.  But I don’t remember any of it and don’t want to reread the first book in order to read the next two.
  95. Jeff Wheeler – Kingfountain – I loved the first book and thought the next two books weren’t as good.  Then I found out there was three more books and stopped.  This would have been better as a trilogy.
  96. Jennifer Weiner – Cannie Shapiro – I remember liking the first book and nothing else about it.  Didn’t know it was a series.
  97. Jenny Lundquist – The Opal Mask – I thought the first book in this YA fantasy was fun and read it in one sitting.  But it had major problems.  I then forgot about it until making this list.  I be okay with letting this go.
  98. Jessica Day George – Dragon Slippers – The first one was fine.  The other plots are not for me.
  99. Jim C. Hines – Princess – Loved the concept of the first book but never really got into the rest of the series.
  100. Jim C. Hines – Magic Ex Libris – See above.
  101. Joanna Harris – Chocolat – Apparently there are four books in the series.  I just read the first and enjoyed it.
  102. Joel Rosenberg – Guardians of the Flame – The first book of this series sucked.  No way am I reading nine more of these.  But it was fun to discuss with the First Mate and to write a ranty post about it.  I liked the dragon.
  103. John Flanagan – Ranger’s Apprentice – I read at least two of these with me nephew.  Maybe more.  But I know I didn’t read all twelve.
  104. John Grisham – Jake Brigance – There should not be a sequel to a time to kill.
  105. John Gwynne – The Faithful and the Fallen – I know I read the first book in the series because me Kindle told me so.  Absolutely NO memory of it even after reading the blurb again.  So I will not be reading the rest.
  106. John Hornor Jacobs – The Twelve-Fingered Boy – I remember liking the first book but all the details are gone so I will let this series go.
  107. Josh Malerman – Bird Box – I loved book one but there does not need to be a sequel.
  108. Julia Ember – Ashes of Gold – The first book had lovely diversity and a human-animal bond.  Loved that.  Didn’t like the plot as much so I won’t continue.
  109. Julia Gray – The Guardian Cycle – These were cover buys.  I remember liking the first three books for the world building in particular.  I do know the third book’s plot was too similar to the second book.  But of course now the plot has faded out of me noggin.  I will not be rereading any of this or finishing the last two books.
  110. Julianna Baggott – Pure – I read the first and second books.  I loved the world building in the first book but didn’t really like the plot of the second.  So I won’t finish the trilogy.
  111. Julie E. Czerneda – Night’s Edge – The first book was such an odd read for me.  I loved the writing, characters, and most of the plot.  But it was 864 pages long and didn’t need to be.  The second book is over 600 pages.  I would have to reread the first book to read the second.  No.
  112. Julie Kagawa – Talon – It has dragons.  I should have loved this.  I thought the first book was just okay and the second I abandoned.  Didn’t like the love-triangle ramifications.  Ugh.
  113. Julie Kagawa – Shadow of the Fox – While I loved the first book, I just couldn’t get into the second despite multiple attempts.  I am going to treat the first as a standalone and consider it done.
  114. Juliet Marillier – Sevenwaters – While I really liked the author’s Wildwood series, the first book just didn’t do it for me.  Too drawn out.  And there be five more books.
  115. Justin Cronin – The Passage – One of the most boring vampire books I have ever read.  Ugh.
  116. Justina Ireland – Dread Nation – Zombies.  Book one was fun but had problems.  I don’t really care to read more.
  117. K.A. Doore – Chronicles of Ghadid – The first book had some cool world building but a super problematic plot.  Won’t be reading more.
  118. K.D. Edwards – The Tarot Sequence – I liked the first book but not enough to read more.
  119. K.E. Ganshert – The Gifting – I enjoyed the first book but no longer remember anything about it so I am going to let the rest go.
  120. K.M. Peyton – Flambards – This quartet is considered a classic in the horse book world.  I didn’t even really like the first book that much.
  121. K.S. Marsden – Enchena – Book one has one of me harsher reviews because boring unicorns.  Ugh.
  122. K.V. Johansen – Gods of the Caravan Road – I read book two first and really liked it.  Didn’t know it was a series.  Book one was okay but the synopsis of the others didn’t intrigue me.
  123. Kage Baker – Lord Ermenwyr – I did not like the writing style of book one.
  124. Kai Meyer – Merle-Trilogie – This series is popular in Germany.  Cool world building but major plot and character problems.  I am not reading books two or three.
  125. Kameron Hurley – The Worldbreaker Saga – I read about half the first book.  Cool concepts.  Execution not for me.
  126. Karin Slaughter – Will Trent – I have only read book eight.  I really enjoyed it but thrillers aren’t really me thing.  The sister lent me this one.
  127. Kate Constable – The Chanters of Tremaris – I always wanted to read this series when I was younger but didn’t.  I read the first book as an adult to satisfy me curiosity.  Plot problems galore.  Don’t need to read more.
  128. Kate Elliott – Court of Fives – When I initially started this series shakedown, I was under the impression that I would finish this series.  I have since decided to not do so after returning the book two ebook to the library multiple times unread.
  129. Kate M. Colby – Desertera – Cool steampunk world but bad plot and characters.  I was amused by book one but not enough to read the rest of the trilogy.
  130. Kelley Armstrong – A Rip Though Time – I usually love this author’s work but I hated book one.
  131. Kenneth Oppel – Matt Cruse – I liked but didn’t love the first book despite the dragon creatures.  But the dragon creatures aren’t in the second book so I didn’t bother.
  132. Kim Wilkins – Blood and Gold – The first book was okay but not enough to read further.
  133. Kristen Britain – Green Rider – The first book of the series is one of me favourites ever.  It is a major comfort read for me to this day.  Sadly the books continued to get worse as the series progressed.  Plot points kept repeating.  I made it partway through book five before quitting and then gave books two through five away.  Sad.
  134. Kristi Charish – Kincaid Strange – Enjoyed first book but not enough to read more.
  135. Kristin Hannah – Firefly Lane – Not me usual genre but I liked the first book.  Don’t need to read more.
  136. Laini Taylor – Faeries of Dreamdark – I really liked the first book but couldn’t get through the second despite many attempts.  Not sure why.
  137. Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone – I liked the first in terms of characters and some of the writing but didn’t always love the plot.  I could not finish book two.  I think the author’s writing can be beautiful but I don’t think we mesh.  Don’t know if I will try any more of her writing.
  138. Lara Elena Donnelly – The Amberlough Dossier – While I thought the first book was interesting and had great writing, I didn’t love it enough to finish the series.
  139. Laura Ann Gilman – The Devil’s West – I should have loved this book.  I liked the main character and thought the writing was great.  But it didn’t work for me overall and so I will not be reading more of this series.
  140. Lauraine Snelling – Golden Filly – This was from me horse obsession days and was a Christian horse racing book.  I have no idea where I got book one but could never find the rest of the series in the days of no internet.  This series can stay confined to me past.
  141. Lauren Weisberger – The Devil Wears Prada – I liked the movie and the first book.  Didn’t know this was a series.  Don’t need the rest.
  142. Laurie J. Marks – Elemental Logic – I really enjoyed the first book of this fantasy series but it felt like a stand-alone.  I am good leaving it at that.
  143. Lea Doué – The Firethorn Chronicles – This is a series of fairytale retellings where each book be a standalone.  Book one is about the twelve dancing princesses.  Just okay.  Don’t need more.
  144. Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events – I read the first one out of curiosity and that was enough.  Clever concept.  Would have likely enjoyed it when I was little.
  145. Leo Carew – Under the Northern Sky – I thought the first book was okay but didn’t love it enough to continue with the series.
  146. Lev Grossman – The Magicians – I didn’t like the first book enough to continue.  And I don’t know why it was made into a tv series.
  147. Liane Merciel – Ithelas – I liked the first book and actually do remember some of the plot but have no need to pick up the sequel.
  148. Lila Bowen – The Shadow – I gave books one and two five stars.  But I have not been able to get into the third book despite multiple attempts.  I don’t know why.
  149. Linda Nagata – The Red Series – I really loved book one and enjoyed book two.  But months after reading book two all the details have faded.  I don’t feel like reading the last book.
  150. Linsey Miller – Mask of Shadows – I thought the hype for book one was blown way out of the water.  I didn’t abandon this one but maybe I should have.
  151. Lisa See – Shanghai Girls – I read the first book and really liked it but have no need for the sequel.
  152. Lois Lowry – The Giver – Read three of them.  Don’t want to read the new one.  The first is still the best.
  153. Louis Sachar – Holes – I like to think of this better as a fantastic standalone and a pretty good movie.
  154. Louisa May Alcott – Little Women -While I adore the first book (and some of the movies) I have never wanted to read more in the series.
  155. M.A. Larson – Pennyroyal Academy – Meh.  Read Millebot’s review for why I won’t be reading past book one.
  156. M.K. Hobson – Veneficas Americana – The first western fantasy book was weird but I liked it despite the many flaws.  I don’t like it enough to read more.
  157. Mackenzi Lee – The Montague Siblings – Monty sucks.  The first book walked the plank.  No more.
  158. Madeline Ashby – The Machine Dynasty – This series is weird.  I enjoyed both books so far.  However book two was written in 2013 and the last book isn’t scheduled until 2020.  I have no interest in rereading and then finishing.
  159. Marc Secchia – Shapeshifter Dragon Legends – It had dragons.  I abandoned it.  Sad.
  160. Marcus Sakey – The Brillance Saga – I gave the first book four stars (partly because of discussions with the first mate) but weirdly don’t want to continue the trilogy.
  161. Margaret Atwood – MaddAddam – I liked the first book but don’t need any more of this.
  162. Maria V. Snyder – Poison Study – I loved the first book but each one got worse and worse.  Stopped after the third.
  163. Maria V. Snyder – Glass – The first book was just okay and the memories of it are really non-existent at this point.  Done.
  164. Marie Lu – The Young Elites – I liked both the first and second book but was slightly bored by the second.  Never could get into the third.
  165. Marie Lu – Warcross – This book walked the plank and proves that the author’s work and I don’t get along.  Great concepts but bad plots.
  166. Marion Zimmer Bradley – Avalon – Fricken hated book one.
  167. Marit Wiesenberg – Select – I really didn’t like the problematic first book so off this goes.
  168. Marko Kloos – Frontlines – When I began the series shakedown the whole series was on the list to finish.  But then I read aftershocks and would rather focus on that series first and then see if I want to come back to this one.  Update: I read the second aftershocks book and spoke with the crew and this one is now dead to me.
  169. Mary Doria Russell – The Sparrow – I liked the first book but not enough to read the sequel.
  170. Mary E. Pearson – Jenna Fox Chronicles – I remember only sorta liking book one but I have forgotten the entire plot and had to look up a plot summary.  That still didn’t really bring any real details back.  So no more of this for me.
  171. Mary O’Hara – Flicka – I remember loving the first book but no longer really remember the plot.  I didn’t know there were two more.
  172. Mary Stuart – Arthurian Saga – I used to love Arthurian retellings and enjoyed books one and two.  I no longer like these types of retellings and will not be reading books three to five.
  173. Mary Weber – Storm Siren – Just okay first book where I don’t remember what really happened.  Won’t finish the series.
  174. Matthew Woodring Stover – The Acts of Caine – I should have loved this but just found the first book to be okay.
  175. Meg Elison – The Road to Nowhere – I thought the first book was just okay.  The first part of the dystopian was wonderful but it had issues.  Over time I realized I didn’t want to continue this one.  No regrets.
  176. Melissa Albert – The Hazel Wood – The first book got mixed reviews but I liked it.  I just don’t think it needs a sequel.
  177. Melissa Landers – Starflight – The first book was light fluffy fun but had a dumb ending.  I was gonna read the sequel but nah.
  178. Merecedes Lackey – Five Hundred Kingdoms – I read the first two books of this series and I really liked them.  But I don’t feel a major urge to read the other four.
  179. Merecedes Lackey – Elemental Masters – I have read a couple of these but the later books in the series are awful.
  180. Merecedes Lackey – Obsidian Mountain – Read the first book and it seemed too derivative.
  181. Michael Grant – Front Lines – This series is about WWII with women soldiers.  I actually really liked the first book but then forgot about this series.  I am okay giving it up.
  182. Mike Brooks – The God-King Chronicles – Liked the dinosaurs but not enough to read more.
  183. Miles Cameron – The Traitor Son Cycle – So very sad about disliking this one.  To quote meself “Okay so I give up. While I am capable of fighting to the bitter end, I just couldn’t do it. This novel was so darn slow to read. I made it to page 366 out of 648 . . .I can see how some readers of epic fantasy would like this work. However, not only did I abandon this book but shall abandon the rest of the series too.”
  184. Mindee Arnett – Rime Chronicles – Ah yes.  The first book had dragons and too many plotlines and too much angst.  Cool concepts but execution was not to me taste.  Will be skipping the rest.
  185. Mindy Klasky – Glasswright – I don’t really remember this series at all.  The reviews say the protagonist is a moron and there is rape as a plot point.  I am okay with having completely forgotten the first book.
  186. Mira Grant – Parasitology – Liked book one.  Book two wasn’t so good.  Didn’t read three.
  187. Mirah Bolender – Chronicles of Amicae – The first book walked the plank.
  188. Miriam Forster – Bhinian Empire – Okay I know why I read the first book – talking cats and shapeshifters.  While younger me liked it, a reread many years later made me realize its many flaws in plot and coincidence.  I don’t need to read anymore.
  189. Morgan Llywelyn – Step by Step – Book one had a super cool premise but the rest of the series seems like more of the same.
  190. Naomi Novik – Temeraire – Blasphemy!  But I can’t help it.  I read and loved the first four books but couldn’t get into the fifth.  Awesome characters and lovely writing but I got tired of the war.  And there be five more books.  No.
  191. Nicholas Sparks – The Notebook – The book made me cry.  The movie was bad.  I don’t want to read anymore of this series.
  192. Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Saga – I knew nothing about the book when I picked it up and I think that helped.  I liked the classic, ender’s game, but have absolutely no urge to read anymore of these.  Then there is Milou @ simplyabookdrunkard’s review which points out tons of problems with book one.
  193. P.L. Travers – Mary Poppins – I didn’t know there were eight books.  I am okay with just the one and the lovely Julie Andrews movie.  No I am not watching the new movie.  Ever.
  194. Patricia C. Wrede – Lyra– This author has written marvelous things like the enchanted forest chronicles and sorcery and cecelia. I had always wanted to read this series.  I was expecting great things.  Basically, I found book one to be immensely cliché and boring and abandoned it.  I will stick to rereadin’ me favourites by the author instead.
  195. Patrick Ness – Chaos Walking – I tried to get through the first book and couldn’t.  Loved the dog.  Annoyed by the main character.  So bye bye.
  196. Peter Newman – The Vagrant – I have no regrets because of the goat but don’t need to read the others.
  197. Peter V. Brett – Demon Cycle – Why would I not read the last book?  Because despite cool characters and world building, each book’s plot got worse for me.  Then I read Matey Mogsy’s review of the last book and just couldn’t bear reading it.  So I be done.
  198. Paolo Bacigalupi – Ship Breaker – I have loved six of this author’s books including the first two books of this trilogy.  The last book involves one of me favourite characters and so I should have loved it.  I have tried to read it five times in paper, ebook, and audiobook formats and can’t seem to get into the story.  A fluke for me but I give up.
  199. R.F. Kuang – The Poppy War –  I enjoyed book 1one and loved book two.  I abandoned book three after trying to read it and listen to it.  Gave up and abandoned finishing the series for good.
  200. R.S. Belcher – Brotherhood of the Wheel – I loved the first book but am okay with it being a standalone in me noggin.
  201. R.S. Belcher – Golgotha – I loved parts of book one but ultimately abandoned ship.
  202. Rachel Aaron – The Legend of Eli Monpress – I enjoyed book one but it was very forgettable in the long run so I will not be reading more.
  203. Rachel Hartman – Seraphina – I actually liked book one.  I tried to read book two and didn’t like it.  And I likely will never reread book one either.
  204. Rae Carson – The Gold Seer Trilogy – I enjoyed book one of this YA fantasy trilogy when I read it but have never been able to get into book two despite multiple attempts.  But I enjoy the Gold Rush setting.
  205. Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Particular Children – Book one was less than I expected so I don’t want to read more.
  206. Rebecca Wells – Ya Yas – I remember enjoying both the first book and the movie.  I don’t know how either would hold up now.  I be okay with that.
  207. Rhett C. Bruno – Children of Titan – I read book two and really liked it.  I tried to read another book in the series and just never could get into it.
  208. Rhoda Belleza – Empress of a Thousand Skies – The first book had a very misleading blurb and wasn’t that great.  No thanks.
  209. Rick Riordan – The Heroes of Olympus – I read the first Percy Jackson series with me nephew and enjoyed it.  He liked this series but I was bored.  I stopped after the second.
  210. Rick Yancey – The 5th Wave – I liked the first book.  I think I read but can’t remember book two.  Done with this.
  211. Rin Chupeco – The Bone Witch – I really enjoyed book one and just never seemed to make it to later books.
  212. Rob Reger & Jessica Gruner – Emily the Strange – I loved books one to three but couldn’t get into book four.  I will just reread book one and be happy.
  213. Robert Beatty – Serafina – I liked the idea of the first book and it took place in Biltmore Estates but it had major issues.  It walked the plank.  Won’t read the rest of them.
  214. Robert C. O’Brien – Rats of NIMH – I adore both the book and the animated film about Mrs. Frisby.  I had no idea that there were more in this series.  I think I am okay with forgetting that fact.
  215. Robert Silverberg – Lord Valentine – This was recommended by some of the crew when I expressed interest in reading one of his novels.  I enjoyed it but don’t need more of this series.
  216. Robert V.S. Redick – The Chanthrand Voyage – maritime fantasy so should have loved book one.  Didn’t.
  217. Robin LaFevers – His Fair Assassin – I kept thinking I would read the other two books in the series as I own them.  I haven’t and likely won’t.
  218. Robin McKinley – Pegasus – I should have loved the first book about flying ponies.  But it was just okay and I don’t want more.  Well I want different.  And the author hasn’t written book two in nine years.
  219. Roger Zelazny – The Chronicles of Amber – I had an omnibus of this at some point.  I liked a lot of the imagery but felt there was no real plot.  I don’t know how many of the ten books I got through (3?) but then I gave up.  Too convoluted for me.
  220. Romina Garber – Wolves of No World – I loved the concept but not the execution of book one.   Stopped there. 
  221. Roshani Chokshi – Gilded Wolves – I abandoned the first book.
  222. Roshani Chokshi – Pandava Quintet –Abandoned this one too.  Not sure if the author’s writing be for me.
  223. Rowenna Miller – The Unraveled Kingdom – Lots of the crew like this series.  I abandoned the first book.
  224. S. Jae Jones – Wintersong – I was excited about this book about the goblin market.  It sucked.
  225. Saladin Ahmed – The Crescent Moon Kingdoms – I wanted to love the first book but I didn’t.
  226. Sam Sykes – The Graves of Empires – I actually liked the first book.  I did not like the atrocious cover.  But I don’t want to read any more of these.
  227. Sara B. Larson – Defy – The first book was okay.  Not going to read the rest.
  228. Sara Gran – Claire DeWitt Mysteries – Started with book three.  I loved it.  Don’t feel the need to go back to the beginning.  I got the gist.
  229. Sarah Fine – Of Metal and Wishes – I liked the first book but not enough to read the sequel.
  230. Sarah Fine – Reliquary – Okay the first book was a train wreck and yet I wanted to read book two.  What?  But I was denied an ARC and rightly so.  Which knocked some sense back into me.  This series should have walked the plank.  Live and learn.
  231. Sarah J. Maas – Throne of Glass – Crap.  Absolute crap.  The first book sucked and I will not read anything else by this author.  Though for kicks check out Matey Liam’s snarky read-along.
  232. Scott Reintgen – The Nyxia Triad – I really liked the first book and thought the second book was okay.  The third book came out with no fanfare and time has passed and I don’t want to read the finale anymore.
  233. Scott Reintgen – Talespinners – The first book was cute but not enough to read more.
  234. Scott Westerfield – Zeros – I liked the Uglies trilogy by this author.  This one not so much.  I loved the character Anonymous in the first book but that’s about it.  The rest was blah.
  235. Scott Westerfield – Leviathan – With its steampunk premise, I thought I would love this series.  I didn’t.  I abandoned ship after reading the first third of book one.  Sad.
  236. Scott Westerfield – Afterworlds – I liked the first book but I don’t remember any of it now.  Given how there are already two other series on this list being tossed overboard, I will let this one join it.  I am now done with this author even if I have nostalgia for his Uglies series.  Oh and I won’t reread that series either.  Let it keep its patina intact.
  237. Seth Dickinson – The Masquerade – I very much enjoyed the first book with an accountant as a fantasy hero.  I was planning on reading the second until I saw this review by Mogsy @ thebibliosanctum.
  238. Sherwood Smith – Inda – I read the first book a billion years ago and remember really liking it.  And yet I haven’t picked up the other three in over 15 years.  Time to give up on it as I don’t even really remember the plot at this point.
  239. Simon R. Green – Nightside – I have read some of the author’s other works and liked them so I randomly picked this one up.  Fun but have no urge to read the others.
  240. Sophie Davis – Timewaves – I enjoyed book one but never got the rest.
  241. Stephen Deas – The Memory of Flames – Okay so this has dragons and I liked the dragon part but did not like the human politics part.  The first book was just okay and I don’t really want to read the other six books.
  242. Stephen King – The Shining – There be a second book?  Whatha?  No.
  243. Stephen King – The Dark Tower – I read the first book and didn’t get it.  Then much, much later the First Mate described the major trajectory of the series for me.  Hell no.
  244. Stephenie Meyer – Twilight – Me students wanted me to read this one.  I didn’t get through much of the first book before flinging it far overboard.  Edward is a creepy stalker.
  245. Steve Alten – Meg – This book about giant killer sharks was ridiculous but fun and yet it still walked the plank.  There shouldn’t be a movie much less seven other books in the series!
  246. Steven Gould – Jumper – The First Mate and I love the first book in the series.  He told me not to bother with book two.  We didn’t know there was a three, four, or novellas!  Not reading those either.
  247. Susan Dennard – The Witchlands – Book one was fun but book two switched perspectives and I was bored and never read more than half of it.
  248. Susan Kaye Quinn – Debt Collector Season One – Cool concept but didn’t like main character so abandoned.
  249. Susanna Kearsley – Slains – I read book two not knowing it was part of a series.  I don’t feel the need for the first book.
  250. T.H. White – The Once and Future King – I read about half the sword and the stone and only liked parts of it.  I put it down over two decades ago and never picked it back up.  Also didn’t know there were five books total.  I will stick with the Disney film.
  251. T.L. Shreffler – The Cat’s Eye Chronicles – Lots of other people liked book one.  I so didn’t.
  252. Tade Thompson – The Wormwood Trilogy – I really loved rosewater but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read the whole trilogy.  Then the excellent reviews of book two started coming in.  I tried it twice and just can’t get into it.
  253. Tessa Elwood – Inherit the Stars – I don’t regret reading the first book but wouldn’t recommend it.  No plans to read the sequel.
  254. Tochi Onyebuchi – War Girls – Book one had some excellent ideas but was just okay.  Not interested in reading the rest of the series at this point.
  255. Tomi Adeyemi – Legacy of Orïsha – I don’t get the hype for this series.  Book one walked the plank.
  256. Tonke Dragt – The Letter for the King – I read this because it be a translated fairy-tale.  I don’t get it.
  257. Traci Chee – The Reader – I abandoned the first book.
  258. Tracy M. Joyce – The Chronicles of Altaica – Abandoned the first book.
  259. Tricia Levenseller – Daughter of the Pirate King –  Girl pirates and I abandoned book one.  The lust angst was so badly written I couldn’t take it anymore.  I sadly paid loot for this one.  Overboard it goes.
  260. Valerie Valdes – Chilling Effect – The first book promised telepathic space cats but had delivered by 3/4 of the way through so I abandoned it.  Aye, there were other reasons too but none as important.
  261. Vic James – Dark Gifts – This series does not deserve the hype.  Book one was bad.
  262. Wesley Chu – Time Salvager – I read the first book and liked it but don’t remember any of the plot at this point.  I don’t feel like rereading the first one to read more.
  263. Wilbur Smith – Ancient Egypt – I adored the first book of this historical fiction series when I was little.  Never read the other five books.  Never will.  Don’t think I will reread the first either.  Don’t know how it would hold up.
  264. William Nicholson – Wind on Fire – I always meant to go back and finish the other two books of the trilogy.  I don’t remember book one and so be letting this series go.