And today, for something different…

I saw this post on Floor to Ceiling Books and kind of sat on it for a few days. Then, I realized that maybe I should embarrass myself a bit and admit to all my half-done projects. I’m doing this in the hopes of two different results: 

1. Comments, opinions or insights as to series I absolutely MUST finish right away. 
2. Maybe one of you kind people will see this list and say “hey, if you’ve read (insert book title), you should try (insert book title) out….” 

There are a few reasons I don’t finish a series right away. One (and most common) is because I enjoy it so much I don’t want it to end and thus I end up sitting on the rest of the series until hell freezes over (ridiculous, I know); or two, I get distracted (okay, this one is really common as well). I usually will allow a little amount of time to pass before I continue on with a series, but distractions happen and I will eventually forget to get back to the original series before turning my attentions on to something else. 

So, here is my unfinished series list in all its glory. 

P.S. I am not including series I don’t care about continuing or (obviously) unfinished series and I would link this to the actual books but it’s Friday and I’m lazy (three cheers for honesty!). 

Sevenwaters – Juliett Marillier
1. Daughter of the Forest – read
2. Son of Shadows – read
3. Curse of the Prophecy

Shadows of the Apt – Adrian Tchaikovsky
1. Empire in Black and Gold – read
2. Dragonfly Falling – Read
3. Blood of the Mantis 
4. Salute the Dark
5. The Scarab Path

The “Havemercy” etc (does this series have a name?) – Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett
1. Havemercy – Read
2. Dragon Soul 
3. Shadow Magic

Mythago Wood Cycle – Robert Holdstock
1. Mythago Wood – read
2. Lavondyss
3. The Hallowing

The First Law – Joe Abercrombie
1. The Blade Itself – read
2. Before They are Hanged – read
3. The Last Argument of Kings

The Night’s Dawn – Peter F. Hamilton
1. The Reality Dysfunction – read
2. The Neutronium Alchemist – in progress
3. The Naked God

The Castings Trilogy – Pamela Freeman
1. Blood Ties – read
2. Deep Water
3. Full Circle

The Engineer Trilogy – K.J. Parker
1. Devices and Desires – read
2. Evil for Evil – read
3. The Escapement 

The Scavenger Trilogy – K.J. Parker
1. Shadow – read
2. Pattern
3. Memory

King Raven Trilogy – Steven Lawhead
1. Hood – read
2. Scarlet – read
3. Tuck

The Prince of Nothing – R. Scott Bakker
1. The Darkness that Comes Before – read
2. The Warrior Prophet
3. The Thousandfold Thought

Lighthouse – Carol Berg
1. Flesh and Spirit – read
2. Breath and Bone

The Godless World – Brian Ruckley
1. Winterbirth – read
2. Bloodheir
3. Fall of Thanes

Doctrine of the Labyrinth – Sarah Monette
1. Melusine – read
2. The Virtu – read
3. The Mirador 
4.  Corambis

Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone – Greg Keyes
1. The Briar King – read
2. The Charnal Prince
3. The Blood Knight
4. The Born Queen

And, I have to add this to shame myself (if for no other reason) – 

Malazan Book of the Fallen – Stephen Erikson
1. Gardens of the Moon – read
2. Deadhouse Gates – read
3. Memories of Ice – read
4. House of Chains – read
5. Midnight Tides – read
6. The Bonehunters – read
7. Reapers Gale – read
8. Toll the Hounds – read 
9. Dust of Dreams 
10. The Crippled God (forthcoming)

Though I am in the middle of “Altered Carbon,” the Takeshi Kovacs novels should be added to the list as well. And I just realized, in all of my genius, that I do have some unfinished series on here (I think) despite the fact I said I wouldn’t be putting them on here. Go, Sarah, go!