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Series I’m DNFing

Hello readers and happy holidays! Today’s post is all the series I have decided to quit. Some of these I started in 2021 and some I didn’t, but I am breaking away from them. I kind of set a goal for myself to decide on all my ongoing series whether I will finish them or not. Of course, I could change my mind, but it is VERY unlikely that I will finish any of these series in the future.

I went into book 1 of Heartstopper thinking I would love it as much as everyone else does, but I just didn’t. I didn’t connect with any of the characters and I thought it ended right when it started to get interesting, meaning there wasn’t any sort of plot.

I checked this book out from the library and they don’t have any more of the books in the series, meaning I would have to buy it to keep reading, which I will not be doing.

I feel bad even mentioning this book because I really didn’t like anything about it, which is not a popular opinion. I was so excited to dive into Outlander. However, the relationship between Claire and Jamie made me so mad. Every sex scene between them was non-consensual, which made me eventually DNF the book all together.

I know a lot of people love this series, but I’m not reading what are essentially rape scenes between the two of them.

CLICK HERE for a thread of tweets I posted at the time of reading for some of the scenes I am talking about, plus one where Jamie beats the crap out of Claire.

I really enjoyed the 1st book in the Fortuna Sworn series. I thought it was done really well and I liked Fortuna as a character. However, there was just something about book 2 that didn’t catch my attention. It had a trope I really don’t like, which I can’t say because of spoilers. I was really interested in the wolf storyline, but that was it.

I thought I would continue, but I read book 2 in April and have yet to jump into book 3 or even have the urge to. I just don’t think I would ever continue with this series.

Robin Hobb has been ALL OVER Booktube for the last year or so, so I decided to pick her up.

I thought Fitz’s story was interesting from the synopsis, but was bored for most of the book. There is also this scene involving a dog that really bothers me and it really isn’t explained much. It wasn’t until recently that I realized I won’t read the rest of this series. I haven’t read many high fantasy books and I don’t want to waste my time on a series I’m not going to end up liking anyways. I have so much more to explore in the genre.

I really enjoyed the Hannah Swenson series at first. I was 4 books into the series before I decided to give up because I did enjoy the first three books.

In book four, Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, Swenson’s character changed drastically, and not in a good way. Of course, the series does use the r word throughout, but that is a product of that time. HOWEVER, none of the other things I will mention occurred before book four.

First off, Swenson started to be OBSESSED with her weight. She insinuates and even asks a love interest if they would even want her if she were fat, which is isn’t, and even though he says he would like her no matter what, she continues to push the narrative that it is true. She also keeps slut shaming people. Most of the time, it was in her head, but occasionally she would comment to other women out loud that their clothes were too revealing. IDK why Fluke changed the MC so much in book four, but it really made me upset to read it and I won’t be continuing.

City of Ghosts is one of those books that I thought I enjoyed, but the more I thought about it, the more I realize I didn’t. The MC in this one can see ghosts because she had a near death experience before the book started. So, she goes to Edinburgh with her parents, who are TV paranormal investigators. They don’t even know she can see ghosts.

I just think parental figures can make or break a middle grade for me. Some middle grade books have parents that are conveniently the dumbest people in the book and I really don’t like that trope. I just am not interested enough to keep going in this series.

Warm Bodies is a really good movie, and the book really added to the experience. When I read the book, it was NOT in a series. There are currently 3 books and too many short stories to count in this series.

I always thought I would read the other books in this series, but I just wont. I don’t think it is necessary to have pore books. I really loved book 1 and I want to leave it at that.

The Diviners was a really good book! I loved all the mix of genres. It’s a bit paranormal, a bit fantasy, historical fiction, and even has scifi elements.

HOWEVER, I read this book in September 2020 and haven’t even thought about the series since. I just don’t think I will ever continue reading it, even if I enjoyed book one. I feel like this is becoming a theme for me.

This one is the same as Diviners. I really enjoyed this when I read it. I even gave it 5 stars. I love when mystery and thriller books have multiple timelines that somehow connect.

However, this is just another one I read in 2020 and just never thought about again. I honestly don’t remember much about it at all and that may be a big factor. I don’t know, maybe one day I will reread this and finish the series.

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