Book Series I Own, But Haven’t Read

Okay, you might be thinking “Alexa, haven’t you already done this post?”

I went back to the beginning of time…just kidding, but I did go back to my first ever post and painstakingly scroll through them all. So, I can accurately say,

Nope I haven’t done this post before.

But I have done some along slightly similar lines, which is probably why I was so convinced that I had done this post before. I can’t tell you how many time I scrolled through all 428 posts published to this blog to make sure I wasn’t repeating myself. But if you’re interested in the similar posts, you can check them out –

Books I Regret Buying

Series That I Most Likely Won’t Finish

Books/Series I need to REREAD in 2019

This post isn’t about books that I regret buying the whole series of, and then want to get rid of because they’ve been on my shelves for so long. This post is for those books that I’m actually ashamed I haven’t finished yet (and/or started) and that I DO want to read.

This is a judgment free zone, but feel free to urge me to read these. I’ve been on a backlist kick, so get in my comments and insist that I read some of these books. It’s honestly about damn time, and I can’t tell you why I haven’t yet. I just haven’t and that’s a shit excuse.

I also want to clarify, before we jump into this –

1) these series have at least 3 books (or more)

2) I have to own at least 2 books in the series

3) there is going to be a running theme of “idk why I haven’t finished this series”

4) these aren’t the be all end all of series I own but haven’t read…there are more.

Logan Lerman GIF - Find & Share on GIPHYPercy Jackson and the Olympians / The Heroes of Olympus

 Yeah, we’re starting off strong. Honestly, this is the one I’m probably most ashamed about. I legit own all of the books, the first 5, plus the second set. I legit bought The Heroes of Olympus books as they released! They’ve just sat on my shelves for years. Okay, I did read books 1-4 of the original series, but it’s been so long, I’d probably need to reread them in order to continue on. Which, I’m all for Greek Mythology, so I really cannot tell you why I haven’t read these books yet. It’s stupid to feel like “it’s too late”, but I guess that’s kind of how I feel. Someone make me read these books. Please. I want to be ready and informed before the Disney+ show.

Misc] All time most attractive Brighton WAG - Page 10The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

We’re throwing it back with this series. I’m pretty sure I still have a bookmark in the middle of book 3? I don’t quite remember. I loved this series when I was younger, and maybe the reason I never finished them was because I aged out? Again, stupid reason. I own the whole set, because the hardcovers are freaking gorgeous. I mean, honestly, I love them. One day (maybe) I would like to finish the series…though, it’s been even longer than PJO, so a reread will definitely be needed.

Disappear The Simpsons GIF - Find & Share on GIPHYFalling Kingdoms

I own quite a few books in this series, but since I bought most of them on sale when I could find them, they’re not necessarily consecutive. I think I own books 1, 3, 5 plus two from the spin off, or something. I don’t honestly know. My friend loved this series, and I’ve heard good things, I just can’t tell you why I haven’t picked them up yet. This is one of two series on this list, that I haven’t actually read any books in the series, so I really have no idea what I’m missing. Convince me.

bandathebillie: Jennifer Lawrence as Aurora Dunn in Passengers on ...The Program

I’ve read the first 3 books and freaking loved them. Explain to me why I haven’t finished the last 3 books in this series. I remember picking up The Program in Barnes and Noble years ago, because it looked so starkly different than anything else on the shelf. Can we hit pause in publishing, so I can seriously make a dent in my backlist titles?

Vampire Academy discovered by Naro on We Heart ItBloodlines

Don’t @ me. I have no excuses. I know people love these books. I kept telling myself that I would finally read the series once I had all the books…okay, so I have 1 excuse. But I still don’t have the last two books, so I haven’t started the series yet.


Mid post pause – the more I delve into the series I haven’t read, the more ashamed I get lol. I don’t even have good excuses, they’re legit all lame af. I’M SORRY.


The Lunar Chronicles

Yeah, I Know. I Know. GIF by johnnyteatears | Gfycat

Farscape - Season 1 Episode 1 "Premiere" (5/6) John Crichton and ...The Illuminae Files

I’m behind on everything. I’m also a giant hypocrite. I complain that there isn’t enough SF in YA and then buy but ignore the SF that’s in YA. What Is Wrong With Me? I loved Illuminae, thought it was brilliant and fantastic and immediately went out and bought book 2. Now it just sits on my shelf.

Ashamed Puppy GIF - Find & Share on GIPHYThe Young Elites

I loved the first book in this trilogy. Loved it, desperately wanted the rest of the series when I read it. Now I own the whole series, plus Marie’s other books, and they all just sit there because I’m terrible at reading backlist books. This is why I’ve been trying to read more. I just need to sit down, put them all on my TBR and binge the crap out of them. Remind me. Please.

Zooey deschanel oops shit GIF on GIFER - by SamuzshuraAn Ember in the Ashes

Other than PJO, this one might be my biggest shame. I read books 1-2 and loved, loved, loved them. But it’s been while, and with book 4 due out this year, I’m now just waiting for its release so I can binge the whole series start to finish, and rip out my heart. I wish I’d kept up with it as the books release, but alas I didn’t and so Im just saving up my heartbreak which will undoubtedly come in a few months.

Please comment down below and keep me accountable for reading at least some of these dang series. I’m more than happy to buddy read – though if I get hooked, I make no promises of not reading ahead. Maybe that’s what I need thought, an accountabili-buddy to keep me on track! (Idk if I spelt that right, but you get it…hopefully). I do have every intention of reading these books, though some are more pressing than others. I hope to one day have all my owned books read. I don’t know if that’s a pipe dream with the constant release of new and amazing books, but I’m trying!

Besides posting in the comments shaming me into reading these books, let me know what series you own and haven’t read yet. We can hold each other accountable.

But seriously, I need to step up my game and start reading more.

8 thoughts on “Book Series I Own, But Haven’t Read

  1. Of all the books you’ve listed here, I relate to Percy Jackson, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, and The Lunar Chronicles…

    There’s just so many books that are coming out that I want to read that my TBR just keeps on growing. Haha!

    Also, your GIFs are so on point!

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    1. thank you! You should have seen me scrolling through Google trying to find the right ones!
      I’m woefully behind on so much. Some of it I’m kinda okay with, others, I’m downright ashamed LOL
      Never ending TBRs…


    1. Ember is waiting until book 4. I’m not going to binge the three books in that series, until book 4 is out.
      And as for Lunar Chronicles, I’m in the middle of Cress! I just need to finish it. I need to buy the rest of bloodlines, because I know I’ll just want to binge it. vamps are coming back, so i’m sure i will.
      I also cant dedicate a whole month to series LOL I do have other things!

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    1. You’re ahead of me!
      And I loved Illuminae! It was everything I wanted in an SF book. I’ve definitely got to figure out why I don’t finish series LOL


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