I love reading popular book series. It’s easier to find common ground and also many book lovers to talk to when you read popular books. But I also love reading new releases, so it’s always tough to find time to read backlist popular books. I have tried to read and love some, but there are too many to count. And that’s why I’m writing this list of very popular book series – both old and new – that I don’t think I will ever read.
The Chronicles of Narnia is probably one of the most popular children’s fantasy series, but I never knew about it until I saw the movies. And it’s pretty tough for me to show any interest in books mostly catered towards younger readers these days, so I can definitely say I wont ever be reading this.
I didn’t know much about His Dark Materials for a long while, so I never really became interested. Even now, I might be inclined more towards watching the latest TV show adaptation than pick up the books.
The Wheel of Time series is probably one of the top epic fantasy series ever and I know from quite a few of my friends that it is pretty awesome. However, I think it’s too late for me and there’s no way I can read this huge set of books without discarding a lot of my existing TBR. And it’s definitely very intimidating.
The Kingkiller Chronicles is another reader’s favorite epic fantasy, but I just have this nagging feeling that it’s not for me. And it looks like the third book hasn’t been out for a while, and I’m not very good at waiting.
My brother and the only other reader in the family vouches for The Stormlight Archive series with all his heart, and our tastes tend to be very close, but I’m still not sure I want to read this. Brandon Sanderson just seems to scare me and even if I ever do decide to read his books, I think I will start with the Mistborn trilogy.
I’m obviously one of the legions of fans of the TV show and whatever my feelings about the way it ended, I can’t disagree that it’s been a wonderful journey of excellent television. However, I tried to read the first book and failed thrice, so I’m very sure that I will never be attempting to read them again.
The idea of multiple Londons with different magical powers and the ability of the MC to travel between them sounds fascinating, but I seem to have a love-hate relationship with Victoria Schwab’s books, and I don’t think I want to try to read this one.
Obviously this is another very popular book series as well as a TV show, and I have attempted to watch it but didn’t feel compelled to continue. I’m usually someone who loves watching adaptations and then reading the books, so if I didn’t like the show much, I really don’t think this series is for me.
I won’t deny that these covers are absolutely stunning and one of my very good blogger friends loves this series, but I have never felt that the premise is interesting and I am very sure I won’t read this one.
Many, and I really mean many friends of mine absolutely adore the Percy Jackson series and Rick Riordan’s books in general. I did try to read the first book once and DNFd it, and I do think I might like it a little more if I read it now, but I just don’t want to anymore.
This trilogy is one that my favorite booktuber Sam swears by, and I know that everyone seems to love Laini Taylor’s writing, but I again find myself not interested. I just have this feeling that the writing style might not be my cup of tea.
Another best selling fan favorite, Lunar Chronicles definitely feels like my kind of series – because I do love retellings – but it’s also mostly sci-fi and I am not at all into the genre.
I was actually pretty interested in this series for a while, bought the first two books and tried to read the first one. It quickly turned out to be not that fascinating and I just wanted to put it down. Never felt like picking it back up again.
I once tried to read Shatter Me when I didn’t even know that it was a popular series and I don’t think I went beyond one chapter. I have heard that it improves from the sequel, but I’ve also heard that the second trilogy is not as great as the first. So, I don’t think I want to invest my time in this one.
The covers of the Winternight trilogy are too beautiful and I’ve heard the writing in them is too, but I also have a feeling it might be too flowery for my taste. However, this is probably the only one series in this list that I might think about reading someday, and that’s why it’s at the end.
Have you read any of these series? Did you like them? What are some of your favorites among these books? Please let me know in the comments below and you might just change my mind…..