I’m the worst at keeping up with series ft. 10 series I want/need to continue

I love discovering new books, I love getting into them, blissfuly ignorant that it’s part of a series (either, because I did not pay attention or because my brain just chose to ignore that fact).

Yet, it has come to my attention that I am kind of the worst at keeping up with them. Basically, I forget they are part of a series altogether, cry when I get to that end-cliffhanger, scream I need to get the new book as soon as I can, then promptly get distracted by other shiny new books and…. just, never buy it.

Then, one day comes where I suddenly remember that series I fell in love with and said I needed to continue right away and get the next book. Or my sister screams at me “what the actual f* are you doing, I need to know what happens next, get that book right this second” and obviously, because I am slightly scared, I do. (We are a happy family, I promise).

Then, if it’s not a dulology, but a trilogy, that scenario starts up again and again. What I mean here is: it takes me years to finish a series. By the way, I’m talking about series that are already released, done and everything, not about the series we actually wait for a thousand years, just enough time for our bookworm memories to forget everything.

So, I kind of suck at keeping up with series, somehow. Today, in order to remind myself that I really still very much want to get to these books, I decided to take a look at my goodreads TBR and Read shelves and make a list.

Watch me make this list and promptly forget about all of these books afterwards. Oops. No, seriously, feel free to scream at me and tell me which  of these I need to get to right this very second.

📚 Young adult series that are done, over, finished, but… apparently I’m late

Legend, Marie Lu

I can’t recall if Legend, or The Young Elites was my first Marie Lu book. Or maybe it was Warcross? Either way, Marie Lu is a freaking genius. I remember not being totally convinced by the world-building in that first book, but I still very much LOVED this and I apparently need to read the rest of it all because it’s terrible. In a good way. I can’t wait.

The Young Elites, Marie Lu

While I’m on the Marie Lu topic, well…. I seem to start her book series and never end them and what the heck, I KNOW I am very mad right now??? I was pleasantly surprised by that one and I think the second one is meh, the third one is incredible and will break my heart and we all know I’m totally here for this.

This Savage Song, V.E. Schwab

Shout out to Kat, my perfect book advisor for that one. Out of my comfort zone, yet I loved it so much more than I thought I would. I actually have a GOOD reason for not getting to Our Dark Duet just yet. I know how this ends because I got spoiled and I AM SO MAD. (Also, not ready to read that. But I want tooooo).

The Girl From Everywhere, Heidi Heilig

I had such a fun time reading this gorgeous and very original book. Loved the concept, the friendships, KASH. I’m very, very curious to get to the sequel at some point and hope it will be just as cool.

Illuminae, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

So…. yeah. I haven’t read Obsidio just yet. I don’t know if I am, or ever will be emotionally ready for that one, but I honestly really, really want to read it and see how this all ends. I just maybe want someone to read it with me, or be able to hide under covers all-the-time-because-me-very-scared-okay.

The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi

I don’t know if that counts as a series, because from what I’ve gathered, the second book i sort of a companion novel? Anyway. I’ve read this book a couple weeks ago and I really had a great time with it, I kind of fell in love with the author’s writing as a whole and definitely want to give the companion-novel-sequel a try!

📚 Young Adult series that are still going on, but I need to read as soon as I can

An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

Is it me cheating, because that series is not done just yet? Let’s say it’s not. I only read the first book in the series and… well, it was quite something. It was intense and unique and I really enjoyed it more than I thought I would, despite the violence in that one. I am really impatient to see what happens next, but I also might need moral support to read that because I feel terrible things coming on.

Warcross, Marie Lu

Basically, this post is an ode to Marie Lu and I’m not even sorry. I’m falling in love with this author okay. I knooooow that Wildcard isn’t released just yet, but WITH HOW WARCROSS ENDED and everything else I just need to get my hands on that next book okaaaaaaaaaay I am way too impatient???

Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Ayedemi

Okay let’s continue on cheating here, because apparently I also start new series that are not finished just yet and #oops. I loved Children of Blood and Bone more than I thought I would. I was terrified because of all the hype, but I wasn’t disappointed, on the contrary. I was almost obsessed with how brilliant this was. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK now please and thank you very much.

This Mortal Coil, Emily Suvada

I recently screamed about this debut, but apparently I am not done screaming about it? Sorry? I’m not really sorry though,I just honestly wish more people would scream about this book and love it and shout it out loud. It was SUCH a brilliant one keeping me on the edge of my seat and the sequel releases this October. I usually don’t like that time of the year, but for this book, I WILL LOVE IT.

There are probably tons of book series that I am forgetting here, but my memory only goes this far and… I guess it’s best if I don’t think of more books. I might want to run and hide, because my TBR is already way too massive and I shouldn’t add more books to it overall…. Or remember more of them I have forgotten up until right now. OR SHOULD I.

Do you manage to keep up with series, or not? Do you buy the next book right away or the series all at once, when it’s a finished series?

Are there any of these books or series you’ve read and want to continue? Which one would you like or recommend me to read next? Do you have AWESOME book series to suggest that I might be sleeping on? Let me know in comments!

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148 thoughts on “I’m the worst at keeping up with series ft. 10 series I want/need to continue

    1. Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one! It’s so hard to keep up and there are just so many new ones, we can’t keep up with the old ones at the same time. It’s an endless struggle haha.

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  1. I’m TERRIBLE at finishing series. I finally finished The Mortal Instruments this month; I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of myself. I tend to put off the last book in a series because I get scared that all my favourite characters will die. It’s why I haven’t read Obsidio – I’M TOO SCARED. And UGH, I’m sorry you got spoiled for Our Dark Duet! I read This Savage Song this month, and I need to get around to the sequel!

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    1. AH I AM NOT ALONE. This makes me so hapy, I am so scared to read Obsidio, even if everyone is telling me it will be okay, STILL SCARED haha. But we can do this,someday we WILL read it and… maybe it will be okay? Hopefully haha.
      I hope you will be able to avoid all spoiler and enjoy it then!! 😀
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment, Kyra! ❤ ❤


    I also have a problem with keeping up with series. For exemple, Smoke in the Sun was released a month or two ago, and I was super excited about it bacause I loved Flame in the Mist so much, but at the end, I just found other books, and Smoke in the Sun just got in the ” i’ll read you later ” case.

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    1. IT WAS TERRIBLE INDEED. I need to know what happens next, like, right now 😂 Only a couple months to wait haha.
      OH I completely get that, I am the same way somehow, no idea why. I am really excited to get to a sequel but then I forget about it or other books come in and… well, here I am 😂 I really need regular reminders 😛
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment ❤

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  3. I love this post, Marie ❤️

    Don’t worry I’m equally as bad when it comes to series! I’ve not yet read ANYTHING by Marie Lu, but I really really want to – Warcross is first on my list and then The Young Elites. I also still need to start Illuminae, This Savage Song & The Star Touched Queen – apparently I’m just as bad at starting series than I am at finishing them 🙈

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    1. Aw thank you so much Michelle, so happy you enjoyed it ❤

      I hope you'll read Marie Lu's books, especially Warcross, I can't wait to hear what you think of it 😀 Haha and I completely get it, it's alway a bit scary to start new series… especially when we don't know if we will manage to go on with them haha 🙂


  4. WHO DARED TO SPOIL OUR DARK DUET!?! MONSTERS! I hate it when I get spoiled and that book is beautiful. I love the duology! Also The Star Touched Queen companion novel was my favorite of 2017! It’s so good! Also I need that sequel for Warcross because it was amazing! I only read Illuminae. I still haven’t read Gemina let alone Obsidio. I haven’t read any other Marie Lu book (but I should) and I haven’t started on An Ember in the Ashes book despite me having the first two. And I still need to read Children of Blood and Bone. Someone help me. I usually am good with keeping series but then I went into the book community with all these shiny new books. I need to get back into that habit. I will. I’m determined. Also the series that I started and haven’t completed also include Percy Jackson, The Lunar Chronicles, Replica duology, and Mara Dyer trilogy 🙃

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    1. I just looked in the wrong place at the wrong time and it wasn’t mentioned that they were writing spoilers and, before I knew it, well… I read one sentence that I should NOT have read. It’s ruined now and I am so very mad haha.

      Oh wow I am so happy you loved the companion novel, I really need to get to it soon then 😀
      I hope you’ll get around to reading all of these books – I get the feeling, it’s so hard to get into all of the books we want, when there are so many new books everywhere in the book community, we don’t know which ones we want to read, and which ones we want to prioritize haha, it’s the wort. But we can do this!
      AND AHHH PLEASE FINISH THE LUNAR CHRONICLES, Mara Dyer and Replica aaaaaaah I loved all of these SO much! 😀

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leavin such sweet comments ❤ ❤

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      1. Oh yea that’s common. I thought someone intentionally spoiled it. That’s why there should be warnings in like big texts. But yea that’s definitely happened to me with basically anything ACOTAR related.
        Oh yes that’s definitely the worst. We get caught up with all these books and social media can get the best of us. I haven’t read in July at all. And now I’m kinda going through something personal so I’ll really need it 😦 Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things.
        I love reading your posts! Your posts always make me so happy and you’re definitely one of my favorites! Hope you have a better day than I’m having!

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      2. Yes definitely – I always try to be extra careful whenever, if I ever mention spoilers, because…. if there isn’t any kind of warning, it’s so easy to get spoiled and it RUINS EVERYTHING haha.
        Oh no I’m so sorry to hear that 😦 I really hope you will get back into a good rhythm soon, take care of yourself ❤ ❤ I'm sending you tons of love and positive vibes! ❤

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      3. Thank you so much! I don’t know how long it will take for me to be ok. But thank you for the support! It makes me feel a little better!

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  5. I’m awful at reading series. My memory is terrible, so whenever a new book comes out, I have to reread the previous one(s) first to have any idea what’s going on. But I wholeheartedly recommend you read Illuminae, it is SO SO GOOD and one of my favourite series ever!

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    1. My memory is terrible as well… but I think my laziness is the worst, because even if I tell myself I’m going to re-read the books, I just end up… not doing it. Reading the sequel and being confused for the first pages haha. It’s not a good strategy at all haha.

      AHH that’s so good to hear – I can’t wait to finish this series then. I’m a bit scared, given that, well…. it’s SCARY haha, but I can’t wait 😀

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❤


  6. I am worst with series, Marie, so much that now I am afraid of picking a new series. The wait in between kills me and well, I am too bad with the character names itself, forget about the whole next book 😀
    But yes, I can’t wait for the next book in CoBaB series either 🙂

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    1. Haha you are noooot alone 😂 There are so many great books I’d like to try out, but series are… scary 😂
      I can’t wait to read Children of Virtue and Vengeance ahh, that book will be incredible, I am sure of it. SO impatient 😀

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