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873 books · 2,082 voters · list created February 22nd, 2010 by Sarah (votes) .
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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie *Waves at Themis*

Maybe I should start a list with the title books from a series that don't incline you to seek out the first because so often I have stories from the middle/end rather than the first.

Hahahah - reading life is just so much fun innit?!


message 2: by Melisande (new)

Melisande How about a list of books that are so bad I just can not be bothered to finish them.


message 3: by Morgan (new)

Morgan Brycen wrote: "How about a list of books that are so bad I just can not be bothered to finish them."

I second that!


message 4: by Azhar7n (last edited May 16, 2010 09:45AM) (new)

Azhar7n Brycen wrote: "How about a list of books that are so bad I just can not be bothered to finish them."

pls, look for the list called "Books So Bad I Couldn't Finish..."


message 5: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Police i hate it when that happens. or maybe a list of books that dont get good until like a hundred pages in? cuz thats boring


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah THIS LIST IS BULL SHIT! hunger games, the uglies, twilight are all CANT PUT DOWN exciting series I CANT WAIT FOR HUNGER GAMES 3!!!! WOOOHOOOO


message 7: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Sarah wrote: "THIS LIST IS BULL SHIT! hunger games, the uglies, twilight are all CANT PUT DOWN exciting series I CANT WAIT FOR HUNGER GAMES 3!!!! WOOOHOOOO"

Just because you liked the series doesnt mean everyone else does, and also doesnt mean their opinions are bullshit. Your an idiot.


message 8: by Brailyn (new)

Brailyn I really hate it when you think your going to love it and you end up not bothering to look for the next book and finaly get caught up in something else i always try to finish what i start!


message 9: by Tamora (new)

Tamora Pierce Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER doesn't belong here--it isn't part of a series.


message 10: by Leah (new)

Leah Tamora wrote: "Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER doesn't belong here--it isn't part of a series."

Its about to be! Only a month and 6 days till Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) comes out!


message 11: by Katya (new)

Katya SHIVER is indeed part of a series, with the sequel, LINGER, about to be released.


message 12: by Sara (new)

Sara Katya wrote: "SHIVER is indeed part of a series, with the sequel, LINGER, about to be released."

And #3, Forever, is out in summer 2011.


message 13: by Yanet (new)

Yanet aaw city of bones, vampire academy n moon called is in the list. oh well, we all got different taste.


message 14: by Kimathy (new)

Kimathy i think a couple of these books are the best i have ever seen but i agree with

Eragon
Artimus Fowl


message 15: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Police some of the books on this list i DO NOT agree with, but there are some that i do as well. i feel that a book should live up to its hype, and some are just a dissapapiontment.


message 16: by oliviasbooks (new)

oliviasbooks Did the title of this list change? I thought it dealt with continuing to read a series or sequel? Otherwise I have to take back all my votes.


message 17: by oliviasbooks (last edited Jun 20, 2010 03:21AM) (new)

oliviasbooks Ok. If the title stays this way, I take my votes back. It would be misleading, because I finished all the books I listed.


message 18: by Say (new)

Say hey i think rampant should be here.....totally lame book....


message 19: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Police i read this book called naughts and crossees, and i really liked it, but then i realized that there were more, os i amazoned them. they didnt look nearly as good as the other ones. the story line was kinda weak, therefor i decided to treat the book as a standalone because i feel that the author cant carry the story on well considering one of the main characters dies at the end.


message 20: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Sarah wrote: "THIS LIST IS BULL SHIT! hunger games, the uglies, twilight are all CANT PUT DOWN exciting series I CANT WAIT FOR HUNGER GAMES 3!!!! WOOOHOOOO"

Hells YEAH!!


message 21: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Jenn{OuR lAdY pEaCe LuVa!!!} wrote: "Sarah wrote: "THIS LIST IS BULL SHIT! hunger games, the uglies, twilight are all CANT PUT DOWN exciting series I CANT WAIT FOR HUNGER GAMES 3!!!! WOOOHOOOO"

Just because you liked the series doe..."


You're an idiot for saying everyone has their own opinion and bashing on someone else for putting theirs.


message 22: by Jeff (new)

Jeff I may be the only one, but the second half of The Girl with Dragon Tattoo totally left me flat and killed any interest in continuing this trilogy. It devolved into spectacle rather than rising to literature.


message 23: by Bookworm14 (new)

Bookworm14 Wtf!! Half of these books are my fav!! Who ever made this list is WRONG! lol..but that's my opinion (:


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It's a collaborative list; many people have voted on it. You can add your votes at "add votes to list" next to "all votes" at the top of the list.


message 25: by oliviasbooks (new)

oliviasbooks I deleted Beastly. It is a fairytale retelling that does not have a sequel. All retellings by Flinn are stand-alones. If you do not like the book you can vote for it in another list.


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Vampyrelover1993 wrote: "Wtf!! Half of these books are my fav!! Who ever made this list is WRONG! lol..but that's my opinion (:"

i know! i love so many books on this list! but they're not in the top 3, thank goodness.


message 27: by RoseMari (new)

RoseMari I promise the rest of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich are much funnier than the first book. I'm glad that I stuck with it. Of course, the last few haven't been as good as the others. However, the Stephanie Plum series is perfect if you're looking for a easy read with lots of laughs.


message 28: by Melissa (new)

Melissa OMG I actually LOVE alot of these books! what.the.hell. But..as everyone says, each person has their own opinions.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

While i didnt like it i dont think The Host is part of a series


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Melissa wrote: "OMG I actually LOVE alot of these books! what.the.hell. But..as everyone says, each person has their own opinions."

Yea i saw a few i hated and a few i loved on the list lol To each their own i guess ♥


message 31: by Marissa (new)

Marissa I'm sad to see The Golden Compass on this list. When the book first came out it was marvelous, intriguing, and different from most books out there. And if you gave the series a chance, you know how good the second and third books get and how wildly, but fascinatingly different they were from the first. So if you havent read The Subtle Knife, go back and give it a try. I think it's even better than the first.

Also, so sad seeing HP on this list. Some people seem to hate popular books for no good reasons, then there's cases where some popular books shouldnt be popular, but HP is definitely not that case. I've read the books so many times that I hardly read the first two anymore, but they are still fantastic and what got me started really reading, what 12 years ago now?

There are more that shouldnt be on this list as well, but those two really shocked me. Oh well, to each his own.


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

I think if your going to put down a book you should at least read it so you can knw what your talking about


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think the point of this list is that we read the first one and as a result weren't interested in the sequels.


message 34: by Bookworm14 (new)

Bookworm14 ♫ Andrea the imaginatively bankrupt ♫ wrote: "Vampyrelover1993 wrote: "Wtf!! Half of these books are my fav!! Who ever made this list is WRONG! lol..but that's my opinion (:"

i know! i love so many books on this list! but they're not in the t..."


LOl, Ikr?! Phew


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Susanna wrote: "I think the point of this list is that we read the first one and as a result weren't interested in the sequels."

Lol i knw i was responding to Marissas comment Some people seem to hate popular books for no good reasons,


message 36: by Amy (new)

Amy The Host is a stand alone book which isn't part of a series.
It shouldn't be on this list.


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

Haha exactly what i said


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Well, the Host is listed as the first in a series (the second volume I think is due out next year) - perhaps they are indicating they have no interest in these future sequels?


Emory's Defunct Profile Some i don't agree with... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The In Death series, and The Bourne Identity for example... but in general, this list is RIGHT ON. I mean, I couldn't even finish Vampire Dairies, it was so awful.(But that's just my personal opinion. Fans, please don't flame me.:\ )


Emory's Defunct Profile Some i don't agree with... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The In Death series, and The Bourne Identity for example... but in general, this list is RIGHT ON. I mean, I couldn't even finish Vampire Dairies, it was so awful.(But that's just my personal opinion. Fans, please don't flame me.:\ )


message 41: by Veronika (new)

Veronika i'm surprised Harry Potter isn't on this list
i know its a good book and others love both the movies & books too, but i don't have any intentions of ever reading the books and sadly i never really got into the movies either. i think i only saw the first one and a lil of the second one. i guess i just couldn't jump on the bandwagon and get into the hype. :(


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add Harry Potter; it's easy to add books to lists. Up at the top of the list, at the tab next to the one reading "all votes."


message 43: by Melissa (new)

Melissa People seem to be complaining about how certain series are on here, but they loved them etc. It's more of a matter of taste rather than a matter of which series are ACTUALLY good and which aren't. See I wouldn't add Harry Potter, because its one of my favourite series...But I know tons of people (sadly) who never got made it past the first or second book.


message 44: by Leony (last edited Aug 04, 2011 01:22PM) (new)

Leony Some books really should not be on this list, like the Hunger Games, Artemis Fowl and Raven's Gate. But OK, that's my opinion.


message 45: by Amy (new)

Amy The only problem with quitting a series after the first book, is that usually the series increases in awesomeness as it goes. If it's a long series (harry potter) the first book is a lot of explanation. BUt sometimes if the characters aren't interesting, or the writing style really bugs you, or the whole idea is not appealing, than yeah, there's no need for you to feel like you need to finish the series.
But if it's just more of a "ehhh that wasn't great but it wasn't horrible" then probably continuing and reading the rest would be a good idea, and it would grow to be something you really like (or not. some series go REALLY downhill).


message 46: by Taylor (new)

Taylor the "Vampire Academy" series was awesome! it does not deserve this list:(


message 47: by Taylor (new)

Taylor Same With the "Uglies". Even if you didnt like it you had to read the next one to find out what happend to Tally.


message 48: by Angelia (new)

Angelia Katsianos So... basically every YA book there is then...?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I get the impression that there are more books planned, but they aren't out as yet.


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

Why the hell is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, The City of Bones, and the HUnger Games on this list? I agreed with soem of them, but seriously Percy Jackson? People are crazy. Harry Potter should be up there. I tried to read it and fell asleep halfway through chapter 1. The movies are SO much better!


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