Wednesday, 26 August 2015

TSW: BOOK SERIES YOU WISH HAD MORE BOOKS



Welcome back to Top 5 Wednesday! Top Five Wednesdays is hosted by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey and you can see the complete list of Wednesday-ers here. This week's topic is 'book series you wish had more books'. 

At first I thought this was going to be really easy and most of the time when I finish a series I'm dying to read more from that world. However it turns out I haven't finished that many series, I've started quite a few but haven't finished them. But I did manage to pick out five series that I would like to read more from, some of them I'm more passionate about than others but I did enjoy all of the ones I'm going to talk about. So, in no particular order, let's get into the series':

01. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Let's just get the obvious out of the way first. I don't even need to explain this one, I'd read anything based in the wizarding world, to misquote John Green: "frankly I'd read [Molly Weasley's] grocery lists", and to properly quote Hank Green: "I know I wanna hear the one about Hagrid's dad and Hagrid's mum. I really do think that that's nearly impossible, and I think there's probably a good story there, for book eight." 


02. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Now this isn't really a series in the traditional sense but each of three books intertwine in small ways and I really like that. I haven't even read Isla and the Happily Ever After, the third book in the series, yet but I already know that I want more of this series. It's just so full of feels and makes me unreasonably happy and the way that the series is written opens it up for endless possibilities.

03. The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
I don't want to give any spoilers for this dystopian fantasy series but I'll just say that the way the final book ended left me wanting SO MUCH MORE. This is one of my favourite series of all time, it's fast-paced, intricately woven and heartbreaking and I just love it so much. Basically, I would read anything by Patrick Ness, particularly anything set in this world, I'd read it out of a bin.

04. The Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi
When I read Shatter Me, the first book in this trilogy, I really didn't like it. I didn't feel like the plot was very well developed and the flowery overly-metaphorical writing drove me crazy. But I decided to give the rest of the series a chance based on others' recommendations and I'm so glad I did because it got SO much better. I also think that the series ending was really abrupt and I was completely convinced that there must be a sequel because I was sat there thinking 'wait...that's it?!', and it turns out that was it and there weren't any more books. So I think this should be rectified and Tahereh Mafi needs to get on that asap.

05. Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter
Paper Aeroplanes and it's sequel, Goose, are YA contemporaries that follow two best friends on Guernsey throughout their last few years of secondary school. Now I'm pretty sure that this is an unfinished series with more books in the works but as far as I know there hasn't been a release date set for the next book, so it still counts for this tag! It's one of the only series I've read with a very strong focus on friendship rather than romance. There are boys involved but it's not the centre of the plot, and I LOVE that. I really, really need to know what happens to the characters next and I could honestly read about them forever.

So those are the top five book series I wish had more books, I'd love to know your thoughts on this topic and if you've done a top five Wednesday post be sure to leave a link to it in the comments below so I can check it out!

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