Monday, October 7, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Disappointing Series Enders

Its time again for The Broke and the Bookish's themed Top Ten list of the week. This week's theme is Top Ten Disappointing Series Enders.

As I have mentioned several times before, I do not like series. In fact, the only series I have read and completed is the Harry Potter series. So it, by default, would be the most disappointing series ending I have ever read.  It also is the BEST I have ever read, since it's the ONLY one I have read. So I can't really make a list.  I asked my sister, who did one of my previous series related lists for me, and she had two.

Danylle's Picks:

1. A Series of Unfortunate Events - I would seriously like to meet the person who finished this series and did NOT think "Hey, I just read 13 books (13 BOOKS!!) for NOTHING!"  It was a complete waste of time that I will never get back.  The series really went nowhere.  It was very lame!

2. The Uglies - I liked the 1st book until it ended with the need to start completely over at the beginning of the 2nd book because the main character's memory is wiped. Then we get somewhere plot-wise in the 2nd book only to have it all undone again causing us to start over in the 3rd book.  The only likable characters die in the 3rd book and it ends sad and depressing.  It felt like a waste of time. Hated this series!

So since this week I was only able to name two (and that wasn't even me!), I decided I needed my own top ten.  I decided to go in the route of disappointing books. So here you go, my top ten most disappointing books:

1. Inferno by Dan Brown: Being a fan of Robert Langdon, I was excited for the release of this book but it was filled with disappointment.

2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card: I have heard nothing but great things about this book.  While it wasn't awful, I was incredibly disappointed.

3. The Collectors by David Baldacci: This is actually the second in a Camel Club series.  I liked the first one and decided to carry on, thinking they were stand alone novels with the same characters.  Sadly, this one ended on a cliff hanger.  I hate that.

4. The Dinner by Herman Koch: I had been looking forward to reading this one for awhile.  It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't great either.  It didn't live up to the hype.

5. Red Rain by R.L. Stine: Ugh....this one destroyed my childhood.

6. Codex 632 by Jose Rodrigues Dos Santos: I may have only picked up this book because my dog's name is Codex, but it sounded so good.  Nope, disappointing.

7. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy: A murder mystery based on a real murder mystery?  Yes!  A crappy book about two annoying cops and little about the actual crime?  No thanks.

8. Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay: I love the character of Dexter....but this book was way off track.

9. Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich: This non-fiction was definitely more fiction and excuses.

10. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane: BORING!  That's all I can say. 


  1. I try not to acknowledge that Dexter in the Dark existed. I love the first few books but I wasn't a fan of the last couple.

    1. Yes! Exactly. I have read I think 5 and have been hesitant to continue.

  2. Ugh, I read three Snicket's books and was just to depressed to continue. The ending isn't much better then? That totally blows.
    I have yet to read Inferno, I'm pretty excited :D
    Happy reading!

    My TTT

    1. I hope you enjoy Inferno more than I did.

  3. Ender's Game was so boring and disappointing in my mind!
    -Scott Reads It!