Thursday Thirteen

I did thirteen series I still love last week, so I’m flipping it this week.
(the cool header is the second one compliments of my friend, Melissa. Which one do you like better?)

1. Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton (let’s just get that one out of the way, since it’s the obvious)

2. Merry Gentry by LKH. I didn’t think I’d given up on this one, but when I realized the latest book has been out for awhile and I’ve made no move to: get it from the library, add it to my PBS list or just go buy it, that I’ve apparently given up on this series. Maybe I’ll wander back some day.

3.Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Technically, I can’t say I’ve exactly given up, only that I refuse to read any more books until he finishes the series. I’m convinced he’s going to die before that happens and I don’t want to invest any more time re-reading these books each time a new one releases (which you have to do to follow the ten million convoluted plot threads and cast of a billion characters. No, I’m not exaggerating)

4. Lucas Davenport by John Sandford. I guess I just got tired of it.

5. Kay Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell. I stopped reading these years ago after she killed off Kay’s love interest and Kay became a huge mental case.

6. Cynsters by Stephanie Laurens. I used to love these books.Love them. But she should have stopped writing them after she finished writing about the main brothers. Now we get books about step-cousins and twice removed aunts (okay, not really, but you get my point).

7. Bubbles by Sarah Strohmeyer. Um. I don’t know why. I guess I got tired of the ditziness. I can only handle so many airheaded female protagonists and since I have to put up with Stephanie Plum to read about Ranger, she fills my quota.

8. Undead series by Mary Janice Davidson. See above.

9. Sue Grafton’s “Alphabet” series. I think I stopped reading at P or something like that.

10. Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I have at least two books I haven’t read and I’m sure there have been releases since then I haven’t picked up. The series lost its allure for me, though I couldn’t say why.

11. Christine Feehan’s Carpathian books. Man, I remember just gobbling up both these and the Kenyon books at one time.

12. Suzanne Brockman’s Navy Seals books. Again, I just…drifted away.

13. Ukiah Oregon Novels by Wen Spencer. I still love Wen Spencer’s writing but I stopped loving these after book three or four.

What’s sad is that this list was easier to write than last weeks list of series I still love. Though I did realize I left Karen Marie Moning off last week’s list. What series have you given up on?

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