Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there!

This week’s topic is-


Best Endings

1.  Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

I love that we know Harry and ginny make out alright in the end.

2.  Mockingjay

I liked this because it was a shiny happy ending.

3.  The Return of the King

When Frodo takes the boat with Gandalf in the Grey Havens-shivers!

4.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

Lisbeth lets Blomkvist into her apartment-the end.

Worst Endings

1.  50 Shades of Grey

Hot, Kinky married sex?  With a toddler around?  Right.

(the following are continuing series that I had to give up)

2.  Song of Fire & Ice

I read the first 3 no problem, the 4th dragged terribly, the 5th-got 3 chapters in and had to give up.

3.  The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

I really liked these books, until  I realized after the 5th or 6th, that it was essentially the same story told over and over and over.  Enough Precious!

4.  James Patterson’s Alex Cross series

Patterson kills me with those 2 page chapters to begin with.  This Alex Cross must be super human to overcome all he has.  And who would actually take up with this guy?  All his ladies wind up tortured/dead!

What series enders do you love/hate?

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders

  1. I also have Harry Potter at #1 for Best series ending. I’m not sure what to make of the Hunger Games ending- some days I like it and then some days I’m frustrated with Katniss.

  2. I completely agree with you on the worst endings. Alex Cross – that series just became ridiculous. I began to think that rather than word count Patterson had an agreement with his publisher for a certain chapter count. I felt he would write two sentences, chapter break, then one paragraph, chapter break. Very annoying.

  3. Ack! How could I forget Return of the King??? I love the ending of LOTR (especially Aragorn… my king!) LOL re the 50 Shades ending — you’re absolutely right! Better keep those toddlers out of the playroom, that’s all I can say. 🙂

  4. I realized today that I’m extremely difficult to please. Even the endings that I love, I find something to be unsatisfied with. Instead of a best/worst list, I could just list out every series with a, “I loved how this ended, BUT…”

  5. Yay for Harry Potter!

    I’ve never tried to read 50 Shades or Song of Fire & Ice, for the reason that I’m quite sure I wouldn’t like them. Everything people say about them confirms that belief.

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