Series are best read when all the books have been written. It’s hell waiting, but there are advantages: 1) you get to see the series arc, 2) you remember the details, and 3) you don’t have to wait.
Then there are the series where I’ve read the first xxx books, but haven’t caught up on subsequent releases. So, when I saw Yvonne’s (@ Socrates’ Book Reviews) series challenge, I couldn’t be more pleased.
1) All books that are part of a continuing series qualify (i.e. Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, James Patterson’s Alex Cross, etc. etc.)
2) It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 10 books in a series to complete it, it qualifies (i.e. if you only need to read one more Sookie Stackhouse book to complete the goal, that’s fine) The goal is to complete a series from wherever you are up to until the last published book.
3) The qualification period is January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Books must be read during this time frame to count.
4) Take the button above and post about it on your blog.
5) If you don’t have a blog, that’s fine. Just leave a comment to sign up and tell us which series you are reading.
6) Any format of book counts – print, audio, ebook, etc.
7) You should choose the series you want to finish before the challenge begins, but it isn’t necessary. It’s fine to change series during the year – as long as you complete whichever series it is.
8) Choose a level….
Level 1 (Novice series reader) – Complete 1 series.
Level 2 (Testing the waters) – Complete 2 series.
Level 3 (Experienced) – Complete 3 series.
Level 4 (Expert series reader) – Complete 4 or more series.
I choose Level 4 (Expert series reader) – Complete 4 or more series. Go, me!
Below are the series I hope to complete this year. I reserve the right to change the list during the year. Once the book is read, there’ll be a link (if there’s a review), a date and a rating.
Dr. Charlotte Stone Series by Karen Robards (romantic suspense)
The Last Time I See Her (#4)
Darkest London by Kristen Callihan (paranormal)
Death Sworn series by Leah Cypess (young adult, fantasy)
Death Marked (#2)
The Twelve Kingdoms by Jeffe Kennedy (fantasy)
The Talon of the Hawk (#3)
Maiden Lane by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance)
Darling Beast (#7)
Dearest Rogue (#8) – squee! Phoebe’s story!
Mistborn (Original) Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (fantasy)
The Well of Ascension (#2)
The Hero of Ages (#3)
The Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier (fantasy)
Heir to Sevenwaters (#4)
Seer of Sevenwaters (#5)
Flame of Sevenwaters (#6)
Redemption Novel by Lauren Layne (contemporary)*
* I included this series because I had previously read a Redemption Novel book, titled “Isn’t She Lovely?”, where the hero is friends with the characters in books #1 and #2. I’m not sure why Isn’t She Lovely? isn’t book #1 instead, since it was published first.
London Steampunk by Bec McMaster (paranormal, steampunk)
Tarnished Knight (#1.5)
Heart of Iron (#2)
My Lady Quicksilver (#3)
Forged by Desire (#4)
Of Silk and Steam (#5)
I’ve always wanted to read this series, but I’m not sure if I can. I just thought I’d list it anyway. 🙂
Novel of the Nine Kingdoms by Lynn Kurland (fantasy)
Star of the Morning (#1)
The Mage’s Daughter (#2)
Princess of the Sword (#3)
A Tapestry of Spells (#4)
Gift of Magic (#6)
River of Dreams (#8)
Dreamer’s Daughter (#9)