Thursday, January 18, 2018

Personal Reading Challenge: a Series a Month

Back in 2015  (idk? I can't remember), I joined a series challenge hosted by a former blogger and it ended up becoming a personal challenge for me. I've enjoyed the binge-reading so much, and I somehow always pick series I don't hate. Haha. It's helped to knock out a lot of those sequels I never got around to, and I also just like completing series. It feels GREAT. And I've done this for like two or three years now, and I don't plan on stopping. So, anyway, here's what I read in 2017 for series!

January: Harry Potter (Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, and the Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling
February: Passenger and Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
March: Shades of Magic by Victoria Schwab (3 books) 
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (The Bad BeginningThe Reptile RoomThe Wide Window, and The Miserable Mill
April: A Series of Unfortunate Events (9 books
May: Three Sisters Island by Nora Roberts (3 books) 
June: Every Series by Ellie Marney (3 books) 
July: The Winners Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski (3 books) 
August: Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan (The Lightning ThiefThe Sea of Monsters, and The Titan's Curse
September: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher (Part 1, 2, and 3) 
October: Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell (Sunset ParkFirst and First, and Interborough
November: The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May (3 books) 
December: Beyond series by Kit Rocha (3 books + two short stories/novellas)

I was doing so well until August hit, and then I struggled a bit. I still managed, but it was a close call on some of those months. I'm still reading the Beyond series, and I need to finish Percy Jackson (on #5! :D), plus one in Sutphin Boulevard, but other than that, I read and finished all of these series! Which I'd say is pretty damn good! Quite a lot of these books were rereads too (I mean, the whole Series of Unfortunate Events books were), and I am loving it. I never used to reread, but I started to get into it a few years ago, and now I'm always hoping to make my mini goal of rereading one book a month.

For January, I'm thinking of rereading This Savage Song, and then finishing that duet. It's been too long since I've read a Victoria Schwab book! And I have a *tentative* list of other series I want to read/finish this year:

Series of 3 or More
Starbound Trilogy
A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy
The Bone Season #1-3
Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue
The Mortal Instruments (#4-6)

Warcross #1 and 2
Flame in the Mist/Smoke in the Sun
Daughter of the Pirate King/Daughter of the Siren Queen
Of Metal and Wishes/Of Dreams and Rust

I HOPE to read all of these, but we'll see! I definitely do it more mood-based than a lot of my reading, so I read series last year that I hadn't planned to or thought I would. But they are all at the forefront of my mind, and high on my TBR. Especially finally finishing the Starbound and Mortal Instruments series and reading the Graceling trilogy. I update my progress throughout the year on my "reading challenges" tab, if you're curious. :) Can't wait to get started!

Are you guys gonna be reading any series this year? Which ones? Have you read any of these ones yet? What'd you think of them? Let's talk! :)

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