Monday, 30 December 2013

2014 Series Challenge

So, in a bid to keep me on the straight & narrow I'm joining a very small number of challenges in 2014. Along with the annual Goodreads challenge I'm joining two (maybe three) others, the first of which is the 2014 Series Challenge hosted by Octavia at Read Sleep Repeat.

I am most definitely guilty of buying books in a series and then not reading them because I suffer from 'I'm waiting for the other books in the series to come out first just in case there are any nasty cliffhangers and I don't want to have to wait to find out what happens next' Syndrome - an officially recognized disorder amongst readers...

  • You have to FINISH the series
  • If the series isn’t complete yet, or will not be completed before December 1st, 2014 read up to the most recent book in said series.
  • Novellas count, but are optional.
  • HAVE fun.
  • If you decide to break up with a series after book one, it does not count!
  • You do not have to START the series in 2014, you just have to FINISH it in 2014
  • Series that you started prior to 2014 are fine as long as you FINISH the series in 2014
  • The series has to have at least 2 books out prior to December 1st, 2014
  • Proof that you finished the book is required. It could be a full review, a mini review, or a rating with a few lines.
  • DNF’s do not count. PERIOD.
I'm counting novellas, there are quite a few series that, although I'm yet to start them properly, I have read various novellas that accompany the books. I'm also adding a rule to the ones above to fit in with my own challenge - all books must already be owned by me or available from the library at some point over the next year. This is so I can stick to my plan of not buying any books during 2014!!! 
There are badges for those who finish the challenge, four different difficulty levels and the chance to win a prize! I'm going for Platinum which is twelve or more series, this shouldn't be a problem as I think I've probably got more than fifty series either not started or not finished! I'll update this list as I think of more series I would like to finish and to add links to my reviews when I finally get round to reading them. In the meantime, enjoy the start of my list!

In my 'started' list I'll only list books I've read and in my 'not started' list it'll be books I own but haven't read.

Series Finished

Benny Imura - Jonathan Maberry

First Night Memories - read in 2013

Rot & Ruin - read in 2012

In the Land of the Dead - read in  2013

Dust & Decay - read in 2013

Dead & Gone - read in 2013

Flesh & Bone - read in  2013

Tooth & Nail - read in 2013

*Fire & Ash - read in 2014

Chemical Garden - Lauren Destefano

Wither - read in 2013

*Fever - read in 2014

*Sever - read in 2014

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Divergent - read in 2012

*Insurgent - read in 2014

*Allegiant - read in 2014

Eve - Anna Carey




Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare

City of Bones - read in 2008

City of Ashes - read in 2008

*City of Glass - read in 2014

*City of Fallen Angels - read in 2014

*City of Lost Souls - read in 2014

*City of Heavenly Fire - read in 2014

Series Started But Not Finished

Across the Universe - Beth Revis

Across the Universe - read in 2011

Dark Heart - Lee Monroe

Dark Heart Forever - read in 2011

Dark Heart Rising - read in 2014

Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone - read in 2013

Fracture - Megan Miranda

*Eleven Minutes (Prequel Novella) - read in 2014

*Fracture - read in 2014

Gods & Monsters - Kelly Keaton

Darkness Becomes Her - read in 2013

*A Beautiful Evil - read in 2014

Infernal Devices - Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel - read in 2010

Matched - Ally Condie

Matched - read in 2010!

The Grisha - Leigh Bardugo

The Witch of Duva - read in 2013

The Hollows - Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking- read in

Series Not Started

Fire & Thorns - Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire & Thorns

Lumatere Chronicles - Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock

Froi of the Exiles

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me

Unearthly - Cynthia Hand






  1. I'm signed up for this one too. But my series situation is a lot more dire than yours. Good luck!

    1. The list above is just the tip of the iceberg! I could be in for a bumpy ride! Good luck, hope you reach your target too :)

  2. I need to do this. So many unfinished series...

    1. I was completely oblivious to how many series I'd either started and not finished or bought the book(s) in a series and not started at all until I started thinking about it. Hopefully this challenge will help me reduce the TBR pile considerably and get quite a few series finished!


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