Last time, September 20th, I wrote this introduction post to this challenge. Mission impossible: tacking series. Today I’m going to show you the progress I’ve made so far.
My laptop broke down for the second time and the series document I was adjusting is gone for the second time. I hope to get my laptop back soon, so I can share you the stats. For now, I'm only able to share the series I finished in 2013 and the ones I want to finish in 2014:
In 2013 I finished 13 series.
Amy Plum – Revenants (3)
Kiersten White – Paranormalcy (3)
Cassandra Rose Clarke - Assassin’s curse (2)
Anna Carey - Eve (3)
Alex Flinn – Kendra Chronicles (2)
Lauren Oliver - Delirium (3)
Cameron Dokey, Nancy Holder, Tracy Lynn, Suzanne Weyn & Debbie Viguié - OUAT series (19)
Jessica Day George – Princess (3)
Cynthia Hand – Unearthly (3)
Michelle Diener – Susanna & Parker (3)
Tia Nevitt – Accidental Enchantments (2)
Adam Gidwitz - A tale dark and Grimm (3)
Brodi Ashton - Everneath (3)
I hope to finish at least 12 more series this year.
1. Gail Carriger - Parasol protectorate (Heartless & Timeless)
2. Rae Carson - The bitter kingdom (novella's optional)
3. Juliet Marillier - Seven waters (Flame of Seven Waters)4. Jenni James - Fairy tale collection (Rumpelstilskin, Cinderella, Jack and the beanstalk, Snow white, The frog prince & Twelve dancing princesses)
5. Adam Gidwitz - A tale dark and Grimm (The Grimm conclusion)
6. Dan Wells - Partials sequence (Ruins)
7.Marie Lu - Legend (Champion)
8. E.D Baker - The wide-awake princess (Unlocking the spell)
9. Mary Pearson - Jenna Fox chronicles (Fox Forever)
10. Lauren DeStefano - Wither (Fever)
11. Kendare Blake - Anna dressed in blood (Girl of nightmares)
12. Richelle Mead - Vampire academy (Shadow kiss, blood promise, spirit bound, the last sacrifice)
I noticed in my first post that many people have unread series and that got me thinking, why? Is it because we are afraid to read book 2 because of our high expectations or because of all the horrible sequels we’ve encountered in the past?
It got me thinking about my reading habits when I was younger. I used to finish a series straight away if it was possible, but I’m not sure when and why that changed. I always enjoyed reading a complete series, so perhaps it’s because of the overload of new published books? There are just so many titles I’m interested in and when I was younger, I didn’t know Goodreads existed and I didn’t follow blogs. Perhaps it’s because of my awareness of other books that makes me jump from series to series?
Sometimes I also don't want to read the last book, because I don't want to finish the series yet..
What are your thoughts about these two theories? Do you agree or is there another reason for you to not binge-read a series? And how did you do with finishing series last year? Any plans for 2014?