However, I'm ready to do it in 2014. I'm currently in the middle of 56 series and in dire need of finishing some of them.
For this challenge, a series is defined as a collection of two or more books that belong together and where the second book is published before the end of 2014. This is a pretty broad definition of series, and it includes traditional series like the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, less traditional series like Stephanie Perkins's YA contemps (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door), and shorter series, like Kendare Blake's Anna series (Anna Dressed in Blood, Girl of Nightmares).
A series is considered complete in one of two ways: either as finishing all the books that you own in the series or as obtaining and reading all the books that have been published in the series to date. Because we don't want this challenge to become a financial burden, how you choose to define completion is left to your discretion.
How It Works
To allow for the greatest level of flexibility, we've separated series into three categories: series started before 2014, series started in 2014, and series rereads.
- Series started before 2014 are defined as series that you have started reading before Jan. 2014 and that you still have unread books to get current in (or finish) the series.
- Series started in 2014 are defined as any series that you start reading between Jan. and Dec. 2014, and the second book in the series must be published before December 2014.
- A series reread is defined as books that are part of a series that were read before Jan. 2014 and that are reread between Jan. 2014 and Dec. 2014. A series reread does NOT have to include the full series.
Breakdown of the levels:
|series started before 2013||series started in 2013||series rereads|
|Super Seriously Serious||13-18||13-18||13-18|
|Seriously Spectacular Series Star||18+||18+||18+|
- Series started before 2014: Seriously Spectacular Series Star. I want to make a dent in the 56 series in 2014. I'm aiming for 20. I may add some if I can finish.
- Series started in 2014: Seriously Serious. I can't help but start new ones :)
- Series rereads: Semi-Serious. I plan to reread 3 series this year already, so that's perfect.
Series Started Before 2014:
- Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
- Hit List (Book 20)
- Beauty (Book 20.5)
- Kiss the Dead (Book 21)
- Affliction (Book 22)
- Black Dagger Brotherhood
- The King (Book 12) - April 2014
- Sookie Stackhouse
- Deadlocked (Book 12)
- Dead Ever After (Book 13) - THE END.
- Hush, Hush
- Finale (Book 4) - THE END.
- Vengeance (Book 2) - February 2014
- A Song of Ice and Fire
- A Feast for Crows (Book 4) - currently reading
- A Dance with Dragons (Book 5)
- Mythos Academy
- First Frost (Book 0.5)
- Killer Frost (Book 6) - February 2014
- Stephanie Plum
- Top Secret Twenty-One (Book 21) - June 2014
- Girl of Nightmares (Book 2)
- The Grisha
- The Tailor (Book 1.5)
- Siege and Storm (Book 2)
- The Too-Clever Fox (Book 2.5)
- Ruin & Rising (Book 3) - June 2014
- Across the Universe
- As They Slip Away (Book 0.5)
- Shades of Earth (Book 3) - THE END.
- Unhinged (Book 2) - January 2014
- Daughter of Smoke & Bone
- Night of Cake & Puppets (Book 2.5)
- Dreams of Gods & Monsteres (Book 3) - April 2014 - THE END.
- Pushing the Limits
- Take Me On (Book 4) - March 2014
- The Selection
- The Prince (Book 0.5)
- The Guard (Book 2.5)
- The One (Book 3) - THE END.
- Vampire Academy
- Frostbite (Book 2)
- Shadow Kiss (Book 3)
- Blood Promise (Book 4)
- Spirit Bound (Book 5)
- Last Sacrifice (Book 6) - THE END.
- Seven Realms
- The Exiled Queen (Book 2)
- The Gray Wolf Throne (Book 3)
- The Crimson Crown (Book 4) - THE END.
- Shatter Me
- Destroy Me (Book 1.5)
- Fracture Me (Book 2.5)
- Ignite Me (Book 3) - February 2014 - THE END.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Dog Days (Book 4)
- The Ugly Truth (Book 5)
- Cabin Fever (Book 6)
- The Third Wheel (Book 7)
- Hard Luck (Book 8) - THE END.
- Origin (Book 4)
- Opposition (Book 5) - August 2014 - THE END.
Series Started In 2014: [tentative]
- Anna & the French Kiss
- Anna & the French Kiss (Book 1)
- Graceling Realm
- Graceling (Book 1)
- Heroes of Olympus
- The Lost Hero (Book 1)
- The Son of Neptune (Book 2)
- The Mark of Athena (Book 3)
- The House of Hades (Book 4)
- The Blood of Olympus (Book 5) - October 2014 - THE END.
- Black City
- Black City (Book 1)
- Secret Circle
- The Initiation (Book 1)
- Ashfall (Book 1)
- Bloodlines (Book 1)
- Lorien Legacies
- I Am Number Four (Book 1)
- L.A. Candy
- L.A. Candy (Book 1)
- Hopeless (Book 1)
- Series of Unfortunate Events
- The Bad Beginning (Book 1)
- The Reptile Room (Book 2)
- The Wide Window (Book 3)
- The Miserable Mill (Book 4)
- The Austere Academy (Book 5)
- The Erstaz Elevator (Book 6)
- The Vile Village (Book 7)
- The Hostile Hospital (Book 8)
- The Carnivorous Carnival (Book 9)
- The Slippery Slope (Book 10)
- The Grim Grotto (Book 11)
- The Penultimate Peril (Book 12)
- The End (Book 13) - THE END.
- Lord of the Rings
- The Fellowship of the Ring (Book 1)
- The Two Towers (Book 2)
- The Return of the King (Book 3) - THE END.
- Sword of Truth (late in the year)
- Wizard's First Rule