September 4, 2013

Saying Goodbye to the Series Challenge!


Am I allowed to be sad about saying goodbye to the Summer Series Challenge? This three-month challenge was hosted by Lauren at Love Is Not A Triangle, Heather at Flyleaf Review and Asheley at Into the Hall of Books. Basically, it was everything I ever wanted in a challenge! It was low-key, easy to participate in and had some awesome possible prizes. I didn't actually win anything, but you better believe I found the chance to win an Amazon gift card super motivating!

My goals post was really ambitious - I listed SO many series that I'd like to finish! Looking over what I ended up reading, I have to laugh at how I diverged from that original list. I feel really successful for the fact that I read 22 series books this summer (21 that actually counted for the challenge) - finishing six total series. While a number of them weren't on my original list, I'm still pretty proud of my progress.

I also got to write about my series addiction for one of the Series Challenge Friday posts. I had so much fun writing it, and I really looked forward to all the other posts each Friday. There were so many great things shared - I'm so proud of what these ladies put together and thrilled that I was able to join in.

So, what did I read over the last three months? Let's review!

Series I Finished
Bright Young Things series by Anna Godbersen
Matched series by Ally Condie
Series I Started & Finished
The Heist Society series by Ally Carter
The Grand Tour series by Lisa T. Bergren
The Passing Bells series by Phillip Rock
Series I Re-Read from Start to Finish
The Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
Series Read That Didn't Count
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • #2 Scarlet 
Well, what do you think? I'm pretty pleased with myself. I still have a long way to go, but I am, after all, a series addict. You didn't expect me to have a complete recovery, did you?

I certainly hope these ladies host it again next year. In fact, I'm kind of mad that I didn't think of the idea myself - that's how much I love it! I can't wait to see take a look at everyone's progress - always looking for more series to add to my shelves. So long, summer! But I'll never say goodbye to my love for series.

10 comments:

  1. WOW! If we gave a prize for most successful participant I think you would win that for sure!! That is IMPRESSIVE, Hannah! Congratulations on achieving those reading goals--I'm so envious --my accomplishments are embarrassing compared to yours!

    So happy you played along with us--you helped make the challenge even more fun:)

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I had so much fun participating, and I really hope y'all host it again next summer. I would totally join in :) I had so much seeing everyone discuss their feelings on series and tackle the series on their TBR!

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  2. Go, Hannah! I think that's an awesome challenge! I have so many series I haven't read the last book for because it's so much like breaking up. I'm so proud of you! (Is the Heist Society series only 3 books or are there just three released right now? I'm reading the second right now (finally) and just love these so much!)

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    1. Yeah, it was definitely a fun challenge! I do that too - hold off on reading the last book sometimes because it means it's all over.

      Okay, so I thought there were only going to be three Heist Society books but I saw Ally Carter say something on Twitter that she'd like to write more. So maybe she wants to but there aren't firm plans for more? I can't remember how exactly she worded it. Either way - I totally read them because you convinced me to so thank you for that!

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  3. Yay, you go girl!!! I have to say I haven't read a lot of those. Read Reached last year--meh. And Scarlet of course! Loved!

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    1. Yeah, Reached was definitely meh. But Scarlet? LOVED.

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  4. Yay! You did awesome! Kudos.

    I, too, am a series addict and am trying to catch up. I did the summer of Standalones and steered clear of most series books for the summer, but I've now made myself a TBR list of series that I MUST FINISH before things get out of control =P

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    1. Thanks Melissa!

      Yay for another series lover :) I still read some standalones but I had fun focusing on series. I created a new Goodreads shelf called "Series to Finish" just so I can keep track.

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  5. Woah, you did fantastic! I only finished two trilogies, though I started a LOT of new series (clearly a bad idea!) and I also read a ton of books that didn't count. I really enjoyed this feature, though, so I'm hoping it comes back next summer! It made me a lot more motivated to read series novels and the weekly discussion posts were wonderful! Great job, Hannah!(:

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    1. Thanks Keertana! Haha! Love that you ended up starting a lot of series :) I've had times like that - where I just randomly end up starting a lot of series in a small time period. I'm definitely hoping this challenge happens again next year!

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