January 15, 2014

2014 Prequel & Sequel Challenge

Hosted by Novel Heartbeat & Writer Grrl Reads
If you've read my blog before, you may have heard me talk about how much fun I had last year participating in the Summer Series Challenge. I'm a self-confessed series addict, and I love discussing the different levels of my obsession. When I heard about the 2014 Sequel & Prequel Challenge, I knew I had to sign up. The challenge goal is: "To read as many prequels and sequels as you can. You set your goal at whatever numbers works for you." Click here for the complete challenge guidelines, and don't hesitate to join in!

I would love to reach ADVANCED: 51-75 POINTS, but I'm not actually making it a set goal for this challenge. While I think I could easily go higher with some extra effort, I want to just enjoy reading series and see what happens! I did create a Goodreads shelf to keep track of books I read that count towards this challenge.

You don't have to continue reading past this point, but I did make a reference list for myself to brainstorm what series I could read this year. I'm certainly not committing to these (nor do I own them all), but I thought it would be good to at least give myself some ideas of what I can accomplish this year!

Series I Want To Finish:
Series I Want To Start & Finish:
Series I Want To Re-Read:
  • Emily of New Moon series by L.M. Montgomery (#1 Emily of New Moon, #2 Emily Climbs, #3 Emily's Quest)
  • Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers (#1 A Voice in the Wind, #2 An Echo in the Darkness, #3 As Sure as the Dawn)
  • Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (#1 Little House in the Big Woods, #2 Little House on the Prairie, #3 Farmer Boy, #4 On the Banks of Plum Creek, #5 By the Shores of Silver Lake, #6 The Long Winter, #7 Little Town on the Prairie, #8 These Happy Golden Years, #9 The First Four Years)
Unfinished Series To Catch Up On:
  • Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen (#1 Scarlet, #2 Lady Thief)
  • Heroines Behind the Lines series by Jocelyn Green (#1 Wedded to War, #2 Widow of Gettysburg, #3 Yankee in Atlanta)
  • Starbound series by Amy Kaufman and Megan Spooner (#1 These Broken Stars, #2 This Shattered World)
  • Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (#0.1 The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, #0.2 The Assassin and the Desert, #0.3 The Assassin and the Underworld, #0.4 The Assassin and the Empire, #0.5 The Assassin and the Healer)
  • Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead (#5 Silver Shadows)
  • Age of X series by Richelle Mead (#1 Gameboard of the gods, #2 The Immortal Crown)
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (#0.5 Glitches, #1.5 The Queen's Army)
  • The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (#2 The Dream Thieves
  • Fairyland series by Catherynne Valente (#1 The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, #2 The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, #3 The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two)
  • Christiansen Family series by Susan May Warren (#2 It Had to Be You, #3 When I Fall In Love)
That's a whole lot of series!
Where should I begin?

8 comments:

  1. I'm in this one too! I love how you get points for every bit of progress instead of only for finishing a whole series -- I think that is a better way to see just how much of a dent we're making in reading piles :)

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  2. This sounds like a great challenge! I'm probably unofficially participating, since I'm already reading so many series this year, and intend to add more to the list.

    Now, I've got quite a few things to say about the books you've mentioned in your post:

    Count me in when it comes to finally reading BITTERBLUE, STRANGE & EVER AFTER, IGNITE ME, ISLA & THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, ROSE UNDER FIRE and THE LEGEND SERIES :)

    Happy reading, Hannah!

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  3. Yayyyyyyy!!!! Although I haven't officially posted my list, I have many of the same series to read this year! I'm happy to see that there's someone else out there who hasn't read Requiem! Can you please hold my hand while we read? I'm nervous, scared and excited.

    Also -- my box set of Legend just arrived yesterday! Are you interested in reading it together? I think I mentioned that in my email to you...or maybe I didn't, I can't remember.

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  4. I am so excited for you to finish the Graceling series — I love Bitterblue, it’s my second favourite of the three!

    I also hope you get around to L.M. Montgomery’s Story Girl series — it’s sooo good. I found it quite different from the all-too-familiar Anne and Emily series, in a good way! I always enjoyed rereading it in the summertime.

    I also just read Scarlet on Boxing Day, and loved it!

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  5. YAYY :) I'm so excited that you are participating in this challenge too!! AND I can't believe I forgot to add Rose Under Fire to my list! I'm excited for you to read Into the Still Blue... I'm really intrigued about what you will think !!!

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  6. The Boleyn Series--yes! Love them.

    OMG I READ THE BRONZE HORSEMAN ON MY TRIP AND I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN AND I AM OBSESSED WITH IT AND JUST ORDERED THE NEXT TWO BOOKS!!!!

    AND while I was reading I thought to myself--Hannah would love this...READ IT NOW!! I thought of a new feature after reading this book. No joke.

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  7. Hannah! I can't WAIT for you to read the Grisha trilogy. Seriously, it's so, so good. The world building is fantastic and the main character is one of my favorites ever (especially in the second book). And Sturmhond! He's the perfect mix of Roar and Captain Thorne. *end fangirling* I need to read/start/finish most of the series on your list. I'm currently especially obsessed with Graceling (LOVED the first book, still need to buy the second, own the third). I might need to participate in this challenge as well.

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  8. Start with Leigh Bardugo's books! My word, what great books. Wow, people really love The Bronze Horseman books. I need to check into those.

    OH MARK OF THE LION!! ALKSDFAKSDFLKASDF. SDFLASDFLKSD!!! (:

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