Thursday, 10 July 2014

Seriously Series Update 2

The second quarter of the year is over... how is half of 2014 over already?! So it's time for another Seriously Series Challenge Update! This is hosted over at Reading the Paranormal.

My current running list can be found here and I'm pretty pleased with the progress I'm making overall. I knew when I started typing out my list there was no way I'd get to all of this in one short year, but I'm happy to have the goal in mind.

My first update for January-March can be found here.

Series Started Before 2014
I broke this down into two categories: continuing (I need to read a few or the new release) and resuming (I read the first book so long ago I need to start over).

I still haven't managed to get to any of the starting over books. There are just too many books to read..!

Here's my April-June progress:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Smoke by Laini Taylor
    • Dreams of Gods and Monsters
  • The Others by Anne Bishop
    • Murder of Crows

Series Started in 2014
This section has seen quite a bit of progress. I'm going to attribute that to my recent discovery of marathoning series. Still, it feels like I'm just adding and adding to this section!

  • Eon by Alison Goodman
    • Eon
  • Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
    • The Girl of Fire and Thorns
    • The Crown of Embers
    • The Bitter Kingdom
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
    • Under the Never Sky
    • Through the Ever Night
    • Into the Still Blue
  • Abhorsen by Garth Nix
    • Sabriel
    • Lirael
    • Abhorsen

Overall Results
I've completed 5 series this quarter between both sections! I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself, to be honest.

If you looked at my series masterlist, I have dropped a few series off the list--mostly because finishing (or starting) them is just not a priority right now. When I first made that list in January, I pretty much put anything I could think of on it. Six months in, I think I can be a little more discerning.

Still, with the series marathoning being a game-changer, we'll see how the next quarter goes. Plus, as we get later into the year, some releases I'm waiting on start dropping. I'm eager to get my hands on Ruin and Rising which came out late in June for sure!

It's interesting how things can change in just a few short months!

Are you working on any series right now? Have you read any of these? Let's chat in the comments!