Friday, September 20, 2013 05:00
Mission Impossible: Tackling series.
We all 'suffer' from this problem. Almost every book you read is part of a series. Sometimes, you are lucky and it’s possible to finish the series. Most of the times you have a problem, because the series is unfinished and you have to wait around 3 years for the last book. I’ve been trying to tackle all the series and I want to keep you up-to-date on my progress. Don’t expect too much of it though. For every series I finish, I seem to start 10 new ones. I don't include novella's.
I made a Word document with every series I started in the past 3 years and this is the result:
Series completely published: 19.
Series unpublished: 36.
Series second chance: 4.
Total: 59 series.
Series I'm not sure I want to continue: 6.
Series I don't continue: 15.
Series I finished more than 3 years ago: So far, 19.
Finished this year so far: 7.
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)
The series I hope to finish:
Lauren DeStefano: –Fever. –Sever.
Gail Carson Levine: –Ella enchanted. –Ever. – The two princesses of Bamarre.
Jessica Day George: –Princess of the Silver woods (currently reading)
Mary E. Pearson: –Fox Forever.
Gail Carriger: –Heartless. –Timeless.
What about you? Do you keep track how many series you are reading and how many you’ve finished? This also brings me to the subject of the series vs stand-alone discussions. I love series. It's great to really get to know a character and to be able to return to that world. On the other hand, I love stand-alones too for other reasons. Sometimes it's fun to read a book knowing that the story is going to end. There is no need to wait for more. I also think certain genres are meant to be a series or a stand-alone. Fantasy, Dystopian: series. Contemporary: stand-alones or books that sort of fit together, like Anna and the French kiss & Lola and the boy next door. What do you think?
Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.