Monday, December 30, 2013

Series Breakdown

You guys, I think I have a problem. I love to start a new series. Unfortunately, I'm less skilled at seeing it through to the end. As a result, I am very behind on many series. I know it. But then I saw this post by Jessi from Novel Heartbeat, where she bravely quantified just how behind she was (please give her credit for inventing this post, not me). Now I'm being brave too.

Completed - Not Caught Up
Anna by Kendare Blake - 1 book to go
The Witch Avenue by Karice Bolton - 3 books to go
Canterwood Crest by Jessica Burkhart - 19 books to go (including super specials)
Florence Waverly by Ciye Cho - 1 book to go **
The Frost Chronicles by Kate Avery Ellison - 3 books to go
Jessica by Beth Fantaskey - 1 book to go
As the World Dies by Rhiannon Frater - 2 books to go
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier - 1 book to go
Elemental by Shauna Granger - 4 books to go
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand - 2 books to go
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins - 1 book to go
Riders of the Apocalypse by Jackie Morse Kessler - 3 books to go
Kandrith by Nicole Luiken - 1 book to go
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare - 2 books to go
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - 4 books to go
The Protector by M. R. Merrick - 1 book to go
Across the Universe by Beth Revis - 2 books to go
Solus by Devri Walls - 3 books to go

Total books to read: 54

Incomplete - Not Caught Up
The Oxford Trilogy by Marion Croslydon - 1 book to go
Bridger by Megan Curd - 1 book to go, book 3 releases 2013(?)
Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee - 1 book to go
Living Dead Love Story by Rusty  Fischer - 1 book to go, book 3 releases April 15, 2014
Gone With the Respiration by Lia Habel - 1 book to go
Vampire Born by Angeline Kace - 1 book to go
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne - 1 book to go, book 3 releases May 6, 2014
Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan - 1 book to go, book 3 releases April 8, 2014
Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson - 1 book to go
White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland - 2 books to go, book 4 releases July 2014
The Legend of Drizzt by R. A. Salvatore - 18 books to go, book 25 releases March 4, 2014
Lillith Straight by Michelle Scott - 1 book to go
The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood - 1 book to go, book 3 releases August 14, 2014
Annie Loves Cham by Sheryl Steines - 1 book to go
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - 1 book to go, book 3 releases February 4, 2014

Total books to read: 33

Incomplete - Caught Up
Twisted Lit by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes - book 3 releases January 18, 2014
Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan - book 2 releases March 4, 2014
Finishing School by Gail Carriger - book 3 releases 2014
Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green - book 2 releases May 6, 2014
Socialpunk by Monica Leonelle
Acrania: Trial by Fire by Liz Maverick
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Icons by Margaret Stohl - book 2 releases July 8, 2014
Emilie by Martha Wells - book 2 releases March 4, 2013

Isis by Monica Hughes
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Not Continuing:
Unremembered by Jessica Brodie
Vampire Agape by Georgia Cates
Ava Delaney by Claire Farrell
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Amerias Adventures by Amy Green
Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore
Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton
Madison Avery Trilogy by Kim Harrison
Counterattack by M. G. Higgins
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Yesterday by C. K. Kelly Martin
Broken by A. E. Rought
Returner's Wealth by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Destiny Saga by Heather M. White
Imperfect Darkness by Kim White

Completely finished series: 3
Series I need to finish (all books published): 18
Series I need to catch up on (unread published books, unfinished series): 15
Series I’m caught up on (have books unpublished yet): 9
Series I don’t plan to finish: 15

So what have we learned? I don't finish series nearly as quickly as I start them. I've completed 2 series since starting this blog. Two! I also have a couple of huge series on the go. The Legend of Drizzt is up to book 25! Also, there's a surprisingly high number of series that I don't plan to continue. And I have 87 books to go before I'm caught up, not including the 14 books with releases dates announced in the new year (2 of which I have ARCs for already).

I'm planning to post an update in 6 months to see if I've made any progress. Wish me luck.


  1. I completely understand Megan! I'm much the same way, mostly because I get so stressed over sequels and worried that they won't live up to the first book (if I loved it). I'm almost more willing to pick up the second book in a series where the first book was okay, just because I have high hopes that then the series will just get better as it goes. :) Looking forward to your updates on this, GOOD LUCK!

  2. It's so hard to continue a series when you read alto of books. Sometimes, I have a hard time remembering what happened in book 1!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  3. I'm SO with you! I don't think I could even begin to list them all though. I have a bunch of adult series I started before I started blogging and I haven't kept up with them and then I just keep reading all these shiny new books and the series books get swept to the side. Then I often lose interest because I don't even remember the first (or previous) book and what happened. I really need to work on that!

  4. I'm honestly a bit scared to even consider going through the series I've started like this. I figure it'll end up being some seriously huge, dauntless number. :P But, I do think it is a good idea. It kind of makes you realize how many series there are now, and that we probably could start less than we do.

    This does make me want to finally read some of the sequels I already own though! I used to be so good at keeping caught up, but I've really fallen behind!

  5. Yeay, I'm so happy to see that my idea is spreading on the blogs :D This is one of the reasons I'm doing the series challenge!