The rules are as follows:
- You have to FINISH the series
- If the series isn’t complete yet, or will not be completed before December 1st, 2014 read up to the most recent book in said series.
- Novellas count, but are optional.
- HAVE fun
- If you decide to break up with a series after book one, it does not count!
- You do not have to START the series in 2014, you just have to FINISH it in 2014
- Series that you started prior to 2014 are fine as long as you FINISH the series in 2014
- The series has to have at least 2 books out prior to December 1st, 2014
- Proof that you finished the book is required. It could be a full review, a mini review, or a rating with a few lines.
- DNF’s do not count. PERIOD.
There are incentives to achieve goals thanks to Octavia’s generosity and little digital badges to earn! – Bronze Badge = 1-3 series
Silver Badge = 4-6 series
Gold Badge = 7-11 series
Platinum Badge = 12 or more series
There are many series that I would love to read/finish next year in 2014 and although I don’t think I’ll get through all of them, here are some of the ones I am considering below. I’m just going to aim as high as I can with this challenge and hopefully I do well!
- The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R.Tolkien – I am halfway through the 4th book in the 7 book boxset edition and I wanted to get it finished in 2013 so this challenge should give me a proper incentive to finish it finally
- Arthur the Legend trilogy by Jack Whyte – I own the trilogy but only received it for my birthday in December so haven’t started it yet
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman – I have owned this trilogy for a while now and keep putting it off. 2014 will be the year!
- The Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson – I own the first two books in this series and am not sure when the next is out but I’m really excited to read it
- The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld – I own them but haven’t started them yet
- The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz – I have read the first book and own most of them but haven’t gotten around to the rest
- Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde – I read The Eyre Affair earlier in the year but haven’t read any of the other yet but I own them
- The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – I read the first two books but didn’t really like the third one so ended up putting it down about halfway through but I would like to finish the series at some point
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis – This is a series I have never read (but own) that I should
- The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini – I own the first three books and read the first when I was a lot younger so need to get round to this soon
There are many others but these are the ones that I would like to get around to first! I’m looking forward to the challenge!