Summer of Series Challenge

Posted May 10, 2015 by Carlisa in Events, Features / 5 Comments

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Yay, another challenge for the summer! Because what is more perfect that the motivation to finish those series that have been burning a hole on my TBR list…while sitting at the pool? Not much else, I’m telling ya. Anyways, this challenge was created by the lovely Lili and Danielle of Love at First Post and Lili’s Reflections. The point is to read at least one complete series of at least three books every month for June, July, and August. Besides that, I can read other series-related books to knock those off my TBR list also!

I’m super excited for this and so I just spent 20 minutes of my life looking through the “Best Series” list on Goodreads figuring out some that I want to try. Here’s my preliminary list (click on the link for more info on the books):

  1. The Graceling series (3 total books) by Kristin Cashore
  2. The Daughter of Smoke & Bone series (3 books not including companions)  by Laini Taylor
  3. The Throne of Glass series (3 published books, one upcoming) by Sarah J. Maas
  4. The Penryn & the End of Days series (3 total books) by Susan Ee
  5. The Darkest Mind series (3 books not including companions) by Alexandra Bracken

Now that I just listed all of those out, I’m realizing that they are all fantasy-ish. Which isn’t a problem…but let me know which series you love! Contemporary especially since it seems that I’m lacking in that aspect.

This is a short post but I’m pretty excited about this challenge and hope I can do it. Books are awesome.


  • Lili

    Hi Carlisa!

    Thank you so much for joining us! I have to say the GRACELING series rocks!!!! I highly recommend it! And as for your other choices, all of them except for Throne of Glass count as monthly series, but if you pick up Throne of Glass you can still get extra giveaway entries if you finish your series of the month 😉 And I do highly recommend TOG. The boys in that series are BEYOND swoonworthy! <3

    I can't wait to see how the summer pans out for you!

    • Thanks so much for hosting! So the rule of thumb is it has to be a *finished* series, yes? I looked but didn’t see anything about that, but I probably just missed it! 🙂

      • Lili

        We said one series front to back, but we can totally go into our posts and clarify this! Thanks for pointing this out to us!

        But to answer your questions, we’re looking to challenge you to read one full finished series front to back each month, yes!

  • Have to look into this, sounds like a fun challenge. I don’t know if you read the ‘Summer’ trilogy by Jenny Han? It’s a finished contemporary trilogy and I really enjoyed it!

  • Danielle @ Love at First Page

    Thank you for joining! I love Penryn and the End of Days so much. And I plan on doing Smoke and Bone in August. 🙂 Good luck!!