2019 Series Goal. How did I do and where do I go from here?

My main goal for 2019 was to either catch-up, finish or DNF series that I have already started.  I have a real issue with finishing series, I am not sure why I just do.  I did not have any structure around this goal just that I needed to get it done.  I didn’t make a list since I knew that it would put extra pressure around it that I just didn’t need. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised by the results. I did better than I thought I would and I feel much better going into this year knocking some more out.  For this year I make a list of some of the series that I would like to get to this year, knowing I will not get to them all. Did I mention that I have a huge problem with this.

Now some of these series have sat on my shelves for way too long. And as a result, my reading tastes have changed over the years so it just came time to remove them from my shelves.  Bonus when I sold them I was able to put the money towards Christmas.

Series I have finished: (7)

Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova
Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger
Charlotte Holmes Series by Brittany Cavallaro
Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom on Fire Series by Jessica Cluess
The Custard Protocol Series by Gail Carriger
Pottermore Presents Series by J.K. Rowling

Series I have caught up on: (6)

Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire
An Ember in the Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir
Shadow of the Fox Series by Julie Kagawa
The Bohemians Series by Jessica Bucher
Monstress Series by Marjorie M. Liu
Lady Mechanika Volumes Series by Joe Benítez

Series I have read that only the first book is out: (3)

The Scarred Earth Saga by G.A. Aiken
Bow Street Bachelors Series by Kate Bateman
A League of Extraordinary Women Series by Evie Dunmore

Series I DNF’d (some had decisions had to be made – 14)

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
The Witcher Series by Andrzej Sapkowski
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Midnight, Texas Series by Charlaine Harris
Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series by Laini Taylor
Spectacle Series by Jodie Lynn Zdrok
Order of Darkness Series by Philippa Gregory
Realm of Elestra by Rebekah Dodson
Song For A Lost Kingdom Series by Steve Moretti
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs
The Folk of the Air Series by Holly Black
Rime Chronicles Series by Mindee Arnett
The Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard

I am happy to share with you the absurd list that I have that I would like to get to this year. Sadly this is not all of the started series on my shelves.  These are all books that I already own. I do know that some of these series will have books coming out this year but you will not see them here because these are all books that are currently sitting on my shelves needing read.

Flame in the Mist Duoogy by Renee Ahdieh
Smoke in the Sun

The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May
The Vanishing Throne
The Fallen Kingdom

Steampunk Red Riding Hood Series by Melanie Karsak
Howls and Hallows
Lycans and Legends

The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club by Theodora Goss
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

Lady Helen by Alison Goodman
Lusus Naturae: A Lord Carlston Story
The Dark Days Pact
The Dark Days Deceit

Book of the Ancestor by Mark Lawrence
Grey Sister
Holy Sister

The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty
The Kingdom of Copper

The Conqueror’s Saga by Kiersten White
Now I Rise
Bright We Burn

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
Wrath of the Bloodeye
A Coven of Witches
Clash of the Demons
Rise of the Huntress
Rage of the Fallen
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Lure fo the Dead
I am Alice
Fury of the Seventh Son
The Spooks Bestiary

Some of these series I just started last year and I want to finish them before they sit of years.

How are you with finishing series?  Let me know in the comments below if you have any thoughts on these books.

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9 thoughts on “2019 Series Goal. How did I do and where do I go from here?

  1. It looks like you did awesome last year! My current goal for the year is to finish (or catch up on) at least 9 series. I have 27 series that I’m keeping track of that I need to finish and 8 series that I’m wanting to start over because I waited too long to start the next book.

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    1. Good Luck with getting those done. I have a bad habit of staring more than I finish. I didn’t mention one that I am hoping to start over because I got to book 5 then stopped and its been years. I just waited too long. I am hoping to start picking up The Wheel of Time books again and that is such a commitment. lol


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