finishing the series reading challenge button for 2020

Hello my lovelies. Welcome to my Finishing The Series page! Do you read more standalone books or those in a series? Practically all of the books I read are those from series. However, I can count on one hand the number of series that I’ve completed which I find embarrassing. I’m not happy with this statistic.

In January, I used a mini reading challenge from a Goodreads group to encourage me to catch up and get some series read – The Final Countdown. Being in this three month challenge worked and definitely got the ball rolling!

I want to continue this momentum for the whole year. Therefore, I’ve linked up with 2020 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge hosted by Celebrity Readers to help keep me focused! 😉

What is the 2020 Finish the Series Reading Challenge?

There’s a lot of information about this challenge on the Celebrity Readers’ website. Because I didn’t want to copy and paste all of it, you can click the above graphic to find out more (rules, graphics, tips, etc).

What are the levels?

There are 3 different “Celebrity” levels of achievement for this reading challenge:

  • C-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ Complete 1-4 Series.
  • B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ Complete 5-8 Series.
  • A-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ Complete 9+ Series.

When I looked through my Goodreads shelves, I found lots of instances where I’ve read the first book, loved it but not read any more. However, I also found where I’ve read two or even three books of a series. Therefore, it’s these series that I’m going to be focused on because I feel I’ve got a higher chance of finishing them. Which means that, I’m aiming for the middle level – B-List Series Finisher.

Here’s the list of the six or seven main series that I’m wanting to catch up on this year and my progress to date:

The Beginner’s Guide To Necromancy by Hailey Edwards

Read: 6/6 Hailey keeps adding novellas to this series and has now written a spin-off series and while I DO want to read them all, I wont add them to this challenge’s TBR list

Reviews Posted:

  1. How to Save an Undead Life (read in 2019)
  2. How to Claim an Undead Soul (read in 2019)
  3. How to Break an Undead Heart (read in 2019)
  4. How to Dance an Undead Waltz (read in 2019)
  5. How to Live an Undead Lie (read in 2019)
  6. How to Wake an Undead City
  7. How To Kiss an Undead Bride
  8. How To Survive an Undead Honeymoon
  9. How To Rattle an Undead Couple

Hunter Legends Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Hunter Legends Series (previously named the Entire Dark Hunterverse) has several series that tie-in and overlap the whole series. Those are:

  • Dark-Hunters series
  • Dream-Hunters series
  • Were-Hunters series
  • Hellchasers series
  • Lords of Avalon series
  • Dragons Rising Trilogy series

This series encompasses the entire Hunter Series. For the correct reading order, please visit the author’s site.

Read: 7/17 This world is HUGE (46 titles including all the novellas!) I’d like to focus on the Dark-Hunter series which is big enough (currently 27 novels and growing). So, there’s no way I’m gonna catch up completely this year with the other demands on my time. Therefore, I’ve set my goal to get at least halfway through.

Reviews Posted:

  1. Fantasy Lover (read in 2019)
  2. Night Pleasures (read in 2019)
  3. Night Embrace
  4. Dance with the Devil
  5. Kiss of the Night
  6. Sword of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor
  7. Knight of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor
  8. Night Play
  9. Seize the Night
  10. Sins of the Night
  11. Unleash the Night
  12. Dark Side of the Moon
  13. The Dream-Hunter
  14. Devil May Cry
  15. Upon The Midnight Clear
  16. Dream Chaser
  17. Acheron

The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

Read: 5/9 This is now a completed series. Although, Kevin Hearne has written a number of spin-off books and some accompanying novellas. However, I’m only going to concentrate with reading all the full length novels for this challenge.

Reviews Posted:

  1. Hounded (read in 2015)
  2. Hexed
  3. Hammered
  4. Tricked
  5. Trapped
  6. Hunted
  7. Shattered
  8. Staked
  9. Scourged

Novellas Read

Urban Enemies (The Naughtiest Cherub)

The Fae Chronicles, The Elite Guards and Monsters by Amelia Hutchins

Read: 6/12 Amelia has written her three series – The Fae Chronicles, The Elite Guard and Monsters – in a way that they can be read independently or as a whole Fae World. Therefore, I’m classing all the books as one series for this challenge. I’ve listed them in the reading order that Amelia suggests on her website.

Reviews Posted:

  1. Fighting Destiny (read in 2019)
  2. Taunting Destiny (read in 2019)
  3. Escaping Destiny (read in 2019)
  4. Seducing Destiny (read in 2019)
  5. A Demon’s Dark Embrace
  6. Playing with Monsters
  7. Unraveling Destiny
  8. Sleeping with Monsters
  9. Claiming the Dragon King
  10. Oh, Holy Knight (Such Violent Delights Anthology)
  11. Becoming his Monster
  12. A Demon’s Plaything

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Read: 5/16 Jim Butcher is still writing books for this series and he’s also written a number of spin-off books and novellas. However, I’m going to concentrate on just reading the full length novels for this challenge.

Reviews Posted:

  1. Storm Front (read in 2018)
  2. Fool Moon (read in 2018)
  3. Grave Peril
  4. Summer Knight
  5. Death Masks
  6. Blood Rites
  7. Dead Beat
  8. Proven Guilty
  9. White Night
  10. Small Favor
  11. Turncoat
  12. Changes
  13. Ghost Story
  14. Cold Days
  15. Skin Game
  16. Peace Talks

Novellas Read

Urban Enemies (Even Hand)

The Twenty-sided Sorceress by Annie Bellet

Read: 4/10 This is a completed urban fantasy series.

Reviews Posted:

  1. Justice Calling (read in 2015)
  2. Murder of Crows (read in 2016)
  3. Pack of Lies (read in 2017)
  4. Hunting Season (read in 2017)
  5. Heartache
  6. Thicker Than Blood
  7. Magic to the Bone
  8. Dungeon Call
  9. River of No Return
  10. Balancing the Scales

Novellas

Harper’s Tale: Tribes

and if I magically get time this year…

Bonus Series

Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter

Read: 6/12 This is another HUGE one (currently 41 books and still growing). So, there’s no way I’m gonna catch up completely this year with so many other demands on my time. Therefore, I’ve set my goal to get at least a quarter of the way through the series.

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Darkest Night (read in 2017)
  2. The Darkest Kiss (read in 2017)
  3. The Darkest Pleasure (read in 2017)
  4. The Darkest Whisper (read in 2017)
  5. The Darkest Passion
  6. The Darkest Lie
  7. The Darkest Secret
  8. The Darkest Surrender
  9. The Darkest Seduction
  10. The Darkest Craving
  11. The Darkest Touch
  12. The Darkest Torment

Novellas Read

The Darkest Fire #0.5 (read in 2018The Darkest Assassin #14.6 (read in 2019)

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