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: 8/9 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 won’t add the spin-off to this challenge’s TBR list.
- How to Save an Undead Life (read in 2019)
- How to Claim an Undead Soul (read in 2019)
- How to Break an Undead Heart (read in 2019)
- How to Dance an Undead Waltz (read in 2019)
- How to Live an Undead Lie (read in 2019)
- How to Wake an Undead City
- How To Kiss an Undead Bride
- How To Survive an Undead Honeymoon
- 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: 8/17 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.
- Fantasy Lover (read in 2019)
- Night Pleasures (read in 2019)
- Night Embrace
- Dance with the Devil
- Kiss of the Night
- Sword of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor
- Knight of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor
- Night Play
- Seize the Night
- Sins of the Night
- Unleash the Night
- Dark Side of the Moon
- The Dream-Hunter
- Devil May Cry
- Upon The Midnight Clear
- Dream Chaser
The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
Read: 8/9 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 on reading all the full-length novels for this challenge.
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.
- Fighting Destiny (read in 2019)
- Taunting Destiny (read in 2019)
- Escaping Destiny (read in 2019)
- Seducing Destiny (read in 2019)
- A Demon’s Dark Embrace
- Playing with Monsters
- Unraveling Destiny
- Sleeping with Monsters
- Claiming the Dragon King
- Oh, Holy Knight (Such Violent Delights Anthology)
- Becoming his Monster
- A Demon’s Plaything
The Twenty-sided Sorceress by Annie Bellet
Read: 5/10 This is a completed urban fantasy series.
- Justice Calling (read in 2015)
- Murder of Crows (read in 2016)
- Pack of Lies (read in 2017)
- Hunting Season (read in 2017)
- Thicker Than Blood
- Magic to the Bone
- Dungeon Call
- River of No Return
- Balancing the Scales
Harper’s Tale: Tribes
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Read: 6/16 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 and just read as many as I can this year.
- Storm Front (read in 2018)
- Fool Moon (read in 2018)
- Grave Peril
- Summer Knight
- Death Masks
- Blood Rites
- Dead Beat
- Proven Guilty
- White Night
- Small Favor
- Ghost Story
- Cold Days
- Skin Game
- Peace Talks
Urban Enemies (Even Hand)
and if I magically get time this year…
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.
- The Darkest Night (read in 2017)
- The Darkest Kiss (read in 2017)
- The Darkest Pleasure (read in 2017)
- The Darkest Whisper (read in 2017)
- The Darkest Passion
- The Darkest Lie
- The Darkest Secret
- The Darkest Surrender
- The Darkest Seduction
- The Darkest Craving
- The Darkest Touch
- The Darkest Torment