I decided to participate in a reading challenge for the remainder of 2016, and since I have so many unfinished series I am going to hopefully make a dent in them before the end of 2016! The Series Read-Along Challenge is hosted by YA Buddy Reader’s Corner on Goodreads. Their group is a great way to connect with other bloggers and readers and they have regular reading challenges like this one. So how does this challenge work?
“This is a two month challenge running from the 1st of November to the 31st of December 2016.
The aim of this challenge is to read as many series/sequels as you can, before the new year!
The way this will work is that you will receive points based on what number book in a series you are reading, and because we love to motivate each other, a buddy read will be worth double points. Yes Double!”
I’ve already read a few books in November that qualify:
The Young Elites (#1 of 3) by Marie Lu +1
This Savage Song (#1 of 2) by Victoria Schwab +1
I have quite a few series I would like to continue reading! While this list is probably overly optimistic, I want to be flexible so I can read whatever I am in the mood for. Below is a list of books in a series I have either started already or want to start before the end of the year (and their point values for the challenge):
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments#2) by Cassandra Clare +2
Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown +2
The Rose Society by Marie Lu (Young Elites #2) +2
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (#1) +1
Days of Blood and Starlight (Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor +2
Magonia (#1) by Maria Dahvana Headley +1
What do you think of this list? Any suggestions for which book I should dive into next? This challenge also highly encourages a buddy read! If you are interested in buddy reading any of these books with me, let me know! I would be happy to read any of these next 🙂
I’m planning of posting an update post every 2 weeks so you can see where I am in the challenge. I’ve been hesitant to start a reading challenge because I didn’t want to feel forced into reading..but these are all series that are very high on my TBR.
For now, my total is: 2
What are your experiences with reading challenges? Let me know in the comments!