CHALLENGE: 2013 Seriously Series Reading Challenge (Sign-Up Post)

It’s a pretty well-known fact that Amanda (from On a Book Bender) and Kelly (from Reading the Paranormal) are awesome, so when they come up with a challenge, you sign up for it! Or, at least, I do. 🙂


Their series challenge for 2013 is exactly what I need. Not only can I crossover the books with my and Anne’s 2013 Book Bingo Reading Challenge, but the challenge will also encourage me to start some new series in the upcoming year. Because, you know, you can never have too many series books on the go. <insert maniacal laugh here>

From Kelly’s blog, here are the deets:

How It Works

To allow for the greatest level of flexibility, we’ve separated series into three categories: series started before 2013, series started in 2013, and series rereads. Series started before 2013 are defined as series that you have started reading before Jan. 2013 and that you still have unread books to get current in (or finish) the series. Series started in 2013 are defined as any series that you start reading between Jan. and Dec. 2013, and the second book in the series must be published before December 2013. A series reread is defined as books that are part of a series that were read before Jan. 2013 and that are reread between Jan. 2013 and Dec. 2013. A series reread does NOT have to include the full series.

For each category, there are different levels of seriousness about series that you can choose. Semi-serious is reading 1 to 6 series, seriously serious is reading 7 to 12 series, super seriously serious is reading 13 to 18 series, and seriously spectacular series star is reading more than 18 series. What this ends up looking like is this:

series started before 2013 series started in 2013 series rereads
Semi-Serious 1-6 series 1-6 1-6
Seriously Serious 7-12 7-12 7-12
Super Seriously Serious 13-18 13-18 13-18
Seriously Spectacular Series Star 18+ 18+ 18+

You choose which categories you want to attempt and which level to shoot for. Reading novellas and short stories from a series does count here.

Sounds simple enough, right? RIGHT!

To my series books I say, BRING IT!

<insert image of me dancing around to the Rocky theme song, books in hand>

<delete image because nobody needs to see that>

Anyway … here’s what I’m signing up for:

Series Started Before 2013 –> Seriously Serious (7-12)

Progress: 15.5/12

Series Started In 2013 –> Super Seriously Serious (13-18)

Progress: 18/18

And here are the books I can choose from — and since I own an obscene amount of books, I’m considering a series “complete” when I finish reading all the books in that series that I own (Note: When I went to make this list I had NO idea how many series books I had that I hadn’t even started. o.O). That will be for OLD series … for new series, I want to have started at least book one, if not having read the entire series:

Old Series: 

  1. Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (The Evolution of Mara Dyer)
  2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Days of Blood and Starlight)
  3. Sinners on Tour by Olivia Cunning (Rock Hard, Hot Ticket)
  4. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Princess)
  5. A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (In a Glass Grimmly)
  6. Shades of London by Maureen Johnson (The Madness Underneath)
  7. Iron Fey (The Iron Queen, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Knight, The Iron Legends)
  8. The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (Such Wicked Intent)
  9. His Fair Assassin (Dark Triumph)
  10. Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray (Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing)
  11. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Allegiant)
  12. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes)
  13. Living With the Dead by Jesse Petersen (Eat Slay Love)
  14. Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost (At Grave’s End)
  15. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Shades of Earth)
  16. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (City of Lost Souls)
  17. The Paranormals by J. L. Bryan (Tommy Nightmare, Alexander Death, Jenny Plague-Bringer)
  18. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Last 4 2 books)
  19. Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown (Deep Betrayal)
  20. The Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano (Sever)
  21. Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater (Pretty When She Kills)
  22. The Goddess series by Aimee Carter (Goddess Inheritance)
  23. The Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (Curse of the Spellmans, Revenge of the Spellmans, The Spellmans Strike Again, Trail of the Spellmans)
  24. Croak by Gina Damico (Scorch, Rogue)
  25. Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock (Sabine’s Notebook, The Golden Mean)

New Series: 

  1. Dark Life by Kat Falls (Dark Life, Rip Tide)
  2. The Portal by Maggie Shayne (Mark of the Witch)
  3. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Cinder, Scarlet)
  4. Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger (Soulless)
  5. Birthright by Gabrielle Zevin (All These Things I’ve Done, Because It is My Blood)
  6. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me)
  7. The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (Hounded)
  8. The Incorrigable Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood (The Mysterious Howling)
  9. Sweet by Maya Banks (Sweet Surrender)
  10. Just One Day by Gayle Forman (Just One Day, Just One Year)
  11. The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole (Poison Princess)
  12. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night)
  13. Empty Coffin by Gregg Olsen (Envy, Betrayal)
  14. Darklight by Darynda Jones (Death and the Girl Next Door)
  15. The Mackinnon Curse (The Deepest Cut, The Mackinnon Curse: The Beginning, The Haunting, The Departed)
  16. Matched by Ally Condie (Matched)
  17. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dark and Hollow Places, The Dead Tossed Waves)
  18. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines, The Golden Lily, The Indigo Spell)
  19. Beautiful by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful Disaster)
  20. Eve by Anna Carey (Eve, Once)
  21. Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Last Little Blue Envelope)
  22. Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell (The Carrie Diaries, Summer in the City)
  23. Belles by Jen Calonita (Belles)
  24. Stud Club by Tessa Dare (all 3 books)
  25. Jessica by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica’s Guide for Dating the Dark Side, Jessica Rules the Dark Side)
  26. Trylle by Amanda Hocking (Switched, Ascend, Torn)
  27. Watersong by Amanda Hocking (Wake, Lullaby)
  28. Summer by Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, We’ll Always Have Summer)
  29. Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong (Yeah … like, all 13 books) (read book one)
  30. Torn Trilogy by Erica O’Rourke (Torn, Tangled)
  31. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (For Darkness Shows the Stars)
  32. Inside by Marissa V. Snyder (Inside, Outside)
  33. Wings by Aprilynne Pike (Wings, Spells)
  34. Woodcutter Sisters by Alethea Kontis (Enchanted)
  35. Benny Imura by Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay)
  36. Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore (I Am Number Four)
  37. Spindle Cove series by Tessa Dare (4 books plus novellas)
  38. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan)
  39. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush, Crescendo, Silence)
  40. Lovers’ Leap by Olivia Cunning (Loving on Borrowed Time, Twice Upon a Time)



19 thoughts on “CHALLENGE: 2013 Seriously Series Reading Challenge (Sign-Up Post)

  1. Man, oh, man. Another reading challenge for 2013. I’m seriously (hee-hee) tempted! Gotta look through all my series books (and to-read list) and see what I can do with this one. Fun! 😀

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  3. OH MY! I’d say your list looks mighty ambitious (haha), but judging on how many books you read this year, that’s child’s play for you! 🙂 I totally didn’t ignore your post on the challenge you are hosting, but I can’t even think about what I am going to be reading next year until I get caught up for this year! (Except for Harry Potter readalong – THAT I know I can do!)

    • And these are all books I OWN, so yes, if I get through them, I will do a major happy dance!

      I hope you can get caught up for this year! 🙂 And Harry Potter readalongs sound like fun!

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  5. I won’t be joining in this challenge, even though I’m a total series slut; however, I did want to share a link where I keep track of my series. It’s cool because if it’s one that isn’t published yet it emails you an alert.


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