Wednesday, March 12, 2014

To Be Continued...

Every since I can remember I've always loved reading series. There's just something about reading a book and knowing there's more and more to continue with. Back in elementary school it was The American Girl Books then The Baby-Sitter Club books. Middle school was when I fell in love with the Betsy-Tacy series. In high school I used to love the Fearless series. And while I may not have done a ton of reading in college, I was in my college bookstore at midnight for the release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

As I've gotten more into book blogging, I seem to read less and less series. Or more correctly, finish less and less. I still love reading them, I just don't have the time to finish them all. So I thought it would be fun to list out all the series I'm currently in the middle of, in hopes that it will inspire me to finish more of them.

I've decided to define a series as more than 2 books, so while there may be a book or two where I haven't read its sequel, it won't be listed here. I've also only listed series where the books I haven't read are currently published, which means The Mortal Instruments and Mara Dyer won't be here since I'm all caught up with what's available. This does get a little tricky at times since there are series that are expect to be more than 2, except only 2 are currently published, but based on my official rules, those aren't listed (which excludes Splintered and The Boleyn Trilogy).

I'm only listed books I've read in the past 7 years, since I can track that with goodreads. That does means The Giver Quartet won't be here (I read the first 2 in college, but not the most recent two) nor will The Wizard of Oz (I read the first 5 or 6 in college, but still have about 10 or so I haven't read). And finally, I won't be listing series where I have no intention of reading the rest (mainly having to do with romance series, but if it's a book I hated, I likely won't be continuing). So with that introduction, here are the series I'm currently in the middle of...

Causal Enchantment by K.A. Tucker
Read: Anathema, January 2012
To Read: Asylum, Allegiance, Anomaly

The Chemical Garden by Lauren DeStefano
Read: Wither, March 2012, Fever, March 2012
To Read: Sever

Chesapeake Diaries by Mariah Stewart
Read: Coming Home, August 2013, The Long Way Home, February 2013, At The River's Edge, January 2014
To Read: Home Again, Almost Home, Hometown Girl, Home for the Summer

Cleopatra's Daughter by Stephanie Dray
Read: Lily of the Nile, July 2011, Song of the Nile, February 2012
To Read: Daughters of the Nile

The Cousin's War by Philippa Gregory
Read: The White Queen, October 2009, The Red Queen, October 2011
To Read: The Lady of the Rivers, The Kingmaker's Daughter, The White Princess

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Read: Delirium, October 2011, Pandemonium, March 2013, Requiem, March 2013
To Read: Delirium Stories

The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Read: The Fallen and Leviathan, July 2011, Aerie and Reckoning, July 2011
To Read: End of Days, Forsaken, Armageddon

Guardian Trilogy by Laury Falter
Read: Fallen, January 2013
To Read: Eternity, Reckoning

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Read: Hex Hall, May 2011
To Read: Demonglass, Spell Bound

Jen Lancaster Memoirs
Read: Bitter is the New Black, June 2009, Bright Lights, Big Ass, July 2009, Such a Pretty Fat, May 2010, Pretty in Plaid, September 2011
To Read: My Fair Lazy, Jeneration X, The Tao of Martha

Jessica Wild by Gemma Townley
Read: The Importance of Being Married, July 2008
To Read: A Wild Affair, An Ideal Wife

L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
Read: L.A. Candy, April 2010, Sweet Little Lies, November 2012
To Read: Sugar and Spice

Languedoc by Kate Mosse
Read: Labyrinth, April 2009, Sepulchre, June 2009
To Read: Citadel

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Read: The Lightning Thief, March 2010
To Read: The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian

Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
Read: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, December 2011, The Masque of the Black Tulip, March 2012
To Read: The Deception of the Emerald Ring, The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, The Mischief of the Mistletoe, The Orchid Affair, The Garden Intrigue, The Passion of the Purple Plumeria

Sea Breeze by Abbi Glines
Read: Breathe, December 2011
To Read: Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just for Now, Sometimes It Lasts, Misbehaving

Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris
Read: Dead Until Dark, August 2009, Living Dead in Dallas, February 2010, Club Dead, February 2010, Dead to the World, March 2010, Dead as a Doornail, April 2010, All Together Dead, July 2010, From Dead to Worse, September 2010, Dead and Gone, October 2010, Dead in the Family, June 2013
To Read: Dead Reckoning, Deadlocked, Dead Ever After

Stolen Bride by Eliza Knight
Read: The Highlander's Reward, March 2014
To Read: The Highlander's Conquest, The Highlander's Lady, The Highlander's Warrior Bride, The Highlander's Triumph, The Highlander's Sin

Summer by Katherine Applegate
Read: Beach Blondes, July 2013
To Read: Spring Break, Tan Lines

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Read: Unearthly, March 2012
To Read: Hallowed, Boundless

The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
Read: Shiver, December 2013
To Read: Linger, Forever

Any recommendations on which series I should work towards finishing first? And how do you track the series you're reading? I have actually heard good things about FictFact, but I've yet to actually try it out. Although I'm not sure I need another website to keep track off!


  1. I know what you mean! I either have to write or I have time to read, but it's so hard to find time for both!

  2. I use FictFact. I used to find it usefully. Now I put the next in the series on hold while I'm reading the previous. I still fall behind but sometimes I guess I wasn't as interested. I'm starting to prefer standalones. No worries about when the next book comes out.

  3. FictFact is a good way to track series. This year I joined the Finish The Series Reading Challenge. I wanted to have a goal of finishing at least three series over the course of 2014 - along with all the other books I read. So far I've managed to finish one series! There's a tab on my home page.

  4. I really loved the Sookie Stackhouse series. I read them ALL over the course of last May. They were such fun light reading!

  5. I really liked the Delirum series it was good!