2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

This challenge is focused on finally finishing those series that you’ve started but not yet completed.  We participated in a similar challenge in 2016 hosted by Bea’s Book Nook, but we couldn’t find one for 2017.  So we decided we would host our own version for 2018!


While we’re pretty lax about how you wish to set up this challenge for yourself, we do have a few guidelines to follow.

  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018.  Books must be read during this time frame to count.  Sign up is open from now until December 1st, 2018, so you may join even just for the last month of the year.
  • Series can be already completed as well as still ongoing.  For ongoing series, the goal is to catch up to the most recent book published.  For example, I’m hoping to catch up on the Winston Brothers series by Penny Reid, but I know there will still be another book coming in 2019 before that series is considered complete.  I would just need to read all the books published before the end of 2018 to qualify it as completed for this challenge.  So assuming the release schedule remains the same, that would include Dr. Strangebeard but not Beard Necessities.
  • We don’t care if you have only 1 book or 10 books to read in order to finish your series, as long as you’ve started the series before 2018 (ie read at least one book in the series), it counts.  Re-reads are not required.
  • Any format and length of book counts – print, ebook, audio, ARC, etc.
  • Series can be any length (even if it’s just a Duet).
  • Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable!
  • Reviews are not required, but highly encouraged.

How to Play:

  • Declare your intentions to participate in this challenge somewhere on the internet!!  You do not need to be a blogger to participate, there are many ways to declare.  You could write a blog post, create a reading challenge page, create a Goodreads shelf containing series you hope to finish, post about it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Some things you could include (but that aren’t required):
    • A link to this page so that others may find us and join the fun as well (feel free to download the button at the top to use in your posts).
    • A list of series you hope to read for this challenge.  You could even get fancy and list the length of the series, or the books you’ve already read, etc.
    • The level you are aiming for.
  • Sign up for the challenge using the link up below, and link directly to where you’ve declared your intentions (ie to the specific blog post, the goodreads shelf, the facebook post, etc).
  • We will be posting monthly link ups for you to add links to your reviews or any wrap-up/overview posts you wish to share.
  • Go forth and READ!!  And have fun!!
  • Use the hashtag #FinishingTheSeries2018 on any social media to keep up with other participants!


Here are the series that I would like to complete/get caught up on in 2018.
I am going to be a B-List Series Finisher (5-8 series)

1. Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
Books One through Twenty-Two   
Turbo Twenty-Three
Hardcore Twenty-Four

2. The Hawkweed Prophecy duet by Irina Brignull
The Hawkweed Prophecy  
The Hawkweed Legacy

3. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
The Assassin’s Blade  
Throne of Glass
Crown of Midnight
Heir of Fire
Queen of Shadows
Empire of Storms
Tower of Dawn

4. Cajun Country Mysteries by Ellen Byron
Plantation Shudders  
Body on the Bayou
A Cajun Christmas Killing

5. Tobi Tobias Mysteries by Laura Bradford
Death in Advertising  
30 Second Death  
And Death Goes To….

6. Gibson Boys series by Adriana Locke
(others not yet announced)

7. Frostblood Saga by Elly Blake

8. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Cinder  (I’ve crossed this one out but I’ve only finished part of it, so I need to finish this one also)

Be sure to go to the Celebrity Readers blog to find out more info about this challenge and to sign up if you’re interested! 


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