Can you read a series in a Month? Sign Up! Challenge starts June 1st

Posted May 14, 2017 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 13 Comments

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It’s that time again…..

Can You Read a Series in a Month?

Remember the days before book blogging, when you didn’t have a COLOSSAL list of books to read, because you didn’t know about all of them yet? When you discovered a great series and literally just gobbled it up because you had no review book commitments and, quite often, nothing else to read anyway? When you didn’t know about a series until long after it was published from beginning to end and you COULD just binge read the whole thing? Wouldn’t it be fun to do that again? Not to mention, I KNOW you have a least half a dozen series you’ve been dying to read and just haven’t made time for. Which is why Berls and I are challenging you to read an ENTIRE series in a month.

The Rules

  1. Pick 1 series. Yes, just 1. Announce which series you’ve picked on your sign up post.
  2. Read EVERY book in the series. You don’t have to read novellas or short stories, just the core books.
  3. Read them all between 12am (your time) June 1st and 11:59pm (your time) June 30th. They MUST be marked (on Goodreads) as started and finished in the month of June to count.
  4. Enjoy bragging to everyone about how you’re all caught up on whatever series you read (AKA – have fun)!

The Nitty Gritty / Inevitable questions

Here’s some questions that we’ve anticipated (and asked each other as we figured it out) and we can update this section as we get more questions (assuming there will be).

  • Q: Can I read more than 1 series?
    • I know we have some reading over-achievers out there who want to do more. Go ahead, we’ll cheer you on, but there’s no bonus points or higher levels for reading more than 1.
  • Q:How many books constitutes a series?
    • We’re going to say 3 published books – so if it’s a trilogy it counts. If you want to take on a 40 book series, be our guest. And good luck!
  • Q: Can I have started the series?
    • You can’t reread an ENTIRE series. But if you have less than three books remaining in a series (so 2 or 1) you may reread 1 or 2 books, so that you’re reading 3 books. For example, if you’ve read 3 books in a 5 book series, you could reread 1 book and then read the 2 unread books, bring your total to three.
  • Q: Does the entire series have to be published and complete?
    • No. But there must be at least 3 books published for it to count (or if you’ve already read 1 book, 4 published). So if there’s going to be six books, but only 4 are published and you’ve read the first one, it counts. So if it’s a trilogy that not yet complete, that wouldn’t count.
  • Q; Novellas?
    • Novellas can be read but they can’t be the 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a trilogy. So if you have 4 books, and one is a novella that is fine but if the series has 3 books and one of the 3 is a novella that doesn’t count. The 3 need to be full length books.

The giveaway!

Bragging rights! Nah, just kidding. We will be awarding $5 Gift Cards to Amazon, selected randomly from everyone who successfully completes the challenge.

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Sign up

So it’s time to sign up! We just need to you make a simple sign up post (on your blog, Goodreads, Facebook, etc) declaring your intention to participate and letting us know what series you will be reading. I’ll have my sign up post next week if you need an example… I have to decide which series I’m going to pick of the MANY I’m considering!


Will you join us? What series do you plan to read?

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I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, two pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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13 responses to “Can you read a series in a Month? Sign Up! Challenge starts June 1st

  1. Ani

    Ooh! I’ve been looking forward to this challenge announcement all year! I really enjoyed this back in August, I think it was, and killed it with a Maggie Shayne series I ended up really loving! So glad you’re still doing this challenge, and good luck to you this time around, Michelle!

    So, I think this might be covered in the Q&A above, but I guess I just wanted to clarify. If I choose a series with four books total, but I’ve already read the first one, I don’t HAVE to reread the first book, and just proceed to read the last three books, right? As long as I have at least three books to read, I’m okay?
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  2. So I could choose a series I’ve read some of, but not all? There are several series I’ve started but not finished yet, that I have at least three books left to go. For instance, I have two Charles Finch novels and a novella to read — numbers 4.5, 5, and 6 in a series that is currently at 10 books and counting. (I started with #7 as an ARC, and since then have read #8-10 as ARCs and #1-4 as books I bought.) I’ve also got some series I want to read and haven’t started yet (Sarah J. Maas’s ACOTAR series and Victoria Schwab’s Shades of Magic, among others.) Choosing just one series is going to be tough!
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    • The books I picked have 3 but a 4th comes out in September so I’m good with catching up. I had another but I already read two of the 4. Should have waited 🙂 Need to try some Kristen Ashley, heard her books are very good.

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