Can you read a series in a Month? Join the Challenge! Starts May 1st

Posted April 1, 2019 by Michelle in Can you read a series / 21 Comments

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 and link it back here.
  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) May 1st and 11:59pm (your time) May 31st. They MUST be marked (on Goodreads) as started and finished in the month of May to count.
  4. Enjoy bragging to everyone about how you’re all caught up on whatever series you read (AKA – have fun)! Use the hashtag #SeriesinaMonth

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.

      Note: For the purposes of this challenge we’re defining a novella as about 125 pages or less (roughly 5 hours or less on audiobook).

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!

Sign up

Link up here!


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I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four 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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21 responses to “Can you read a series in a Month? Join the Challenge! Starts May 1st

    • Good question! yes – we realized didn’t define novella in terms of length… so about 125 pages or less (roughly 5 hours audiobook) would be what we’re considering a novella. For it to be over 11 hours it must be longer than that – so for the purposes of this challenge we wouldn’t be considering it to be a novella.

  1. Thanks to Kimberling for posting this on Sunday Salon today! In the midst of a house move for May 1 but willing to try !! Have to give thought to which series – will tweet once settled … @_eHope
    Thanks for the Fun 😉

  2. Here’s a weird question: if I have two books left in one series and one book left in another series, can I read those and call it meeting the challenge?

  3. I surprised myself last fall when I managed to finish out a series with other stuff going on so I’m crossing my fingers that I can do it again. I aimed low and picked a trilogy that I had setting on my shelf, A Fair Prospect series by Cassandra Grafton, but I’ve got two other trilogies in the wings from different genres in case my mood changes by the time we head into May.

    Thanks for putting it together again, ladies! 🙂