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

Posted March 24, 2018 by Michelle in Challenges and Readathons / 5 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.
  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) April 1st and 11:59pm (your time) April 31th. They MUST be marked (on Goodreads) as started and finished in the month of April 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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I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three 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, Author Luv, Bloggiesta 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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5 responses to “Can you read a series in a Month? Sign Up! Challenge starts April 1st

  1. Pauline

    How do you sign up for this challenge? I suspect my adaptive tech may have missed reading something to me.

    • I think our post was broken :/ But we’ve fixed it now… hopefully. just add a link with your sign up post to our linky (under the section that says sign up). Let us know if you have any more trouble.

  2. Egads! Are y’all going to do this one again at another time this year? My April is crammed packed but I love this challenge…I’m kinda failing at some challenges right now because I just can’t handle everything. But that’s another story. 😉 Anyway, I’ll give it some thinking…
    You two are Queens of the Challenge! 😀