Friday, November 30, 2012

End of the Series Reading Challenge 2013!

Hello everyone! With all these YA reading challenges out there for debuts and sequels, I was wondering why there wasn't one for those final books in the series. And so, I decided to create my own challenge. It doesn't matter to me if no one signs up because I'm mostly doing this for myself. Sadly there are no prize packs, I can't afford them, being a poor college student, so this is just for fun.
  • What are the rules of this challenge?
    • Your goal is to read seven (7) books that are the final ones in the series that come out any year that you have read in 2013. To participate, you need a blog or a Goodreads account. Your reviews need to be written in English. I'll likely write up a post at the end of each month (or every three months, I haven't decided yet) where everyone participating can link up their reviews for these books and we can all check them out!
  • What books are on the EotSC list?
    • The final book published in a YA series. It has to be in a series, not an author's third or fourth standalone, etc. I have made a Goodreads group for this challenge, which has a list of books that I believe will count for the challenge. This list may not be accurate as the publishers may not have announced that there is another book in the series yet. If there is an error, I will delete the book and that book will not count for the challenge anymore. I know this is slightly haphazard but hopefully it won't be too much of a problem.
  • Why should you join this challenge?
    • Because it's awesome? One of the best things is the final book in a series. This is what it's all come down to. It's the ending of a journey that you've waited at least a year to finish, and this is your chance. One of the reasons I wanted to do this challenge is that I know some people hold off on the final books of the series because they don't want to see it end. This is to push you to that end.
  • How long does the challenge run?
    • Any books read from January 1st, 2013 - December 31st, 2013 count for this challenge. This means that if you read the final book in a series before January 1st or after December 31st, then it doesn't count. This also means ARCs that you may have already read this year.
  • What should you do if you're an author coming out with the final novel in your series?
    • I would love to feature your book on the challenge list! Just make sure it fits within the rules of this challenge. Please e-mail me [mainardi(dot)nicole(at)gmail(dot)com] or comment on the group page and let me know if you want your book put on the list.
  • How do you join?
    • Join below! Put in the URL to your blog or Goodreads page. I'd also love it if you made a list of what books you're going to be reading for this challenge in a post or your own list on Goodreads (you can simply send me a link to the tag labeled End of the Series Reading Challenge or the like), but it's not required.
Here are the books I plan on reading for this challenge. There are many more on the Goodreads list.

Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey
The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson
Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand
If I Should Die (Revenants #3) by Amy Plum
Shades of the Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini
Elegy (Hereafter #3) by Tara Hudson
With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent
Untitled (Dust Lands #3) by Moira Young
Untitled (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
Untitled (Nevermore #3) by Kelly Creagh
The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) by Michelle Hodkin
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry
Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #2) by Bethany Griffin

Hopefully I can actually get to all of these!

Are you guys ready? Here's where you sign up!

Also, here's the button and HTML so you can put it on your blog!

End of the Series Reading Challenge!

Again, I'm not expecting many people to sign up, but I'd love it if you joined me in saying farewell to these series!


  1. Hello it's Erin (siriusyareader) from Goodreads :) I think this is an awesome idea and would love to read many of the books on the list.

  2. Great challenge, Nicole! Thanks for hosting!

  3. I think this is a BRILLIANT idea! I'm always starting new series', and now I finally have some motive to FINISH some of them. I love it!

    ~Lynette @ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time

  4. I know it's already July,so half of the year has gone away,but can I still join?

    1. Of course! The sign-up linky is open for a while :) Good luck on the challenge!

  5. Great challenge and love your blog, I am a new follower and a found you on Goodreads. Your template rocks and I added your button to my blog roll. Thanks for making the group on Goddreads for this!


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