Sequel Spring • March 20th-June 20th Reading Challenge
Series! We love reading books in a series. There’s something about getting to know a character over several books and reading more of their adventures. However, unfortunately, sequels have a tendency to take over one’s TBR list. You read the first book in a series and enjoy very much, but then you realize that the series has been running for years and you have eight more books to add to your reading pile! And you mean to read them, but then you see that your favourite author has just published the first book in a new series, or your friend recommends you this other book that you simply have to read now… You get the picture. So here at Words in a Teacup we’ve decided that it’s time to do some spring cleaning in our TBR list! The rules
- This challenge will run from the beginning to the end of spring: March 20th to June 20th 2014.
- The goal is to read as many sequels as possible.
- A “sequel” is any book that is part of a series, apart from the first one. So prequels and midquels would also count. Anything goes, the only restriction is no standalone novels and no first books in a series.
- If we start a new series during the challenge period, the second (and third, and fourth…) book in that series will count for Sequel Spring.
- You can join whenever you want and you can read as many (or as few) sequels as you want.
- Books read for other challenges also count. Audiobooks also count.
- You don’t need a blog to participate. If you’re not a blogger you can link to your Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Tumblr, Facebook… anything!
- If you have a blog, it’d be cool if you created a challenge page, or grab a button and link back.
I am not taking part in any sequel challenges this year but at the moment I am reading a lot of them, so this is the perfect time to join. My goal is to read at least 10 sequels during this reading challenge.
Update: I finished sequel number 10 the 17th of April. My new goal is to read 30 sequels before 20th of June.
List of books:
- The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison (The Hollows # 6)
- Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs (Temperance Brennan #2)
- Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch(Peter Grant #3)
- Hex Appeal edited by P.N. Elrod (The Dresden Files, #11.9 - 60 pages)
- Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, #8)
- Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant #4)
- White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison (The Hollows # 7)
- A Highland Home by Cali MacKay (Contemporary Highland Romance #2)
- A Highland Heist by Cali MacKay (Contemporary Highland Romance #3)
- Baehrly Bitten by Elizabeth A. Reeves (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #2)
- Baehrly Alive by Elizabeth A. Reeves (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #3)
- How (Not) to Kiss a Were Bear by Elizabeth A. Reeves (Cindy Eller #6 and Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #4)
- Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison (The Hollows # 8)
- Pale Demon by Kim Harrison (The Hollows # 9)
- The Dreaming Place by Charles De Lint (Newford #2)
- Death on the Aegean Queen By Maria Hudgins (Dotsy Lamb #3)
- Boneland by Alan Garner (Tales of Alderley #3)
- Pieces of Eight by Melissa Wright (The Frey Saga #2)
- A Gift of Dragons by Anne McCaffrey (Pern # 16,5)
- A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison (The Hollows # 10)
- From a Whisper to a Scream by Charles de Lint (Newford #3)
- Dragon's Kin by Anne McCaffrey (Pern # 17)
- Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond by Kim Harrison (The Hollows # 10,1)
- Prince of Hazel and Oak by John Lenahan (Shadowmagic #2)
- Made to Be Broken by Kelley Armstrong (Nadia Stafford #2)