Wrap Up

Was 2018 the Year of Finishing Series?

Finish or Catch-Up to 10 Series

That was my goal at the start of the year. Finishing series was never my strong point, despite owning a complete series sometimes. I wanted to do something about that. So this goal was born with specific series in mind. You can see how well i’ve done…

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Crossed means finished. Italics mean progress. With those I put of as a goal at the start of the year anyway.

Finish From My Specific Goal

Wayfarers by Becky Chambers (3/3) *
De Demon van Fellswyck by Jurgen Snoeren (1/2)
Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones (2/6)
Shattered Realms by Cinda Williams Chima (1/3)
X Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore (1/3) – UNHAULED
Dark Gifts by Vic James (3/3)
Death arc by Terry Pratchett (5/5)
Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott (3/6 + 0/2 novella’s)
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams (4/4 (in Dutch))
Copper Cat by Jen Williams (2/3)

Other series I finished

Wires and Nerve duology by Marissa Meyer / Lockwood & Co. by Jonathan Stroud / Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvelt

Catch-Up (with what I own or what is already published) From My Specific Goal

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon  (1/3)
X Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland (2/5) – UNHAULED
Talon by Julie Kagawa (1/3)
In Death by J.D. Robb (4/8) <- In the mean time I own them up to 12-13.

Other series (I started and) I caught up with

Rend the Dark by Mark Gelineau and Joe King (2/2)  / The Others by Anne Bishop (6/6) / Constellation by Claudia Gray (2/2) / The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan (3/3) / Witches of New Orleans by J.D. Horn (2/2) / Iskari by Kristin Ciccarelli (2/2) / Revenger by Alastair Reynolds (1/1)

Other series I started and finished

The Order of the Bell by Jacob Devlin (3/3) / Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb (3/3) / The Broken Earth by N.K. Jemisin (3/3) / Lou! by Julien Neel (7/7) /  Furthermore (2/2) by Taherah Mafi * / To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (3/3)

Total Finished Series: 11
Total Caught Up Series: 6

*Not sure if this series is done or not but no new books have been announced at the moment.

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Looking at my specific goal of series I did not manage to complete this. Actually I did quite poor by finishing or catching up with only 4. I even unhauled 2 of the series. I realized throughout the year that these stopped interesting me really and that putting my time and effort into them was not a going to be a good thing.

Having said that, if I look at finishing series in general I clearly hit the 10 goal of finishing or catching up with series. And not by just 1. That is interesting. Maybe putting the focus on these series wasn’t what I needed for those. Clearly I finished series that weren’t on there and did pretty decently that way. I am going to repeat this goal with specific series next year and see how that goes. Because you can’t make conclusions on just one year haha.

How are you with finishing series?

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13 thoughts on “Was 2018 the Year of Finishing Series?

  1. The series are my weakest point! I start ton of them and then… well I get sidetracked. Thid year I have set my goal to finish 12 series and even if I didn’t check, yet, I think I have managed to reach it (or at least I hope!). And yoy did great!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

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  2. Series I’m pretty good with because if I don’t like the first book I don’t continue. Unless it’s a saga like the Pern books where I got bored after nine, or so, books. Heh heh. I haven’t finished the Mara Dyer series, yet, because there was so much time between books two and three I felt I needed to re-read the first two; they are a bit complicated. And, of course you know why I haven’t finished the first Grisha trilogy as of right now. 📚

    Beautiful photos. 👍✨

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  3. Oh, ik heb nog heel wat series in mijn kast staan waarin ik verder wil lezen. De Kate Daniels-serie bijvoorbeeld, maar ook de Alien-boeken van Gini Koch, The Fallen Angels-serie van J.R.Ward, … en dan is er nog die uitvoerige reeks van Robert Jordan waar ik zelfs nog aan moet beginnen. Ik weet nog wel even wat doen.

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    1. Ja ik ook hoor. Maar het helpt me zo wel om te zien wat ik nog wil lezen en of ik sommige series nog wel echt wil uit lezen. Zo heb ik vorig jaar er 2 geschrapt.


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