2019 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

Posted December 15, 2018 by lenoreo in 2019 Finishing the Series Challenge / 22 Comments

We’re back for another year!!  This challenge is focused on finally finishing those series that you’ve started but not yet completed.  It was previously hosted by Bea’s Book Nook, but we’ve been hosting it since 2018.

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While we’re pretty lax about how you wish to set up this challenge for yourself, we do have a few guidelines to follow.

  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019.  Books must be read during this time frame to count.  Sign up is open from now until December 1st, 2019, so you may join even just for the last month of the year.
  • Series can be already completed as well as still ongoing.  For ongoing series, the goal is to catch up to the most recent book published by the end of 2019.
  • We don’t care if you have only 1 book or 10 books to read in order to finish your series, as long as you’ve started the series before 2019 (ie read at least one book in the series), it counts.  Re-reads are not required.
  • Any format and length of book counts – print, ebook, audio, ARC, etc.
  • Series can be any length (even if it’s just a Duet).
  • Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable!
  • Reviews are not required, but highly encouraged.

How to Play:

  • Declare your intentions to participate in this challenge somewhere on the internet!!  You do not need to be a blogger to participate, there are many ways to declare.  You could write a blog post, create a reading challenge page, create a Goodreads shelf containing series you hope to finish, post about it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Some things you could include (but that aren’t required):
    • A link to this page so that others may find us and join the fun as well (feel free to download the button at the top to use in your posts).
    • A list of series you hope to read for this challenge.  You could even get fancy and list the length of the series, or the books you’ve already read, etc.
    • The level you are aiming for.
  • Sign up for the challenge using the link up below, and link directly to where you’ve declared your intentions (ie to the specific blog post, the goodreads shelf, the facebook post, etc).
  • We will be posting quarterly link ups (not monthly) for you to add links to your reviews or any wrap-up/overview posts you wish to share.
  • Go forth and READ!!  And have fun!!
  • Use the hashtag #FinishingTheSeries2019 on any social media to keep up with other participants!

The Reward:

Uh…your own sense of pride in achieving a goal?  Sorry folks, we’re not actually that motivated by prizes ourselves, so we’re just offering bragging rights.  But we can offer you some pretty graphics to either declare your goal or to use as a badge once achieved!

The Levels:

We offer you 3 different “Celebrity” levels of achievement for this reading challenge:

C-List Series Finisher ⇒ Complete 1-4 series.

B-List Series Finisher ⇒ Complete 5-8 series.

A-List Series Finisher ⇒ Complete 9+ series.

Sign Up!

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22 responses to “2019 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

  1. […] I haven’t done a series challenge yet, though I’ve been wanting to do one. I prefer to read series, so I have so many series that are not completed and I just want to catch them all up (or finish them). There are a few different series challenges out there, but this one was the best fit for me. I am going for the A-List category and trying to finish 9+ series this year. For more information or to sign up for the challenge, this is the link. […]

  2. I’m in! Saw this shared by Lori of Escape with Dollycas blog. I’d been hoping someone would do a series-finishing challenge that just went on from the books we’ve already read, thanks ladies!

  3. […] Finishing the Series Challenge hosted by Celebrity Readers is also another favorite. I need to go rummage through my Read shelf on Goodreads and find some ideas for this challenge (Raven Cycle, I’m looking at you!). I’ll be aiming to finish 5 series(s) – I’m trying not to be too ambitious considering I know I’ve started series(s) with six or seven books left. […]

    • lenoreo

      Yay! I’m so glad you had fun last year as well! I know what you mean, I have way too many serieses to finish!

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