So Michelle @ Because Reading and I are at it again… This time she’s the one who started it, not me, I swear! But I thought it was a great idea, so I totally enabled. We have a month long challenge for you and if you’re doing COYER it will be a great way to sprint in to the end of COYER. So…
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 Michelle and I are challenging you to read an ENTIRE series in a month.
- Pick 1 series. Yes, just 1. Announce which series you’ve picked on your sign up post.
- Read EVERY book in the series. You don’t have to read novellas or short stories, just the core books.
- Read them all between 12am (your time) August 1st and 11:59pm (your time) August 31st. They MUST be marked (on Goodreads) as started and finished in the month of August to count.
- 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?
- Yes… but you have to read at least 3 books to finish the series. We get it. You read one or two, intend to come back but then never do. Now’s your chance. If you have only 2 books remaining, though, it doesn’t count (see rereads below for exception). There must be at least 3 books remaining. So if it’s a trilogy and you’ve read 1 – it doesn’t count. This is a challenge, after all. It’s not supposed to be THAT easy 🙂
- 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: Can I reread a 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.
Bragging rights! Nah, just kidding. We will be awarding <2> $5 Gift Cards to Amazon, selected randomly from everyone who successfully completes the challenge. I think we MAY be able to get Michelle to make fun “I Read a Series in a Month logos” too, to help with the bragging. 😛
Sign up and Grab our Button!
So it’s time to sign up! We just need to you make a simple sign up post (on your blog, Goodreads, Facebook, etc) declaring your intention to participate and letting us know what series you will be reading. I’ll have my sign up post next week if you need an example… I have to decide which series I’m going to pick of the MANY I’m considering!
Will you join us? What series do you plan to read?Can you read a series in a month? @BerlsS and @limabean74 are challenging you to do just that this… Click To Tweet