Getting Serious About Series #4

One of my reading goals for 2019 has been to knock some of these off the list; I’ve made some serious progress so far, but I still have quite a ways to go because at one point, my total number of incomplete series was over twenty, and the number of first-in-series books I own on top of that is substantial.

Halfway through the year, how am I doing?

Trying to keep this organized from update to update is a challenge, but as before, completed series from last time have been removed, completed series this time will gain strike-through, items that changed categories will be in blue, and new entries will be added in red.

Both Started and Finished Since the Last Time I Posted

  • [nothing this time around]

Waiting for the Next Book to Be Published (still)

I Own Them/Can Borrow Them From the Library But Haven’t Read Them All Yet [read/total]

  • Preacher: 1/9 (Garth Ennis)
  • Saga: 2/9 (Brian K Vaughan, Fiona Staples)
  • Starbound: 2/3 (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner)
  • Pivot Point: 1/2 (Kasie West) [didn’t realize there was a sequel when I read the first one]
  • The Edge: 1/4 (Ilona Andrews)

I Own Some But Not All [read/unread/unowned]

I’ve Read the Ones I Own But Not the Rest [read/unowned]

I Own The First One (or More) But Haven’t Started Yet

Getting Serious About Series #3

One of my reading goals for 2019 has been to knock some of these off the list, because between the original post and the first update, things got a little out of hand.

For comparison, completed series from last time have been removed, completed series this time will gain strikethrough, items that changed categories will be in blue this time, and new entries will be added in red.

Both Started and Finished Since the Last Time I Posted

Waiting for the Next Book to Be Published

I Own Them/Can Borrow Them From the Library But Haven’t Read Them All Yet [read/total]

I Own Some But Not All [read/unread/unowned]

I’ve Read the Ones I Own But Not the Rest [read/unowned]

I Own The First One (or More) But Haven’t Started Yet

Getting Serious About Series #2

My original post about this was a year and a half ago, and I never updated! Silly me!

Anything I’ve completed in the time since will get a strikethrough, and new entries to each category, or entries that changed status, will be listed in red.

Waiting for the Next Book to Be Published

I Own Them But Haven’t Read Them All Yet [read/total]

I Own Some But Not All [read: unread: unowned]

I’ve Read the Ones I Own But Not the Rest

I Own The First One (or More) But Haven’t Started Yet

So… yeah. I finished a lot of the series I was partway through (Preacher being the notable exception) but managed, with the help of Thriftbooks especially, to gather many, many more series books to me in the past year and a half.

My series priority for this year was the Hainish Cycle, and I’m one owned book away from finishing; it’s a high priority on my TBR this month.

One of my reading goals for next year is the entire James Bond collection, which I have finally managed to acquire fully; I found the final two first at one book sale, then #7-12 together at a later book sale, before finally buying the rest from TB since I wasn’t having any crazy luck like that again locally.

I’ll try to remember to check in on my progress sometime next summer!

Getting Serious About Series

Yesterday I saw an interesting Top Ten topic over at Bluestocking Bookworm, and since a major goal of mine this year is to finish some series up, it’s a perfect fit. Erin did five series she needs to finish and five she doesn’t plan to, but I’ve got more than five I’m in the middle of right now!

Let’s break this down.

Waiting for the Next Book to Be Published

I Own Them But Haven’t Read Them All Yet

I’ve Read the Ones I Own But Not the Rest

I Own The First One But Haven’t Started Yet

I hadn’t actually realized it was this bad until I made the list…