One of my reading goals for 2020 is to finish more series than I start. I currently have 19 SERIES IN PROGRESS. And that’s assuming I didn’t miss any when I counted (which is quite possible even though I scrolled back several years through my books on Goodreads). To put that into perspective, I started 10 of those series in 2019, but I only finished or caught up on 8 series last year.
Clearly, I have a problem. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the buzz-worthy series everyone is reading, but right now I feel like I’ve started them ALL and now I don’t know what to read NEXT. Hopefully this year I can get this situation under control and get some closure for all of these worlds and characters I’ve fallen in love with!
Today I’m rounding up some of the series I’m in the middle of, the progress I’ve made so far, and the likelihood I’ll finish in 2020.
1. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Priority: Very High
Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors. I read Renegades as soon as it came out, but never got to the other books. I now own the entire series, and I just checked out the Renegades audiobook so I can reread it before starting the next two!
2. The Folk of the Air by Holly Black
The Cruel Prince
The Wicked King
The Queen of Nothing
Priority: Very High
I LOVE this series! I won TCP from a Goodreads giveaway when it was released, but I didn’t read it til last summer. I got TWK for my birthday and read it in the fall, and I just got QoN for Christmas!
3. Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic
A Gathering of Shadows
A Conjuring of Light
Priority: Very High
I can’t believe I waited so long to start a Victoria Schwab series! I absolutely loved ADSOM and I can’t wait to read more of her books, but of course I need to finish this series first!
4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin’s Blade
Throne of Glass
Crown of Midnight
Heir of Fire
Queen of Shadows
Empire of Storms
Tower of Dawn
Kingdom of Ash
I wanted to read more of these last year, but I ran out of time. I haven’t totally fallen in love with this series like I did with ACOTAR, but I hear these get better as you go!
5. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Serpent & Dove
Blood & Honey (9/1/20)
Progress: 1/1 published
Owned: 1/1 published
This is the only series on this list I’m currently caught up with, because book 2 hasn’t been published yet! S&D was one of my FAVORITE books of 2019. I will DEFINITELY be preordering B&H as soon as I can, and I can only hope there will more books in the future!
6. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
The Last Magician
The Devil’s Thief
The Serpent’s Curse (4/7/2020)
Progress: 1/2 released
Owned: 2/2 released
The Last Magician rocked my world when I got in a Litjoy Crate in 2017, but The Devil’s Thief was released during a reading slump so I didn’t pick it up. I thought this was planned to be a duology, so I was surprised to see that a 3rd book is coming out this year! Hopefully I can catch up in time for its release.
7. The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Illuminae was one of the most shocking and creative books I read last year and I can’t wait to see what happens next. However, I don’t own the next books in the series yet, and I need to read more of what I own before I buy the sequels.
8. The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
Lord of Shadows
Queen of Air and Darkness
Lady Midnight was my favorite Shadowhunters novel to date, but I was disappointed by Lord of Shadows. I didn’t pick up Queen of Air and Darkness when it came out because my enthusiasm for the series had faded and its size is SO intimidating! But maybe this is the year.
9. DC Icons by Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Sarah J. Maas, and Matt de la Pena
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
This is a series of standalone novels. I liked Wonder Woman, but I didn’t love it. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this series so I’m not in any hurry to finish it, but I already own them all so it’s pretty likely I’ll read them to clear my backlist.
10. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
The Winds of Winter (????)
A Dream of Spring (????)
Progress: 3/5 published
Owned: 5/5 published
These books are long, dense, slow reads. The story is good, but they are so hard to get through! I read books 1 & 2 in 2014 and book 3 in 2017. I want to finish this series someday, but for now watching Game of Thrones is good enough for me. Maybe I’ll pick up the next book when The Winds of Winter gets an actual release date.
Other Series in Progress:
The Casquette Girls (1/3)
Cormoran Strike (3/4)
The Darkest Minds (2/4)
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (1/3)
Red Queen (2/4)
Simon Snow (1/2)
Sookie Stackhouse (3/13)
Spindle Fire (1/2)
The Winner’s Trilogy (2/3)
How many series are you “currently reading”? Have you read any on my list?