I mentioned back in my New Year’s resolutions post in January that I wasn’t planning on signing up to many challenges this year. I’m still planning on staying as challenge-free as possible… but there is something I’ve been trying to do for the past year or so that I want to focus on, and that’s to complete more of the book series I’ve already started reading. Most of the series I’m currently obsessing over haven’t been completed yet, but there are a quite few I feel I should be able to chip away at throughout the year.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about what my reading habits were like before I began blogging, and I remember being fairly consistent completing a series if I enjoyed it. Since beginning blogging, though, my focus has slowly shifted and I have one eye that’s constantly anticipating books that’ll be released months, if not years, from now. While it’s awesome to know about all these new shiny books so far in advance, I feel like I’ve started to brush aside books that I really wanted to read only a few short months ago. I still plan on reading new releases, but I want to balance it out with backlist titles as well – older books deserve to be remembered, too!
I just bought Winter and Spell Bound, so at least these two series should be completed by the end of the year. I just have to hope they don’t end up sitting on my shelves for months unread… as the vast majority of the books I buy end up doing, (oops!).
Okay, so it’s probably cheating to include the next three series in this list as the final book hasn’t been released yet … but they will be released by the end of the year, so we’ll go with it! The Winner’s Kiss and The Beauty of Darkness are two of my most anticipated released of 2016, and I definitely plan on reading both books by the end of the year!
I’ve only read the first book in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy, but I hope to get my hands on Ice Like Fire in the next couple of months. As far as I know, the last book in the trilogy – Frost Like Night – is set to be released in September… so plenty of time to catch up (in theory, anyway!)
I couldn’t connect with the first two books in the series, but I’m really glad I stuck it out and read City of Glass – it’s definitely the best book in the series, so far, and I’m beginning to see why so many love the Shadowhunter world. I’d love to finish off the last three books, but, in order to do that I need to read…
I’ve heard a lot of talk about William Herondale, both in the blogosphere and on Booktube… and okay, I need to see what all the fuss is about ;) I own both Clockwork Angel and City of Fallen Angels, so I should be able to make at least a little progress in the next month or two, and hopefully by the end of the year I’ll get some of the others read as well.
I had the first book in the series sitting on my shelves unread for absolutely forever, and I only got around to reading it at the end of last year, and it was a million times better than I expected. I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t tried the series long before now. They didn’t seem like ‘me’ books, but if the first book is anything to go by, they definitely are ‘me’ books! Shame the covers are so... meh. It's probably part of the reason why I kept overlooking them!
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