2013 Challenge fail but high hopes for 2014 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

I’d given up challenges a few years ago because they put too much pressure on my reading.  Last year I gave myself a personal challenge of reading 9 books, but failed.  I only had to read these awesome books.. 001I managed to read 6 of them which is still okay.  After I read everyone’s favorites lists this year I may make a personal reading list again.  If at first you don’t succeed and all that.

This year I decided to join one challenge.  I saw that Bookfan Mary was going to make this her one challenge of the year and I thought it sounded like a great idea.  I am a champion at starting a series but not in completing them. Sometimes I don’t care for the first one but often I just get distracted by new shiny books.

So, I’m signing up here and choosing one series, level 1, so that I don’t have to work too hard to feel successful 🙂  I’ll be completing a series that I started back in 2009 when  read the first two of Shirley Tallman’s Sarah Woolson series.  It’s a great historical mystery series set in San Francisco.  I chose this one because I’m only three behind and I have the next two on my shelves already.

#3 The Cliff House Strangler

#4 Scandal on Rincon Hill

#5 Death on Telegraph Hill

9 thoughts on “2013 Challenge fail but high hopes for 2014 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

  1. Leslie says:

    I hear you on the challenges. I usually participate in the What’s in a Name challenge and since I read so many books it practically completes itself. I don’t do as well when the challenge is actually “challenging”. I haven’t joined anything yet this year but I still have a few days to change my mind. 🙂

  2. kelley says:

    don’t be hard on yourself, you are a busy mother. I took that challenge on a couple of years ago and have continued each year. That way if I’m only reading two or three series, I only have to read two or three books 🙂

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