November is Sequel Month

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

October was a sad month for me.  I only read four books instead of my usual seven or eight.  I wouldn’t mind so much except I lost the time to read Welcome to Night Vale while it was Halloween. I think that book would have been perfect to read then and I missed my chance.

I don’t usually write my monthly TBR because I love to find other reads and sometimes stray from my original list.  This month, I thought I would give myself a challenge. I dub the month of November: Sequel Month.  The month itself practically wants to be called sequel month because of its 11.  (I know it’s a bit cheesy but I love me some cheese once in a while.)

I have a confession to make.  I don’t like to finish series.  I love reading series because I know there’s another book and another after that one.  I don’t have to worry saying goodbye too soon.  I don’t like series ending on me.  Am I ready to say goodbye to Shane and Clare in the Morganville Vampire series or to Jace and Clary from the Mortal Instruments series? Am I ready to face the cliffhanger left from the last book?  Am I ready for the character death that everyone spoiled last year or the less-than-perfect ending to the whole series? How does anyone get ready for that?  I just can’t.

In dubbing November the Sequel Month, I have decided to read all those books I haven’t read yet, whether they are last books in the series or sequels.  Here is my list of books I want to read this month:

The Offering by Kimberly Derting: This book has to be epic! I want to know how it ends, I'm ready to dive in!

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han: I finished To All the Boys I've Loved Before during the summer and loved it so much! The day I completed it, I needed the sequel and went for a late run to my nearest Barnes & Noble to purchase it.  Already deep in another book, I told myself it would be the next book I read but it kept getting pushed further to the back of my shelf by other reads.  This month, it is getting read!

A Touch Menacing by Leah Clifford: If I'm being totally honest, I barely remember a thing about this series.  Angels. Demons. I might do a recap if I have time of the previous novels.

Infinityglass by Myra McEntire: From what I remember (it's been a long time), is these time-traveling characters may have broken the world.  I will never find out if they fix it if I don't finish the series.

Blood of my Blood by Barry Lyga: Without spoilers, Game ended with the biggest cliffhanger ever! Every time I think about it, it gives me chills. Every trip to my local bookstore was fruitless, because they never had this one in stock.  I just can't wait anymore and ordered it online.  It has finally come in and it's going to be read!

I’m keeping it to five because I want to leave room for last minute additions and still have a chance to devour Welcome to Night Vale by Jeffrey Crantor and Joseph Fink.

If I don’t complete the challenge, I’m not going to be upset over it.  The goal here is to, at least, finish one series.  That’s it.  It’s very doable.  You can even join me.  Leave me a comment below and we can take this challenge together!  Throughout the month of November, I hope to be writing about sequels, generally and specifically (Winter is coming out this month!) so keep a look out because I have some awesome posts lined up.

Happy November and, more importantly, happy reading!

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