Contemporary Series Assistance, Please. #serieschallenge

Posted May 17, 2013 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

This is what JUNE means for this blog and for my reading
  1. Month #2 of the Contemporary Fiction Month event – in which things will blow up contemporary-wise because I will be joined by my awesome co-hosts Evie and Bonnie. Month #1 is currently in progress. 
  2. The Summer Series Challenge begins. 
These two events will overlap, which means this: My June #serieschallenge reads will be contemporaryI love it when things work out well. Makes life so much easier!

Today, I’m asking for help in deciding which contemporary series or series books I shall read. 


Now, I already know of one series in particular that I want to read and have been planning to read for months. 

I’m reading The Summer Series by Jenny Han. I’ve wanted to read these for ages and I finally have all three books. So those are first on my list! A-ha! (This is actually the only contemporary series that I have completed on my shelves.) 

But then I get a little bit unsure of myself. Contemporary doesn’t seem to have as many series as other categories/genres of books, does it? More standalones, which make a lot of people happy. But I’m looking for contemporary series. I am thinking that perhaps I can finish a couple of series that I’ve started?

I’ve only read the first book in the Perfect Chemistry Series! 
I’ve only read the first two books in the Jessica Darling Series! 

I think the Perfect Chemistry series would be super fun but I haven’t gone any further with the Jessica Darling books because I LOVE WHERE THE SECOND BOOK ENDS. Y’all know how I get totally freaked out with moving forward in a series that I love. I’ve heard our darling Jessica is a bit of a loose cannon in the latter books, which doesn’t surprise me a bit. HOWEVER, I have no problem whatsoever adding the Fuentes brothers to my summer. Ahem. 

Then there are a couple of series that I want to read but I don’t have the complete series and my libraries do not carry the books that I’m missing. Asheley/Library FAIL. 

In this case, 
I have the first two books on my Kindle in the Hundred Oaks series 
but not the most recent release. 
And I have the last two He’s So/She’s So Series books, but not the first. 
WHAT? I know. I am horrible about obtaining series books in the incorrect order. 

Another option: 

I have the first four Laural Heights Series books on my Kindle. 
Perhaps this would be a good time to start those? I think these may be New Adult. 

I actually have the first three books in Ann Brashares’ Sisterhood Series on my shelves. I could start those? Maybe. What about Nicole Williams’ Crash series? I just read another of her contemps and LOVED it


Obviously I won’t make it through all of these 
in June while also keeping up with my regular Contemporary Month stuff – cause there is a ton of it. 

BUT if you guys have any input, I’d love to hear it. 
Which of these should I read? Are there other 
contemporary series that I should consider? 

HELP! Recommendations, please! 

Sign-ups are still open for the #serieschallenge! 
June – August 2013. 
Read all about it HERE.  

A few weeks ago, Lauren hosted a contest and asked entrants to name their favorite series or a series that they’d like to start. She’s compiled the results today and HERE THEY ARE! Everything she has listed on her blog post will count toward the challenge. The Rules and Objectives can be found HERE


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4 responses to “Contemporary Series Assistance, Please. #serieschallenge

  1. I've only read the first 2 books in the Jessica Darling series too… I agree. The 2nd book ended really well so I wasn't tempted to move to the 3rd! Well, I started it, but never finished. I say go on with the Perfect Chemistry series. I've heard nothing but good things about it, so now I'm wanting to read it too! 🙂

  2. I love the first two Hundred Oaks books (haven't read the third yet), so I definitely suggest those! I love that they're more companion books than a series that must be read in order; that way, every book can kind of stand on its own, so no cliffhangers or anything like that. 😉 I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ann Brashares' Sisterhood series. I haven't read the final book yet, but read the rest of them in my late teens. What a great series!

  3. Hola! I hadn't realized until reading this post that contemporary series aren't that common – it seems like most are stand-alones or just have a companion book. I did think of a few though! The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot would certainly qualify. I read and loved the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart and would definitely recommend those! Finally, Jenny B. Jones has a Katie Parker series that I haven't read yet but I've loved everything else I've read by that author. Excited to see what book you tackle in June!

  4. I am not very familiar with these series because one of the big reasons I love contemporary is for the standalones. Can't advise on what would be best to read but I like the idea of finishing the Jessica Darling series.

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