Friday, May 17, 2013

SERIES CHALLENGE FRIDAY
Unofficial Poll Results: What is your favorite series?

Summer Series Challenge
June - August, 2013
#serieschallenge

Series Challenge Fridays is a weekly feature that will take place during the run of the Summer Series Challenge 
(and a few before)

A few weeks ago I hosted a giveaway where I asked entrants to tell me either 1) Their favorite book series or 2) A series they want to start. I got over 130 answers, which is a pretty nice sample. Because I'm gearing up for the Summer Series Challenge to start in a few weeks, and have been thinking a lot about book series, I wanted to share the results with you. 

NOTE: All of the answers listed below are series that would count towards the challenge - if you wanted to read them too. These series are either fully published or have at least three books released. (See more information about the Summer Series Challenge, and the official rules, HERE)


Top answers for What is your favorite series?
(In order of popularity)

  1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling+
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins+
  3. Divergent by Victoria Roth*+
  4. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead+
  5. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare+
  6. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare+
  7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer+
  8. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
*The Divergent trilogy is actually the only exception. This series only has 2 out of 3 books released, so would NOT count, sorry!


More favorite series results: 
All of these series were listed more than once.
(alphabetical by genre)

YA
  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  2. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead+
  3. Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
  4. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  5. The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta+
  6. Lux by Jennifer Armentrout+
  7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan+
  8. The Queen's Thief by Megan Whalen Turner+
  9. Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent++
  10. Uglies by Scott Westerfield++



Adult (I think these are all Urban Fantasy)

  1. The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward
  2. Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones
  3. Dark Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  4. The Hollows by Kim Harrison
  5. Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole
  6. Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews++
  7. Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs



A blast from the past - older series that were listed as favorites:
  1. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery+ 
  2. The Boxcar Children by Geraldine Chandler Warner+
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis+
  4. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
  5. Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi
  6. Sweet Valley High by Franby CS Lewis+ 


Top answers for Name one series that you want to start.

(in order of popularity)
  1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare+
  2. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare+
  3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  4. The Covenant or Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout+
  5. The Iron Fey or Blood of Eden** by Julie Kagawa+
**Blood of Eden is crossed out because it's not a fully published series. 

More results for series you want to start:
(There was a lot of overlap in this list with favorite series, so these are ones that were not listed above. 
  1. Birthmarked by Caragh M O'Brien
  2. Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness++
  3. Curse Workers by Holly Black+
  4. Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray+
  5. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
  6. Matched by Ally Condon
(Sorry guys! I got tired of linking above. But if you go HERE to the search engine in Goodreads, you can look all of these series up)

+ All the series with this mark beside them are ones that I have read.
++ Series I want to read, or need to finish.

There were A LOT more series listed, but I just could not include them all! 
Also, I think it's interesting that these are almost all fantasy or paranormal books, though I did not prompt answers in that way.  

**If you're interested in some Contemporary series suggestions (or have some of your own), go visit Asheley @ Into the Hall of Books** 


My questions for you are:

1) What is your favorite series?
2) What is one series that you've started and really want to complete?
3) What is one series that you're dying to read?

Click HERE to register for the Summer Series Challenge today! 


8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this challenge! Fun :) And I go with the majority, one of my all time favorite series is The Hunger Games (the feeeeels, Lauren). My fluff "let me enjoy this book without any thinking and have a no-fail read" is The Princess Diaries and Secrets of My Hollywood Life.

    A series I've read and haven't completed is His Fair Assassin and that's because the 2nd book JUST came out and haven't been able to read it...and the 3rd book doesn't even have a cover yet. I have Requiem on my shelf so I need to finish the Delirium series, but I'm a bit scared :)

    Hmm...I know there are tons of series that I want to read..but I can't think of any yet.

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

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    1. I also need to finish the Queen's Thief series much to the urge of my sister!

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  2. Favorite Series is Harry Potter.
    The Series I've started and really want to complete is Matched by Ally Condie.
    One series I've been dying to read is The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.

    Kristin@Blood,Sweat and Books

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  3. My favorite series is The Twilight Saga.

    The series I've started and want to complete are The Mortal Instruments and The Divergent Trilogy.

    The series I'm dying to start are Matched and Clockwork Angel.

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  4. Those are some pretty great series. My al time favorite would be Vampire Academy (love Richelle Mead!). I really want to finish The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments (Weirs that both are from the same author >.<). And I'm dying to read Daughter of Smoke and Bones (heard great things about it and just bought it).Those were all in my PNR category, contemp is a whole another story.

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  5. I definitely need to start The Hollows, Song of Fire and Ice, Chaos Walking, and Anne of Green Gables. Not to mention finish up so many series too! Great list, Lauren! :)

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  6. I'm not surprised by a few on the list. I am ALWAYS trying to get more friends to read the Chaos Walking series. I had one friend start but she stopped soon after starting. I was bummed. It's one of those series you have to be patient with at the beginning, I think.

    I don't know that I have a favorite series. Harry Potter is high on my list, I would say. Twilight too. And I definitely would like to start Vampire Academy! :)

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  7. Wow, those results are fascinating. I have a few favorite series: Vampire Academy (despite book 6), Infernal Devices, His Dark Materials, Chicagoland Vampires...I also loved the first two Unearthly books, as we've discussed in great detail. I'd love to start Chaos Walking, Tomorrow, When the World Began, Gallagher Girls, Jessica Darling, and....too many others to name, hah.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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