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I will definitely be participating in this reading challenge again, as I really enjoyed it last year in August when I read Maggie Shayne's Brown and de Luca series, enjoying it so much that I pretty much breezed through the entire thing before the month even really got started!
Unfortunately, with a lot of things going on in real life and in my bookish life, there is a distinct possibility I will fail this challenge. HOWEVER, this year is the year of The Laid Back Reading Plans, wherein I just relax and read when I want to read and try not to stress too hard. Meanwhile, this is also the year I decided to do what I can to cut down the number of series I've started already, so I'm hoping that this challenge will help me further my goals.
Also, with Booklikes-opoly still ongoing, depending on what my rolls and game tasks present... well that will be the difficult part.
The rules are pretty simple: Read or finish one series in one month. This time it is the month of June! It can be a series you've already started, but there must be at least 3 published books that you have not yet read. So if you want to read a trilogy and you haven't started, it'll count. If you want to read a four book series and you've already read the first book, it'll count, too.
For more information and more answers to questions about the rules, refer to the sign up post link above.
My Series Pick
1. The Duchess War -- Already Read
2. The Heiress Effect
3. The Countess Conspiracy
4. The Suffragette Scandal
novella 0.5: The Governess Affair -- Already Read
novella 1.5: A Kiss for Midwinter
novella 4.5: Talk Sweetly to Me
*Click on series title for GR series page. // Click on book title for my review.
My Backup Series
I read The Duchess War for Booklikes-opoly, for a game task that required reading a book either taking place during Victoria's reign (1837 - 1901), or a book tagged steampunk. Since I don't really read steampunk, I decided on a Victorian romance. And I absolutely loved it! Needless to say, I'd really love to finish this series! There are also two more novellas I need to finish for this series; since we don't have to read novellas or short stories for this challenge, I'm going to try to read A Kiss for Midwinter before the challenge actually starts to get it done, because it would bother me too much to skip over books and shorts and novellas in a series. Talk Sweetly to Me, thankfully comes after the fourth book in the series, so I can always try to get it read anytime after June if I don't make it in time.
I had briefly considered reading another Maggie Shayne series based upon my luck with this author so far. But I will use Mordecai Young as a back-up series, even though I have a feeling (and know for sure) that I probably won't need one, unless I absolutely lose interest in Brothers Sinister.