Series Crackdown 8.0 TBR

Hey everyone! Here I am for the fifth day in a row, bringing you another TBR post. This time it’s for the Series Crackdown, which actually starts on the day this post is going up (and also the day I’m writing it, because you know how good I am at doing things ahead of time).

Mel from The Book Moo is the host and creator of this readathon, and she’s provided a cute little grid to edit your TBR into, as well as the image I’m using as the featured image for this post.

Here’s my (tentative) TBR for the readathon:

Now, I’m going to break down the reading challenges for you, because, as you can probably tell, I’m doubling (or tripling, or quadrupling) up on a lot of them. For some of the challenges, I’m also going to be talking about some alternate books I might end up reading to count for them instead. As you probably know if you’ve seen other readathon TBRs from me, I’m very indecisive, and so I always come up with several different versions of my TBR. The one I end up posting on my blog is usually either the one I think is most likely to actually happen, or the one I hope will end up happening. So that’s what that image up there is: the books I think I’m most likely to get to.


1. First book in a series (top left corner)

On the image, I have Caraval by Stephanie Garber listed for this one, but, although I do really want to read that book, I’m now thinking that maybe I should read These Rebel Waves for that challenge instead, if only because These Rebel Waves is a library book and I have a finite amount of time with it. I own Caraval, so I can pretty much read it any time.

2. Includes a map (middle row, left column)

I imagine that a lot of the books on this TBR have a map, since all but one of them are fantasy, and fantasy tends to have maps. For the purposes of the image, I’ve chosen Caraval, but I could end up reading These Rebel Waves or Windwitch instead. It really depends on how I’m feeling.

3. Fantasy (bottom left corner)

Like I said, almost all of the books could count for this challenge, but I chose Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to put on the image.

4. Sequel (top middle)

I have also chosen Order of the Phoenix for this one, though I may end up using Windwitch for it instead, if I get to that book.

5. Been on your TBR FOREVER (bottom middle)

Once again, I’m choosing Order of the Phoenix. The Harry Potter series in general has been on my TBR practically since I was old enough to read, so it’s safe to say it’s been there a while. Another possibility for this challenge is Wildcard by Marie Lu. That book hasn’t been on my TBR nearly as long as Harry Potter, but it has been there since I finished the first book, Warcross, but then, when it finally came out, I never got around to buying it, and the library I’m closest to doesn’t have it, so I never ended up reading it. I still haven’t bought it, but I have this book down to count for another challenge on this list, so hopefully that will give me the motivation to drive down to a different library and check it out.

6. Last book in a series (top right)

Speaking of Wildcard, this is the other challenge I’m using that book for. I suppose I could read Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang instead, but I really doubt that will end up happening, considering I haven’t been in the mood to read that book at all recently.

7. Recommended by a friend (middle row, right column)

I’m kind of cheating on this challenge. I don’t have a lot of real-life friends who like to read, and I don’t really get any specific recommendations from my online bookish friends, so I’m counting the entire YA bookish community in general as my friend and putting Caraval in this slot, because it seems like a lot of people love this series. Another possibility is, yet again, Harry Potter, because I don’t know of very many people who don’t recommend that series.

8. Film/TV adaptation (bottom right)

You guessed it, for this one I’m going with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do for these sorts of challenges once I’ve finished reading this series. Actually, I guess I do—it’ll finally force me to read things like Ender’s Game, or Inkheart, or The Lord of the Rings, or even The Book Thief, all of which have been sitting unread on my shelf for a very long time (though admittedly not as long as Harry Potter). But this time, I’m not reading any of those options. I’m reading Order of the Phoenix.


Okay, that’s all I had for this TBR! Let me know if you’re participating in the Series Crackdown. If you are, what books are you reading? Are you as indecisive as I am when it comes to creating TBRs? I’d love to hear all your thoughts down below!

Thanks for reading, everyone!

-Ariel

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