Summer started and with that Sequel Spring ends. Ren and I had a lovely time and it was great to see all the books that were read by you guys! Thank you very very much for joining us. We hope you enjoyed it as well, despite the bumps in the road due to our newbieness, and we hope you managed to read all the sequels you wanted to read. :D Ren and I both managed to reach our goals (Ren surpassed hers, of course) and we’re both terribly pleased not just with ourselves but also with your insane participation! Again, thank you very much.
Here are some closing stats from Ren:
- 18 people signed up for Sequel Spring!
- As far as the choice of books goes, there were literally a hundred different series in the linky. Most people read a bunch of different things and only a couple of books from the same series, though a few people did read half a dozen books from the same series.
- Cozies, romance and YA were popular genres, but there was also quite a bit of fantasy and paranormal in the mix.
- Divergent, The Hunger Games and The Selection were all popular series, appearing on multiple people’s lists.
- The single most-read book was Night Broken, the 8th Mercy Thompson book, which came out in March: at least 3 people read and reviewed it!
- A grand total of 145 reviews were posted to our linky!
- But the number of sequels read was even greater than that! We estimate that our participants read between 250 and 300 sequels in the past three months.
- The average participant read 15 sequels for this challenge. That’s 5 sequels in a month, or 1 sequel every 6 days! Way to clean up those reading lists, ladies (and gentleman)!
- Obviously those are just averages. Some people read 2 books for the challenge, others read 57! Either way, we hope you had fun with it and got to read some good books in the process.
And with that we shall close up the post with one last round-up. There are 19 more sequels, bringing our total to 145!
Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #6) by Louise Penny @ Litlequeen Rules
A Sense of Entitlement (Hattie Davish Mystery #3) by Anna Loan-Wilsey @ Carstairs Considers
Clobbered by Camembert (A Cheese Shop Mystery #3) by Avery Aames @ Carstairs Considers
Mr. Monk Is Open For Business (Mr. Monk #18) by Hy Conrad @ Carstairs Considers
The Insider (Kingdom Keepers #7) by Ridley Pearson @ Carstairs Considers
The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass @ Leaf Through Books
The Wolves of Midwinter (The Wolf Gift Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice @ My Little Pocketbooks
The Reversal (Mickey Haller #3) by Michael Connelly @ Carstairs Considers
This Bitter Earth (Sugar Lacey #2) by Bernice L. McFadden @ My Little Pocketbooks
Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans #3) by Suzanne Johnson @ Litlequeen Rules
Animal Attraction (Animal Magnetism #2) by Jill Shalvis @ Litlequeen Rules
Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) by Laini Taylor @ My Little Pocketbooks
The Way You Look Tonight (The Sullivans #9) by Bella Andre @ Litlequeen Rules
Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher @ Jane’s Book Blog
Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford #3) by Kelley Armstrong @ Jane’s Book Blog
Ever After (The Hollows #11) by Kim Harrison @ Jane’s Book Blog
Rise of The Seven (The Frey Saga #3) by Melissa Wright @ Jane’s Book Blog
Evergreen (Mer Tales #2) by Brenda Pandos @ Jane’s Book Blog
Giving In (Surrender Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks @ Litlequeen Rules
Once more, thank you for participating. If you want to look back at the past entries, click on the images below.
Did you like Sequel Spring? What did you think we could have done better? What’s the best sequel that you read this spring? Or conversely, what’s the sequel that made you cringe and drop a series? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Thanks again for joining us and we wish you a wonderful summer!