Sunday, March 10, 2013

Flo's Challenge of 3

So, I have been noticing a bad rut that I've gotten myself into. As you all know, a lot of great books come in 3s these days. Trilogies are the way to go, and I love them -- I do. But what I've noticed lately is that I will read the first book and most often love it. I'll read the second book and I'll either love it or I'll think it got the Middle Book Syndrome. (I can expand on this point, if you'd like to know more of my thoughts here -- just ask :) Then I'll have to wait the year for the final book to come out. And by that point, I've already been wowed by a shiny new trilogy. And while I may have absolutely loved the first two books, for some reason, I never make it to reading the third.

So, with all of YOU as my witness, my 2013 Book Goal is to conquer the Challenge of 3. Below are a list of  trilogies in which I have read the first two books, but not the third. Honestly, this list is kind of embarrassing. I know for a fact that I'm going to get called out for not having read some of these yet. But I will endure that, because I need the motivation to make time to get them read! So, without further adieu, here are my books on the Challenge of 3:

Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Reached by Ally Condie
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
Sever by Lauren DeStefano

So, my vow is to have all of these trilogy conclusions read by the end of the year. I'll be hashtagging it over on our Twitter #Challengeof3. Do you have any trilogy conclusions that you haven't read yet? Let me know in the comments if you're up for the challenge and/or tweet us @booknerdsblog with the hashtag #Challengeof3.


  1. OMG I could use this myself...Do you know how many 3rd books I have sitting on my shelf unread?? Yeah you probably do.....Infact..yeah I might just have to do this.....

  2. I agree with you about the "Middle Book Syndrome" so much! (Book 2 in the Delirium series was...suffering from the syndrome.)

    I've read BOUNDLESS and loved it! REACHED was a little odd for me, with 3 narrators but I did finish it. (I loved Book 1 and really wanted to see the series through.)

    I need to read SEVER and REQUIEM to also finish out the series. They are both on my TBR pile. :)

  3. Great challenge. This is why I joing the Sequel Challenge for 2013. Good Luck!!