POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Forty-Five

Good morning, everyone! I hope that you are having a fantastic weekend! It’s been a very busy week of writing for me, as I’ve been actively participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) since November 1st. I’ve been having a great time, however, and I am pleased to report that I have managed to make a little bit of progress on my novel this week.

This week’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update is focused on the prompt “a book from a series with more than 20 books.” While this prompt is not necessarily a difficult one to complete, finding a series that is over 20 books in length does take some time. During my initial search for a book, I found that many of the series I was interested in reading didn’t quite make the cut. Many of them only had 18 or 19 books in the series, and a few had exactly 20 instead of “more than 20.”

My pick for this prompt was the first volume of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s 28-volume Rurouni Kenshin manga series, which I really enjoyed. If you’d like to learn more about this series, please check out my Week Thirteen update for reviews of volumes 1-3.

Here are just a few books from some of the series listed…

If you are currently looking for a book that will complete this prompt, here are some great series with more than 20 books…

  • The Argeneau series, by Lynsay Sands
    • Number of books: 31 (with book 32 due to be released in April of next year)
    • First book: A Quick Bite
    • This paranormal romance series focuses on the members of the Argeneau vampire family. My favorite book in the series is Love Bites (book 2), which was actually the first paranormal romance I ever read.
  • The Dana Girls Mystery Stories, by Carolyn Keene
    • Number of books: 30 (original series only)
    • First book: By the Light of the Study Lamp
    • I’ve only had the opportunity to read a few of the Dana Girls books. My favorite is The Mystery of the Stone Tiger (book 25).
  • InuYasha, by Rumiko Takahashi
    • Number of volumes: 56
    • The InuYasha manga series follows the adventures of a girl named Kagome, who falls into her family’s sacred well and finds herself traveling back in time. This is a very fun series to read, filled with action and adventure, great characters, and wonderful art.
  • The Kinsey Millhone Mysteries, by Sue Grafton
    • Number of books: 25
    • First book: A is for Alibi
    • I’ve read the first five books in this series, and enjoyed them all.
  • Krewe of Hunters series, by Heather Graham
    • Number of books: 32 (plus several novellas)
    • First book: Phantom Evil
    • This is an interesting mystery series that features a team of paranormal investigators. While I have only read a few books in this series (so far), I’ve really enjoyed them.
  • The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, by Carolyn Keene
    • Number of books: 64 (original series only)
    • First book: The Secret of the Old Clock
    • I grew up reading the Nancy Drew books. I loved this series when I was a kid, and kept copies of the books in my classroom when I was still teaching. They were a popular choice of reading material for many of the girls in my middle school classes. My favorite title is The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (book 41).
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, by Alexander McCall Smith
    • Number of books: 20 (with book 21 due to be released at the end of this month)
    • First book: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
    • I’ve only had the opportunity to read a few of the books in this series, but I really enjoyed them. The main character, Precious Ramotswe, is an extremely clever woman, and a lot of fun to read about.

We now have seven weeks remaining in this year’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, which means that we’re getting closer to the reveal of next year’s Reading Challenge prompt list. At this point, I still have not decided if I’m going to participate in next year’s challenge; I usually wait until the prompts are released to make my decision. But I am curious to know your opinion on the subject. Would you like to see me participate in the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge again next year, or is there another reading challenge that you’d like to see me attempt? If you’d like to share your thoughts, please leave a comment on this post.

Next week’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update will be focusing on the prompt “a book published in the 20th century.” If you are currently participating in the challenge, and you’re looking for suggestions for a specific prompt, please let me know in the comments.

In the meantime, I hope you’ll visit The Unapologetic Bookworm frequently next week for book reviews and other new content.

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