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Book Catalogue 2020: Completed Series

Before the end of the year, many book content creators came up with blog posts, videos, or creative photos to feature their yearly wrap-up. And I came up with this book catalogue as I was reorganizing my bookshelf.

I am calling this series the Book Catalogue because I want to make a virtual list of the books on my shelf in various categories. This series will be divided into four or five parts, and hopefully, I will be able to post them all before the year ends.

So, starting with a positive note, the first part of this series is all about the completed series on my shelf that I have already read all of the books. I will be listing it down by the number of books on the series, from the longest to the shortest, and I will be sharing stories about the book, if I have any. So without further ado, let’s get into all the completed series on my shelf!

The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison

The Clique series is probably the longest series that I have read in my entire reading life, and these babies are my most prized possession if you asked 16-year-old me. The series has a total of 15 books, including the prequel, and I managed to read them all. To be honest, I always tell myself whenever I look in this series that I will never be able to read a series this long, no matter how thin the books are, anymore. When I first read this series, it was the only book that I am reading. I have a lot of time in the world, so I anticipated every book release. But now, with my short attention span and long list of TBR, a 15 book series is out of the question.

Also, I am kind of cheating with this since there is a 4-book summer collection that I have not read yet (I have it, too). But let’s pretend that it is a different series from this one, besides Goodreads listed them as another series.🤣

Death Note Series by Tsugumi Ohba

I was debating on putting this at the end of the list since this is a bind-up, but I decided otherwise. This book is a gift from my dad. I actually dragged him to the bookstore on my birthday and asked him to pay for the books that I am buying.🤣

Death note is a popular manga that has 13 volumes, although the 13th book is an encyclopedia of sort. This bind-up only has volumes 1 to 12, but it was 2,000 plus pages. It took me more than 2 months to finish the whole thing. I enjoyed the 2/3 of the story, but I feel like it went down the hill on the last 1/3. Light, the main character, felt like a different character in the last third of the book, which is why I struggled to finish it. The other new characters also felt off, and the story is not as captivating as the first part. But I still recommend this series though, definitely worth the read.

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

I feel so proud that I finally finished the Harry Potter series. It is no longer in my pile of popular books that I need to read. I really enjoyed this series and it is one of those that I revisit time and time again. (Even though I only reread the first three books most of the time.)

Most of my books are in hardcover format, but I just love the 20th-anniversary edition with the Hogwarts castle on the spine, so I bought this instead. Plus, the hardcover is quite expensive, so I told my self that I would collect the illustrated edition in hardcover instead for my children in the future.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Also, with a 7-book series is The Chronicles of Narnia. Another book series that I loved and enjoyed. These books are shorter than Harry Potter, and I enjoyed the audiobook. Hoping to reread this series via physical books when I have the chance since I have this gorgeous bind-up. I bought the boxed set in a secondhand book store, and the pages are already tanning, but the covers are pretty, don’t you think?

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Do I need multiple copies of the first book? No. But I have to have a matching set. And I could not pass off the chance to own the 10th Anniversary edition with its bonus content. I initially wanted to have these books in hardcover, but those are hard to find in my country. Good thing I did not switch to hardcover since it would forever bother me that the 10th Anniversary Edition is in paperback.

I love this series. I am afraid to reread this since I love it so much. But after rereading the first two books this year, I wanted to continue with the rest of the books. Or maybe read the graphic novel adaptation of the third book.

Robert Langdon Series by Dan Brown

A very controversial series, but I love it nonetheless. I used to own a mass-market copy of the first two books that I found in a used bookstore. But since I wanted to have most, if not all, of my books in hardcover, I switched to these lovely covers after finding someone online selling it for a cheaper price.

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

I have to admit that I am not one of the biggest fans of the original trilogy. And it might be an unpopular opinion, but I like the additional two books in the series better. Don’t get me wrong, I hate the main character because she is so annoying. But the love interests and the other side characters are quite enjoyable to read. In addition to that, this series is probably the first to come up with additional books as a continuation or follow up to the original series that I read the moment it came out.

Also, whenever I look at my shelf and decide which books to unhaul, I never thought of unhauling this series. I wanted to upgrade to the hardcover set. Hopefully, I can find an affordable secondhand set.

Red Queen Quartet by Victoria Aveyard

(Let’s keep ignoring the glare on my photos because I am so lazy to remove my cover.)

I cannot say that I love this quartet, but I enjoyed it. I love most of the elements in the whole series, but the second book was a letdown. I think the second book was the reason why most readers gave up with the quartet, especially when they announced that this would be a four-book series.

But can we talk about the book cover aesthetic? I also love the matching spine with the crowns on it. An A+ to the people who designed this book.

Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

I honestly loved Divergent. This trilogy, along with The Hunger Games, is one of the prettiest naked hardcover books during the peak of the dystopian genre. I even enjoyed the Divergent movie. But like others, I would like to pretend that the second and third books existed for its aesthetic purpose only. Even the novella bind-up for Four is so-so, in my opinion. However, this is the book at the top of my list to re-read when I finished re-reading The Hunger Games trilogy.

Daughter of Smoke and Bones Trilogy by Laini Taylor

A trilogy that I considered as my all-time-favorite, but I have never reread the books until now. I am currently making my way through the first book, and still, I love it. All those years of fearing that I will not love it as much is gone.

Cover-wise, I don’t love it. But it was in hardcover and the first boxed set that my mom gave to me as a gift. So I would forever treasure these books, even if there are new pretty covers that came out.

(I forgot to include Night of Cake and Puppets.🤣)

Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I discovered this gorgeous trilogy on bookstagram. I think it was during the debut of the first book. I’ve wanted it since then, but it was only when I saw someone selling her copy that I give decided to start this trilogy. This is also my introduction to Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

The Illuminae Files Trilogy by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

The unique format of this trilogy made a buzz on the book community when it first came out. The naked book and the dust jacket is something that I have never seen before. It was a good thing as well that the content of the book live up with the beauty of its cover. However, I think I enjoyed the last book in the Starbound trilogy much more than Obsidio because of how well the authors build up the characters and wrapped up the whole series. I like how this trilogy wrapped up, but I think the main characters in Obsidio was overshadowed by the characters from the earlier books.

Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

Oh, how I loved this trilogy back then. I have attempted to reread this trilogy many, many times, but I lost the motivation since the final book for the Shaw Confessions does not have a release date yet.

I loved the first two books, but I have a mixed opinion about the last book. Hopefully, that will not happen with the spin-off trilogy.

The Thousandth Floor Trilogy by Katharine McGee

Pitched as the futuristic Gossip Girl, the first book captured my attention. The book cover is pretty, and the synopsis looks intriguing. And since I loved The Clique, I picked this book up and loved it. The whole trilogy is so good, but I still hate myself for spoiling the ending of the last book while I am checking how many pages the book is.😭 

Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

This is one of those books that I enjoyed reading and bashing it, sometimes, but the more that I think about the story, the more I hate it. It has so much potential that it frustrates how much of a letdown the story is. But even though I dislike the books, I am still keeping them because the covers look pretty.🤣

Passenger Duology by Alexandra Bracken

On the same note as the Matched trilogy, this duology is one that I am keeping purely because the covers are gorgeous. I hate it when the romance was overpowering, and added to that fact is the insta-love. The story has a lot of potential, and I wished the author explored the world more other than focusing on the romance and making out in the rain. But at least the books with or without their covers looked gorgeous.

Warcross Duology by Marie Lu

I think I am one of the minority who enjoyed the second and final book of this duology. I am not much into sci-fi, but I think this satisfied my cravings for a story revolving around the cyberworld. I am not a fan of the romance as well, but I like the characters individually. I also like the covers of the books, and it felt like a representation of where the story is set. Wildcard has the dark cyber world vibes to its cover.

Winger Duology by Andrew Smith

Now, this is a duology that caught me off-guard. I picked it up at the bookstore without knowing anything about it. It was cheaper than most hardcover books, plus it has some illustrations to it, so I bought it. I thought this would be a humorous book to read, but boy, oh, boy, I am completely wrong. The ending of the first book wrecked me. And the second book deals with the aftermath of what happened in the first book. If you have not read this duology, be sure to pick it up. Just a trigger warning for violence, death, and grief.


So, that is all for the first part of my Bookshelf Catalogue. I hope you enjoyed having a glimpse of my books.

Until next time!

Maria❤

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A reader who becomes a villain, a queen, a princess, a heroine, and a warrior depends on the story that she reads. A dreamer who wishes to dwell in the world that she visited through the pages of her book. A frustrated blogger who wishes to put into words the frustration, boredom, and excitement that she felt throughout her many journeys outside the real world.

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