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message 1: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4081 comments SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE

As requested, a series challenge. The duration of this challenge is one year from the sign-up date. You can cross challenge with other challenges, but within Serial Reader the books you list cannot repeat.
This one is monstrous, not for the faint of heart!!! In order to complete it officially, you'll have to read: 28+ books and 15+ different series. Yup, you're reading it right. But fear not, I'm willing to compromise: if you omit some of the subcategories and then call it quits - fine by me - you just won't be all that notorious then. Of course, you can post as you go, but be sure to sign up to set the start date. (note: it's ok to back date if you wish to do so)
So Serial Readers, are you up for the challenge?!


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.

As you are working your way through the challenge, feel free to either repost your progress or update a single post, but please repost upon completion of the challenge. With people starting and ending the challenge at different times, it's extremely difficult to keep track of when people finish without a final repost.

Good Luck, and Enjoy!


message 2: by Ty (new)

Ty  | 1943 comments I am scared of this challenge.


message 3: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4081 comments Alba~Mae *‿* wrote: "Ekkkk, I'm scared too, but I'm gonna do it. I'll take your Killer challenge and hope for the best. I might be setting myself up to fail (I've never before taken part in a Reading Challenge), but I'..."

You'll do great! It seems overwhelming at first, but when you consider you have a whole year to complete it, it actually breaks down to an average of only a little over 2 books a month. Much less intimidating to think of it that way! :D


message 4: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4081 comments Alba~Mae *‿* wrote: "I have two questions though? Is there a minimum page count for each book or can Novella's from a series be used also?

And can I use the same author if they write more than one series? But use each..."


No, there is no minimum page count, novellas are included. And you're more than welcome to use multiple series by the same author...just no duplicating actual series!


message 5: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Dec 20, 2013 08:00AM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1582 comments RRRC ~ SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
1/1/14 ~ 12/31/14
0/28+ read



1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
5 When Darkness Comes
4 Embrace The Darkness
3 Darkness Everlasting
2 Darkness Revealed
1 Darkness Unleashed
4 from 2nd
4 Kiss of Midnight
3 Kiss of Crimson
2 Midnight Awakening
1 Midnight Rising
3 from 3rd
3 Biting Cold
2 House Rules
1 Biting Bad
2 from 4th
2 To Command and Collar
1 This Is Who I Am
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)
1 Take No Prisoners

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books): it must be a series book (doesn't have to be book#1), not a stand-alone:
chick-lit
romance Duty & Devotion
mystery Ball & Chain
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi > Cry Wolf
young adult Dreams of Gods & Monsters

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books): Divergent or Hex Hall I think

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book): Mercy Thompson (March) or Kate Daniels or Archangel's Legion

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.


message 6: by Elizabeth (last edited Mar 15, 2014 08:41AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Elizabeth_Greece) | 1364 comments RRRC 2014 SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
Duration: 12/17/13 - 12/16/14
Read 27/30


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):
5 from Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill
Some Girls Bite (#1), 12/25/2013
Friday Night Bites(#2) 1/16/2014
Twice Bitten (#3), 2/19/2014
Hard Bitten (#4), 3/9/2014
Drink Deep (#5)

4 from Lucky harbor by Jill Shalvis
Forever and a Day (#6), 1/2/2014
It Had to Be You (#7), 2/17/2014
Always On My Mind (#8)
Once in a Lifetime (#9)

3 from Highland Pleasures by Jennifer Ashley
The Seduction of Elliot McBride (#5) 12/20/2013
The Untamed Mackenzie (#5.5) 12/22/2013
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (#6)

2 from Patterson-Cannon Family series by Linda Howard
a.Duncan's Bride (#1), 1/26/2014
b.Loving Evangeline (#2), 1/14/2014

1 from Line of duty series by Tessa Bailey
His Risk to Take(#2) 12/20/2013

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
Read one book from each of the genres. It must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit: Three Little Words, 1/31/2014
romance: Rescue My Heart, 1/22/2014
mystery: Déjà Dead, 2/6/2014
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi: Kitty Takes a Holiday, 12/27/2013
young adult: Slammed, 1/11/2014

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Try out a totally new author. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.
Katie McGarry - Pushing the Limits, 1/15/2014

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
Try a book from the author you've "given up" on.
Magic Strikes - Ilona Andrews, 12/23/2013

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
A Discovery of Witches (All souls trilogy #1), 12/28/2013

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
Read a whole series
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, 1/21/2014
Scarlet, 3/4/2014
Cress, 3/12/2014


7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Read a trilogy.
Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs
a. Alpha & Omega (#0.5), 1/31/2014
b. Cry Wolf (#1), 2/7/2014
c. Hunting Ground(#2), 2/9/2014
d. Fair Game (#3), 3/7/2014

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
kick-ass h
Archangel's Legion, 1/2/2014


message 7: by Stephanie (last edited May 17, 2014 03:04PM) (new)

Stephanie | 333 comments RRRC ~ SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
01/01/14 ~ 12/31/14
19/28+ read


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

A. Celta's Heartmates - Robin D. Owens
• Heart Change 01/14/2014
• Heart Journey 02/10/2014
• Heart Search 02/11/2014
• Heart Secret 04/24/14
• Heart Fortune 05/13/14

B. Crimson City
• A Darker Crimson by Carolyn Jewel 05/04/14
• Seduced by Crimson by Jade Lee
• Crimson Rogue by Liz Maverick
• Shards of Crimson by Liz Maverick

C. Guild Hunter - Nalini Singh
• Archangel's Blade 03/17/2014
• Archangel's Storm 04/01/14
• Archangel's Legion

D. Dark Series - Christine Feehan
• Dark Prince 04/03/14
• Dark Desire 05/11/14

E. Veil - Shiloh Walker
• Through the Veil 02/23/2014

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
A. Chick-lit ~ Enchanted, Inc. - Shanna Swendson
• Enchanted, Inc. 02/20/2014

B. Romance ~ Three Sisters Island - Nora Roberts
• Dance Upon the Air 02/08/2014

C. Mystery ~ In Death - J.D. Robb
• Naked in Death 05/03/14

D. PNR ~ Leopard People - Christine Feehan
• Burning Wild 02/17/2014

E. Young Adult ~ Divergent - Veronica Roth
• Allegiant 04/02/14

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
The Baskerville Affair - Emma Jane Holloway
• A study in Silks

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
Midnighters - Scott Westerfield
• The Secret Hour 03/21/2014

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
A Song of Fire and Ice - George R.R. Martin
• A Game of Thrones

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
Unfinished Hero Series - Kristen Ashley
• Knight 01/06/2014
• Creed
• Raid

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Key Trilogy - Nora Roberts
• Key of Light
• Key of Knowledge
• Key of Valor

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Women of the otherworld - Kelley Armstrong
• Broken 01/13/2014

Heart Change (Celta's Heartmates, #8) by Robin D. Owens Heart Journey (Celta's Heartmates, #9) by Robin D. Owens Heart Search (Celta's Heartmates, #10) by Robin D. Owens Heart Secret (Celta's Heartmates, #11) by Robin D. Owens Heart Fortune (Celta's Heartmates, #12) by Robin D. Owens A Darker Crimson (Crimson City, #4) by Carolyn Jewel Seduced by Crimson (Crimson City, #5) by Jade Lee Crimson Rogue (Crimson City, #6) by Liz Maverick Shards of Crimson (Crimson City, #7) by Liz Maverick Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4) by Nalini Singh Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5) by Nalini Singh Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter, #6) by Nalini Singh Dark Prince (Dark, #1) by Christine Feehan Dark Desire (Dark, #2) by Christine Feehan Through the Veil (Veil, #1) by Shiloh Walker Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc., #1) by Shanna Swendson Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island, #1) by Nora Roberts Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb Burning Wild (Leopard People, #3) by Christine Feehan Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair, #1) by Emma Jane Holloway The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1) by Scott Westerfeld A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1) by Kristen Ashley Creed (Unfinished Hero, #2) by Kristen Ashley Raid (Unfinished Hero, #3) by Kristen Ashley Key of Light (Key Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts Key Of Knowledge (Key Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts Key of Valor (Key Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts Broken (Women of the Otherworld, # 6) by Kelley Armstrong


message 8: by Ty (last edited Dec 18, 2013 05:22AM) (new)

Ty  | 1943 comments okay. think I'm gonna try this. whew. more than likely, books will change.

Start date: January 1, 2014

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):
A. Huxtable Quintet - Mary Balogh
First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet #1) by Mary Balogh Then Comes Seduction (Huxtable Quintet, #2) by Mary Balogh At Last Comes Love by Mary Balogh Seducing an Angel (Huxtable Quintet, #4) by Mary Balogh A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, #5) by Mary Balogh
B. The Dresden Files - Jim Butcher
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher
C. Knight Miscellany - Gaelen Foley
Devil Takes a Bride (Knight Miscellany, #5) by Gaelen Foley One Night of Sin (Knight Miscellany, #6) by Gaelen Foley His Wicked Kiss (Knight Miscellany, #7) by Gaelen Foley
D: Fairy Tales - Eloisa James
The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) by Eloisa James Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales, #5) by Eloisa James
E: Dock Five Universe - Linnea Sinclair
Shades of Dark (Dock Five Universe, #2) by Linnea Sinclair

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
chick-lit/romance/mystery/urban-fantasy/young adult
Friend-Zoned (Friend-Zoned, #1) by Belle Aurora Something Like Winter (Season #2) by Jay Bell Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run, #2) by Madeleine Urban Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #6) by Kevin Hearne Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Glow (Sky Chasers #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars, #2) by Shannon K. Butcher

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
Into the Deep (Into the Deep, #1) by Samantha Young Out of the Shallows (Into the Deep, #2) by Samantha Young

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Enclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann Aguirre Outpost (Razorland, #2) by Ann Aguirre Horde (Razorland, #3) by Ann Aguirre

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb


message 9: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Martin | 304 comments RRRC ~ SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
1/1/14 to 12/31/14

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.


message 10: by Gea (last edited Sep 25, 2014 12:52PM) (new)

Gea (Gea89) | 545 comments Serial Reader Challenge
Duration: December 19th 2013 - December 18th 2014
Completed: 15/28


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):
1st series - Psy-Changeling by Nalini Singh:
Blaze of Memory (14/1) *****
Bonds of Justice (20/1) ***
Play of Passion (24/1) *****
Kiss of Snow (26/1) *****
Tangle of Need (29/1) *****
2nd series - Billionaire Boys Club by Jessica Clare:
Stranded with a Billionaire (6/4) ****
Beauty and the Billionaire (8/5) *****
The Wrong Billionaire's Bed (11/6) ****
Once upon a Billionaire (15/6) ****
3rd series - KGI by Maya Banks:
Shades of Gray (13/2) *****
After the Storm (16/5) ***
When Day Breaks (3/7) ***
4th series - Texas Trilogy by Lorraine Heath:
Texas Glory (2/2) *****
Texas Splendor (1/3) *****
5th series - The Rules Of Scoundrels by Sarah Maclean:
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (28/12) ****

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
Chick-lit: Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl (24/6) ****
Romance: Creed by Kristen Ashley (8/1) ****
Mystery: The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg (3/8) **
Paranormal: Sweet Inspiration by Penny Watson (23/12) ***
Young Adult: Until You by Penelope Douglas (22/1) *****

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds (14/6) ****

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
McCabe Trilogy by Maya Banks
Seduction of a Highland Lass (1/6) *****
Never Love a Highlander (15/6) ****

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
Bared to You by Sylvia Day (21/12) ****

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
The Skulls by Sam Crescent
Lash (5/1) ****
Murphy (5/1) ****
Nash (7/1) ****
Tiny (11/2) ***
Killer (10/4) *****
Zero (24/5) ***

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
The Billionaire's Mate by Cooper McKenzie:
The Billionaire's Mate
The Billionaire's Lady
The Cop's Mate

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Sex Piston by Jamie Begley (24/12) *****


message 11: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments I am so glad its back! I had fun when I did it the last time...:)


message 12: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3017 comments I love this one. I'll be back when I have time to figure out what to read.


message 13: by Julia (last edited Mar 15, 2014 11:41AM) (new)

Julia (bambbles) | 20 comments I think this one sounds like fun. Based on my general reading habits last year I could probably already fill this out. So let's give it a go :)

Jack the Page Ripper
5: Parasol Protectorate - Gail Carriger
Souless (1)
Changeless (2)
Blameless (3)
Heartless (4)
Timeless (5)

4:Spymaster Series
The Spymaster's Lady (1)
My Lord and Spymaster (2)
The Forbidden Rose (3)
The Black Hawk (4)

3: Highland Pleasures
Seduction of Elliot McBride (5)
The Untamed Mackenzie (5.5)
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (6)

2:Iron Seas
Heart of Steel (2)
Riveted (3)

1: London Steampunk
My Lady Quicksilver - 3/2/14

2.Una-Book-Bomber
Chick-lit:
Romance: Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James - 1/21/2014
Mystery: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - 2/23/2014
PNR/Urban Fantasy: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan
YA: Infinite by Jodi Meadows - 3/1/2014

3.Spree Series Killer
Libriomancer by Jim C Hines

4.Author-ican Psycho
The Blood Rose by Kate Pearce

5.Dr Hannibal Lecturer
Divergent by Veronica Roth

6.Book Strangler
**insert series here**

7.3rd Degree
1.
2.
3.

8.Bloody Mary
1. Cress by Marissa Meyer - 2/9/14
Cinder, whom I would consider the protag of this series, is a cyborg mechanic made of kickass awesomesauce

Complete: 1
Books Read: 5
Updated: 3/15/14



message 14: by Daydream Books (last edited Apr 28, 2014 09:02AM) (new)

Daydream Books (daydreambooks) I like the sound of this challenge. Will be back with my list.

Serial Reader Challenge
Duration: 1/1/14 - 31/12/14
Completed: 10/36

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #2) by Jessica Sorensen The Destiny of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, #3) by Jessica Sorensen The Probability of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, #4) by Jessica Sorensen The Resolution of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #5) by Jessica Sorensen The Certainty of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, #6) by Jessica Sorensen
4 from 2nd
Addicted After All (Addicted, #3) by Krista Ritchie Thrive (Addicted, #2.5) by Krista Ritchie Addicted for Now (Addicted, #2) by Krista Ritchie Ricochet (Addicted, #1.5) by Krista Ritchie
3 from 3rd
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan (Marlow Intrigues, #1) by Jane Lark The Passionate Love of a Rake (Marlow Intrigues, #2) by Jane Lark The Scandalous Love of a Duke (Marlow Intrigues, #3) by Jane Lark
2 from 4th
Lost to You (Take This Regret, #0.5) by A.L. Jackson If Forever Comes (Take This Regret, #2) by A.L. Jackson
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)
Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3) by Katie McGarry

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit
Rusty Nailed (Cocktail, #2) by Alice Clayton
romance
Knowing Jack by Rachel Curtis
mystery
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass
young adult
The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never, #2) by J.A. Redmerski

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.
Adam's Apple (Touch of Tantra, #1) by Liv Morris Temptation (Touch of Tantra, #1.5) by Liv Morris Adam's Fall (Touch of Tantra, #2) by Liv Morris

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

Beat of the Heart (Runaway Train, #2) by Katie Ashley

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!
Torn (Torn, #1) by K.A. Robinson Twisted (Torn, #2) by K.A. Robinson Tainted (Torn, #3) by K.A. Robinson
6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!
Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1) by K.A. Tucker One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths, #2) by K.A. Tucker Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths, #3) by K.A. Tucker Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths, #4) by K.A. Tucker

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

Bad Things (Tristan & Danika, #1) by R.K. Lilley Rock Bottom (Tristan & Danika, #2) by R.K. Lilley Lovely Trigger (Tristan & Danika, #3) by R.K. Lilley
BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz


message 15: by Jasmin (last edited Jul 01, 2014 01:25PM) (new)

Jasmin (sakuchu) | 137 comments ]I'm going to try too :)

Serial Reader Challenge
Duration: Januar 1st 2014 - December 31st 2014
Completed: 19/31


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):
1st series (5 books):The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass The Prince (The Selection, #0.5) by Kiera Cass The Selection Stories The Prince & The Guard (The Selection, #0.5, #2.5) by Kiera Cass

2nd series (4 books):Discworld - Rincewind series by Terry Pratchett
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1) by Terry Pratchett
The Light Fantastic
Sourcery
Eric

3rd series (3 books):The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger
Forever

4th series (2 books)
Sparks Fly
The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons

5th series (1 book)Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Specials (Uglies, #3) by Scott Westerfeld

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
chick-lit:
Recklessly Royal (Suddenly, #2) by Nichole Chase

romance:
Extras (Uglies, #4) by Scott Westerfeld

mystery:
Soulless

pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi:
Reborn (Shadow Falls After Dark #1) by C.C. Hunter

young adult:
Suddenly Royal (Suddenly, #1) by Nichole Chase

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Killing Sarai

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Onyx (Lux, #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Origin
Opposition

7) 3rd Degree (3 books): The Black Magician Trilogy
The Magicians' Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy, #1) by Trudi Canavan The Novice (The Black Magician Trilogy, #2) by Trudi Canavan The High Lord (The Black Magician Trilogy, #3) by Trudi Canavan

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Gates of Paradise


message 16: by Sheila (last edited Jun 04, 2014 01:14PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) Book Stack photo stackofbooks_zps17474eb0.jpg

SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
01/01/14 ~ 12/31/14
0/30 read

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

5 Books - Maggie O'Dell by Alex Kava
■ 5. A Necessary Evil (2006) ✔
■ 6. Exposed (2007) ✔
■ 7. Black Friday (2009) ✔
■ 8. Damaged (2010) ✔
■ 9. Hotwire (2011) ✔
A Necessary Evil (Maggie O'Dell, #5) by Alex Kava Exposed by Alex Kava Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell, #7) by Alex Kava Damaged (Maggie O'Dell, #8) by Alex Kava Hotwire (Maggie O'Dell, #9) by Alex Kava

4 Books - Sophie Anderson by P.D. Martin

■ 2. The Murderers' Club ✔
■ 3. Fan Mail (2008) ✔
■ 4. The Killing Hands (2009) ✔
■ 5. Kiss of Death (2010 ✔
The Murderers' Club (Sophie Anderson, #2) by P.D. Martin Fan Mail (Sophie Anderson, #3) by P.D. Martin The Killing Hands (Sophie Anderson, #4) by P.D. Martin Kiss Of Death (Sophie Anderson, #5) by P.D. Martin)

Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

■ 1. The Crossing Places (2009) ✔
■ 2. The Janus Stone (2010) ✔
■ 3. The House at Sea's End (2011) ✔
The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1) by Elly Griffiths The Janus Stone (Ruth Galloway #2) by Elly Griffiths The House at Sea's End (Ruth Galloway, #3) by Elly Griffiths

■ 2 Books - Archie and Gretchen by Chelsea Cain ✔

■ 5. Kill You Twice (2012) ✔
■ 6. Let Me Go (2013) ✔
Kill You Twice (Gretchen Lowell, #5) by Chelsea Cain Let Me Go (Gretchen Lowell, #6) by Chelsea Cain

One Book - Kate Burkholder by Linda Castillo

■ 4. Gone Missing
Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

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2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

■ chick-lit - Chesapeake Bay Saga by Nora Roberts
Sea Swept
Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #1) by Nora Roberts

■ romance - Butterfield Institute by M.J. Rose
The Halo Effect by M.J. Rose The Halo Effect by M.J. Rose

■ mystery - Taylor Jackson by J.T. Ellison
Judas Kiss
Judas Kiss (Taylor Jackson, #3) by J.T. Ellison Finished 1/4/14 ✔

■ pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy #1) ✔ 6/4

■ young adult Virals by Kathy Reichs
Code
Code (Virals, #3) by Kathy Reichs

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■ 3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett
Murder is Binding
Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
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■ 4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
Wolf to the Slaughter
Wolf to the Slaughter An Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell Wolf to the Slaughter by Ruth Rendell
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■ 5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
A Brit in the FBI by Catherine Coulter
The Final Cut
The Final Cut (A Brit in the FBI, #1) by Catherine Coulter
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6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
Court of Angels by Stella Cameron
1. Out of Body (2010)
2. Out of Mind (2010)
3. Out of Sight (2010)
Out of Body (Court of Angels, #1) by Stella Cameron Out of Mind (Court of Angels, #2) by Stella Cameron Out of Sight (Court of Angels #3) by Stella Cameron
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7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Don't Turn Around trilogy by Michelle Gagnon
1. Don't Turn Around (2012)
2. Don't Look Now (2013)
3. Don't Let Go (2014)
Don't Turn Around (PERSEF0NE, #1) by Michelle Gagnon Don't Look Now (PERSEF0NE, #2) by Michelle Gagnon Don't Let Go (PERSEPHoNE #3) by Michelle Gagnon
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■ BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book): ✔
Jo Beckett by Meg Gardiner
2. The Memory Collector (2009)
The Memory Collector (Jo Beckett #2) by Meg Gardiner



message 17: by Gianna (last edited Jun 17, 2014 01:24PM) (new)

Gianna | 289 comments I'm in!

20/30

1) Jack the Page Ripper (8/15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)-Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh
Angels' Dance
Angels' Judgment and Angels' Pawn in Angels' Flight
4 from 2nd-Wolf Pack Mates
The Alpha Takes a Mate
3 from 3rd-Alpha & Omega Series by Patricia Briggs
Alpha & Omega
2 from 4th-Gaven
Gaven
The Bonding
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)-The Zoey Chronicles: The Awakening

2) Una-book-bomber (2/5 books):

chick-lit
romance-Heat of Passion
mystery-Hidden Force
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi-Burning Love
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (3/3 book): Bound-Cynthia Eden
Bound By Blood
Bound in Darkness
Bound in Sin


4) Author-ican Psycho (0/1 book):



5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1/1 book):
If I Were You



6) The Book Strangler (3/3 books)
Want
Cherish
Adore


7) 3rd Degree (1/3 books):
Rock With You Trilogy-Adriana Hunter
Heartstrings Heartstrings



BONUS: Bloody Mary (1/1 book):
When Shadows Call


message 18: by RangerGirl (new)

RangerGirl (ValerieC62) I'm in. Will update later today. EXCITED!!!!


message 19: by Patty (new)

Patty (plv77) | 52 comments I'm in. Sound like fun.


message 20: by iReadFluff (last edited Dec 17, 2014 06:34AM) (new)

iReadFluff (Lovelee8) | 101 comments I'm scared but I'm in!

RRRC ~ SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
12/20/13 to 12/20/14

24/28 read

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):
Take 5 series, read:
5 books - Murder, She Wrote
You Bet Your Life12/20 ***
Manhattans & Murder 1/19**
The Fine Art of Murder 2/26***
Nashville Noir 3/26***
The Maine Mutiny 5/26 ****
4 books - The Tudor Court Series by Philippa Gregory
The Constant Princess10/17***
The Other Queen10/13**
The Virgin's Lover11/7 **
The Queen's Fool

3 books - McCabe Trilogy
In Bed with a Highlander
Seduction of a Highland Lass 9/28****
Never Love a Highlander

2 books - The Parable Series
Big Sky Mountain 2/9***
Big Sky Secrets 5/19 ****

1 book - Cousin's War
The White Queen 12/24***

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit - The Undomestic Goddess6/13 ***
romance - The Desert Lord's Baby 2/28***
mystery - Killing Cupid 2/1 ***
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi - Outlander 9/21****
young adult - Walking Disaster 3/21****

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book): Try out a totally new author.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 1/11****

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try.
Gossip Girl Series - It Had to Be You 5/29 ***

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
One for the Money 1/11**

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book).
Montgomery's and Armstrong's series by Maya Banks
Never Seduce a Scot 10/4****
Highlander Most Wanted 10/8***


7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Read a trilogy - Haardrad Viking Family
Fires of Winter
Hearts Aflame 9/25****
Surrender My Love6/6****


message 21: by Breann (last edited Jun 29, 2014 08:59PM) (new)

Breann | 2362 comments Read: 26/31
12/22/13 - 12/22/14


1) Jack the Page Ripper:

5 books from 1st
The Flesh Cartel #8: Loyalties 12.27 ★★★★☆
The Flesh Cartel #9: Trials and Errors 12.31 ★★★★☆
The Flesh Cartel #11: Permanent Record 5.3 ★★★☆☆
The Flesh Cartel #12: Paradise Island 5.3 ★★★★☆
The Flesh Cartel #10: False Gods 4.2 ★★★★☆
The Flesh Cartel #8 Loyalties by Rachel Haimowitz The Flesh Cartel #9 Trials and Errors by Rachel Haimowitz The Flesh Cartel #10 False Gods by Rachel Haimowitz The Flesh Cartel #11 Permanent Record by Rachel Haimowitz The Flesh Cartel #12 Paradise Island by Rachel Haimowitz
4 from 2nd
Enemies & Shadows 12.22 ★★★★☆
The Silent City 12/23/13 ★★★★☆
The Iron Temple 12.24 ★★★★★
His Holy Bones 12.25 ★★★★★
Enemies & Shadows (Rifter #7) by Ginn Hale The Silent City (Rifter #8) by Ginn Hale The Iron Temple (Rifter, #9) by Ginn Hale His Holy Bones (Rifter #10) by Ginn Hale
3 from 3rd
Discovered 12.26 ★★★☆☆
Escaped 12.30 ★★★★☆
Sacrificed 12.30 ★★★★☆
Discovered (Little Boy Lost, #4) by J.P. Barnaby Escaped (Little Boy Lost, #5) by J.P. Barnaby Sacrificed (Little Boy Lost, #6) by J.P. Barnaby
2 from 4th
Man Down 1.1 ★★★☆☆
Lights and Sirens 3.23 ★★★☆☆
Man Down (EMS Heat, #2) by Stephani Hecht Lights and Sirens (EMS Heat, #3) by Stephani Hecht
1 from the last one
Sno Ho 1.25 ★★★☆☆
Sno Ho (Sno Ho, #1) by Ethan Day

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
chick-lit
romance
Breaking Cover 1.23 ★★★★☆
Breaking Cover (Life Lessons, #2) by Kaje Harper
mystery
Old Poison 3.23 ★★★★☆
Old Poison (Dangerous Ground #2) by Josh Lanyon
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
Bayou Moon 1.11 ★★★★☆
Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews
young adult
Something Like Spring 1.28 ★★★★★
Something Like Spring (Seasons, #4) by Jay Bell

3) Spree Series Killer:
Harry Potter and the Bound Prince 2.9 ★★★☆☆
Harry Potter and the Bound Prince (The Bound Prince, #1) by slashpervert

4) Author-ican Psycho:
Love at First Sight (Home #4) by Cardeno C. 6.29 ★★★★☆

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer:
Quid Pro Quo 4.1 ★★★☆☆
Quid Pro Quo (Market Garden, #1) by L.A. Witt

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
Mark and Tony 1.28 ★★★☆☆
Max and Finn 2.28 ★★★★☆
Seth and David 4.5 ★★★☆☆
Mark and Tony (Men of Smithfield #1) by L.B. Gregg Max and Finn (Men of Smithfield #2) by L.B. Gregg Seth and David (Men of Smithfield, #3) by L.B. Gregg Adam and Holden (Men of Smithfield #4) by L.B. Gregg

7) 3rd Degree:
Sky Riders (Skybound, #1) by Fae Sutherland Sky Runners (Skybound, #2) by Fae Sutherland Sky Hunter (Skybound, #3) by Fae Sutherland

BONUS: Bloody Mary:
Seduction in Death 3.2. ★★★★☆
Seduction in Death (In Death, #13) by J.D. Robb


message 22: by Karla (last edited Dec 22, 2013 09:55PM) (new)

Karla | 272 comments I'm doing a few other series challenges, so I'm going to give this a try.

Serial Killer/Reader Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.


message 23: by RangerGirl (last edited Sep 02, 2014 06:19AM) (new)

RangerGirl (ValerieC62) Serial Killer/Reader Challenge - COMPLETED! YAY!!
Duration: January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):
Take 5 series, read:

5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
Masters and Mercenaries – Lexi Blake
1. The Dom Who Loved Me – read February 3, 2014
2. The Men with the Golden Cuffs – read February 5,2014
3. A Dom is Forever – February 10, 2014
4. On Her Master's Secret Service – February 12, 2014
5. Love and Let Die – February 14, 2014

4 from 2nd
1. Easy Bake Coven - April 19, 2014
2. Hungry, Hungry, Hoodoo - April 19, 2014
3. Pickup Styx - April 20, 2014
4. Tiddly Jinx - April 21, 2014

3 from 3rd
Undeniable – Madeline Sheenan
1. Undeniable – read January 2, 2014
2. Unbeautifully – read January 3, 2014
3. Unattainable – read January 4, 2014

2 from 4th
1. Surrender - April 9, 2014
2. Submit - April 10, 2014

1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)
Breathless Trilogy – Maya Banks
1. Burn - read January 1, 2014

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
#1 - Chick Lit - The Will - April 16, 2014
#2 - Romance - The Teacher's Billionaire - April 5, 2014
#3 - Mystery - Wake for Me - April 23, 2014
#4 - PNR/Urban-Fantasy/Fantasy/Sci-fi - The King - April 3, 2014
#5 - Young Adult-Heller - January 10, 2014

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.
King’s Bluff Wyoming – Fiona Archer
1. Chloe's Double Draw– February 16, 2014

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.
Isabelle Peterson:
1. Not In My Wildest Dreams - February 22, 2014

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!
Naked - July 6, 2014

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!
In Death – J.D. Robb
1. Naked in Death – January 20, 2014
2. Glory in Death – January 25, 2014
3. Immortal in Death – January 26, 2014
4. Rapture in Death – January 28, 2014
5. Ceremony in Death – January 30, 2014
6. Vengeance in Death – January 31, 2014
7. Holiday in Death – February 1, 2014
8. Midnight in Death – February 23, 2014
9. Conspiracy in Death – February 23, 2014
10. Loyalty in Death – February 24, 2014
11. Witness in Death – February 25, 2014
12. Judgment in Death – February 27, 2014
13. Betrayal in Death – February 28, 2014
14. Seduction in Death – March 1, 2014
15. Reunion in Death – March 2, 2014
16. Purity in Death – March 4, 2014
17. Portrait in Death – March 4, 2014
18. Imitation in Death – March 6, 2014
19. Divided in Death –March 8, 2014
20. Visions in Death – March 9, 2014
21. Survivor In Death – March 10, 2014
22. Origin in Death –March 10, 2014
23. Memory in Death – March 12, 2014
24. Born in Death – March 14, 2014
25. Innocent in Death – March 15, 2014
26. Creation in Death – March 16, 2014
27. Strangers in Death –March 17, 2014
28. Salvation in Death – March 20, 2014
29. Promises in Death – March 21, 2014
30. Kindred in Death – March 21, 2014
31. Fantasy in Death – March 21, 2014
32. Indulgence in Death – March 21, 2014
33. Treachery in Death – March 22, 2014
34. New York to Dallas – March 22, 2014
35. Celebrity in Death – March 23, 2014
36. Delusion in Death – March 25, 2014
37. Calculated in Death – March 27, 2014
38. Thankless in Death – March 28, 2014
39. Concealed in Death – March 29, 2014

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

This Man Trilogy – Jodi Ellen Malpas
1. This Man – January 5, 2014
2. Beneath This Man – January 5, 2014
3. This Man Confessed – January 7, 2014

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.
1. The 5th Horseman - April 22, 2014


message 24: by Kme_17 (last edited Apr 06, 2014 09:11PM) (new)

Kme_17 | 107 comments RRRC ~ SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
1/1/14 to 12/31/14

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit-Everyone Worth Knowing
romance
mystery Love Is Murder
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work


message 25: by Mave (new)

Mave | 96 comments RRRC ~ SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
1/1/14 to 12/31/14


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.


message 26: by Netanella (last edited Nov 26, 2014 10:44AM) (new)

Netanella | 439 comments I'm in! I'll start with the New Year!

RRRC Serial Killer/Reader Challenge

Duration: January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

As requested, a series challenge. The duration of this challenge is one year from the sign-up date. You can cross challenge with other challenges, but within Serial Reader the books you list cannot repeat.
This one is monstrous, not for the faint of heart!!! In order to complete it officially, you'll have to read: 28+ books and 15+ different series. Yup, you're reading it right. But fear not, I'm willing to compromise: if you omit some of the subcategories and then call it quits - fine by me - you just won't be all that notorious then. Of course, you can post as you go, but be sure to sign up to set the start date. (note: it's ok to back date if you wish to do so)
So Serial Readers, are you up for the challenge?!


1. Jack the Page Ripper:
Series 1
✔ Spaceport 3 - Trash and Treasure - 05.18.2014 (★★★)
✔ Spaceport 10 - Forget Me Not - 06.01.2014 (★★★★)
✔ Spaceport 13 - Marked - 07.10.2014 (★★)
✔ Spaceport 16 - Courtesan - 07.11.2014 (★★★★)
✔ Spaceport 18 - Sugar and Spice - 07.12.2014 (★★★★)
Trash & Treasure (Spaceport, #3) by Mikala Ash Spaceport Forget Me Not by Mikala Ash Spaceport Marked by Jade Buchanan Courtesan (Spaceport) by Cat Marsters Sugar and Spice by Tuesday Morrigan
Series 2
1. ✔ Children of the Goddess - Regina in the Sun - 02.05.2014 (★★★)
2. ✔ Children of the Goddess - Lux in Shadow - 03.08.2014 (★★★)
3. ✔ Children of the Goddess - Twilight Guardian - 03.10.2014 (★★★★)
4. ✔ Children of the Goddess - Midnight Falls - 03.13.2014 (★★★★)
Regina in the Sun (Children of the Goddess, #1) by R.G. Alexander Lux in Shadow (Children of the Goddess, #2) by R.G. Alexander Twilight Guardian (Children of the Goddess, #3) by R.G. Alexander Midnight Falls (Children of the Goddess, #4) by R.G. Alexander
Series 3
1. ✔ Para-Ops 1 - Chosen by Blood - 01.25.2014 (★★★★)
2. ✔ Para-Ops 2 - Chosen by Fate - 02.16.2014 (★★★★★)
3. ✔ Para-Ops 3 - Chosen by Sin- 03.22.2014 (★★★★★)
Chosen by Blood (Para-Ops, #1) by Virna DePaul Chosen by Fate (Para-Ops, #2) by Virna DePaul Chosen by Sin (Para-Ops, #3) by Virna DePaul
Series 4
1. ✔ Line of Duty 2 - His Risk to Take - 02.01.2014 (★★★★)
2. ✔ Line of Duty 3 - Officer Off Limits - 02.02.2014 (★★★★)
His Risk to Take (Line of Duty, #2) by Tessa Bailey Officer off Limits (Line of Duty, #3) by Tessa Bailey
Series 5
1. ✔ Game For It 2 - Game For Trouble - 02.17.2014 (★★★★)
Game for Trouble (Game for It, #2) by Karen Erickson

2. Una-book-bomber (5 books):
Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
1. ✔ Chick-Lit: Exquisite 1 - Exquisite - 02.20.2014 (★★★)
2. ✔ Romance: Mistress Matchmaker 1 - An Introduction to Pleasure - 01.06.2014 (★★★★★)
3. ✔ Mystery: Other People's Bodies - 05.22.2014 (★★★★★)
4. ✔ PNR: Denali Heat 1 - Arctic Shift - 01.17.2014 (★★)
5. ✔ Young Adult: White Rabbit Chronicles 1 - Alice in Zombieland - 01.08.2014 (★★★)
Exquisite (Exquisite, #1) by Ella Frank An Introduction to Pleasure (Mistress Matchmaker, #1) by Jess Michaels Other People's Bodies (The Heights #1) by Amy Cross Arctic Shift (Denali Heat, #1) by Lissa Matthews Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter

3. Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
1. ✔ Shaken Dirty 1 - Crash into Me - 01.21.2014 (★★★)
Crash into Me (Shaken Dirty, #1) by Tracy Wolff

4. Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
1. ✔ Regency Draculia 3 - The Vampire Narcise - 02.19.2014 (★★★★★)
The Vampire Narcise (Regency Draculia, #3) by Colleen Gleason

5. Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (14 books):
Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later. Just read it already. Go on!
1. ✔ Dresden Files 1 - Storm Front - 02.14.2014 (★★★★★)
2. ✔ Dresden Files 2 - Fool Moon - 02.23.2014 (★★★★)
3. ✔ Dresden Files 3 - Grave Peril - 03.08.2014 (★★★★)
4. ✔ Dresden Files 4 - Summer Knight - 04.10.2014 (★★★★)
5. ✔ Dresden Files 5 - Death Masks - 06.20.2014 (★★★★★)
6. ✔ Dresden Files 6 - Blood Rites - 06.27.2014 (★★★)
7. ✔ Dresden Files 7 - Dead Beat - 07.24.2014 (★★★★★)
8. ✔ Dresden Files 8 - Proven Guilty - 09.16.2014 (★★★★★)
9. ✔ Dresden Files 9 - White Night - 10.10.2014 (★★★★★)
10. Dresden Files 10 - Small Favor
11. Dresden Files 11 - Turn Coat
12. Dresden Files 12 - Changes
13. Dresden Files 13 - Ghost Story
Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5) by Jim Butcher Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7) by Jim Butcher Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files #8) by Jim Butcher White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher

6. The Book Strangler (4 books):
1. ✔ Wasteland 1 - The Wanderer - 08.02.2014 ♥♥♥
2. ✔ Wasteland 2 - The Whore - 07.02.2014 ♥♥♥
3. ✔ Wasteland 3 - The Breeder ♥♥♥
4. ✔ Wasteland 4 - The Priestess - 11.11.2014 ♥♥♥
The Wanderer by Crystal Jordan The Whore (Wasteland, #2) by Lilli Feisty The Breeder (Wasteland #3) by Eden Bradley The Priestess (Wasteland, #4) by R.G. Alexander

7. 3rd Degree (3 books):
1. ✔ Love Required 1 - No Dress Required - 02.18.2014 (★★)
2. ✔ Love Required 2 - No Flowers Required - 03.01.2014 (★★★★)
3. ✔ Love Required 3 - No Romance Required - 03.02.2014 (★★★★)
No Dress Required (Love Required, #1) by Cari Quinn No Flowers Required (Love Required, #2) by Cari Quinn No Romance Required (Love Required, #3) by Cari Quinn

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
1. ✔ Starborn Saga 1 - Out of Darkness - 03.09.2014 (★★★★)
Out of Darkness (The Starborn Saga, #1) by Jason D. Morrow


message 27: by ❀Tea❀ (last edited Dec 13, 2014 02:10PM) (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 50 comments I'm in. Starting next year. ☺

Duration: 01.01.2014.- 31.12.2014.

: 36


1. Jack the Page Ripper
Psy-Changeling
1. Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling #8) by Nalini Singh - 01.01.14 - ★★★
2. Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9) by Nalini Singh - 11.01.14 - ★★★★
3. Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling #10) by Nalini Singh - 22.01.14 - ★★★★
4. Tangle Of Need (Psy-Changeling #11) by Nalini Singh - 09.05.14 - ★★★★
5. Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling #12) by Nalini Singh - 06.05.14 - ★★★★
The Dresden Files
1. Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher - 07.01.14 - ★★★★★
2. Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7) by Jim Butcher - 16.01.14 - ★★★★
3. Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files #8) by Jim Butcher - 23.02.14 - ★★★★
4. White Night (The Dresden Files #9) by Jim Butcher - 06.04.14 - ★★★★
Sci-Regency
1. My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency #1) by J.L. Langley - 02.01.14 - ★★★
2. The Englor Affair (Sci-Regency #2) by J.L. Langley - 02.01.14 - ★★★★
3. My Regelence Rake (Sci-Regency #3) by J.L. Langley - 03.01.14 - ★★★★
Diane Fallon
1. Dead Secret (Diane Fallon #3) by Beverly Connor - 09.01.14 - ★★★★
2. Dead Past (Diane Fallon #4) by Beverly Connor - 25.01.14 - ★★★★
Coffeehouse Mystery
1. Billionaire Blend (Coffeehouse Mystery #13) by Cleo Coyle - 08.01.14 - ★★★

2. Una-book-bomber
chick-lit - It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney #5) by Julie James - 01.07.14 - ★★★★
romance - No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels #3) by Sarah MacLean - 16.01.14 - ★★★
mystery - Cold as Ice (Ice #2) by Anne Stuart - 14.01.14 - ★★★★
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi - Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed #1) by Lara Adrian - 13.01.14 - ★★★
young adult - The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa - 29.01.14 - ★★★★

3. Spree Series Killer - The Iron Druid Chronicles
1. Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne - 17.01.14 - ★★★★★
2. Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by Kevin Hearne - 24.02.14 - ★★★★
3. Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #3) by Kevin Hearne - 04.03.14 - ★★★★
4. Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles #4) by Kevin Hearne - 14.03.14 - ★★★★
5. Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles #5) by Kevin Hearne - 21.03.14 - ★★★★
6. Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles #6) by Kevin Hearne - 27.03.14 - ★★★★
7. Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #7) by Kevin Hearne - 21.07.14 - ★★★

4. Author-ican Psycho
1.

5. Dr. Hannibal Lecturer - A Song of Ice and Fire
1. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin - 10.01.14 - ★★★★

6. The Book Strangler - Bad in Baltimore
1. Bad Company (Bad in Baltimore #1) by K.A. Mitchell - 03.01.14 - ★★★
2. Bad Boyfriend (Bad in Baltimore #2) by K.A. Mitchell - 15.01.14 - ★★★★
3. Bad Attitude (Bad in Baltimore #3) by K.A. Mitchell - 21.01.14 - ★★★
4. Bad Influence (Bad in Baltimore #4) by K.A. Mitchell - 07.05.14 - ★★★

7. 3rd Degree - Bow Street Runners
1. Someone to Watch over Me (Bow Street Runners #1) by Lisa Kleypas - 07.02.14 - ★★★★
2. Lady Sophia's Lover (Bow Street Runners #2) by Lisa Kleypas - 17.03.14 - ★★★★
3. Worth Any Price (Bow Street Runners #3) by Lisa Kleypas - 29.10.14 - ★★★★

8. Bloody Mary
1. Conspiracy in Death (In Death #8) by J.D. Robb - 01.03.14 - ★★★★


message 28: by Patty (new)

Patty (plv77) | 52 comments Romance Readers Reading
Serial Reader Challenge - Take 2!

1-1-14 to 12-31-14 SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.


message 29: by Logan (last edited Jan 02, 2015 04:41PM) (new)

Logan  (loganturner) | 579 comments I'm going to start in the new year. I'll come back to update with book picks. Great challenge - thank you!!

SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
Duration: 1/1/14 - 12/31/14


Completed: 28/29 books and 15/16 series

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):


Take 5 series, read:
5 books from Dresden Files series
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) by Jim Butcher Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7) by Jim Butcher Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher

4 books from Vampire Academy series
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) by Richelle Mead Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle Mead Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead

3 books from Sebastian St. Cyr series
Where Serpents Sleep (Sebastian St. Cyr, #4) by C.S. Harris Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr, #6) by C.S. Harris What Remains of Heaven (Sebastian St. Cyr, #5) by C.S. Harris

2 books from Immortals After Dark series
The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark, #1) by Kresley Cole A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley Cole

1 book from Black Knights, Inc. series
In Rides Trouble (Black Knights Inc., #2) by Julie Ann Walker

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one series book from each of the genres:
✔ Chick-lit: Brownies and Broomsticks
✔ Romance: Something About You
✔ Mystery: On What Grounds
✔ PNR/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi: Magic Slays
✔ Young adult: Something Strange and Deadly

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

Cut & Run (Cut & Run, #1) by Abigail Roux

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books!

The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies, #1) by K.J. Charles A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies, #2) by K.J. Charles by K.J. Charles

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior.

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost


message 30: by Joann (last edited Dec 30, 2013 02:59PM) (new)

Joann | 973 comments RRRC SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE - Take 2

Duration: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

0/30 Read


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

(5) Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Temptation Ridge
Angel's Peak
Moonlight Road
Promise Canyon
Wild Man Creek

Temptation Ridge (Virgin River, #6) by Robyn Carr Angel's Peak (Virgin River, #10) by Robyn Carr Moonlight Road (Virgin River, #11) by Robyn Carr Promise Canyon (Virgin River, #13) by Robyn Carr Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, #14) by Robyn Carr

(4) Legacy of the Drow by R.A. Salvatore

The Legacy
Starless Night
Siege of Darkness
Passage to Dawn

The Legacy (Forgotten Realms Legacy of the Drow, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #7) by R.A. Salvatore Starless Night (Forgotten Realms Legacy of the Drow, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #8) by R.A. Salvatore Siege of Darkness (Forgotten Realms Legacy of the Drow, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #9) by R.A. Salvatore Passage to Dawn (Forgotten Realms Legacy of the Drow, #4; Legend of Drizzt, #10) by R.A. Salvatore

(3) Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole

Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
Dark Desires After Dusk
MacRieve

Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, #4) by Kresley Cole Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6) by Kresley Cole MacRieve (Immortals After Dark, #13) by Kresley Cole

(2) Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater

Pretty When She Kills
Pretty When She Destroys

Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She Dies, #2) by Rhiannon Frater Pretty When She Destroys (Pretty When She Dies, #3) by Rhiannon Frater

(1) Sirantha Jax by Ann Aguirre

Killbox

Killbox (Sirantha Jax, #4) by Ann Aguirre


2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

chick-lit: Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovitch
romance: The Wanderer by Robyn Carr
mystery: U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
urban-fantasy: Wild Things by Chloe Neill
young adult: Don't Fear the Reaper by Michelle Muto

Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20) by Janet Evanovich The Wanderer (Thunder Point, #1) by Robyn Carr U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21) by Sue Grafton Wild Things (Chicagoland Vampires, #9) by Chloe Neill Don't Fear the Reaper (Netherworld, #1) by Michelle Muto

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf
How To Run With A Naked Werewolf

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

The First Law by Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Mistborn The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry, #9) by Laurell K. Hamilton Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1) by Molly Harper The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper How To Run With A Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #3) by Molly Harper The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercrombie Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3) by Joe Abercrombie Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews


message 31: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean hello. I have my own challenge group and I love your Serial Killer Challenge. Would it be alright if I use this challenge in my group. Of course I will give your and your group credit for the challenge if you allow me to post it in my group. I won't post it until I hear your answer. Thanks!


message 32: by Melissa (last edited Dec 31, 2014 12:37PM) (new)

Melissa | 1239 comments Serial Killer Reader Challenge
Jan 1, 2014 ~ Dec 31, 2014
29/29 completed



1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

* 5 books from Meljean Brook's Iron Seas:
Here There Be Monsters 3/20
The Iron Duke 4/4
Heart of Steel 5/30
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City 6/1
Tethered 9/29
* 4 from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark:
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
1/19
Dark Needs at Night's Edge 5/30
Dark Desires After Dusk 7/20
Kiss of a Demon King 11/20
* 3 from Christine Feehan's Carpathians:
Dark Peril
3/31
Dark Predator 5/8
Dark Storm 7/18
* 2 from Kimberly Raye's Dead End Dating series:
Dead End Dating
5/23
Dead and Dateless 7/7
* 1 from Dianne Sylvan's Shadow World:
Shadowflame
7/17

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

chick-lit ~ On Dublin Street
3/2
romance ~ Heart of Atlantis1/3
mystery ~ A Bat in the Belfry1/21
urban fantasy ~ World After1/1
young adult ~ Forever2/19

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Marked first in Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardians series
1/8

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

A Really Cute Corpse from Joan Hess' Claire Malloy series
1/19

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

A Discovery of Witches first in Deborah Harkness' All Souls Trilogy
2/17

6) The Book Strangler (2 books):
Ann Aguirre's Dred Chronicles
Perdition
9/23
Havoc 12/31

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
6/21
The Girl Who Played with Fire 7/2
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 7/6


BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Trick of the Light
2/24


message 33: by Kaica~Mae (last edited Dec 31, 2013 03:54PM) (new)

Kaica~Mae  | 14 comments SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
Duration: 1/1/14 - 31/12/14

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one series book from each of the genres:
chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior.


message 34: by René (last edited Apr 20, 2014 08:51AM) (new)

René (bookgeek4life) | 34 comments I'm in! Books to come.

1/1/14 ~ 12/31/14
10/28+ read


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
(view spoiler)
X-Factor Many Lives of Madrox by Peter David X-Factor Heart Of Ice by Peter David X-Factor The Only Game In Town by Peter David X-Factor Secret Invasion by Peter David X-Factor Time and a Half by Peter David
4 from 2nd
(view spoiler)
Aerie and Reckoning (The Fallen, #3-4) by Thomas E. Sniegoski End of Days (The Fallen, #3) by Thomas E. Sniegoski Forsaken (The Fallen, #4) by Thomas E. Sniegoski Armageddon (The Fallen, #5) by Thomas E. Sniegoski
3 from 3rd
(view spoiler)
Rapture (The Fallen Angels, #4) by J.R. Ward Possession (Fallen Angels, #5) by J.R. Ward Immortal (Fallen Angels, #6) by J.R. Ward
✔2 from 4th Stark Series
(view spoiler)
Layers (Stark, #1) by Sigal Ehrlich Inner Core (Stark, #2) by Sigal Ehrlich
✔1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)
(view spoiler)
Drop of Doubt (The Ghost Bird Series, #5) by C.L. Stone

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one series book from each of the genres:
chick-lit:
✔romance:
Unexpected Gifts (Castle Mountain Lodge, #1) by Elena Aitken*** 1/6/14
mystery:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson
✔pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi:
The Shadow Prince (Mortal Enchantment, #0.5) by Stacey O'Neale **** 4/18/14
✔young adult:
Thief (The Scarab Beetle #1) by C.L. Stone ***** 2/25/14

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.
Demons at Deadnight (Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #1) by A&E Kirk or Heir Untamed (Latvala Royals, #1) by Danielle Bourdon

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.
Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead or Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!
Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!
Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1) by C.J. Roberts Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #2) by C.J. Roberts Epilogue (The Dark Duet, #3) by C.J. Roberts

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James or
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater or
The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass or
He Ain't Lion (Ridgeville, #1) by Celia Kyle


BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.
The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1) by J.A. Redmerski


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Shelby (Stang_Lee) | 1059 comments I'm in. Wanted to start this as of the first so I'm posting now. :) Will update later


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Jamie | 2 comments I'm in will post book selection as I go. This is my first challenge in this group. Hope I can keep up. I'm excited to try it out!

1/2/2014 - 1/1/2015


message 38: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4081 comments Welcome, Jamie! I hope you enjoy the challenge!


message 39: by Hexe (last edited Jun 02, 2014 10:09AM) (new)

Hexe August 1,2013 – July 31, 2014

26/34 books completed

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:

5 books from 1st series: Longmire – Craig Johnson
Book 1: Death without company 13/08/22 *****
Book 2: Kindness goes unpunished 13/08/09 *****
Book 3: Another man’s moccasins
Book 4: The dark horse
Book 5: Junkyard dogs

Death Without Company (Walt Longmire, #2) by Craig Johnson Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire, #3) by Craig Johnson Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4) by Craig Johnson The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire, #5) by Craig Johnson Junkyard Dogs (Walt Longmire, #6) by Craig Johnson

4 from 2nd series: Dragon Lords - Michelle M. Pillow
Book 1: The Barbarian Prince **** 13/12/28
Book 2: The Perfect Prince *** 14/01/04
Book 3: The Dark Prince ** 14/04/29
Book 4: The Warior Prince

The Barbarian Prince (Dragon Lords #1) by Michelle M. Pillow The Perfect Prince (Dragon Lords, #2) by Michelle M. Pillow The Dark Prince (Dragon Lords #3) by Michelle M. Pillow The Warrior Prince (Dragon Lords #4) by Michelle M. Pillow

3 from 3rd series: Grabbed - Lolita Lopez
Book 1: Grabbed by Vicious 14/03/25 *****
Book 2: Caught by Menance 14/03/27 *****
Book 3: Saved by Venom 14/03/30 *****

Grabbed by Vicious (Grabbed, #1) by Lolita Lopez Caught by Menace (Grabbed, #2) by Lolita Lopez Saved by Venom (Grabbed, #3) by Lolita Lopez

2 from 4th series: New Species – Laurann Dohner
Book 1: Tiger 13/11/21 *****
Book 2: True 13/12/14 **

Tiger (New Species, #7) by Laurann Dohner True (New Species, #11) by Laurann Dohner

1 from 5th Alien Abduction - Langlais Eve

Book 1: Accidental Abduction 13/03/23 *****
Accidental Abduction (Alien Abduction, #1) by Eve Langlais


2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

chick-lit: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper ***** 13/12/25
romance: Turn and Burn - Lorelai James ** 13/12/22
mystery: Forged in ash - Trish McCallan ***** 14/02/25
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi:Heart of Stone - Christine Warren * 14/03/05
young adult: If Walls Could Talk - Juliet Blackwell

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1) by Molly Harper Turn and Burn (Blacktop Cowboys, #5) by Lorelei James Forged In Ash (Red-Hot SEALs, #2) by Trish McCallan Heart of Stone (Gargoyles, #1) by Christine Warren If Walls Could Talk (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #1) by Juliet Blackwell

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Storm Warrior – Dani Harper 13/08/15 ****
Storm Warrior (Grim, #1) by Dani Harper

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book)

Trace of Fever – Lori Foster 14/03/4 *****
Trace of Fever (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #2) by Lori Foster


5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Grim - M.K. Eiden 14/03/18 *****

Grim (Tornians, #1) by M.K. Eidem

6) The Book Strangler: Cyborg - Laurann Dohner

Book 1: Burning up flint 13-09-17 *
Book 2: Kissing Steel 14-02-11 *
Book 3: Melting Iron 14/05/15 **
Book 4: Touching ice 13-10-14 ***
Book 5: Stealing coal 13-11-08 ****
Book 6: Redeeming Zorus 13-10-18 ****
Book 7: Taunting Krell 14/05/28 ***

Burning Up Flint (Cyborg Seduction, #1) by Laurann Dohner Kissing Steel (Cyborg Seduction, #2) by Laurann Dohner Melting Iron (Cyborg Seduction, #3) by Laurann Dohner Touching Ice (Cyborg Seduction, #4) by Laurann Dohner Stealing Coal (Cyborg Seduction, #5) by Laurann Dohner Redeeming Zorus (Cyborg Seduction, #6) by Laurann Dohner Taunting Krell (Cyborg Seduction, #7) by Laurann Dohner



7) 3rd Degree (3 books): The Medusa Files - C.I. Black

Book 1: Written in Stone
Book 2: Heart of Stone
Book 3: Escaped from stone

Written in Stone (The Medusa Files, #1) by C.I. Black Heart of Stone (The Medusa Files, #2) by C.I. Black Escaped From Stone (The Medusa Files,#3) by C.I. Black


BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Slave - Cheryl Brooks 14/01/12 *

Slave (Cat Star Chronicles, #1) by Cheryl Brooks


message 40: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 02, 2015 07:13AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3017 comments SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2014

READ: 36/36

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):
The Others by Christine Warren
Big Bad Wolf (The Others, #2) by Christine Warren3/16 Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here (The Others #3) by Christine Warren4/13 Black Magic Woman (The Others, #4) by Christine Warren5/6 Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale (The Others, #5) by Christine Warren6/9 The Demon You Know (The Others, #11) by Christine Warren5/9
Love At Stake by Kerrelyn Sparks
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (Love at Stake, #5) by Kerrelyn Sparks3/14 The Vampire and the Virgin (Love at Stake, #8) by Kerrelyn Sparks4/29 Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9) by Kerrelyn Sparks5/16 Vampire Mine (Love at Stake, #10) by Kerrelyn Sparks8/1
Dragonfire - Deborah Cooke
Whisper Kiss (Dragonfire, #5) by Deborah Cooke7/7 Darkfire Kiss (Dragonfire, #6) by Deborah Cooke8/29 Flashfire (Dragonfire, #7) by Deborah Cooke9/9
Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7) by Gena Showalter3/11 The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, #8) by Gena Showalter5/31
Dark Sword by Donna Grant
Forbidden Highlander (Dark Sword, #2) by Donna Grant4/16

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books): Read one book from each of the genres.
✔chick-lit: Baby, I'm Yours - Susan Andersen 12/20
✔romance: The Man Must Marry - Janet Chapman 2/9
✔mystery: Ashes to Ashes - Tami Hoag 3/9
✔fantasy: Cold Copper - Devon Monk 1/14
✔young adult: Tiger's Voyage - Colleen Houck 3/23
Baby, I'm Yours by Susan Andersen The Man Must Marry (Sinclair Brothers, #1) by Janet Chapman Ashes to Ashes (Kovac/Liska, #1) by Tami Hoag Cold Copper (Age of Steam, #3) by Devon Monk Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger Saga, #3) by Colleen Houck

✔3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book): Try out a totally new author. REPEAT if don't like!
The Queen's Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) by Megan Whalen Turner2/13 The Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #2) by Megan Whalen Turner3/31 The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3) by Megan Whalen Turner6/10

✔4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book): Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try.
The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie MeyerThe Host - Stephanie Meyer 11/30

✔5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book): Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Partials (The Partials Sequence, #1) by Dan WellsPartials - Dan Wells 1/27

✔6) The Book Strangler (2+ books): Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book).
Lost Lords by Mary Jo Putney
Loving a Lost Lord (Lost Lords #1) by Mary Jo Putney5/11 Never Less Than a Lady (Lost Lords, #2) by Mary Jo Putney6/4 Nowhere Near Respectable (Lost Lords, #3) by Mary Jo Putney7/31 No Longer a Gentleman (Lost Lords, #4) by Mary Jo Putney8/30 Sometimes a Rogue (Lost Lords, #5) by Mary Jo Putney9/17

✔7) 3rd Degree (3 books): Read a trilogy.
Wilder by Jill Shalvis
Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1) by Jill Shalvis1/24 Instant Gratification (Wilder, #2) by Jill Shalvis2/23 Instant Temptation (Wilder, #3) by Jill Shalvis3/26

✔BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book): Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist.
Death's Rival (Jane Yellowrock, #5) by Faith Hunter3/18 Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock, #6) by Faith Hunter5/29 Black Arts (Jane Yellowrock, #7) by Faith Hunter6/19

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 41: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments For Category 5: Dr. Hannibal Lecturer, does it have to be a first in series?


message 42: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4081 comments Hina wrote: "For Category 5: Dr. Hannibal Lecturer, does it have to be a first in series?"

Well, I guess as long as you've never read any books in the series there's nothing saying you have to start with book 1...although just the thought of reading out of order makes me a little twitchy! Go ahead though, I won't hold it against you if you don't share my obsessions :D


message 43: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments No I meant if we had started the series but postponed it or left off in mid series. I don't like to read out of order for series.


message 44: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4081 comments Ah, ok...in that case, sorry, but no - it has to be a series you've never read before.


message 45: by Tina Theresa (last edited Feb 28, 2014 12:55PM) (new)

Tina Theresa | 255 comments I did this last year. Fun!

1) Jack the Page Ripper: 15/15
House of Comarre
1. Blood Rights 1/8
2. Flesh and Blood 1/9
3. Bad Blood 1/19
4. Out for Blood 1/29
5. Last Blood 2/1
Blood Rights (House of Comarré, #1) by Kristen Painter Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré, #2) by Kristen Painter Bad Blood (House of Comarré, #3) by Kristen Painter Out for Blood (House of Comarré, #4) by Kristen Painter Last Blood (House of Comarré, #5) by Kristen Painter
Swanlea series by Sabrina Jeffries
1. A Notorious Love 1/30
2. After the Abduction 1/26
3. Dance of Seduction 1/28
4. Married to the Viscount 2/9
A Notorious Love (Swanlea Spinsters, #2) by Sabrina Jeffries After the Abduction (Swanlea Spinsters, #3) by Sabrina Jeffries Dance of Seduction (Swanlea Spinsters, #4) by Sabrina Jeffries Married to the Viscount (Swanlea Spinsters, #5) by Sabrina Jeffries
Dragonfury by Coreene Callahan
1. Fury of Ice 1/22
2. Fury of Seduction 1/25
3. Fury of Desire
Fury of Ice (Dragonfury, #2) by Coreene Callahan Fury of Seduction (Dragonfury, #3) by Coreene Callahan Fury of Desire (Dragonfury, #4) by Coreene Callahan
Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee
1. Angelfall 2/8
2. World After 2/15
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) by Susan Ee
Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian
Edge of Dawn 2/7

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books): 4/5
chick-lit Dream Of You
romance Unveiled
mystery- Taken in Death
pnr/urban-fantasy- Rosemary and Rue 1/18
young adult The Eternity Cure 1/12
Unveiled (Turner, #1) by Courtney Milan Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa Dream Of You (Laurel Heights, #5) by Kate Perry Taken in Death (in Death, #37.5) by J.D. Robb
3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book): (new author)-
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor 2/19
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor
4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book): ("given up" on)
Ice Shards (Otherworld Novella) by Yasmine Galenorn by Yasmine Galenorn 2/15
5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer 1/1:
Blade Song (Colbana Files #1) by J.C. Daniels 1/11
6) The Book Strangler 3/3:
1. Wait for You 1/15
2. Trust in Me 1/17
3. Be with Me 2/17
Wait for You (Wait for You, #1) by J. Lynn Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5) by J. Lynn Be with Me (Wait for You, #2) by J. Lynn
7) 3rd Degree (3/3 books): 2/24
The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead, #1) by Alice Clayton The Redhead Revealed (Redhead, #2) by Alice Clayton The Redhead Plays Her Hand (Redhead, #3) by Alice Clayton
BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Hunted by the Others (H&W Investigations, #1) by Jess Haines 2/28


message 46: by Bookcrazy (new)

Bookcrazy | 67 comments I'll try it this year too.

RRRC ~ SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE
1/1/14 to 12/31/14

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:
chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.


message 47: by Laila Jane (last edited Dec 27, 2014 02:03PM) (new)

Laila Jane (axlilxlala) | 73 comments This looks like fun! I'm in!


***COMPLETE***

Goal: 30+ books
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Books in Series Only

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):
Series One
      1. Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (04/24/14)
      2. Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout (05/05/14)
      3. Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout (05/07/14)
      4. Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (05/12/14)
      5. Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout (05/16/14)

Series Two
      1. One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy (03/16/14)
      2. Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy (03/18/14)
      3. Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy (04/15/14)
      4. Four Years Later by Monica Murphy (05/20/14)

Series Three
      1. Lick by Kylie Scott (06/01/14)
      2. Play by Kylie Scott (07/20/14)
      3. Lead by Kylie Scott (10/11/12)

Series Four
      1. Specials by Scott Westerfeld (01/07/14)
      2. Extras by Scott Westerfeld (01/24/14)

Series Five
      1. Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young (01/30/14)

Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pure (Covenant, #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Deity (Covenant, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Apollyon (Covenant, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Sentinel (Covenant, #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend Quartet, #1) by Monica Murphy Second Chance Boyfriend (One Week Girlfriend, #2) by Monica Murphy Three Broken Promises (One Week Girlfriend, #3) by Monica Murphy Four Years Later (One Week Girlfriend, #4) by Monica Murphy
Lick (Stage Dive, #1) by Kylie Scott Play (Stage Dive, #2) by Kylie Scott Lead (Stage Dive, #3) by Kylie Scott
Specials (Uglies, #3) by Scott Westerfeld Extras (Uglies, #4) by Scott Westerfeld
Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street, #3) by Samantha Young

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
One book from each genre
      1. Chick-lit - Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec (05/21/14)
      2. Romance - Rome by Jay Crownover (01/15/14)
      3. Mystery - One For The Money by Janet Evanovich (04/17/14)
      4. PNR/Urban-fantasy/Fantasy/Sci-fi - Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (02/27/14)
      5. Young Adult - These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Lisa Mangum (03/08/14)

Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec Rome (Marked Men, #3) by Jay Crownover One For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3) by Veronica Rossi These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
New Author
      1. Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters (02/22/14)
      2. Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters (03/01/14)
      3. Twisted Together by Pepper Winters (11/10/14)

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark, #1) by Pepper Winters Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark, #2) by Pepper Winters Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark, #3) by Pepper Winters

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book) :
Retry an author previously "given up" on
      1. Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines (12/27/14)

Twisted Perfection (Perfection, #1) by Abbi Glines

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book) :
That series that everybody is praising, but you keep postponing
      1. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen (03/20/14)
      2. The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen (11/17/14)
      3. The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen (12/26/14)

The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) by Jessica Sorensen The Forever of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #2) by Jessica Sorensen The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret, #3) by Jessica Sorensen

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):
Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book)

      1. The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (02/09/14)
      2. The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (02/10/14)
      3. The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen (08/30/14)
      4. The Probability of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen (10/14/14)
      5. The Certainty of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen (10/15/14)
      6. The Resolution of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (10/29/14)

The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) by Jessica Sorensen The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #2) by Jessica Sorensen The Destiny of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, #3) by Jessica Sorensen The Probability of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, #4) by Jessica Sorensen The Certainty of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, #5) by Jessica Sorensen The Resolution of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #6) by Jessica Sorensen

7)3rd Degree (3 books):
Read a trilogy
      1. The Perfect Game by J. Sterling (01/25/14)
      2. The Game Changer by J. Sterling (01/27/14)
      3. The Sweetest Game by J. Sterling (01/29/14)

The Perfect Game (The Perfect Game, #1) by J. Sterling The Game Changer (The Perfect Game, #2) by J. Sterling The Sweetest Game (The Perfect Game, #3) by J. Sterling

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.
      Cress by Marissa Meyer (03/15/14)

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer


message 48: by ~Momi~ (new)

~Momi~ | 24 comments I'm going to have a go at this one

List to follow.....


message 49: by Andrea (last edited Feb 09, 2014 10:11PM) (new)

Andrea (Lillieblue613) | 86 comments RRRC ~ SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE

1/01/14 - 12/31/14

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:

5 books from 1st series

Company of Rogues by Jo Beverly


5. Christmas Angel
4. Hazard
3. Forbidden Magic
2. Dangerous Joy
1. Forbidden

4 books from 2nd

3 from 3rd

2 from 4th

Chicagoland Vampires


2. Hard Bitten
1. Drink Deep

1 from the last one

Apparatus Infernum


1. Bronze Gods


2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):


Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:

chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi The Spider
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.


4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (2+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 2-book-long-freshly-started-baby series, but there must be at least 2 books, because it's not really a series yet if there's just 1!

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

Read a book in a series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.


message 50: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Dec 29, 2014 05:54PM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 443 comments jan 13, 2014 - jan 13, 2015
READ 16/28+
updated: 12.3.14


I) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):Take 5 series, read:

5 books from 1st series:HAMISH MACBETH by M.C. Beaton
Death of Yesterday

4 from 2nd: HEIRS OF MONTANA by Tracie Peterson
The Coming Storm
To Dream Anew


3 from 3rd: WALLFLOWERS by Lisa Kleypas
Secrets of a Summer Night

2 from 4th: CHESAPEAKE SHORES by Sherryl Woods
An O'Brien Family Christmas

1 from 5th: O'MALLEY by Dee Henderson
The Rescuer

II) Una-book-bomber (5 books): Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:

chick-lit: Must Be Love by Cathy Woodman series talyton st. george #2
romance: Red-Hot Santa by Tori Carrington series uniformaly hot #24
mystery= Twas the Bite Before Christmas by Lee Charles Kelley series jack & jamie #4
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi: The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase series strange neighbors #3
young adult: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare series mortal instruments #3

III) Spree Series Killer (1+ book): totally new for you author
Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann [reluctant heroes series]


IV) Author-ican Psycho (1 book): Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try.


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