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message 1: by Bill (last edited Oct 03, 2017 07:23PM) (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Incomplete(80 Total)(232 for 479)

High Priority(13)(68 for 125)
Lighthouse Duet - Berg (0 for 2) reading book 1
Dominion of the Fallen - de Bodard* (1 for 3)
Demon Cycle - Brett (4 for 5) 10/3/17
World of the Five Gods - Bujold* (2 for 3)
Coldfire - Friedman* (1 for 3)
Drenai Saga - Gemmell (5 for 11)
Broken Earth - Jemisin* (1 for 3)
Walking Dead Comics - Kirkman (26 for 29)
Discworld - Pratchett* (20 for 41)
Dark Elf - Salvatore* (1 for 3)
Shattered Sigil - Schafer (1 for 3)
Legends of the First Empire - Sullivan* (1 for 6)
Y: The Last Man - Vaughan (3 for 10)
Book of the New Sun - Wolfe* (2 for 5)

Medium Priority(20)(41 for 100)
Rivers of London - Aaronovitch* (5 for 6)
Kate Daniels - Andrews* (2 for 10)
Prince of Nothing - Bakker (1 for 3)
Walking Dead - Bonansinga (6 for 8)
Vlad Taltos - Brust (4 for 14)
Black Company - Cook* (5 for 11)
Greatcoats - de Castell (1 for 4)
Bitch Planet - DeConnick (1 for 2)
Second Sons - Fallon (1 for 3)
Craft Sequence - Gladstone (2 for 5)
It Takes a Thief - Hayes (1 for 2)
Sorcery Ascendant Sequence - Hogan (1 for 3)
Worldbreaker Saga - Hurley (1 for 3)
Chronicles of the Deryni - Kurtz (1 for 3)
Stormlord - Larke (1 for 3)
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser - Leiber (2 for 7)
Magic 2.0 - Meyer (3 for 4)
Low Town - Polansky (1 for 3)
Grim Company - Scull (1 for 3)
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn - Williams (1 for 3)

Low Priority(16)(24 for 100)
Seer King - Bunch (1 for 3)
Barsoom - Burroughs* (1 for 11)
Ender's Saga - Card* (1 for 6)
Expanse - Corey* (2 for 9)
Shadowdance - Dalgish (1 for 6)
Accursed Kings - Druon (1 for 7)
Thursday Next - Fforde (1 for 8)
Schools of Dune - Herbert (1 for 3)
Wool - Howey (1 for 5)
Emperor - Iggulden* (1 for 5)
Elric Saga - Moorcock (5 for 9)
A Song for No Man's Land - Remic* (2 for 3)
Shadow Saga - Sprunk (1 for 3)
Acts of Caine - Stover (1 for 5)
Shadows of the Apt - Tchaikovsky (1 for 10)
Death Gate Cycle - Weis/Hickman (3 for 7)

Waiting For Series Completion(4)(7 for 16)
Traitor Son - Cameron (2 for 5) 10/19/17
Licanius - Islington (1 for 3)
Dandelion Dynasty - Liu (1 for 3)
Lightbringer - Weeks (3 for 5)

Up To Date(27)(92 for 138)
Cinder Spires - Butcher* (1 for 3)
Dresden Files - Butcher (15 for 20)
Pretty Deadly - DeConnick (2 for 2)
A Star-Reckoner's Legacy - Drake (1 for 2)
The Band - Eames (1 for 1)
Kharkanas - Erikson (2 for 3)
Path to Ascendancy- Esslemont (1 for 3) 11/14/17
Iron Druid Chronicles - Hearne* (16 for 19) 12/14/17
Alex Verus - Jacka* (8 for 8)
Monstress - Liu (2 for 2)
Gentlemen Bastards - Lynch (3 for 7)
A Song of Ice and Fire - Martin (5 for 7)
Tarnished Crown - Miller (1 for 3)
Yarnsworld - Patrick (2 for 2)
Sol's Harvest - Presley (1 for 4)
Book and the Sword - Rouaud* (1 for 3)
Kingkiller Chronicles - Rothfuss (2 for 3)
Mistborn(Alloy Era) - Sanderson (3 for 4)
Rithmatist - Sanderson (1 for 3)
Stormlight Archives - Sanderson (2 for 10) 11/14/17
The Villains - Schwab (1 for 3)
Riyria Chronicles - Sullivan (3 for 4) 12/1/17
Saga - Vaughn (7 for 7)
Forbidden Library - Wexler* (3 for 4) 12/5/17
Shadow Campaigns - Wexler* (4 for 5) 1/9/18
Rat Queens - Wiebe (3 for 4)

Finished series(68)
Malazan Book Of The Fallen -Erikson
Red Rising - Brown
Harry Potter - Rowling
Raven's Shadow - Ryan
Dune Chronicles - Herbert
Prelude to Dune - Herbert
Heroes of Dune - Herbert
Legends of Dune - Herbert
Lord Of The Rings - Tolkien
Mistborn(Era 1) - Sanderson
Dark Tower - King
Codex Alera - Butcher
Dagger & Coin - Abraham
Powder Mage - Mcclellan
Malazan Empire - Esslemont
Riyria Revelations - Sullivan
Ties That Bind - Hayes
A Land Fit for Heroes - Morgan
Tao - Chu
Magicians - Grossman
Arrows - Lackey
Broken Empire - Lawrence
Gormenghast - Peake
First Law(all 7) - Abercrombie
Red Queen's War - Lawrence
Chronicles Of The Raven - Barclay
Monarchies Of God - Kearney
Ranger's Apprentice - Flanagan
Unhewn Throne - Staveley
Shattered Seas - Abercrombie
Farseer - Hobb
Rojan Dizon - Knight
Reckoners - Sanderson
Inheritance Cycle - Paolini
Inheritance - Jemisin
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Riordan
Heroes of Olympus - Riordan
Chronicles Of The Black Company(first trilogy) - Cook
Night Angel - Weeks
Hunger Games - Collins
Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis
Macht - Kearney
Tears Of Artamon - Ash
Southern Reach - Vandermeer
Dark Tower(Graphic Novels) - King
Bloodsounder's Arc - Salyards
Oryx and Crake - Atwood
Chronicles of Prydain - Alexander
Chronicles of Amber - Zelazny
Belgariad - Eddings
Eddie Lacrosse - Bledsoe
Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach - Erikson
Foundation - Asimov
Witcher - Sapkowski
Earthsea Cycle - Le Guin
Abhorsen - Nix
Bel Dame Apocrypha - Hurley
Memoirs of Lady Trent - Brennan
Divine Cities - Bennett
Wheel of Time - Jordan
Sandman - Gaiman
Temeraire - Novik
Deed of Paksennarion - Moon
Original Shannara - Brooks
Vagrant -Newman
Inda - Smith
Dragonriders of Pern - McCaffery
Long Price Quartet - Abraham

Abandoned Series
Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever - Donaldson (hated book 1)
Sword of Truth - Goodkind (read up to book 5. Became too repetitive and preachy)
New Crobuzon - Mieville (read book 1 of 3. Not a fan of the weird)
Saga of the Seven Suns - Anderson (read up to book 5 of 7)
Haven - Larson (read up to book 5 of 7)
Bronze Knight - Marco (read up to book 3 of 4)

Books read toward this challenge:
2016 - 33
2017 - 212



message 2: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Wow, impressive.


message 3: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Scott wrote: "Wow, impressive."

Impressively bad. :)


message 4: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Well you have a lot more finished than I do and once you factor in my abandoned and unsure of continuing my list is in the same realm.


message 5: by Dani (new)

Dani | 577 comments I'm also impressed by the number of series you finished. So it's not all bad Bill.


message 6: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new)

Margret | 3170 comments Mod
Holy shit Bill


message 7: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Thanks for making me feel better about my shameful list.


message 8: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Bill are you planning on finishing all of your incompletes?


message 9: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments At the moment yes but some are very low priority. I need to add my abandoned list which mostly consists of series that I would need to reread entirely to finish. Probably under 10 series.


message 10: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new)

Angela | 3517 comments Mod
What a list Bill. It is impressive. You have completed so many series. Well done.


message 11: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Thanks Angela.

Finished The Other Wind the last book in the Earthsea Cycle but skipped book 5 because it is all short stories and I wanted to finish the narrative first. So will need to read Tales from Earthsea next.


message 12: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments My unfinished series section grew by two today. Finished the first book in The Belgariad series by David Eddings and learned that there is a 7th book in The Walking Dead Governor series.


message 13: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Adding the total incomplete (99 for 332) is a bit daunting! Christ I don't want to know mine and yet have to. Dresdan files alone is 1/17, LOL.


message 14: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4424 comments Mod
Yeah, I don't know if I want to add them all up...


message 15: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new)

Margret | 3170 comments Mod
Or Discworld.... someone get me a drink


message 16: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Bill you're not abandoning anything?


message 17: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Not abandoning anything that is listed. I need to add my abandoned series still.

The totaled numbers are certainly daunting but I like to know what I'm up against.


message 18: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Added my Abandoned series. The last 3 series I read over 10 years ago and have completely forgotten the story so would need a reread of the whole series. Might add them back to uncompleted in the future if I decide to read them.


message 19: by Tosh (new)

Tosh Wow, great list Bill! I was looking to see if we had anything in common, but then started to find series I want to add to my tbr :)
Good luck completing those series!


message 20: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Thanks Tosh. Going to need the luck.


message 21: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new)

Margret | 3170 comments Mod
I'm just glad someone else in this group actually liked Red Rising! It's one of my favorite series!


message 22: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Margret wrote: "I'm just glad someone else in this group actually liked Red Rising! It's one of my favorite series!"

I was feeling the same way after seeing everyone else abandoning it.


message 23: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Updated my priority for each series but they are pretty fluid. Most that I marked low are due to availability. I get a lot of kindle/audiobooks from the library so if the series are available there it automatically bumps a series up to medium. My library has a great audiobook selection and I can usually do at least 1 a week with no effort. So a series like the Eddie Lacrosse series which the first book didn't blow me away will get done just because it is available and hopefully will get better as the series goes on. Not that it was bad but just something I probably wouldn't pay for.


message 24: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7025 comments Mod
You're right - we're totally comparable when it comes to series progress. Maybe we'll have to tackle a few of them together. You've also started quite a few I've had on my TBR forever.

You make me curious how many series I've actually finished... Knowing that ratio might make me feel better.


message 25: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Your list makes me think I am going to be adding a lot of titles to my already bloated tbr. Will have to see what we can line up to read together. I need to finish certain books for challenges and it will probably take up most of my remaining reads this year but hope to get into more of this groups reads next year.

My ratio of finished series doesn't make me feel better at all.


message 26: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7025 comments Mod
Likewise - I think we could make a lot of progress. Looking forward to 2017 lol.

Maybe I'm better off not knowing...


message 27: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments So I was going to polish off the last 3 of 5 Dark Tower graphic novels but it turns out that there are now 15. I'm trying to decide how to count them since the original 5 I was intending to do are all one set that are prequels to the main series. After that there are 5 for each of the first two novels. Should I break them up into groups of 5 or consider it one long series?

The last book for the second novel came out just last month so I'm guessing there are going to continue with the rest of the main series as well.


message 28: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7025 comments Mod
Id go with your suggestion to break up trilogies for the same reason of natural stopping points. :)


message 29: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Think that is what I am going to do. I don't know if I will even read the rest was mostly reading them for the Gilead parts.


message 30: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Finished my first series of the challenge with The Dark Tower graphic novels. Super sad. If anyone has read the main series they know why.


message 31: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
WTG.


message 32: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Bailed on Wall of Storms and moved it along with Lightbringer to my waiting for the series to be completed section. When the final books come out I plan to read all the books in one shot.


message 33: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7025 comments Mod
Nice! Maybe I'll wait start lightbringer until they're all out. I didn't realize the end was so close.


message 34: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments The fourth just came out and judging by his regular pace the fifth won't be out until at least 2018.


message 35: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7025 comments Mod
Oh... Haha in that case I'll probably start it again long before that (I put it down after 100 pgs intending to go back).


message 36: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Finished Bloodsounder's Arc by Jeff Salyards. Really good series. Even though the story expands and the stakes escalate throughout Salyards manages to keep it centered around the main group and keep it personal. Looking forward to whatever he puts out next.


message 37: by Samir (new)

Samir (royceblackwater) | 842 comments Bill wrote: "Finished Bloodsounder's Arc by Jeff Salyards. Really good series. Even though the story expands and the stakes escalate throughout Salyards manages to keep it centered around the main group and kee..."

My thoughts exactly. (view spoiler)


message 38: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new)

Angela | 3517 comments Mod
Bill wrote: "Finished Bloodsounder's Arc by Jeff Salyards. Really good series. Even though the story expands and the stakes escalate throughout Salyards manages to keep it centered around the main group and kee..."

This is great to hear Bill. Jenna and I are reading the last book in the series end of December, so would be keen to hear your thoughts then.


message 39: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Samir - That was the one thing I wished turned out differently.

Angela - Looking forward to it.


message 40: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Started two new series today Deed of Paksenarrion and Chronicles of Prydain. Moved Riyria Chronicles from finished to up to date.


message 41: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7025 comments Mod
Oooh!! Both of those have been on my TBR for AGES! Looking forward to your thoughts. :)


message 42: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments My first thought was crap I just cancelled out the 2 series that I finished since starting this challenge. :)


message 43: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7025 comments Mod
Haha I think finishing a series holds more weight. 2 points for finishing one, -1 for starting a new one. You still come out ahead. ;)


message 44: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Sheepfarmer's Daughter was a really good start for Deed of Paksenarrion. The MC joins a mercenary band and the adventure begins. I really liked that obviously though it is her tale and she is the center of it she isn't the hero in every situation. Will probably continue in the next week or so.

The Book of Three has some really great unique elements to it but a lot of it has also become standard. It is a nice quick read if you just want something light and easy.


message 45: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Started the Vlad Taltos series over again after picking up books 6-10(already owned the first 5). Hoping I can pick up the rest by the time I finish the ones I have.


message 46: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7025 comments Mod
Nice! That bodes well for the rest of the series for sure. And thank you for the Alexander recommendation. :)

If and when I pick up the Jhereg books again, I will also have to start over because all I remember is that it's and awesome fantasy/UF hybrid. And, you know, dragons. Kind of wish I had time to tackle it now.


message 47: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Did books 2-5 in audio the last few days to polish off the Corwin Cycle in The Chronicles of Amber. Going to take a break from it to knock off a few other audiobooks before doing the Merlin cycle(books 6-10).


message 48: by Bill (last edited Dec 08, 2016 03:34PM) (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Started yet another series this time with The Woven Ring by M.D. Presley first book in the Sol's Harvest series. Picked it up after the author did an AMA on /r/fantasy on Reddit.

It was really good. It was set in the American Civil War timeframe but in a unique fantasy world. The magic system was really interesting and had some unique elements I haven't seen used before. The female MC was a complete badass and was really well developed as her story came out through flashbacks.


message 49: by Tammie (new)

Tammie | 3882 comments Bill wrote: "Started yet another series this time with The Woven Ring by M.D. Presley first book in the Sol's Harvest series. Picked it up after the author did an AMA on /r/fan..."

Sounds interesting.


message 50: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2130 comments Picked up 3 audiobooks to continue different series on my list. Doing some home renovations the next few days and should be able to get some good listening time in.


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