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message 1: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Aug 06, 2020 10:31AM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6530 comments Mod
Niki's Incomplete Series Challenge

11.6.16: Started with 129 unfinished series.

Unfinished Series: 43
Unfinished Series Not UTD: 14
Finished: 154 (different comment box)
Abandoned: 116 (different comment box)

Goal: To focus only on Top-Priority titles

Unfinished Series:

----Priority----

[1]Steeplejack [2/3] - A.J. Hartley
[1]Kings of the Wyld [1/2] - Nicholas Eames
[1]Search Image [1/2] - Julie E. Czerneda*
[1] The Shadow of What Was Lost [2/3] - James Islington*
[2]Death and Relaxation [2/4] - Devon Monk
[2]The Queen of Blood [1/3] - Sarah Beth Durst
[2]The Mirror Empire [1/3] - Kameron Hurley
[2]The Blade Itself [2/3] - Joe Abercrombie
[4]The Floating Island [0/4] - Elizabeth Haydon
[3]Glass Houses [13/15] - Rachel Caine
[9]Stardoc [1/10] - S.L. Viehl
[9]Gardens of the Moon [1/10] - Erickson
[13]Rosemary and Rue [1/14] - Seanan McGuire
[55]Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 1 [2/55]

Total: 14

----Not Abandoned, but Shelved----

[1]Iron Gold [4/5] - Pierce Brown
[1]The Grey Bastards [1/2]- Jonathan French
[1]Red Sister [2/3] - Mark Lawrence
[2]Redwall [20/22] - Brian Jacques
[4]Bitten [9/13] - Kelley Armstrong
Ship of Smoke and Steel [1/2] - Django Wexler

Total: 5

Unfinished Series (Up to Date):

----Series Status: Author WIP----

All Systems Red [5/5] - Martha Wells
American Demon [1/1] - Kim Harrison
An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors [2/2] - Curtis Craddock
Ashes of the Sun [1/1] - Django Wexler
Ashlords [1/1] - Scott Rentgen
Burn for Me [5/5] - Ilona Andrews
Cry Wolf [5/5] - Patricia Briggs
Clean Sweep [4.5/4.5] - Ilona Andrews
Dragonwatch [3/3] - Brandon Mull
Iron and Magic [1/1] - Ilona Andrews
Leviathan Wakes [8/8] - James S.A. Corey [Short Stories 7/7]
Moon Called [12/12] - Patricia Briggs
Planetside [2/2] - Michael Mammay
Skyward [2/2] - Brandon Sanderson
Storm Front [16/16] – Jim Butcher
The Way of Kings [3/3] - Brandon Sanderson

Total: 16

----Series Status: Pending...---

The Aeronaut's Windlass [1/1] - Jim Butcher
The Alloy of Law [3/4] - Brandon Sanderson
The Drafter [2/2] - Kim Harrison [Short Stories 2/2]
Gameboard of the Gods [2/2] - Richelle Mead
A Game of Thrones [5/5] - Martin
The Lies of Locke Lamora [3/3] - Scott Lynch
The Name of the Wind [2/2] - Patrick Rothfuss
The Rithmatist [1/1] - Brandon Sanderson

Total: 8


message 2: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited May 13, 2020 01:37PM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6530 comments Mod
Abandoned [May Reinstate]:

This is my section dedicated to series I'm not totally in love with, but am having trouble abandoning (I'm stealing Tammie's "on hold - may abandon" category). I'm going to leave these titles here, and if I have some free time between other high-priority reads, or if I can squeeze in just a chapter a day, that's how I'll tackle these.

The Fires of Heaven [4/13] - Robert Jordan
The Demon Apostle [2/3] - Salvatore
Neverwinter [1/4] – R. A. Salvatore
With Blood Upon the Sand [1/3] - Bradley P. Beaulieu
The Book of Jhereg [3/14] - Stephen Brust
Ancillary Justice [1/3] - Ann Leckie
Blue Moon [6/11] - Lori Handeland
The Cloud Roads [1/3] - Martha Wells
Control [1/2] - Lydia Kang
Eragon [2/4] - Christopher Paolini
Ill Wind [3/9] - Rachel Caine
Skinned [2/3] - Robin Wasserman
Skinwalker [2/11] – Faith Hunter
Spellslinger [3/6] - Sebastien de Castell
Tinker [2/5] - Wen Spencer
Under the Never Sky [1/3] - Veronica Rossi
Dead Iron [1/3] - Devon Monk


message 3: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Aug 06, 2020 10:23AM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6530 comments Mod
I had to add a separate comment for my finished series because I ran out of text in my first one. Here are all the series I've completed as of 11/15/16.

Finished Series:

An Accident of Stars - Foz Meadows
Alienated - Melissa Landers
All Systems Red [4/4] - Martha Wells
Angelfall [3/3] - Susan Ee
Assassin's Apprentice [3/3] - Robin Hobb
The Aware [3/3] - Glenda Larke
Beautiful Disaster [2/2] - Jamie McGuirre
Beholder's Eye [3/3] - Julie E. Czerneda
The Black Gryphon [3/3] - Mercedes Lackey
Bloodlines [6/6] - Richelle Mead
Blood Song [3/3] - Anthony Ryan
Burn for Me [3/3] - Ilona Andrews
Arcade Catastrophe [2/2] - Brandon Mull
Child of a Mad God [3/3] - R.A. Salvatore
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1 [4/4] - Diane Wynne Jones
Cinder [4/4] - Marissa Meyer
City of Light [3/3] – Keri Arthur
Court of Fives [3/3] - Kate Elliott
The Crystal Shard [3/3] - R.A. Salvatore
Dark Currents [3/3] - Jacqueline Carey
A Darker Shade of Magic [3/3] - V.E. Schwab
Daughter of the Empire [3/3] - Feist/Wurts
Dead Witch Walking [13/13] - Kim Harrison
Dealing with Dragons [4/4] - Patricia Wrede
Divergent [3/3] - Veronica Roth
The Dragon Keeper [4/4] - Robin Hobb
Dragon Prince [3/3] - Melanie Rawn
The Dragonriders of Pern [3/3] - Anne McCaffrey
Dragons of Autumn Twilight [3/3] - Weis/Hickman
Dragons of a Fallen Sun [3/3] - Weis/Hickman
The Dragon's Path [5/5] - Daniel Abraham
Dragonsong [3/3] – Anne McCaffrey
Dragon Weather [3/3] - Lawrence Watt-Evans
Dragon Wing [7/7] - Weis/Hickman
Enclave [3/3] - Ann Agruirre
Fablehaven [5/5] - Brandon Mull
The Field Guide [5/5] - Holly Black
The Fifth Season [3/3] - N.K. Jemisin
The 5th Wave [3/3] - Rick Yancey
The Final Empire [3/3] - Brandon Sanderson
Fire & Flood [2/2] - Victoria Scott
Firelight [3/3] - Sophie Jordan
First Truth [4/4] - Dawn Cook (aka Kim Harrison)
The Fixer [2/2] – Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Flight of the Nighthawks [3/3] - Raymond E. Feist (Darkwar)
Fool's Assassin [3/3] - Robin Hobb
Fool's Errand [3/3] - Robin Hobb
Forging the Darksword [4/4] - Weis/Hickman
Fortune's Pawn [3/3] - Rachel Bach
Full Moon Rising [8/8] - Keri Arthur
Furies of Calderon [6/6] - Jim Butcher
The Girl of Fire and Thorns [3.5/3.5] - Rae Carson
Graceling [3/3] - Kristen Cashore
Grimspace [6/6] - Ann Aguirre
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [7/7] - JK Rowling
The Heart of Myrial [3/3] - Maggie Furey
Heart of the Mirage [3/3] - Glenda LarkeHex Hall [4/4] - Rachel Hawkins
His Majesty's Dragon [9/9] - Naomi Novik
Homeland [3/3] - R.A. Salvatore
The Hunger Games [3/3] - Suzanne Collins
Hunter [3/3] - Mercedes Lackey
Inhuman [1/1] - Kat Falls
The Invasion [60/60] - K.A. Applegate
I Want It That Way [3/3] - Ann Aguirre
The Jewel [3/3] - Amy Ewing
Joust [4/4] - Mercedes Lackey
A Kingdom Besieged [3/3] - Raymond E. Feist
Krondor: The Betrayal [3/3] - Raymond E. Feist (Krondor)
Kushiel's Dart [3/3] - Jacqueline Carey (Phedre)
Kushiel's Scion [3/3] - Jacqueline Carey (Imriel)
The Lascar's Dagger [3/3] – Glenda Larke
The Last Stormlord [3/3] - Glenda Larke
The Last Dragonlord [3/3] - Joanne Bertin
The Legacy [4/4] - R.A. Salvatore
Legend [4/4] - Marie Lu
The Legend of Eli Monpress [5/5] - Rachel Aaron
Legion [2/2] – Brandon Sanderson
The Lightning Thief [5/5] - Rick Riordan
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet [3/3] - Becky Chambers
The Lost Hero [5/5] - Rick Riordan
Magic Bites [9/9] – Ilona Andrews [Short Stories 9/9]
Magician: Apprentice [6/6] - Raymond E. Feist (Riftwar)
The Magicians' Guild [3/3] - Trudi Canavan
Magic's Pawn [3/3] - Mercedes Lackey
Medalon [3/3] - Jennifer Fallon
Menagerie [3/3] - Rachel Vincent
The Merchant of Death [10/10] - DJ MacHale
Minimum Wage Magic [3/3] - Rachel Aaron
Naamah's Kiss [3/3] – Jacqueline Carey
A Natural History of Dragons [5/5] - Marie Brennan [Short Stories 1/1] [Finished]
The Naturals [4/4] – Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Nice Dragons Finish Last [5/5] – Rachel Aaron
Nightshade [3/3] - Andrea Cremer (first trilogy)
Not a Drop to Drink [2/2] - Mindy McGinnis
Nyxia [3/3] - Scott Reintgen
The Orc King [3/3] - R.A. Salvatore
Old Man's War [6/6] - John Scalzi
Once Dead, Twice Shy - Kim Harrison
On the Edge [4/4] - Ilona Andrews
Partials [3/3] - Dan Wells
Pawn of Prophecy [5/5] - David Eddings
Perdition [3/3] - Ann Aguirre
Perfected [3/3] - Kate Jarvik Birch
Promise of Blood [3.5/3.5] - Brian McClellan
Reap the Wild Wind [3/3] - Julie E. Czerneda
Rebel Belle [3/3] - Rachel Hawkins
Reboot [2/2] - Amy Tintera
Red Rising [3/3] - Pierce Brown
Rhapsody: Child of Blood [9/9] - Elizabeth Haydon
Rides a Dread Legion [2/2] - Raymond E. Feist (Demonwar)
The Second Generation [2/2] - Weis/Hickman
The Selection [5/5] - Kiera Cass
The Serpent Bride [3/3] – Sara Douglass
Servant of the Shard [3/3] - R.A. Salvatore
A Shadow in Summer [4/4] - Daniel Abraham
Shadow of a Dark Queen [4/4] - Raymond E. Feist (Serpentwar)
Ship of Magic [3/3] - Robin Hobb
The Silent Blade [3/3] - R.A. Salvatore
Sins of Empire [3/3] - Brian McClellan
Sorcery Rising [3/3] - Jude FisherSteelheart [3/3] - Brandon Sanderson
Stray [6/6] - Rachel Vincent
Storm Born [4/4] - Richelle Mead
Stronghold [3/3] - Melanie Rawn
Succubus Blues [6/6] - Richelle Mead
Survival [3/3] - Julie E. Czerneda
The Novels of Tiger and Del, Volume I - Jennifer Roberson
The Sweetest Dark [3/3] - Shana Abe
The Sword of Shannara [3/3] - Terry Brooks
Talon of the Silver Hawk [3/3] - Raymond E. Feist (Conclave of Shadows)
The Testing [3/3] - Joelle Charbonneau
Theft of Swords [6/6] - Michael J. Sullivan
The Thief's Gamble [5/5] - Juliet E. McKenna
The Thousand Orcs [3/3] - R.A. Salvatore
This Gulf of Time and Stars [3/3] - Julie E. Czerneda
A Thousand Words for Stranger [3/3] - Julie E. Czerneda
Time of the Twins [3/3] - Weis/Hickman
Touch of Frost [6/6] - Jennifer Estep
Traitor's Blade [4/4] - Sebastien De Castell
Twilight [4/4] - Stephenie Meyer
Uglies [4/4] - Scott Westerfeld
Vampire Academy [6/6] - Richelle Mead
The Waking Fire [3/3] - Anthony Ryan
Walk on Earth a Stranger [3/3] - Rae Carson
The Way of Shadows [3/3] - Brent Weeks
The Wayfarer Redemption [6/6] - Sara Douglass
Wicked Lovely [5/5] - Melissa Marr
Wild Magic [4/4] - Tamora Pierce
Wings [4/4] - Aprilynne Pike
Wither [3/3] - Lauren DeStefano
Wizard's First Rule [12/12] - Terry Goodkind
Zeroes [3/3] - Scott Westerfeld

Total: 154


message 4: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Aug 06, 2020 10:31AM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6530 comments Mod
Unfinished Series (Abandoned):

Abandon [1] - one of the worst books I've ever read
Acorna: The Unicorn Girl [1] – my BF says I'll hate it ;P
After the End [1/2] - I probably would have finished had the second one been available immediately. Now I don't care
The Angel Experiment [3] - I was happy with just the trilogy. I'd have to reread anyway.
Anya and the Dragon - So cute! It's just a little too young for my current tastes.
The Bad Beginning [3] - not my cup of tea
Bazil Broketail [1] - I have to admit to myself that the grubby second-hand copies of these will never get read by this germaphobe. If it ever becomes available in ebook, I'll reconsider.
The Betrothed [1] - I just can't
Blood Engines [8/10] - the author crapped on everything that was keeping me reading.
Broken Forest [1] - This one cured me of random ARC requesting
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards [1/Too Many] - Eventually, I'll pull this out of DNF
The Cerulean [1] - Not a lot of substance.
City of Bones [3] It was okay... I'll never read on
A Court of Thorns and Roses [1] - illogical decision making drives me insane
City of Lies [1] not enough substance... I think it could have been told in 50 excellent pages. It was a struggle to finish.
The Cruel Stars [1] - unartfully profane, and it didn't really go anywhere...
Dancing with the Devil [1] Keri is now one of my favs, but this earlier work had a lot of issues
The Dargonesti [1] - entertaining, but I'll never find time to continue
Dark Lover [3] - I tried, but it was too cheesy
Daughter of Smoke & Bone [1/3] - I liked the first one a lot. Don't know why I don't care to read on...
Little White Lies [1] - Not enough substance.
Death Sworn [1] - meh
Defy [2] - Okay series, nothing's compelling me to keep going
Disappearing Nightly [1] - I never intended to read this one as a series.
Dragon Bones [1] - I DNF #2. I was bored. SAD!!
Dragon's Blood [3] - HATED book 3. Don't care anymore now.
Dragon Champion [4] - read all that was published at the time, now I just don't care anymore.
The Dragons of Dorcastle [1] - Prime example of telling vs showing.
The Dragon's Path [1] - Love this author, was bored with this book.
DragonSpell [1] - Allegory... yuck.
The Drowning City [1] - Thin characters and boring
The Eighth Day [1] - I'm not a fan of Arthurian lore
Ender's Game [1/5] - People have warned me off due to a quality decline. Also, I proudly support the LGBT community.
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn [1] - I remember nothing
Falling Kingdoms [1] - SO MANY ISSUES. I wrote a long review for this one
False Memory [2] - It got too convoluted for me
Fantasy Lover [1] - Read a bunch I liked better
The Final Six [1] - Nothing new... meh
Firstlife [1] - It was just too bloody weird
Foreigner [1] - poor plot construction
Geist [1/3] - DNF, but somehow itching to try it again eventually
Gifts [1] - In which I discovered I don't like circular storytelling
Gilded [1] - The Heroine made too many harebrained decisions
Goddess of the Sea [1] - This was a stupid book
The Goose Girl [1] - Felt good as a standalone. Never meant to continue.
Grave Mercy [1/3] - didn't like it enough to switch characters in book 2
Green Rider [1] - I'm very sad I didn't like this book. It was just okay.
Guardians of the West [1] – these characters were whiny! And nothing happened!
Guilty Pleasures [10] - I just don't see myself going back to it. Not with the intent of finishing, anyway.
The Gunslinger [1.5] - While I appreciate King's brilliance, this one wasn't for me
Heart of the Dragon [2/3] - meh, it was cute
Honor Among Thieves - it didn't live up to its potential.
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf [1/3] - Delightful, but I'm not focusing on it as a series if I ever go back to it
Hyperion [1] - I'll happily keep reading if a free audio ever becomes available.
The 100 [1] – I'll just watch the TV show
The Ill-Made Mute [1] - boring
Inkheart [1] - an opportunity wasted
Ivory and Bone [2] - I think I've gotten everything out of this series as I'm going to.
The Kagonesti [1] - Too many other things I want to read more
The Kingdom of Liars - too much illogical decision-making and a random plot.
Kiss of Fire [1] - Too cheesy
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo [2] - I just didn't like it.
The Lord of the Rings [1] - what can I say? I love the movies.
The Magician's Nephew [1] - too religious haha
Magyk [1] - It was cute, but way to young for my current preferences. I wish I'd read it as a child.
Marked [8] – I can't believe I made it to book 8.
The Maze Runner [2] – Got tired of no answers
A Memory Called Empire [1] - Lacked too much
Midnight Thief [1] - Didn't like the twist of the first one, and an audio for the second one isn't handy for me to breeze through.
Mirror X [1] – poor plot construction
The Novice [1] – took too long to get going and thin character development
The Omen Machine [1] – Repetitive, redundant, and the most bad writing habits so far
Once Upon a Winter's Night [3/4] - I waited too long and now I can't remember anything.
Perfect Ruin [1/3] - I love love love the Chemical Garden trilogy, but he story for this one didn't grab me.
Polaris Rising [1/1] - space romance... not my genre.
Pure [1.5/3] - of I could've snagged an audio sooner, I'd have finished this one.
Push [2] – too much boy angst, not enough action
Raised by Wolves - Illogical decision-making and no plot.
Red Queen [1] – did not like the 2nd half, too many illogical characters
Rule [1/1] - Would have to reread and I didn't like it THAT much
Salvage [1] - I liked the first on, the second one doesn't follow the same character and it's not available at my library.
Scarlet [2] - I really liked these, don't think I'll make time for the final one anytime soon
The Scorpion Rules [1] - don't think I'll read on
Sea Witch [1/5] - I'll probably read more of these, but they're more "related standalones" than series
Seraphina [1/2] - Idk. The first one didn't blow my skirt up.
Shadow and Bone [2] – the heroine made stupid decisions in the first one, the 2nd one bored me
Ship Breaker [1] - it didn't really end… That pissed me off
The Sight [1] - Waaaaaayyyy too long-winded
Sky Jumpers [1] – cute middle grade book, but I'll never get around to reading the 2nd one
Smoke and Stone - Just not my cup of tea.
Song in the Silence [1] - It had a lot of interesting components, but the plot dragged on waaaay to long. I snooped and found spoilers for the end of the series.
The Soprano Sorceress [3 or 4] - I got so bored I couldn't tell you what I actually read
A Spell for Chameleon [1] - was not amused or entertained
Spider's Bite [1] – this author let me down in her mythos Academy series
The Stone in the Skull - too much fluff. No substance. Character confusion.
The Sword [4/8] - Don't want to concentrate on it as if it were a series. They're more "mood" reads.
These Broken Stars [1/3] - The first one was just okay. I don't see myself eager for more anytime soon.
Throne of Glass [3] - Too many issues. Lots of things I liked, but don't care to read on.
To the King a Daughter [4/5] - It took so long for me to realize there was more, I'd forgotten everything.
Unclean Spirits [1] - disappointing.
Under the Empyrean Sky [1/3] - read as an arc, don't feel like rereading. It was good though.
The Warded Man [2/5] - If I can ever get a free audio copy of this, I'll finish it.
The Warrior Heir [1] – I liked this one, but doubt I'll make time to continue
When the Heavens Fall [2/3] - if he ever publishes the rest of the series, I'll consider it again.
Wild Born [2/7] - I would have adored these as a kid. Maybe I'll try again with when my child is old enough.
The Winner's Curse [2] – the 2nd one had little story and a lot of boy angst
The Wizard Lord [1] – took too long to get going
Written in Red [2] - SO MANY ISSUES. Such a shame because I loved the concept.
The Young Elites [2/3] - I was reading this more because I felt I should like it, rather than because I was actually enjoying it.
Zenn Scarlett [1/2] - I'll never get back to it. I liked it though.

Total: 116

Some that I abandoned were actually good books, I just know I'll never get around to continuing them.


message 5: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited May 13, 2020 01:54PM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6530 comments Mod
I resolved this category, but am keeping it for reference. Series Niki would have to restart so they might as well be marked Unstarted. If I decide to restart any of these series, I have to use a credit from my 5 for 1 challenge.

Aftershocks [1/1] - Marko Kloos
The Bane [1/3] - Keary Taylor
Beguilement [1/4] - Louis McMaster Bujold
Black Sun Rising [1/3] C.S. Friedman
Blood Rights [1/5] - Jamie Painter
Blue Diablo [1/5] - Ann Aguirre
Canticle [1/5] - Weis/Hickman
Clockwork Angel [1/3] - Cassandra Clare
Darkness Unbound [1/7] - Keri Arthur
Destiny Kills [1/2] - Keri Arthur
The Elvenbane [1/3] - Andre Norton/Mercedes Lackey
The House of Power [1/3] - Patrick Carman
I Am Number Four [1/7] - Pittacus Lore
Lion of Senet [1/3] - Jennifer Fallon
Magic to the Bone [1/9] - Devon Monk
Masques [1/4] - Patricia Briggs
The Misenchanted Sword [1/Lots] - Lawrence Watt-Evans
Pawn [1/3] - Aimee Carter
The Planet Thieves [1/2] - Dan Krokos
Poison Study [1/6] - Maria Snyder
The Runelords [4/9] - David Farland
Sky Raiders [1/5] - Brandon Mull
Through Wolf's Eyes [1/6] - Jane Lindskold

Total: 22

Challenge Countdown:

To complete my challenge of being under 20 series by 7/1, I need to Finish/Abandon/UTD 1 series every 10 days. I have 27 cycles to complete before the anniversary.

1. [10.2 - 10.11] Dragon's Blood [Abandoned]
2. [10.12 - 10.21] A Natural History of Dragons [Finished]
3. [10.22 - 10.31] Guilty Pleasures [10/25] [Abandoned]
4. [11.1 - 11.10] The Shadow of What Was Lost [UTD]
5. [11.11 - 11.20] The Candy Shop War [Finished]
6. [11.21 - 11.30] Leviathan Wakes [6/6] [Short Stories 6/6] [UTD]
7. [12.1 - 12.10] The Sword [4/8] [Abandoned]
8. [12.11 - 12.20] The Serpent Bride [3/3] [Finished]
9. [12.21 - 12.30] Dragonsong [3/3] [Finished]
10. [12.31 - 1.9] The Cloud Roads [1/3] [Abandoned]
11. [1.10 - 1.19] Eragon [2/4] [Abandoned]
12. [1.20 - 1.29] Ill Wind [3/9] [Abandoned]
13. [1.30 - 2.8] Skinned [2/3] [Abandoned]
14. [2.9 - 2.18] Under the Never Sky [1/3] [Abandoned]
15. [2.19 - 2.28] Control [1/2] [Abandoned]
16. [3.1 - 3.10] Tinker [2/5] [Abandoned]
17. [3.11 - 3.20] Seraphina [1/2] [Abandoned]
18. [3.21 - 3.30] Under the Empyrean Sky [1/3] [Abandoned]
19. [3.31 - 4.9] Perfect Ruin [1/3] [Abandoned]
20. [4.10 - 4.19] Wild Born [2/7] [Abandoned]
21. [4.20 - 4.29] Pure [1.5/3] [Abandoned]
22. [4.30 - 5.9] Ender's Game [1/5] [Abandoned]
23. [5.10 - 5.19] The Last Dragonlord [3/3] [Finished/DNF]
24. [5.20 - 5.29] Written in Red [1/5] [DNF]
25. [5.30 - 6.8] The Way of Kings [3/3] [UTD]
26. [6.9 - 6.18] Old Man's War [6/6] [Finished]
27. [6.19 - 6.30] Theft of Swords [6/6] [Finished]

CHALLENGE COMPLETED!!!! :D 12/13/17

Niki:

32 years old, American female
likes: books (duh) of the fantasy/uf/scifi variety, animals (good flora and fauna), sports (competition), art, dragons. And organizing.
dislikes: non-fiction, circular storytelling (where the characters end up exactly where they started), illogical characters, "wrongfully accused" tropes, and poor writing.

searching for: series with immersive and creative world-building (bonus points for original creature creation, fantasy or scifi).


message 6: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Nov 01, 2019 11:11AM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 6530 comments Mod
Niki's New Series/Focus Challenge:

Series I want to dig into (soon):
[0/3] Sins of Empire Brian McClellan (Technically a continuation)
[1/4] Clean Sweep Ilona Andrews (BR 10/26)
[0/5] The Thousand Names Django Wexler (BR 10/30)
[0/5] The Black Prism Brent Weeks
[0/3] The Shadow of What Was Lost James Islington (reread and finish)
[0/3] The Mirror Empire Kameron Hurley

Started Series I want to mix in:
[1/6] The Blade Itself Joe Abercrombie
[2/6] Spellslinger Sebastien de Castell
[12/15] Glass Houses Rachel Caine (omg to hurry and finish it already)
Series Onsies

Schedule [a/o 10/25]:
Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #1) by Brian McClellan Master of the Phantom Isle (Dragonwatch, #3) by Brandon Mull The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1) by Django Wexler Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13) by Rachel Caine Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #2) by Brian McClellan The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1) by Brent Weeks Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews


message 7: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Oct 25, 2019 11:23AM) (new)

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Angela wrote: "I hate it when series no longer work for me too. I often find I get series fatigue with a lot of series once they go past 5 or 6 books.

Look on the bright side Niki. With the challenge I'm sure yo..."


That is the silver lining for sure. And actually, this year I've already finished a bunch of other series I had outstanding, so at least I know I can do it lol. And that sounds like a great idea – a lot less intimidating for sure!

Welcome to the challenge. Looking forward to seeing your list.

Angela 11/3
Good company of course :).

Niki I didn't like Spider's Bite either. Haha I read the book twice it was so unmemorable that I had picked it up a second time from a bargain bin and while reading it I kept thinking, " I think I've read this before." The further the book went on I realised I had.


I have finally finished inputting all the unfinished titles I could find (I am certain I am missing a few) for a grand total of 96 series...

If you'll excuse me, I need to go find a corner to cry in

Scott - 11/3/2016
Well you don't plan on finishing all 96 so it's not as bad as it seems. Plus you have a lot of up to date series.

The Young Elites I just finished. Books 1 & 2 were excellent. Book three the ending was good but she seemed to run out of steam for the first half of the book and continued already done themes.

Angela - 11/3/16 I hate it when series no longer work for me too. I often find I get series fatigue with a lot of series once they go past 5 or 6 books.

Look on the bright side Niki. With the challenge I'm sure you will manage to take a few off your list. Maybe start with a couple of series where you only have one left to read. Although I'm now giving you advice on my own bad trait in that I seem to have a lot of last in series to read.


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Added 6 more...


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Bill | 2117 comments You have me beat on unfinished series but we are very close on books remaining in those series.


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8072 comments Mod
This is having the opposite effect that I wanted. Now I want to open a bunch of series and be the baddest of the bad. :)


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Haha #Winning.


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8072 comments Mod
Niki wrote: "Haha #Winning."

Charlie is that you?


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XD good one!


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I just went through my "read" shelf and found 40 series I forgot to include. About half of them were abandoned but still...

I seem to like trying new books. It doesn't matter how much I'm enjoying what I'm reading, I'm always eyeballing other titles. At least I'm never bored.


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Okay, the final tally is 165 Unfinished Series. 46 of those I've marked Abandoned. That leaves 119 on my TBR (approx. 340 books).

I'm totally setting a blog challenge in 2017. I think it will be fun to do a monthly tracker.


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8072 comments Mod
That is some series reading.


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For sure. Im going to ignore everything but the high priority and see where that gets me.


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Elizabeth (elizabeths01) | 849 comments Wow O.O


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Niki wrote: "Okay, the final tally is 165 Unfinished Series. 46 of those I've marked Abandoned. That leaves 119 on my TBR (approx. 340 books).

I'm totally setting a blog challenge in 2017. I think it will be ..."


That is so many series Niki. Good luck. I can't wait to see how many series you manage to complete. I belong to another group which is all about completing and getting further in series. Haha my total for 2016 I set myself was 5 series to get up to date and I need to read one more book. As to completed. I finished two series over the whole year.


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Angela wrote: "Niki wrote: "Okay, the final tally is 165 Unfinished Series. 46 of those I've marked Abandoned. That leaves 119 on my TBR (approx. 340 books).

I'm totally setting a blog challenge in 2017. I thin..."


Thanks Angela! I think I managed to finish 13 series this year, so I'll probably set the same goal for next year for consistency. Honestly, I'm less concerned about finishing series than I am about finishing high priority titles. As long as I can get through a good number of the must-reads, I'll be happy. :-) I imagine I will also be starting a bunch of new ones ha ha. That group sounds really helpful for us hopeless cases lol. Great job on your challenge so far for 2016!


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Bill | 2117 comments Wow very impressive finished series list. Looks like you are the leader in both unfinished and finished series.


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Thanks Niki,

The group is below if you are interested. It's helped me a ton since I joined it to keep an idea of where I'm at with series.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


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Bill wrote: "Wow very impressive finished series list. Looks like you are the leader in both unfinished and finished series."

That's cool :) At least they sort of balance each other out haha.


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Angela wrote: "Thanks Niki,

The group is below if you are interested. It's helped me a ton since I joined it to keep an idea of where I'm at with series.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/..."


Awesome, thanks! I just might join...


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Tosh Thanks an amazing number of completed series Niki. Good luck on your challenge.


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Ilyas | 17 comments 'the maze runner - got tired of no answers' Be glad you stopped where you did. Last book in the trilogy created more questions and provided a negative amount of answers :l Then I thought surely the prequel would answer SOMETHING... it didn't... :(


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Tosh wrote: "Thanks an amazing number of completed series Niki. Good luck on your challenge."

Thank you! ^_^


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Ilyas wrote: "'the maze runner - got tired of no answers' Be glad you stopped where you did. Last book in the trilogy created more questions and provided a negative amount of answers :l Then I thought surely the..."

Yes!!! Thank you for the validation haha. I'm doubly glad I stopped now.


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Tammie | 3403 comments Ilyas wrote: "'the maze runner - got tired of no answers' Be glad you stopped where you did. Last book in the trilogy created more questions and provided a negative amount of answers :l Then I thought surely the..."

I've heard The Maze Runner isn't really that good.


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I liked the first one, but got frustrated when it started going one step forward, two steps back. The movies, oddly, didn't have this problem and I really liked them.


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Niki wrote: "I liked the first one, but got frustrated when it started going one step forward, two steps back. The movies, oddly, didn't have this problem and I really liked them."

I didn't really like the maze runner either and the whole time I was reading I was thinking it would make a pretty cool movie. Turns out it's one of those rare stories where the movie is actually better.


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Haha yeah it's definitely an anomaly.


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Niki's November 2016 Progress Update:

Series Finished: 1
Queen of Fire - Anthony Ryan

Series Brought UTD: 4
Poisoned Blade - Kate Elliot
Winter Halo - Keri Arthur
No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished - Rachel Aaron
Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure - Brandon Mull

Series Progressed: 2
Magic Burns - Ilona Andrews
Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher

New Series Started: 2
Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure - Brandon Mull
The Scorpion Rules - Erin Bow

Abandoned: 1
The Scorpion Rules - Erin Bow

YTD Totals:
Finished Series: 13
Up To Date Series: 15
Series Progressed: 17
New Series Started: 13
Abandoned: 3

Even though I've started just as many series as I finished so far, I'm still happy with my progress. A lot of the series I finished had been ones I've been working on for years, a few of them 10+ titles. So, life is good. :-)


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Well done Niki. What a great way to list your progress this year.


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Excellent work!


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Tammie | 3403 comments You've made good progress!


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Thank you for the support!! :)


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Niki's December 2016 Progress Update:

Series Finished: 1
Bad Blood - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Series Brought UTD: 3
The Obelisk Gate - N.K. Jemisin
Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs
Babylon's Ashes - James S.A. Corey [will be finished by 12/31]

Series Progressed: 1
Magic Strikes - Ilona Andrews

New Series Started: 2
Zeroes - Scott Westerfeld
Gauntlgrym - R.A. Salvatore

Abandoned: 1
The Leopard King - Ann Aguirre [wasn't in the mood for a full-on cheesy romance]

YTD Totals:
Finished Series: 14
Up To Date Series: 18
Series Progressed: 11
New Series Started: 15
Abandoned: 4

A good month. I'm most excited about bringing more series up to date.


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Tammie | 3403 comments Good work! I haven't been nearly as productive.


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Bill | 2117 comments Nice work.


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Thank you – I can't wait to see what I'm able to do in 2017 with finishing series as a concerted effort. :-)


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8072 comments Mod
Those yearly totals are insane.


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Keep in mind there are a lot of YA books in there. Those things are easier to breeze through. It feels like cheating haha.


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Lundos | 392 comments Wow, well done Niki. Keep up the good work!


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Lundos wrote: "Wow, well done Niki. Keep up the good work!"

Thank you Lundos!


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Dani | 577 comments Jeez Nikki, you've done such good work, well done. I'm in awe.


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Niki's January 2017 Progress Update:

Series Finished: 1
United – Melissa Landers

Series Brought UTD: 3
The Turn – Kim Harrison
Babylon's Ashes – James S.A. Corey
The Waking Fire – Anthony Ryan

Series Progressed: 1
Blood Cross – Faith Hunter

New Series Started: 5
The Waking Fire – Anthony Ryan
The Turn – Kim Harrison [Prequel Series]
Sideswiped – Kim Harrison
The Demon Awakens – R.A. Salvatore
Firstlife – Gena Showalter

Abandoned: 1
Firstlife – Gena Showalter

YTD Totals:
Finished Series: 1
Up To Date Series: 3
Series Progressed: 1
New Series Started: 5
Abandoned: 1

Considering I only started 15 series last year, 2017 is starting out with a bang (as in, shoot me, I have too many going on at once). Luckily for me, most of them I could also plunk in the "UTD" category, so there's that. :)


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Bill | 2117 comments Nice update Niki.


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Thank you Bill. :)


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We are so reading the next Draconis Memoria together in July :)


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