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message 2: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Pierre | 21 comments Lauren wrote: "Book 1: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Book 2: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

[bookcover:The Shepherd and the ..."


Bumping this up in case it was overlooked.


message 3: by Olivia (last edited May 23, 2018 11:16AM) (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments This doesn't seem to meet Goodreads criteria for series.

To be a series, books should have characters and/or universes in common.


message 4: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Pierre | 21 comments Olivia wrote: "This doesn't seem to meet Goodreads criteria for series.

To be a series, books should have characters and/or universes in common."


But the stories all come from the same source (the bible)? Isn't that enough?


message 5: by rivka, Former Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45530 comments Mod
So do many other books, and we wouldn't put them together with your books in a series either.


message 6: by Brennan (last edited Jun 11, 2018 05:00AM) (new)

Brennan McPherson (brennansmcpherson) | 26 comments Rivka, you wouldn't put them together with her book because they don't self identify as part of a series with her books, don't share the art style, the same approach to adaptation, the same branding, etc.

What about this series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/4551...

The books linked above have no linked characters between them, no common time period, no common nation or geographic location. What ties them together is a concept, the branding, etc. And yet they're a series on Goodreads. And I think they should be. I believe it's too narrow to interpret "universe" as "geographic location" or "immediate story setting." It seems arbitrary, and negatively impacts the end user base's ability to find the books they want to read. (i.e., can't search for the series name to find all books in the series, can't easily click between books in a series, etc.)

Even closer example: https://www.goodreads.com/series/161120


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