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message 1: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Challenge Instructions:

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018


For each of the number, from 1 to 18, you will have to read book/s that is part of a series* and use the serial number to make up the sum of the number.

ONLY series books are allowed in this challenge BUT there are no page limitations so feel free to read any of the .5 books/stories to make up your sum ;)

*series name are usually in grey font next to the title and will have a number denoting its place in the series

WARNING: you will need some arithmetic skill for this challenge though you will only need to be able to add up to 18.

EXAMPLE

For the number 1 (ONE), I can read:

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) -being first book in the series

OR

The Magician's Apprentice (The Black Magician Trilogy 0.5)
A Dark Grave (The Elysium Chronicles 0.5)
Where 0.5 + 0.5 = 1

For the number 5 (FIVE), I can read:

Origin (Robert Langdon #5) -being 5th book in the series

OR

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1)
The Diviners (The Diviners #1)
Thief's Magic (Millennium’s Rule #1)
Halo (Halo #1)
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1)
Where 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 5

OR

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1)
The Harp In The South (Harp in the South #2)
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2)
Where 1 + 2 + 2 = 5

OR

The Magician's Apprentice (The Black Magician Trilogy 0.5)
A Dark Grave (The Elysium Chronicles 0.5)
The Harp In The South (Harp in the South #2)
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2)
Where 0.5 + 0.5 + 2 + 2 = 5

The options are unlimited!

For series books that is greater than 18, you can use the sum of the series number. See below example;

For the number 7 (SEVEN), I can read:

Deception (Alex Delaware #25)
Where 2+5 = 7


message 2: by Tien (last edited Jun 19, 2018 07:04PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
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message 4: by Tien (last edited Nov 23, 2018 02:49AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

Completed as at 11/23


🗸 1 =
Girl, Stolen (Girl, Stolen #1) by April Henry -Read 07/04

🗸 2 =
Acorna's Quest (Acorna #2) -Read 08/05

🗸 3 =
Drowned Wednesday (The Keys to the Kingdom #3)7676774 by Garth Nix -Read 07/09

🗸 4 =
House of Dreams (The Mongolian Wizard #4) -Read 08/06

🗸 5 =
The Night of the Salamander (The Mongolian Wizard #5) -Read 08/06

🗸 6 =
The Pyramid of Krakow (The Mongolian Wizard #6) -Read 08/06

🗸 7 =
The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next #7) -Read 07/12

🗸 8 =
Nevermore (Maximum Ride #8) -Read 07/19

🗸 9 =
Death of a Swagman (Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte #9) -Read 07/21

🗸 10 =
Rider On The Storm And Other Bits And Barrett (Les Norton #10) -Read 07/23

🗸 11 = 3 + 1 + 7
Close Case (Samantha Kincaid #3) -Read 07/12
Rough Justice (Carl Burns #1) -Read 07/28
The Phantom in the Maze (The Mongolian Wizard #7) -Read 08/06

🗸 12 = 1 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 3
Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery #1) -Read 08/06
The Scarlet Pimpernel (The Scarlet Pimpernel (publication order) #1) -Read 08/11
The Box: Tales from the Darkroom (Autobiografical Trilogy #2) -Read 08/13
The Assassin of Verona (William Shakespeare Thriller #2) -Read 08/14
Borden Chantry (The Talon and Chantry series #1) -Read 08/16
Who Fears Death (Who Fears Death #1) -Read 08/17
Karen Memory (Karen Memory #1) -Read 08/19
To Green Angel Tower, Part 1 (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn #3 part 1) -Read 08/23

🗸 13 = 1 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 8
Renegades (Renegades #1) -Read 08/23
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes #2) -Read 08/25
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1) -Read 08/25
Destiny (Rogue Angel #1) -Read 08/29
Bushranger of the Skies (Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte #8) -Read 09/07

🗸 14 = 2 + 1 + 11
Follow Me (The Amateurs #2) -Read 09/04
Budapest Noir (Bűnös Budapest #1) -Read 09/16
A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs #11) -Read 09/22

🗸 15 =5 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 3 + 2
Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5) -Read 09/15
Warcross (Warcross #1) -Read 09/20
Behemoth (Leviathan #2) -Read 09/22
Nemesis (Project Nemesis #1) -Read 09/24
Firespell (The Dark Elite #1) -Read 09/26
The Foretelling of Georgie Spider (The Tribe #3) -Read 09/26
Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #2) -Read 09/30

🗸 16 = 1 + 6.5 + 2.5 + 1 + 3 + 2
Navigating the Stars (Sentinels of the Galaxy #1) -Read 09/28
A Hidden Secret (Kate Burkholder #6.5) by Linda Castillo -Read 10/01
Sightwitch (The Witchlands #2.5) -Read 10/01
City of Lies (Poison Wars #1) -Read 10/03
Liar Liar (Detective Harriet Blue #3) -Read 10/10
Wildcard (Warcross #2) -Read 10/15

🗸 17 = 1 + 4 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 3
The Diggers Rest Hotel (Charlie Berlin #1) -Read 10/10
The Killing Hour (Quincy & Rainie #4) -Read 10/17
Deadly Obsession (Lexie Rogers #2) -Read 10/19
Out of the Darkness (The Finnegan Connection #3) -Read 10/24
All Fall Down (Circus Hearts #2) -Read 10/24
Sun Warrior (Tales of a New World #2) -Read 10/26
Wind Rider (Tales of a New World #3) -Read 10/31

🗸 18 = 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 1
All the Little Bones (Circus Hearts #1) -Read 10/21
Never Look Back (DI Mike Lockyer #1) -Read 11/4
Lightning Tracks (Song Gate #1) -Read 11/6
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) -Read 11/7
Viral Nation (Viral Nation #1) -Read 11/12
A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) -Read 11/13
The Real Thing (Les Norton #2) -Read 11/16
Year One (Chronicles of The One #1) -Read 11/17
The Terracotta Dog (Commissario Montalbano #2) -Read 11/18
Archenemies (Renegades #2) -Read 11/22
Skin and Bone (Dr. Anya Crichton #3) -Read 11/22
Snow Melts in Spring (Seasons of the Tallgrass #1) -Read 11/23
The Monogram Murders (New Hercule Poirot Mysteries #1) -Read 11/23


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2600 comments Me of course!!!


message 6: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "Me of course!!!"

Of course! Wouldn't be the same without you, Dee ;)


message 7: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1612 comments This looks exactly what I need.


message 8: by Tien (last edited Jun 19, 2018 08:49PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Coralie wrote: "This looks exactly what I need."

What we all need, Coralie! Though I'm afraid my end result would contain a lot of ones lol


message 9: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Jun 19, 2018 11:46PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2836 comments Mod
This looks like so much fun. I read a lot of series books, so I'm in.

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

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message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1110 comments Looks like fun, I love working on my ever growing TBR of series books :)


message 11: by Stacey (last edited Dec 06, 2018 05:21AM) (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 280 comments This is perfect for me - all I read are series! I'm in.

1 = 1
The Year We Fell Down 7/5/18 The Ivy Years #1
2 = 2
Crooked Kingdom 7/29/18
3 = 3
Devil in Spring 10/18/18
4 = 4
Magic Bleeds 9/13/18
5 = 5
Tiger Magic 11/1/18
6 = 6
No Time Like Forever 11/15/18
7 = 7
Mate Bond 8/9/18
8 = 8
White Tiger 9/20/18
9 = 4 + 3 + 1 + 1
Take Me On 10/18/18
Morning Star 11/20/18
Midnight Riot 11/26/18
Breaking Creed 12/6/18
10 = 10
Archangel's Viper 11/13/18
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12 = 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 2
Rosemary and Rue 7/10/18
I Hunt Killers 7/22/18
A Perfect Evil 8/13/18
Stillhouse Lake 8/17/18
Disruption 8/23/18
Strawberry Shortcake Murder 8/27/18
Uncaged 8/31/18
Off Limits 9/17/18
Map of Bones 9/27/18
13 = 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 3
Marrying Winterborne 9/30/18
Bishop 10/4/18
Dragon Actually
Fated 10/11/18
Reliquary 10/12/18
Off the Record 10/31/18
Dreams of Gods & Monsters 11/8/18
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17 = 6 + 2 + 4 + 4
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 7/8/10
Grin and Beard It 8/17/18
Motorcycle Man 10/24/18
Hello Stranger 11/29/18
18 = 17 + 1
Ocean Light (Psy Changeling) 8/5/18
Strange the Dreamer 7/26/18


message 12: by Sandy (last edited Sep 19, 2018 06:26AM) (new)

Sandy | 168 comments Fun! I'm in!

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

1 = Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) - 7/10/18.

2 = The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Ghost Roads #2) - 7/26/18

3 = A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) - 7/5/18.

4 = Farthing (Small Change #1) - 7/16/18
Vision in Silver (The Others #3) - 7/26/18
1 + 3 - 4

5 = The Wreck of Heaven (the World Gates #2) - 7/5/18.
Gods Old and Dark (the World Gates #3) - 7/7/18
2 + 3 = 5

6 = No Time Like the Past (Chronicles of St Mary's #5) - 8/6/18
White Silence (Elizabeth Cage #1) - 7/30/18
5 + 1 = 6

7 = Chimes at Midnight (Toby Daye #7) - 8/2/18.

8 = The Color of Fear (Sharon McCone #32) - 7/12/18. 3 + 2 = 5
Beastly Things (Commissario Brunetti #21) - 7/12/18. 2 + 1 = 3
5 + 3 = 8

9 = Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot #9) - 7/18/18.

10 = Malice Prepense (Barbara Holloway #3) -7/16/18
A Rule Against Murder[(Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #4) - 7/26/18
[book:Split Second|204276] (King & Maxwell #1) - 9/13/18
The Ship Who Sang (Brainship #1) - 9/10/18
Taylor's Ark (Taylor's Ark #1) - 8/10/18
3 + 4 + 1 +1 + 1 = 10

11 = White Night (Dresden Files #9) - 9/19/18
The Broken Shore (Broken Shore #1) - 9/17/18
The Dry (Aaron Falk #1) - 9/3/18.
9 + 1 + 1 =11


12 = Police at the Funeral (Albert Campion #4) - 8/26/18
Look to the Lady (Albert Campion #3) - 8/23/18
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2) - 9/1/18
The Gates of Sleep (Elemental Masters #2) - 8/21/18
The Serpent's Shadow (Elemental Masters #1) - 8/18/18
4 + 3 +2 + 2 +1 = 12

13 = Died in the Wool: Inspector Roderick Alleyn #13 - #13 in the Inspector Roderick Alleyn series.

14 = What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (the Chronicles of St Mary's #6) - 8/14/18
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files #8) - 8/23/18
6 + 8 =14

15 = Swing, Brother, Swing (Inspector Alleyn #15) - 8/8/18.

16 = Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet (Jesse Stone #16) - 7/7/18.

17 = Garden of Lamentations (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James #17) - 7/17/18.

18 = The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (Perry Mason #9) - 8/7/18
The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds #4) - 8/4/18
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) - 7/29/18
The Case Is Closed (Miss Silver #2) - 8/7/18
9 + 4 + 3 + 2 = 18


message 13: by Bea (last edited Jan 26, 2019 03:57AM) (new)

Bea | 4814 comments Mod
Count me in, too!

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018
32 books - finishes 7 series


√1 = Death In a Hammock - Read 12/8/18

√2 = Ha'penny - Read 10/28/18

√3 = Half a Crown - Read 12/28/18 (finishes series)

√4 = At Some Disputed Barricade - Read 9/16/18

√5 = The Brutal Telling - Read 1/6/19

√6 = Twilight - Read 1/25/19

*7 = Remembrance - Library (finishes series)

√8 = Poppy Done to Death - Read 8/17/18

√9 = All the Little Liars - Read 8/30/18

√10 = Sleep Like a Baby - Read 8/31/18 (finishes series)

√11 = Eleventh Grave in Moonlight - Read 9/1/18

√12 = The Trouble with Twelfth Grave - Read 9/2/18 (finishes series)

√13 = 4 + 5 + 4: Angel's Verdict - Read 8/6/18, Angel Condemned - Read 8/7/18 (finishes series), The World According to Bertie - Read 11/8/18

√14 = 3 + 4 + 3 + 4: The Circle of Blood - Read 8/10/18, The Dying Breath - Read 8/11/18 (finishes series), Avenging Angels - Read 8/4/18, Black Betty - Read 10/28/18

15 = 2 + 2 + 5 + 6:A Red Death - Read 12/16/18, Fire and Fog - Read 9/22/18, Rueful Death - Library Loan, The Lost Art of Gratitude - Reading

√16 = 11 + 5: The Double Comfort Safari Club - Read 7/22/18, We Shall Not Sleep - Read 9/28/18 (finishes series)

√17 = 3 + 6 + 8: Angels in the Gloom - Read 9/12/17, The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams - Read 11/29/18, The Burglar in the Library - Read 11/15/18

√18 = The House of Unexpected Sisters - Read 12/25/18


message 14: by Lauren (last edited Oct 13, 2018 06:31AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1110 comments Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018
Complete: 28/28

√ 1 = Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless
Read: July 30th

√ 2 = Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd
Read: August 22nd

√ 3 = Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Read: July 9th

√ 4 = The Fall of Shane MacKade by Nora Roberts
Read: July 14th

√ 5 = Fallen by Karin Slaughter
Read: July 21st

√ 6 = Christmas with a SEAL by Tawny Weber
Read: July 6th

√ 7 = Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
Read: September 22

√ 8 = Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep
Read: July 10th

√ 9 = Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
Read: July 17th

√ 10 = A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison
Read: August 29th

√ 11 = Ever After by Kim Harrison
Read: September 18

√ 12 = (5+4+3) Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas + True Love and Other Disasters + For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen
Read #1: September 18th
Read #2: August 13th
Read #3: July 24th

√ 13 = (3+10) Lost Girls by Angela Marsons + The Perfect Lover by Stephanie Laurens
Read #1: September 23rd
Read #2: July 30th

√ 14 = (6+8) Criminal by Karin Slaughter + Murder in Little Italy by Victoria Thompson
Read #1: October 5th
Read #2: August 18th

√ 15 = (2+3+10) Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas + Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen + Murder on Bank Street by Victoria Thompson
Read #1: September 9th
Read #2: September 6th
Read #3: October 11th

√ 16 = (4+5+7) Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas + Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson + Murder on Lenox Hill by Victoria Thompson
Read #1: August 11th
Read #2: October 1st
Read #3: July 11th

√ 17 = [(2+6)+9] Strangers in Death by Nora Roberts + Murder in Chinatown by Victoria Thompson
Read #1: July 2nd
Read #2: September 29th

√ 18 = [(2+7)+9] Salvation in Death by Nora Roberts + Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep
Read #1: August 4th
Read #2: August 10th


message 15: by Robin (last edited Jul 29, 2018 06:45AM) (new)

Robin A I think I understand how it works and it is perfect as I have been trying to finish a bunch of series I have started.
Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

1 = The Isle of the Lost Finished 7/29/18

2 = Hollow City by Ransom Riggs finished 7/5/18

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message 16: by Robin (new)

Robin A Question. I'm been reading Sue Grafton's series and that is letters. Would covert 'J" to 10 and use that as a 10 and or with another number for the higher numbers.


message 17: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Hey, Robin. Welcome to the challenge :)

If you look on the book page, out shows the series name & serial number in brackets after the title, like this

J is fort Judgement (Kinsey Millhone #10)

The number after the hashtag is the serial number and is what you use for this challenge. Hope that helps.


message 18: by Elvenn (last edited Apr 11, 2019 04:55PM) (new)

Elvenn | 722 comments I'm in too! I'm sure I can find a good number of unread series in my TBR pile...

1 = Wayward Pines: El paraíso (Pines) (Wayward Pines #1) read Jul 4

2 = A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) read Nov 30

3 = Red Bones (Shetland Island #3) read Jul 15

4 = Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) read Aug 25

5 = Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5) read Oct 16

6 = El hombre del lago (The Draining Lake) (Inspector Erlendur #6) read Sep 24

7 = (2.5+1.5+2+1) The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5) read Dec 19
- The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) 🔸
- The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves #2) 🔸
- Dark Ages: Nosferatu (Dark Ages Clan Novels #1) 🔸

8 = (3+5) Cruzada (Crusade) (Aquasilva Trilogy #3) read Aug 5
- The Big Four (Hercule Poirot #5) read Dec 7

9 = Asesinato en el honjin y otros relatos [Murder in the Honjin and other stories] (Detective Kosuke Kindaichi #9) read Jul 19

10 = (1+1+6+1+1) Ross Poldark (The Poldark Saga #1) read Sep 26
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey #1) read Oct 5
- In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #6) read Nov 8
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1) read Oct 30
- The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Volume 1 (TKCDS #1) read Nov 1st

11 = Las alas de la esfinge (The Wings of the Sphinx) (Commissario Montalbano #11) read Jul 6

12 = Dark Ages: Ventrue (Dark Ages Clan Novels #12) 🔸

13 = Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case (Miss Marple #13) 🔸

14 = Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot #14) 🔸

15 = Hasta que la muerte nos separe (Till Death Do Us Part) (Dr. Gideon Fell #15) 🔸

16 = (1+9+6+3+3) La hora de las sombras (Echoes from the Dead) (The Öland Quartet #1) read Sep 14
- The Field of Blood (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #9) 🔸
- Going Postal (Discworld #33) 🔸

17 = Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) read Aug 4

18 = (5+4+1+8) The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1) read Dec 12
- What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr #1) read Dec 24
- The Merchant's House (Wesley Peterson #1) read Dec 20
- La muerte del comendador (Kishidancho Goroshi #1) read Dec 30
- Hellsing, Vol. 01 (Hellsing #1) read Dec 30
- A Deadly Brew (Matthew Bartholomew #4) 🔸
- Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) 🔸
- The Devil's Domain (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #8) 🔸


message 19: by LynnB (last edited Oct 31, 2018 06:58PM) (new)

LynnB | 1672 comments I'm in....

Seriously Serial '18:
July 1 - December 31, 2018
COMPLETED 10 Oct 2018


✔ 1
The Persimmon Tree Persimmon Tree #1 by Bryce Courtenay, read 23 Aug 2018

✔ 2 =
The Girl in the Tower Winternight Trilogy #2 by Katherine Arden, read 9 July 2018

✔ 3 =
Bought the Farm A Farmer's Daughter Mystery #3 by Peg Cochran, read 10 July 2018

✔ 4
Sisters Like Us Mischief Bay #4 by Susan Mallery, read 15 Aug 2018

✔ 5 = (2+3)
Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom Aunt Dimity Mystery #23 by Nancy Atherton, read 11 Aug 2018

✔ 6
The Dead Will Tell Kate Burkholder #6 by Linda Castillo, read 24 July 2018

✔ 7
The Scarred Woman, Dept. Q #7 by Jussi Adler-Olsen, read 1 July 2018

✔ 8
The Woman in Blue A Ruth Galloway Mystery #8 by Elly Griffiths, read 15 Sept 2018

✔ 9
An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War An Irish Country Novel #9 by Patrick Taylor, read 18 July 2018

✔ 10
An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea: An Irish Country Novel An Irish Country Novel #10 by Patrick Taylor, read 2 Sept 2018

✔ 11
Just ClauseA Just Clause A Booktown Mystery #11 by Lorna Barrett, read 1 Aug 2018

✔ 12
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, Mitford Years #12 by Jan Karon, read 5 July 2018

✔ 13
Come Rain or Come Shine, Mitford Years #13 by Jan Karon, read 25 Aug 2018

✔ 14 = 7+7
The Ghost Fields Ruth Galloway #7, read 18 Aug 2018
+ After the Storm Kate Burkholder #7 by Linda Castillo, read 14 Aug 2018

✔ 15 = 7+6+2
Cold Earth Shetland Islands #7 by Ann Cleeves, read 21 July 2018
+ The Outcast Dead Ruth Galloway #6 by Elly Griffiths, read 5 Aug 2018
+ A Lesson in Hope Hope #2 by Philip Gulley, read 14 Aug 2018

✔ 16 = 3+4+1+8
The Fire Pit A Faroes Novel #3 by Chris Ould, read 28 Aug 2018
+ Legacy of the Dead Inspector Rutledge Mystery #4 by Charles Todd, read 4 Sept 2018
+Mrs. Bridge, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge #1 by Evan S. Connell, read 14 Sept 2018
+Among the Wicked, Kate Burkholder #8, by Linda Castillo, read 17 Sept 2018

✔ 17 = 7+(2+5)+1+2
Hell Is Empty, A Walt Longmire Mystery #7, by Craig Johnson, read 9 Sept 2018
+The Waters of Eternal Youth, A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery #25, by Donna Leon, read 12 Sept 2018
+The Saturday Night Supper Club, A Supper Club Novel #1, by Carla Laureano, read 21 Sept 2018
+On the Bright Side: The New Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, Hendrick Groen #2, by Hendrik Groen, read 23 Sept 2018

🔸️ 18 = 8+(2+1)+1+1+5
Death in the Stacks, A Library Lover's Mystery #8 by Jenn McKinlay, read 17 Sept 2018
+Gone Gull Meg Langslow Mystery #21 by Donna Andrews, read 24 Sept 2018
+ The Cafe by the Sea Summer Seaside Kitchen #1 by Jenny Colgan, read 25 Sept 2018
+ Little Beach Street Bakery Little Beach Street Bakery #1 by Jenny Colgan
+ Watchers of Time Inspector Ian Rutledge #5 by Charles Todd, read 10 Oct 2018


message 20: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
So many series out there, isn't it!? A hundred unfinished ones and a thousand to start :O


message 21: by Susan (last edited Dec 03, 2018 08:56AM) (new)

Susan | 3478 comments Mod
Count me in! Though the ones I've found don't seem to be overlapping much with my other challenges, and it looks like I'll need at least 24 books to finish it - so - 4 a month. Maybe doable???

Seriously Serial

July 1 - December 31, 2018

✔1 = Split Second, (add series name # here) - finished 7/16
✔2 = Knife Edge (Noughts and Crosses series # 2) - finished 7/7
✔3 = Arhorsen (Abhorsen series #3) - finished 7/19
✔4 = The Search for Sam (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 4) - finished 7/19
✔5 = The Last Days of Lorien (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 5) - finished 7/18
✔6 = The Forgotten Ones (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 6) - finished 7/26
✔7 = Five's Legacy (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 7) - finished 7/31
✔8 = 2+6 = Strangers in Death (In Death # 26) - finished 7/25
✔9 = Five's Betrayal(Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 9) - finished 9/24
✔10 = 1+9 = Hangman (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus # 19) - finished 10/6
✔11 = The Navigator(Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 11)
✔12 = The Guard(Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 12) - finished 11/4

13 = Legacies Reborn(Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 13)
14 = Last Defense(Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 14)
15 = Hunt for the Garde(Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 15)
16 = The Heretic's Apprentice (Brother Cadfael # 16

✔17 = 8 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 2
8 Return to Paradise (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #8) - finished 8/28
3 Jar City (#3 in Inspector Erlendur)] - finished 9/11
2 Chainbreaker (Timekeeper series #2) - finished 7/29
2 The Coffin Dancer (Lincoln Rhyme series #2) - finished 8/3
2 Sepulchre (Languedoc series #2) - finished 8/27

✔18 = 10 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1
10 The Fugitive(Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files # 10) - 10/15
3 Lawful Interception(#3 in the Little Brother Series) - fin 10/20
2 The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) - finished 9/22
2 The Fire (The Eight #2) - finished 10/14
1 The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate series #1) - finished 8/8

numbers completed - 14/18
books read - 22/26(?)
last updated 11/4/18


message 22: by Kristina Simon (last edited Dec 28, 2018 07:37AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 724 comments I'm in! I love series challenges!! ;-)

Duration: July 1 - December 31, 2018

✔ 1 = Death On Demand (Death On Demand #1) by Carolyn G. Hart Read: 7/4/18

✔ 2 = Murder With Puffins (Meg Langslow #2) by Donna Andrews Read: 6/27/18

✔ 3 = Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (Meg Langslow #3) by Donna Andrews Read: 7/3/18

✔ 4 = Firestorm (Anna Pigeon #4) by Nevada Barr Read: 6/30/18

✔ 5 = North of Havana (Doc Ford Mystery #5) by Randy Wayne White Read: 6/30/18

6 =

7 =

✔ 8 = 2 + 1 + 2 +1 + 1 + 1
Death in Four Courses (Key West Food Critic Mystery #2) by Lucy Burdette Read: 7/5/18
The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles #1) by Tess Gerritsen Read: 7/9/18
The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles #2) by Tess Gerritsen Read: 7/12/18
The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1) by Megan Shepherd Read: 7/22/18
Key West Connection (Dusky MacMorgan #1) by Randy Striker Read: 7/25/18
Goodnight, Irene (Irene Kelly #1) by Jan Burke Read: 7/26/18

✔ 9 = 3 + 6
Calculated in Death (In Death #36) by J.D. Robb Read: 7/7/18

✔ 10 = 3 + 7
Thankless in Death (In Death #37) by J.D. Robb Read: 9/13/18

✔ 11 = 3 + 8
Concealed in Death (In Death #38) by J.D. Robb Read: 9/27/18

✔ 12 = 3 + 9
Festive in Death (In Death #39) by J.D. Robb Read: 12/11/18

13 =

14 =

15 =

16 =

✔ 17 = 3 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 5
Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette ~Key West Food Critic Mystery #3 ~ Read: 10/24/18
Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand ~Winter #1 ~ Read: 10/30/18
Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette ~Key West Food Critic Mystery #4 ~ Read: 10/31/18
Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell ~ Gilded Newport Mysteries #1 ~ Read: 11/5/18
Face Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan ~ Charlotte McNally #2 ~ Read: 11/11/18
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce ~ Harold Fry #1 ~ Read: 11/21/18
Death with All the Trimmings by Lucy Burdette ~Key West Food Critic Mystery #5 ~ Read: 12/27/18

✔ 18 = 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 1
Origin (Robert Langdon #5) by Dan Brown Read: 7/31/18
Blindsight (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #1) by Robin Cook Read: 8/4/18
When the Wind Blows (When the Wind Blows #1) by James Patterson Read: 8/11/18
Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover Read: 8/16/18
Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies #1) by Kylie Logan Read: 8/19/18
Thrill Me to Death (Bullet Catcher #2) by Roxanne St. Claire Read: 8/25/18
Murder is Binding (Booktown Mystery #1) by Lorna Barrett Read: 8/28/18
The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles #3) by Tess Gerritsen Read: 9/2/18
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie Read: 9/20/18
Double-Booked for Death (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #1) by Ali Brandon Read: 10/6/18
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #1) by Joanne Fluke

Adding up to something:
Contagion by Robin Cook ~ Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #2 ~ Read: 11/23/18
Hearth Stone by Lois Greiman ~ Home in the Hills #1 ~ Read: 12/2/18
Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann ~ Reluctant Heroes #1 ~ Read: 12/21/18
Current total = 4


message 23: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2600 comments Any restriction on number of books from a series?


message 24: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "Any restriction on number of books from a series?"

nope. Finish off a series, if you like.


message 25: by Angela (last edited Dec 15, 2018 03:16PM) (new)

Angela | 226 comments I'm in! I have far too many series unfinished.

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

1 = Soon: The Beginning of the End (The Underground Zealot #1) - Read 7/27/18

2 = Hide and Seek (Inspector Rebus #2) - Read 10/20/18

3 = End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy #3) - Read 7/5/18

4 = A Darkness Descending (Sandro Cellini #4) - Read 12/15/18

5 = The Killing Room (Sandro Cellini #5)

6 = 3 + 2 + 1
Tooth and Nail (Inspector Rebus #3) - Read 11/29/18
Death Without Company (Walt Longmire #2) - Read 10/20/18
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1) - Read 7/9/18

7 = Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7) - Read 7/8/18

8 = 4 + 3 + 1
Death in Florence (Inspector Bordelli #4) - Read 11/25/18
El Prisionero del Cielo (El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados #3) - Read 9/2/18
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) - Read 9/26/18

9 = 5 + 4
Death in the Tuscan Hills (Commissario Bordelli #5)
El laberinto de los espíritus (El cementario de los libros olvidados #4)

10 = A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder #10) - Read 9/29/18

11 = The Wings of the Sphinx (Commissario Montalbano #11) - Read 9/7/18

12 = 6 + 4 +2
Ghosts of the Past: Book Six (Commissario Bordelli #6)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) - 8/25/18
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) - Read 7/22/18

13 = Doctored Evidence (Commissario Brunetti #13) - Read 7/8/18

14 = 10 + 4
The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #10) - Read 9/2/18
Havana Bay (Arkady Renko #4) - Read 9/25/18

15 = 12 + 3
The Track of Sand (Inspector Montalbano #12) - Read 10/1/18
Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire #3) - Read 12/1/18

16 = 11 + 5
The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #11) - Read 9/5/18
Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Ranko #5) - Read 12/7/18

17 = 3 + 14
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) - Read 8/16/18
Blood from a Stone (Commissario Brunetti #14) - Read 7/24/18

18 = The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon #18) - Read 11/23/18


message 26: by Amy (last edited Dec 12, 2018 08:43PM) (new)

Amy | 2152 comments This looks like fun; count me in of course!

✔1 = Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) - Completed 9/11/18

✔2 = Signal (Sam Dryden #2) - Completed on 7/24/18

✔3 = The Twenty-Three (Promise Falls #3) - Completed on 7/29/18

✔4 = The Trust (Liam Taggart & Catherine Lockhart #4) - Completed on 11/4/18

✔5 = 2 + 3
Exit Strategy (Nick Mason, #2) - Completed on 8/31/18
Hellbent (Orphan X #3) - Completed on 10/29/18

6 = 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1
I Hear the Sirens in the Street (Detective Sean Duffy #2) - Completed on 9/23/18
The Edge of Everything (The Edge of Everything, #1) - Completed on 11/30/18
Warcross (Warcross, #1) - Completed on 12/5/18
Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long-Legs, #1) - Completed on 12/5/18
The Night Bird (Frost Easton, #1)

✔7 = 4 + 2 + 1
The Fallen (Amos Decker #4) - Completed 8/15/18
The Fifth Assassin (Culper Ring #2) - Completed on 9/25/18
Cemetery Lake (Theodore Tate #1) - Completed on 10/13/18

✔8 = 6 + 1 + 1
Feared (Rosato & DiNunzio #6) - Completed 9/7/18
Red Hill (Red Hill #1) - Completed 7/11/18
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1) - Completed on 8/8/18

✔9 = Look For Me (Detective D. D. Warren #9) - Completed 8/25/18

✔10 = 8 + 2
The Kept Woman (Will Trent #8) - Completed on 11/13/18
Siege and Storm (Grisha Verse #2) - Completed on 10/12/18

✔11 = Ambush (Michael Bennett #11) - Completed 12/12/18

✔12 = The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker #12) - Completed 10/27/18

✔13 = 6 + 7
The Hanging Girl (Department Q #6) - Completed 9/2/18
Unseen (Will Trent #7) - Completed on 9/8/11

✔14 = 8 + 2 + 2 + 2
Close Your Eyes (Joseph O'Loughlin #8) - Completed on 11/21/18
Fade to Black (Doug Brock #2) - Completed 8/24/18
Head On (Lock In #2) - Completed 8/18/18
Us Against You (Beartown #2) - Completed 9/30/18

✔15 = 9 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1
Alter Ego (Jonathan Stride #9) - Completed 10/4/18
Six Bad Things (Hank Thompson #2) - Completed on 11/24/18
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night and Fog #2) - Completed 10/7/18
Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell #1) - Completed 9/23/18
The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop #1) - Completed on 10/12/18

✔16 = Use of Force (Scot Harvath #16) - Completed on 7/9/18

✔17 = The Wanted (Elvis Cole #17) - Completed on 7/14/18

✔18 = 17 + 1
The 17th Suspect (Women’s Murder Club #17) - Completed on 9/24/18
Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse #1) - Completed on 11/21/18


message 27: by Karin (last edited Dec 16, 2018 02:36PM) (new)

Karin | 811 comments I'm in!
[Insert sum formula here]
Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

✔1 = The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) September 3

✔2 = Gemina by Amie Kaufman (The Illuminae Files, # 2) July 8

✔ 3 =Obsidio by Amie Kaufman (The Illuminae Files, # 3) July 14

✔ 4 = Vanishing Point (Nikki Boyd Files #4) August 26

✔ 5 = 2 + 3 = 5
Us Against You Beartown #2 July 19
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3) August 15

✔ 6 = 2 + 4 = 6
X by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone #24) August 9

✔ 7 = 2 + 5
Clutch of Constables (Inspector Alleyn #25) September 2

✔8 = 4 + 4
Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (Kopp Sisters #4)
D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone #4) Sept 29

✔9 = 2 + 0 + 2 + 5
T is for Trespass (Kinsey Millhone #20) September 3
Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone #25) October 26

✔10 = The Spies of Warsaw (Night Soldiers #10) August 20

✔11 = 1 + 9 + 1
Feet of Clay (Discworld #19) September 9
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey #1) September 25

✔12 = 1 + 1 + 1 + 9
Fifth Business (The Deptford Trilogy #1) November 1
Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) November, 2018
The Colors of All the Cattle (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #19) December 2018

✔13 = 3 + 10
The Great Wave of Tamarind (Tamarind #3) August 22
The Zebra-Striped Hearse (Lew Archer #10) August 23

✔14 = The Hermit of Eyton Forest (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #14) by Ellis Peters September 21

✔15 = Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett #15 in the Discworld Series

✔16 = P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone #16) November 8 (posted to GR Nov 9)

✔ 17 = Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone #17) November, 2108

✔ 18 = R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone #18) December 2, 2018

waiting to be incorporated in sums
Fifth Business (The Deptford Trilogy #1) November 1
Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) November, 2018


message 28: by Rosemary (last edited Feb 14, 2019 11:50AM) (new)

Rosemary | 874 comments A new game! Can't resist :)

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

✔ 1 = 1
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom and Huck #1) by Mark Twain, 21 July 18

✔ 2 = 2
Lustrum (Cicero, #2) by Robert Harris Lustrum (Cicero, #2) by Robert Harris, 4 Aug 18

✔ 3 = 1 + 2
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Gilead (Gilead, #1) by Marilynne Robinson, 15 Aug 18
Home (Gilead #2) by Marilynne Robinson Home (Gilead, #2) by Marilynne Robinson, 17 Aug 18

✔ 4 = 4
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4) by Mildred D. Taylor Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4) by Mildred D. Taylor, 21 Aug 18

✔ 5 = 1 + 1 + 1 + 2
Every Day (Every Day, #1) by David Levithan Every Day (Every Day, #1) by David Levithan, 2 July 18
The Martian by Andy Weir The Martian (The Martian, #1) by Andy Weir, 11 Sept 18
2001 A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke, 15 Sept 18
After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes, 11 Oct 18

✔ 6 = 6
Missing Joseph (Inspector Lynley, #6) by Elizabeth George Missing Joseph (Inspector Lynley #6) by Elizabeth George, 28 June 18

7 = 3 +
The Human Stain (The American Trilogy, #3) by Philip Roth The Human Stain(The American Trilogy, #3) by Philip Roth, 18 Dec 18

✔ 8 = 8
City Of Bones (Harry Bosch, #8) by Michael Connelly City of Bones (Harry Bosch #8) by Michael Connelly, 10 Sept 18

9 = The Chalk Pit, Elly Griffiths

✔ 10 = 1+1+8
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses (Border Trilogy #1) by Cormac McCarthy, 19 Aug 18
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) by Ken Follett The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge #1) by Ken Follett, 6 Sept 18
Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1) by Terry Pratchett Guards! Guards! (Discworld #8) by Terry Pratchett, 13 Sept 18

✔ 11 = 11
Reaper Man (Discworld #11) by Terry Pratchett Reaper Man (Discworld #11) by Terry Pratchett, 13 Sept 18

✔ 12 = 12
Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle by Ann B. Ross Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle (Miss Julia #12) by Ann B. Ross, 29 Sept 18

13 =

14 = 1 + 2 + 1 +
Experiences Of An Irish R.M. by Edith Somerville Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. (Irish RM #1) by Edith Somerville, 29 Dec 18
Further Experiences of an Irish R. M. (Irish RM #2) by Edith Somerville, 30 Dec 18
A Question of Upbringing (A Dance to the Music of Time #1) by Anthony Powell A Question of Upbringing (A Dance to the Music of Time, #1) by Anthony Powell, 31 Dec 18

✔ 15 = 4 + 1 + 10
Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith, 23 Sept 18
Girl, 15, Charming but Insane by Sue Limb Girl, 15, Charming but Insane (Jess Jordan, #1) by Sue Limb, 27 Nov 18
The Chalk Girl (Kathleen Mallory, #10) by Carol O'Connell The Chalk Girl (Kathy Mallory, #10) by Carol O'Connell, 29 Nov 18

16 = Whisper to the Blood, Dana Stabenow

17 = 1 + 4 + A Great Reckoning, Louise Penny (12)
The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1) by Elly Griffiths The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths, 5 Dec 18

18 =


message 29: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2600 comments one more question - you mentioned .5 books

so does like - The Drowned (7.5) and Getting Wound Up (2.5) - could for 10? i'm assuming yes, but just checking


message 30: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Yes that's right, Dee


message 31: by Karin (last edited Jun 23, 2018 05:44PM) (new)

Karin | 811 comments Do sequels in a two book thing count? I'm going to be reading Us Against You which is now listed on GR as Beartown #2. I have no idea if there will be a third one.

I LOVE the sum of the number thing for books over the number 18.


message 32: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Yep anything that shows a serial number on GR counts


message 33: by Karin (new)

Karin | 811 comments Tien wrote: "Yep anything that shows a serial number on GR counts"

Thanks!


message 34: by Dee (last edited Oct 24, 2018 07:07AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2600 comments Dee

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

1 = Tropical Tiger Spy (#1 in the Shifting Sands Resorts series) - Finished - 7/1/18

2 = Tropical Wounded Wolf (#2 in the Shifting Sands Resorts series)- Finished - 7/4/18

3 = 2+1
Ain't She a Peach? (#2 Southern Eclectic) Finished - 8/10/18+ Iron and Magic (#1 The Iron Covenant) Finished - 8/25/18

4 = 2+1+1
Truth or Beard (#1 Winston Brothers) - Finished - 9/19/18 +American Prince (#2 New Camelot series) - Finished - 10/9/18 +Open Season (#1 Joe Gunther series) - Finished - 10/8/18

5 = Burn So Bright (Jupiter Point #2) Finished - 7/14/18 + Into the Flames (Jupiter Point #3) Finished - 7/21/18

6 = Worth the Wait (Out in Portland #3) Finished - 7/28/18 + Cowboy Pride (Wild Wyoming Hearts #3) Finished - 7/28/18

7 = Firefighter Phoenix (#7 in the Fire & Rescue Shifters series) - Finished - 7/1/18

8 = 4+.5+1+1.5+1
The Girl in the Spider's Web (#4 Millenium) Finished - 7/29/18+ Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (#.5 Southern Eclectic) Finished - 8/2/18 + Sweet Tea and Sympathy (#1 Southern Eclectic) Finished - 8/2/18 + Peachy Flippin' Keen (#1.5 Southern Eclectic) Finished - 8/2/18+ Things Good Girls Don't Do (#1 Rock Canyon) Finished - 8/13/18

9 = Calculated in Death (#36 in the In Death series - 3+6 = 9) - Finished - 7/7/18

10 = 9+1
Vampire, Interrupted (#9 Argeneau) - Finished - 10/11/18 + C791 (#1 Cybrogs: More than Machines) - Finished - 9/3/18

11 = 4+2+3+2
April Fools (#4 Wilder Irish) - Finished - 10/20/18 + Hot for Fireman (#2 Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel) - Finished - 10/20/18 + Sex and the Single Fireman (#3 Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel) - Finished - 10/20/18 + Borderlines (#2 Joe Gunther) - Finished - 10/20/18

12 = 2+3+7
Crossing the Line (#2 Cross Creek) Finished - 8/9/18 +
Crossing Promises (#3 Cross Creek) - Finished - 8/10/18 +
Fade To Midnight (#7 McCloud & Friends) - Finished - 9/17/18

13 = 8+5
Vampires are Forever (#8 Argeneau) - Finished - 9/7/18 + The Three Secret Cities (#5 Jack West Jr series) - Finished - 9/23/18

14 = 1+1+1+2+4+5
Chasing I Do (#1 The Eastons) - Finished - 8/31/18 + Daring Miss Danvers (#1 Wallflower Weddings) - Finished - 8/31/18 + How to Tame a Willful Wife (#1 Shakespeare in Love) - Finished - 8/24/18 + Meant to Be (#2 Jamison Family) - finished - 8/24/18 + On His Knees (#4 Blasphemy) - finished - 89/18 + The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (#5 Millennium) - Finished - 9/6/18

15 = 10.5+4.5
Santa Viking (#10.5 in the Viking I) Finished - 7/4/18 + Holding Holly (#4.5 Love and Football) Finished - 9/1/18

16 = Sweet Ruin (#16 Immortals After Dark) - Finished - 9/14/18

17 = 7+8+2
Branded Sanctuary (#7 Nature of Desire) Finished - 9/2/18
The Killing Forest (#8 Louise Rick) Finished - 9/13/18 + Turning Angel (#2 Penn Cage) Finished - 9/2/18

18 = Wicked Abyss (#18 in the Immortals After Dark series)

Read but not slotted in yet


To Read
Nobody's Perfect (#3 Rescue Me)
Getting Wound Up (#2.5 Love Between Bases)


message 35: by Lagullande (last edited Nov 25, 2018 08:35AM) (new)

Lagullande | 424 comments Oh my goodness, Tien, did you have to? I can't resist signing up to your games cos they are always so imaginative, but I don't hold out much hope of finishing this one.

And a question...do we have to complete the numbers in order? (eg if I read a book with a series number 18, can I plug it straight in or do I have to read for 1 to 17 first)

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

✔1 =
My Man Jeeves (no 1 in the Jeeves series) - finished 17/9/18

✔2 =
The Lieutenant (no 2 in the Thornhill Family series) - finished 20/10/18

✔3 =
Carry on, Jeeves (no 3 in the Jeeves series) - finished 11/8/18

✔4 = 3 + 1

Disco For The Departed (no 3 in the Dr Siri Paiboun) - finished 15/8/18
The Silent Corner (no 1 in the Jane Hawk series) - finished 12/9/18

5 =


✔6 = 2 + (2 + 2)
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (no 2 in the Bois Sauvage series) - finished 27/10/18
In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin (no 22 in the Inspector Rebus series) - finished 25/11/18

✔7 = 1 + 2 + 4
Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf (nos 1 and 2 in the Jerusalem series) - finished 22/9/18
Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future by Svetlana Alexievich (no 4 in the Голоса утопии series) - finished 4/10/18

8 =

9 =

10 =

11 =

12 =

13 =

14 =

15 =

16 =

17 =

18 =


message 36: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Lagullande wrote: "Oh my goodness, Tien, did you have to? I can't resist signing up to your games cos they are always so imaginative, but I don't hold out much hope of finishing this one.

And a question...do we have..."


lol, you're welcome, Lagullande ;D

and no, no order necessary. Read/complete number as you please :)


message 37: by Charity (last edited Jan 21, 2019 01:27PM) (new)

Charity | 547 comments Yeah New Challenge! I'm in.

Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

1 = 1
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)

2 = 1+1
Fifth Business (The Deptford Trilogy #1)
Outlander (Outlander #1)

3 = 2+1
The Girl from Snowy River (Matilda Saga #2)
A Waltz for Matilda (Matilda Saga #1)

4 = 4
Dark Road to Darjeeling (Lady Julia Grey #4)

5 = 5
The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant #5)

6 = 1+2+3
The Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant #1)
A Shilling for Candles (Inspector Alan Grant #2)
The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant #3)

7 = 7
The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves #7)

8 = 4+0.5+1+2+0.5
To Love and Be Wise (Inspector Alan Grant #4)
The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories (Jeeves #0.5)
My Man Jeeves (Jeeves #1)
The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves #2)
Christmas at Gunpoint (Alex Rider #0.5)

9 = 3+4+1+1
Carry on, Jeeves (Jeeves #3)
Very Good, Jeeves! (Jeeves #4)
Beloved (Toni Morrison Trilogy #1)
Paradise Lost (Paradise #1) - Read 9/3/2018


10 = 5+2+2+1
Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves #5)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Bridget Jones #2)
Birdsong (The French Trilogy #2) - Read 1/21/2019
All Quiet on the Western Front (All Quiet on the Western Front/The Road Back #1)


11 = 6+5
Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves #6)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes #5)

12 = 1+1+1+2+1+2+4
Cider With Rosie (The Autobiographical Trilogy #1) - Read 10/21/2018
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1) - Read 1/17/2019
If This Is a Man (Auschwitz Trilogy #1)
The Truce: A Survivor's Journey Home from Auschwitz (Auschwitz Trilogy #2)
Ladders to Fire (Cities of the Interior #1)
Children of the Albatross (Cities of the Interior #2)
A Spy in the House of Love (Cities of the Interior #4)

13 = 3+1+2+1+1+2+3
The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin's Continuous Novel (Cities of the Interior #3)
The Pursuit of Love (Radlett and Montdore #1)
Love in a Cold Climate (Radlett and Montdore #2)
She: A History of Adventure (She #1)
Casino Royale (James Bond #1)
Live and Let Die (James Bond #2)
Moonraker (James Bond #3)

14 = 4+1+2+3+4
Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond #4)
The Color of Magic (Discworld #1)
The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2)
Equal Rites (Discworld #3)
Mort (Discworld #4)

15 = 5+6+1+2+1
Sourcery (Discworld #5)
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld #6)
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1) - Read 8/1/2018
Point Blanc (Alex Rider #2)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (Adrian Mole #1)

16 = 7+8+1
Pyramids (Discworld #7)
Guards! Guards! (Discworld #8)
Shogun, Part 1 (Shogun #1)

17 = 9+2+2+(1+1)+1+1
Eric (Discworld #9)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole #2)
The Dare Game (Tracy Beaker #2)
Reaper Man (Discworld #11)
The Day of the Triffids (Triffids #1)
Girls in Love (Girls #1)

18 = 10+(1+2)+(1+3)+1
Moving Pictures (Discworld #10)
Witches Abroad (Discworld #12)
Small Gods (Discworld #13)
Papillon (Papillon #1)


message 38: by Charity (new)

Charity | 547 comments Tien - did anyone ask about books that are at different points in separate series yet? For example Reaper Man is #11 is Discworld and #2 in Death. I'm assuming you can count either series you'd like but not both (for instance I couldn't count the 7 and 11 to get 18 in one book? Just wondering :-)


message 39: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Charity wrote: "Tien - did anyone ask about books that are at different points in separate series yet? For example Reaper Man is #11 is Discworld and #2 in Death. I'm assuming you can count either series you'd lik..."

yes, please pick one of the series and not both. Either one which works for your :)


message 40: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Charity wrote: "17 = 9+2+2+(1+1)+1+1
Eric (Discworld #9)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole #2)
The Dare Game (Tracy Beaker #2)
Reaper Man (Discworld #11)
The Day of the Triffids (Triffids #1)
Girls in Love (Girls #1)

18 = 10+(1+2)+(1+3)+1
Moving Pictures (Discworld #10)
Witches Abroad (Discworld #12)
Small Gods (Discworld #13)
Papillon (Papillon #1) "


Just to let you know, Charity, that you can use #11-18 as 11-18.... so you can have

17 = 2+2+11+1+1
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole #2)
The Dare Game (Tracy Beaker #2)
Reaper Man (Discworld #11)
The Day of the Triffids (Triffids #1)
Girls in Love (Girls #1)

-which is one less book to read :)

You only have to add the numbers up, if they're >18.


message 41: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3478 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "You only have to add the numbers up, if they're >18"

But are you saying that, for numbers from 11-18, we can choose whether to use them the way they are OR add them up? That never occurred to me as a possibility. I thought #11 would have to be used as 11.


message 42: by Charity (new)

Charity | 547 comments Tien wrote: "Charity wrote: "17 = 9+2+2+(1+1)+1+1
Eric (Discworld #9)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole #2)
The Dare Game (Tracy Beaker #2)
Reaper Man (Discworld #11)
The Day of the Triffids (Triffi..."


Thanks for the tip...part of the reason is so I get through another book in a series :-) and so I'm not caught reading out of order!


message 43: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "But are you saying that, for numbers from 11-18, we can choose whether to use them the way they are OR add them up? That never occurred to me as a possibility. I thought #11 would have to be used as 11."

It's not specifically ruled on one way or another so yes, a choice :)

I kinda thought that everyone would like to use #11 as 11 seeing that it'll help with the sum


message 44: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Charity wrote: "Thanks for the tip...part of the reason is so I get through another book in a series :-) and so I'm not caught reading out of order!"

No worries, I thought I'd let you know, just in case :)


message 45: by Lusie (last edited Nov 12, 2018 02:13AM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3137 comments Seriously Serial ❑ ☑
July 1 - December 31, 2018


1 = 1
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) [2-jul-18] ★★★

2 = 2
The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2) [3-jul-18] ★★★

3 = 3
The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #3) [4-jul-18] ★★★

4 = 4
Happy Ever After (Bride Quarter #4) [13-aug-18] ★★★★

5 = 5
City of Lost Souls (Mortal instruments #5) [30-jul-18] ★★★

6 = 6
City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal instruments #6) [1-aug-18] ★★★

7 = 7
With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) [23-sep-18] ★★★★

8 = 4 + 4
The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4)[30-aug-18] ★★★
City of Fallen Angels (Mortal instruments #4) [30-jul-18] ★★★

9 =9
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) [1-sep-18] ★★★★

10 = 10
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) [9-sep-18] ★★★★

11 = 1 + 4 + 6
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood #1) [16-sep-18] ★★★★
The Texan's Reward (Wife lottory #4) [21-sep-18] ★★
Before I Wake'(Soul Screamers #6) [23-sep-18] ★★★★)

12 = 1 + 1 + 10
Beartown (Beartown #1) [16-oct-18] ★★★★
Where The Truth Lies (DI Ridpath #1) [26-oct-18] ★★★
Tempting Fate (Nugget #10) [27-oct-18] ★★★

13 = 5,5 + 7,5
Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers #5.5) [21-sep-18] ★★★
Last Request (Soul Screamers #7.5) [25-sep-18] ★★★

14 = 7 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 2
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) [25-oct-18] ★★★★
Just Visiting (Crocodile Spirit Dreaming #1) [5-nov-18] ★★★
Crocodile Man (Crocodile Spirit Dreaming #2) [6-nov-18] ★★★★
Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) [9-nov-18] ★★
Us Against You (Beartown #2) [11-nov-18] ★★★★

15 = 2 + 2 + 5 + 6
The Champagne Queen (The Century Trilogy #2) [11-oct-18] ★★★
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) [8-oct-18] ★★★★
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) [20-oct-18] ★★★★
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6 [23-oct-18] ★★★★★

16 = 16
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen #16) [27-aug-18] ★★★

17 = (14 x 1) + 3
Dark Mirror (Dark Mirror #1) [28-jul-18] ★★★
Breath of Magic (Lennox Family Magic, #1) [12-sep-18] ★★
Magic Stars (Grey Wolf #1) [10-sep-18] ★★★
Iron and Magic (#1 The Iron Covenant) [11-sep-18] ★★★★
The Best Man (Blue Heron #1) [5-jul-18] ★★★★
Storm Glass (Harbinger #1) [17-jul-18] ★★★
Follow Me Back (Follow me back #1) [17-aug-18] ★★★★
Suspect (Joseph O 'Loughlin #1) [17-aug-18] ★★★★
Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) [20-aug-18] ★★★★
The Texan's Wager (Wife lottory #1) [23-aug-18] ★★★★
Kingdom of Ash and Soot (The Order of the Crystal Daggers, #1) [26-aug-18] ★★
Vision in White (Bride Quarter #1) [8-aug-18] ★★★
Then Came You (Compass Cove #1) [14-jul-18] ★★★
Splintered (Splintered #1) [19-jul-18] ★★★★
A Texan's Luck (Wife lottory #3) [20-sep-18] ★★★

18 = (6 x 2) + 3 + 3
Cybele's Secret (Wildwood #2) [18-sep-18] ★★★★
Tell Me No Lies (Follow me back #2) [18-aug-18] ★★★★
Everything We Left Behind (Everything #2) [2-aug-18] ★★★★
The Perfect Match (Blue Heron #2) [12-jul-18] ★★★★
Unhinged (Splintered #2) [24-jul-18] ★★★★
Bed of Roses (Bride Quarter #2) [10-aug-18] ★★★★
Ensnared (Splintered #3) [25-jul-18] ★★★
Savor the Moment (Bride Quarter #3) [12-aug-18] ★★★★


message 46: by Lusie (last edited Jul 04, 2018 12:55AM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3137 comments Great challenge, Tien! This will certainly help to finish up some series! I can also use some books from other challenges in this group, like lost and moving mountains. So this challenge is very handy!


message 47: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8764 comments Mod
Lusie wrote: "Great challenge, Tien! This will certainly help to finish up some series! I can also use some books from other challenges in this group, like lost and moving mountains. So this challenge is very ha..."

And you've made a very good start, Lusie! How were your exams?


message 48: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3137 comments I think they went well. I have 1 more left which is on monday. Thanks for asking!


message 49: by Sassafrass (last edited Sep 10, 2018 07:02PM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 603 comments Seriously Serial '18
July 1 - December 31, 2018


18/18 COMPLETED

✔︎1 = Until Jax (Until Him, #1) 7/1/18

✔︎2 = Until Sage (Until Him, #2) 7/2/18

✔︎3 = 2+1
Love the One You're With (Sex, Love & Stiletto, #2) 8/3/18
The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1) 8/12/18

✔︎4 =2+1+1
Shattered (Broken Trilogy Book 2) 7/17/18
V-Card (Sharing Spaces, #1) 7/27/18
Modern Girl's Guide to Vacation Flings (Modern Girl's Guide, #1) 7/29/18

✔︎5 = 3+1+1
Fantasy in Death (In Death #30) (3+0 = 3) 9/10/18
Forever Wicked (1001 Dark Nights #1) 7/27/18
Undeclared (Woodlands, #1) 8/2/18

✔︎6 = 1+1+1+1+1+1
Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland, #1) 8/16/18
Sex Symbol (Hollywood Heat, #1) 8/24/18
Thoughtless (Thoughtless #1) 8/18/18
The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters (Granby Knitting, #1) 8/20/19
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) 8/25/18
From Gods (Descendant Prophecies, #1) 8/25/18

✔︎7 = 2+1+1+1+1+1
Hades (Demonica Underworld #2) 7/28/18
Sweet Home (Sweet Home, #1) 8/26/18
The Room Mate (Roommates #1) 8/26/18
For 100 Days (100 Series #1) 8/30/18
Getting Schooled(Getting Some #1) 9/9/18
Close Enough to Touch (Jackson, #1) 8/19/18

✔︎8 = 6+2
Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor #6) 9/8/18
More Than Need You (More Than Words #2) 8/17/18

✔︎9 = 6.5+2.5
Soul Deep (I-Team, #6.5) 8/9/18
One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5) 9/3/18

✔︎10 = 5+3+2
Turn and Burn (Blacktop Cowboys, #5) 9/3/18
Where Lightning Strikes (Bleeding Stars, #3) 9/7/18
Intentional Abduction (Alien Abduction, #2) 8/21/18


✔︎11 = 7+4
It's in His Kiss (Bridgertons #7) 9/5/18
One Night Rodeo (Blacktop Cowboys, #4) 8/30/18

✔︎12 = 11.5+0.5
Missing in Death (In Death, #29.5) (9+2+0.5=11.5) 9/8/18
Origins (Alphas, #0.5) 7/15/18

✔︎13 = 7+6
Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling #7) 8/24/18
Easy Nights (Boudreaux, #6) 8/10/18

✔︎14 = 12.5+1.5
Plum Lovin'(Stephanie Plum #12.5) 8/21/18
Rock the Band (Black Falcon, #1.5) 8/2/18

✔︎15 = 5+4+3+2+1
Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5) 8/8/18
Bountiful (True North, #4) 7/14/18
Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism, #3) 7/14/18
Stay (WAGs, #2) 8/10/18
Little Black Book (Little Black Book, #1) 7/20/18

✔︎16 = 6+4+3+3
Lake Silence (The Others, #6) 7/23/18
Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4) 8/17/18
Blush for Me (Fusion, #3) 7/18/18
Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) 8/4/18

✔︎17 = 9+6+2
A Steele for Christmas (Forged of Steele #9) 8/9/18
Striking Distance (I-Team, #6) 7/26/18
Until June (Until Her, #2) 7/4/18

✔︎18 = 13+4+1
Blade Bound (Chicagoland Vampires, #13) 8/5/18
Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4) 8/5/18
Test Drive (Body Shop Bad Boys, #1) 7/15/18


Options:
Ink Inspired (Montgomery Ink, #0.5) 9/5/18
Capture Me (Capture Me, #1) 7/30/18


message 50: by Coralie (last edited Oct 14, 2018 07:21PM) (new)

Coralie | 1612 comments Period of Challenge: July 1 - December 31, 2018

1 Saturn's Children read July 25

2 Ares Express read July 24

3 Penric’s Mission read July 5

4 Mira's Last Dance read July 5

5 Penric's Fox read July 20

6 Blood Rites read July 13

7 Persepolis Rising read July 17

8 Saga, Vol. 8 read August 24

9 = 7 + 2
Dead Beat read October 1
The Boy on the Bridge read October 15

10 = 3 + 4 + 3
Necessity read September 28
The Harsh Cry of the Heron read September 29
A Conjuring of Light read October 9

11 = 5 + 4 + 2
City of Illusions read September 20
Feedback read September 22
Purity of Blood read October 3

12 Great Northern? A Scottish Adventure of Swallows & Amazons read September 1

13 = 7 + 4 + 2
1635: A Parcel of Rogues read Sept 14
Planet of Exile read Sept 15
The Dark Forest read Sept 20

14 A Christmas Message read September 16

15 = 5 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1
Excession read September 1
Head On read September 4
Farewell Summer read September 6
The Skull Throne read September 8
The Man of Property read September 12

16 = 6 + 6 + 4
The Prisoner of Limnos read August 12
Tongues of Serpents read August 18
The Price of Spring read August 23

17 = 3 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 +1 + 1 + 1 + 1
Rapture read July 9
Libriomancer read July 26
The House of the Four Winds read July 27
Into the Drowning Deep read August 4
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man read August 9
Winning Colors read August 12
Fortune's Pawn read August 13
Seraphina read August 16
The Cloud Roads read August 18
The Space Merchants read Sept 4

18 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies read August 2


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