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message 1: by Bea (last edited Jul 12, 2019 06:40AM) (new)

Bea | 2052 comments I've been toying with the idea of a series challenge for a few days now, not because I actually have that many incompleted series (in comparison to other people in this group) but in order to have a better overview of how many I've started or own and have not yet started.

Incomplete (full series published): 6

- Bloodsounders Arc 1/3
- Temeraire 8/9
- Gormenghast Trilogy 1/3
- Stormlord 2/3
- Long Price Quartett 2/4
- Song of the Shattered Lands 1/6 (?)


Incomplete (because sequels are not yet published): 14

- A Song of Ice and Fire 5/7
- The Dandelion Dynasty 2/3
- Kharkanas Trilogy 2/3
- The Gentlemen Bastards 3/7
- Nevernight Chronicles 2/3
- Stormlight Archive 3/10
- Kingkiller Chronicles 2/3
- The Poppy War 1/3
- Manifest Delusions 2/3
- Invisible Library 5/?
- Arc of a Scythe 2/3
- The Iron Covenant 1/2
- Under the Northern Sky 1/2
- The Lot Lands 1/2

Owned but not yet started: 7


- Rainwild Chronicles (4)
- Inda (4)
- The Left Hand of God (3)
- Novels of the Malazan Empire (6)
- The Dagger and the Coin (5)
-Anna Dressed in Blood (2)
-The Parasol Protectorate


Complete unfinished series series: 27


Abandoned: 9
- Kingmaker, Kingbreaker 1/2
- The Themis Files 1/3
- Greatcoats 1(4)
- The Band 1/3(?)
- The Conqueror's Saga 1/3
- The Faithful and the Fallen 2/4
- Wars of Light and Shadow 2/10
- Books of Babel 1/4
- Sevenwaters 3/6


message 2: by Bea (last edited Jul 12, 2019 06:38AM) (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Finished Series (since August 15th)

- Bas-Lag Trilogy (3)
- Nightrunner Series (7)
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy (3)
- Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (3)
- Winternight Trilogy (3)
- Powder Mage Trilogy (3)
- Tamir Triad (3)
- Strange the Dreamer Duology (2)
- The Witcher Series (8)
- First Law Trilogy (3)
- Riftwar Saga (4)
- Moontide Quartett (4)
- Heralds of Valdemar (3)
- The Dark Elf Trilogy (3)
- The Chronicles of the Black Company (3)
- Path to Ascendancy (3)
- Book of the Ancestor (3)
- Kate Daniels (10)
- Wayfarers 2/3


message 3: by Bea (last edited Jul 12, 2019 06:40AM) (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Books Read for series-Tbr-challenge (starting 25th February):

Books read for challenge

Since 19th February (6 incomplete, 10 up to date, 13 not started, 5 abandoned):
Magic Binds
The Curse of the Mistwraith
Exile
Sojourn
Thunderhead
Red Sister
Grey Sister
His Majesty's Dragon
Throne of Jade

-->Finished: 1 series
-->Started: 3 series
-->bought: 2 series

Since 24th March (9 incomplete, 12 up to date, 11 not started, 5 abandoned):

- The Chronicles of the Black Company
- Iron and Magic
- Black Powder War
- Titus Groan
- Drachenglanz (Empire of Ivory)
- Drachenwacht (Victory of Eagles)
- Kellandveds Reach
- Holy Sister
- Drachenflamme (Tongue of Serpents)

-->finished: 3 series
-->started: 2 series
-->bought: 1 series

Since 16th April (7 incomplete, 12 up to date, 10 not started, 5 abandoned)

Daughter of the Forest
Malice
Drachengold
Son of the Shadows

-->finished: 0 series
-->started: 2 series
-->bought: 2 series

Since 28th April (8 incomplete, 12 up to date, 11 not started, 5 abandoned)

Valour
Drachenfeind
Magic Triumphs
The Last Stormlord
Senlin Ascends
The Wolf
A Shadow in Summer
Child of the Prophecy
Stormlord Rising
Record of A Spaceborn Few (dnf)
Twelve Kings
A Betrayal in Winter
The Grey Bastards

-->Finished: 1 series
-->Abandoned: 4 series
-->started: 5 series
-->Bought: 2 series

Since 12th July (6 incomplete, 14 up to date, 7 not started, 9 abandoned)


message 4: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Reserved (just in case)


message 5: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Reserved (just in case)


message 6: by Virginie (last edited Aug 15, 2018 01:46PM) (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Yay, you joined us in our listing/organizing madness :D
Good luck with your challenge! You don't have much open series... Are you aiming to get them to 0?


message 7: by Bea (last edited Aug 15, 2018 02:54PM) (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Hm, I don't know...I used to always read just one series at a time (and then GR happened 😂).
I guess 0 open series won't happen because there will probably always be more than one going on as a BR but I don't want the number to increase drastically either (since the goal is to keep the number of series manageable)
I went a bit crazy with the book buying this month and now a have alot more series I have not yet started than before but I want to try to read them in a more or less systematic way.


message 8: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments The same happened to me when I joined GR. And it only got worse when I joined this group xD

I just realized that all series I'm buddy-reading will get done in December at the latest. Maybe it'll be similar for you? :)

I'm interested in several series you own :p There's at least three I want to get to in 2019 hehe :)


message 9: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Ooh, which ones?

Yes, this is the group of TBR-demons 😂

I haven't checked yet when all the BRs are going to end...


message 10: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Also added notes which series are/will be BRs.


message 11: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Bea wrote: "Ooh, which ones?

Yes, this is the group of TBR-demons 😂

I haven't checked yet when all the BRs are going to end..."


Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Moontide Quartet and Powder Mage. Didn't realize there was a BR for Moontide, but I probably won't have time for it :/

On the top of my head, Manifest Delusions and Daughter of Smoke and Bone ends in September. The Witcher ends in December.


message 12: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments You know the dates better than I do haha.
But there will always be nrw BRs starting so the madness never ends 🙄

I'm not sure yet when I will start Powder Mage and Unhewn Throne, probably during the next two months or so (I'm not comfortable with books lying around unread for to long and my Tbr pile is to big for me at the moment. And I ordered 4 new books again, help 😂)


message 13: by Anni (new)

Anni | 5048 comments Uuuh! The Unhewn Throne is on my TBR as well (and for far too long already!) But I don't think I can fit it in before December...


message 14: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Bea wrote: "You know the dates better than I do haha.
But there will always be nrw BRs starting so the madness never ends 🙄

I'm not sure yet when I will start Powder Mage and Unhewn Throne, probably during th..."


Yeah, it should probably scare me that I know when most BRs ends xD

I'm curious to see what you think of Unhewn Throne and Powder Mage :) My list of series I MUST read in 2019 is growing alarmingly, so I need to prioritize ;)


message 15: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Virginie wrote: "Bea wrote: "You know the dates better than I do haha.
But there will always be nrw BRs starting so the madness never ends 🙄

I'm not sure yet when I will start Powder Mage and Unhewn Throne, probab..."


Yeah, I'm curious as well. A lot of people here seem to like Powder Mage so I hope I will too.


message 16: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments I probably should get accustomed to updating this challenge 😂

Read Days of Blood and Starlight

Started the Poppy War trilogy (and will probably have to wait a while for the sequel)

Also started Casket of Souls from the Nightrunner series.


message 17: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Finished Casket of Souls.
So I have only one book left in the Nightrunner series, I'm almost a bit sad because I've been enjoying it so much.


message 18: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Finished Blood of Elves from the Witcher series.


message 19: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments I put Manifest Delusions into the sequels-not-published category. Somehow I thought it's a finished trilogy but the third book is not out yet and the book I thought was the third book is actually a standalone.

Also added how many books I've already read in each series.


message 20: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Finished The Mirror's Truth from the Manifest Delusions series which is up to date now as far as it's published.


message 21: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Finished the Nightrunner Series.
I feel like I could start a few new series :)


message 22: by Anni (new)

Anni | 5048 comments Rainwild! Rainwild! Rainwild! 😂


message 23: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments We'll see :) I have a few books to finish first and then I will pick up whatever I'll feel in the mood for
(or is this another knightly order? 😂)


message 24: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7863 comments Good job, Bea! Let us know what you decide to start XD


message 25: by Virginie (new)

Virginie | 5795 comments Yay, great job Bea :)


message 26: by Karishma (new)

Karishma (karishmanewar) | 1613 comments Great job!


message 27: by Anni (new)

Anni | 5048 comments Bea wrote: "(or is this another knightly order? 😂)"

Naaah, not this time. But I plan to start Book two somethime mid or end October ;) And Fall is nearly there!


message 28: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Thanks guys! I'm not really having a hard job with my series, though ;)

Sir Anni wrote: "Bea wrote: "(or is this another knightly order? 😂)"

Naaah, not this time. But I plan to start Book two somethime mid or end October ;) And Fall is nearly there!"


I could make it till the end of october but can't promise it. I'm not sure yet how much I will be able to read once uni starts again.


message 29: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

Started The Moontide Quartett (and loving it so far!)

I chose to abandon Kingmaker, Kingbreaker because the first book was meh and I'm not really interested in continuing it.

Also added The Tamir Triad to my TBR because I have no self-control need more Lynn Flewelling books in my life.


message 30: by Anni (last edited Sep 17, 2018 11:12PM) (new)

Anni | 5048 comments Bea wrote: "Thanks guys! I'm not really having a hard job with my series, though ;)

Sir Anni wrote: "Bea wrote: "(or is this another knightly order? 😂)"

Naaah, not this time. But I plan to start Book two som..."


Oh I missed your reply, that would be great :) But don't stress yourself, as I said it's no knightly order this time 😉


message 31: by Anni (new)

Anni | 5048 comments Bea wrote: "Finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

Started The Moontide Quartett (and loving it so far!)

I chose to abandon Kingmaker, Kingbreaker because the first book was meh and I'm not really i..."


Sounds legit, you finished one series before you started another and you abandoned one before adding The Tamir Triad. :)

I have to admit that I really liked Kingmaker, Kingbreaker, but I read it years ago before reading a lot of fantasy and I don't think I would like it as much on a re-read


message 32: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Sir Anni wrote: "Bea wrote: "Finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

Started The Moontide Quartett (and loving it so far!)

I chose to abandon Kingmaker, Kingbreaker because the first book was meh and I'm ..."


That's exactly the argumentation I needed! :)

Hm, there were parts I enjoyed but overall it was pretty unoriginal and nothing really happened. Also, I hated the main character and that always makes it hard to enjoy a book.


message 33: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Yes, Bea has a series challenge! I should update it more often because now I have probably overlooked some series I have read/started since September 0_0

I finished these series since September 2018:

- Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (3)
- Winternight Trilogy (3)
- Powder Mage Trilogy (3)
- Tamir Triad (3)
- Strange the Dreamer Duology (2)
- The Witcher Series (8)
- First Law Trilogy (3)
- Riftwar Saga (4)
- Moontide Quartett (4)
- Heralds of Valdemar (3)


message 34: by Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ (last edited Feb 25, 2019 09:19AM) (new)

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1338 comments I see some of those I want to read and some I want to reread 😃


message 35: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments My number of unfinished series doesn't bother me, so I find it a bit hard to do this challenge properly xD

However, the number of series I own but haven't started is a bit too high for my liking.
I have now set the goal to get that number under 10 (for now) and keep it there. If I manage to read a series without buying the first book in another series during that time, those books will count for the challenge.
Let's see if that works :)


message 36: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I see some of those I want to read and some I want to reread 😃"

Which ones? :)


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1338 comments I need to rereads and finish reading the whole of Midkemia. Wait, isn’t that the Riftwater? Omg! My brain.

I want to read First Law

Reread Strange The Dreamer Duology!

And maybe Witcher. I have read a couple of books so I don’t know. It’s not high up there right now


message 38: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I need to rereads and finish reading the whole of Midkemia. Wait, isn’t that the Riftwater? Omg! My brain.

I want to read First Law

Reread Strange The Dreamer Duology!

And maybe Witcher. I ha..."


Midkemia is Riftwar, yes.

First Law is amazing! (Haha, I just typed Fist Law which is still kind of accurate ^^)
Witcher is ok-good overall but not a favorite of mine.
I'm not a big YA-reader but I looved the Strange the Dreamer duology!


message 39: by Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ (last edited Feb 27, 2019 09:01AM) (new)

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1338 comments I love pretty much all genres but fantasy and ya are my favs with sci fit and horror right behind them 😊

Fist Law 🤣😂 You should read some of the crap my phone types!


message 40: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I love pretty much all genres but fantasy and ya are my favs with sci fit and horror right behind them 😊

Fist Law 🤣😂 You should read some of the crap my phone types!"


I should read more different genres but I somehow always end up with Fantasy ^^

Hehe, I know why I have disabled autocorrect on my phone ;)


message 41: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Ok, I bought the last first book in a series on February 19th.
Let's see how many books I manage to read until I buy the next new series :)


message 42: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Started:
- Gormenghast Trilogy (3)
- The Chronicles of the Black Company (3)

Abandoned: The Conqueror's Saga

New:
- The Iron Covenant (2)
- Under the Northern Sky (2)


message 43: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Update 24th March-16th April:

State 24th March: 9 incomplete, 12 up to date, 11 not started, 5 abandoned
Books read:

- The Chronicles of the Black Company
- Iron and Magic
- Black Powder War
- Titus Groan
- Drachenglanz (Empire of Ivory)
- Drachenwacht (Victory of Eagles)
- Kellandveds Reach
- Holy Sister
- Drachenflamme (Tongue of Serpents)

-->finished: 3 series
-->started: 2 series
-->bought: 1 series

State 16th April: 7 incomplete, 12 up to date, 10 not started, 5 abandoned


message 44: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments Well, I didn't last long since 16th April without bying new books...but the new ones are for Buddy Reads, so that's allowed, right? xD

Read:

Daughter of the Forest
Malice
Drachengold
Son of the Shadows

-->finished: 0 series
-->started: 2 series
-->bought: 2 series

New series:

-Stormlord (Glenda Larke)
-Long Price Quartett (Daniel Abraham)


message 45: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2052 comments I chose to abandon The Faithful and the Fallen after book 2. I really didn't like Valour and can't be bothered with two more tomes I will probably hate.


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