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message 1: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (last edited Jun 03, 2019 01:04PM) (new)

Leigh | 15441 comments Mod
Shut Up & Read 2019 Serial Reader Challenge

SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE

Duration: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019

This challenge was created by Katarzyna Pohl and used with her permission.
You can cross challenge with other challenges, but within Serial Reader the books you list cannot repeat.
This one is monstrous, not for the faint of heart!!! In order to complete it officially, you'll have to read: 27+ books and 15+ different series. Yup, you're reading it right. But fear not, I'm willing to compromise: if you omit some of the subcategories and then call it quits - fine by me - you just won't be all that notorious then. Of course, you can post as you go, but be sure to sing up to set the start date. (note: it's ok to back date if you wish to do so)
So Serial Readers, are you up for the challenge?!



1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
4 from 2nd
3 from 3rd
2 from 4th
1 from the last one (and you don't have to be starting with 1st book each time)

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:

chick-lit
romance
mystery
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
young adult

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):

Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book)

Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):

Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing it for later.
Just read it already. Go on!

6) The Book Strangler (1+ books):

Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 1-book-long-freshly-started-baby series...

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):

Read a trilogy. An old fashioned trilogy that wraps up at book 3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):

A series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior. So for example LKH Anita Blake would work.

EVERYONE TO FINISH THIS CHALLENGE WILL RECEIVE THIS BADGE.
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message 2: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (last edited Dec 24, 2019 08:13AM) (new)

Leigh | 15441 comments Mod
Shut Up & Read 2019 Serial Reader Challenge

SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE

Duration: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019

COMPLETED: 30/30


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

5 :Bite Club (The Morganville Vampires, #10) by Rachel Caine1/17 Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires, #11) by Rachel Caine4/15 Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12) by Rachel Caine8/10 Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13) by Rachel Caine9/23 Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14) by Rachel Caine12/12
4 :Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews2/26 Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels, #3.5) by Ilona Andrews3/2 Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews3/17 Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels, #4.5) by Ilona Andrews4/9
3 :Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter1/19 Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock, #2) by Faith Hunter4/29 Black Arts (Jane Yellowrock, #7) by Faith Hunter6/19
2 :Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers, #2) by Rebecca Zanetti1/6 Twisted Truths (Blood Brothers, #3) by Rebecca Zanetti5/24
1 :Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4) by Tahereh Mafi1/9

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:

Chick-lit: Must Love Dogs (Must Love Dogs, #1) by Claire Cook 1/8
Romance: The Cajun Cowboy (Cajun, #3) by Sandra Hill 1/2
Mystery: Rebel Fire (Sherlock Holmes The Legend Begins #2) by Andy Lane 1/3
PNR: Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, #5) by Carrie Vaughn 1/13
young adult: Silksinger (Faeries of Dreamdark, #2) by Laini Taylor 1/11

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) by Morgan Rhodes 2/11

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book)
Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn 12/24 Still didn't like it.

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer 1/15

6) The Book Strangler (1+ books):
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger 2/12 Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) by Gail Carriger 5/31 Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3) by Gail Carriger 6/15 Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger 7/24 Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail Carriger 8/8

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Read a trilogy.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han 1/25 P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2) by Jenny Han 8/23 Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3) by Jenny Han 9/21


BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews 1/30


message 3: by Elizabeth (last edited Jan 01, 2019 04:12PM) (new)

Elizabeth | 283 comments Shut Up & Read 2019 Serial Reader Challenge

SERIAL KILLER READER CHALLENGE

Duration: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019

COMPLETED: 0/30


1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

5 :
4 :
3 :
2 :
1 :

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

Read one book from each of the genres. It does not have to be the first book in the series, but it must be a series book, not a stand-alone:

Chick-lit:
Romance:
Mystery:
PNR:
young adult:


3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.


4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book)
Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.



5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing it for later.
Just read it already. Go on!


6) The Book Strangler (1+ books):
Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book). You choose whether it's going to be a 15-book-long-monster or a 1-book-long-freshly-started-baby series...


7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Read a trilogy.



BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
A series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior.


message 4: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 15441 comments Mod
Elizabeth, welcome to the challenge!


message 5: by Aurora (new)

Aurora (thelazywitch) | 15 comments Sounds like fun!

Shut Up & Read 2019 Serial Reader Challenge (0/38)

Jack the Page Ripper (15 books)
Take 5 series, read: 5 from 1st, 4 from 2nd, 3 from 3rd, 2 from 4th, 1 from 5th

Margaret Peterson Haddix
Found (The Missing #1)
Sent (The Missing #2)
Sabotaged (The Missing #3)
Torn (The Missing #4)
Caught (The Missing #5)

Maggie Steifvater
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)

Chloe Neill
Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1)
Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2)
Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #3)

Derek Landy
The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant #3)
Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant #4)

Ally Carter
All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)

Una-book-bomber (5 books)
chick-lit, romance, mystery, pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi, young adult

The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
To All The Boys I've Loved Before (To All The Boys I've Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1) by Kim Harrison
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Spree Series Killer (1+ book)
Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future

Pretend You're Safe (The Agency #1) by Alexandra Ivy

Author-ican Psycho (1 book)
Try a book from the author you've "given up" on - call it one more try. It can be the same series you previously found only so-so, or a totally different series by the same author. It's up to you.

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) by Melissa Marr

Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book)
Start on that series that everybody is praising so much but you keep postponing it for later

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins

The Book Strangler (1+ books)
Read a whole series from the beginning to the end (or to the last published book)

Patricia Briggs
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1)
Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2)
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3)
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4)
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5)
River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6)
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7)
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8)
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9)
SIlence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10)
Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11)

3rd Degree (3 books)
Read a trilogy

Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)
Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2)
Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3)

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
series with a strong female kick-ass protagonist, something like: police detective, body builder, warrior

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Found (The Missing, #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix Sent (The Missing, #2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix Sabotaged (The Missing, #3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix = Torn (The Missing, #4) by Margaret Peterson Haddix Caught (The Missing, #5) by Margaret Peterson Haddix The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) by Chloe Neill Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3) by Chloe Neill The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, #3) by Derek Landy Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant, #4) by Derek Landy All Fall Down (Embassy Row, #1) by Ally Carter
The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
Pretend You're Safe (The Agency, #1) by Alexandra Ivy
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia Briggs Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) by Patricia Briggs Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11) by Patricia Briggs
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1) by Leigh Bardugo


message 6: by Newly (new)

Newly Wardell I cant do all of it. I'm just not completely crazy about series! I'll give most of this a miss but I'm in for Jack the Page Ripper (I have never thought of reading a series out of order before, I LOVE this idea so hard) and a Bloody Mary to the third degree. I'm going to find one trilogy with a kickbutt female protagonist, a different one with a kickbutt female villian and a trilogy that makes me wish these books were written sooner. I'm in but modified. What a fab idea.


message 7: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 15441 comments Mod
Welcome Aurora and Newly!


message 8: by Amy (DemonKittie) (last edited Dec 08, 2019 10:41PM) (new)

Amy (DemonKittie) (demonkittie) | 502 comments I am in. I need to read. I didn't read at all last year. I'll look at this later though

✔ 1. Jack the Page Ripper:

✔5 From the First Series (Lucas Davenport)
1: Mind Prey (Finished 4/29/19)
2: Sudden Prey (Finished 5/10/19)
3: Secret Prey (Finished 5/13/19)
4: Certain Prey (Finished 5/31/19)
5: Easy Prey (Finished 8/15/19)
Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport, #7) by John Sandford Sudden Prey (Lucas Davenport, #8) by John Sandford Secret Prey (Lucas Davenport, #9) by John Sandford Certain Prey (Lucas Davenport, #10) by John Sandford Easy Prey (Lucas Davenport, #11) by John Sandford

✔4 From the First Series
1. Undead and Undermined (Finished 5/5/19)
2. Undead and Unstable (Finished 5/7/19)
3. Undead and Unsure (Finished 8/3/19)
4. Undead and Unwary (Finished 8/27/19)
Undead and Undermined (Undead, #10) by MaryJanice Davidson Undead and Unstable (Undead, #11) by MaryJanice Davidson Undead and Unsure (Undead, #12) by MaryJanice Davidson Undead and Unwary (Undead, #13) by MaryJanice Davidson

✔3 From the First Series (Finishing School)
1. Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finished 5/22/19)
2. Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finished 6/3/19)
3. Mutiny & Manners (Finished 6/4/19)
Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2) by Gail Carriger Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3) by Gail Carriger Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School, #4) by Gail Carriger

✔2 From the First Series (Parasol Protectorate)
1. Heartless (Finished 5/15/19)
2. Timeless (Finished 6/1/19)
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail Carriger

✔ 1 From the First Series
1. Dead Witch Walking (Finished 4/28/19)
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison

2. Una-book-bomber:

Chick-lit:
✔Romance: The Queen of Zombie Hearts (Finished 11/8/19)
✔ Mystery: Chosen Prey (Finished 8/17/19)
✔ PNR: White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (Finished 3/12/19)
✔young adult: Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) (8/16/19)
The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles, #3) by Gena Showalter Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport, #12) by John Sandford White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (White Trash Zombie #5) by Diana Rowland Gilded Cage

✔ 3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
The Gospel of Loki (Loki #1) (Finished 5/27/19)
The Gospel of Loki (Loki, #1) by Joanne M. Harris

✔ 4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book)
Crimson Death (Finished 8//19)
Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25) by Laurell K. Hamilton

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):


6) The Book Strangler (1+ books):
1. Prudence (Finished 6/11/19)
2. Imprudence (Finished 6/30/19)
3. Competence (Finished 7/4/19)
4. Reticence (Finished //19)
Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) by Gail Carriger Imprudence (The Custard Protocol, #2) by Gail Carriger Competence (Custard Protocol, #3) by Gail Carriger Reticence (Custard Protocol, #4) by Gail Carriger

✔ 7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
1. The Medium (Finished 8/3/19)
2. Possession(Finished 8/12/19)
3. Evermore (Finished 8/23/19)
The Medium (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium #1) by C.J. Archer Possession (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium #2) by C.J. Archer Evermore (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium #3) by C.J. Archer

✔ BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Second Grave on the Left (Finished 5/9/19)
Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones


message 9: by Roxie (last edited Apr 30, 2019 02:43PM) (new)

Roxie Voorhees (livingdeadghoulwrites) 1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series:
Witch Glitch
A Witch in Time
Magically Delicious
A Tale of Two Witches
Three's A Charm

4 from 2nd:
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
An Echo in the Bone
The Space Between
Written in My Own Heart's Blood

3 from 3rd:
The Black Witch
Light Mage
The Iron Flower

2 from 4th:
The Year of the Flood
MaddAddam

1 from the last one:
The House with a Clock in Its Walls

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):

✔chick-lit: Love the One You're With
✔romance: Beauty's Kingdom
✔mystery: Hope Never Dies
✔pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi: The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine
✔young adult: Forbidden

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book):
Switching Hour

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book):
Looking for Alaska


5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
Oryx and Crake

6) The Book Strangler (1+ books):
Ignite the Stars
Eclipse the Skies

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
Binti
Home
The Night Masquerade

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
Every Heart a Doorway
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Beneath the Sugar Sky
In an Absent Dream

26/32


message 10: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 15441 comments Mod
Welcome Amy and Roxie!


message 11: by Ana (last edited Feb 26, 2019 05:19AM) (new)

Ana (biblionative) | 43 comments Please, can I back date this to January 1st, 2019?


1) JACK THE PAGE RIPPER (15 books):
Saga
1. ✓ Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan 30/01 - 30/01
2.
3.
4.
5.
Detective Erika Foster
1.
2.
3.
4.
Scott Pilgrim
1. ✓ Scott Pilgrim Una vita niente male by Bryan Lee O'Malley 06/02 - 07/02
2. ✓ Scott Pilgrim contro il mondo by Bryan Lee O'Malley
3.
Strange the Dreamer
Il sognatore by Laini Taylor
2. Muse of Nightmares
Hercule Poirot
Poirot a Styles Court by Agatha Christie 22/01 - 23/01

2) UNA-BOOK-BOMBER (5 books):
chick-lit »
romance »
mystery » ✓ L'ora di punta. Un'indagine al volante by Nora Venturini 23/01 - 29/01
pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi » ✓ La messa nera by L.J. Smith
young adult »

3) SPREE SERIES KILLER (1+ book):
[NEW AUTHOR SERIES]
1.
2.
3.
Try out a totally new author. If the book turns out to be a stinker, you have to TRY AGAIN. Repeat until you find a series that you like and are willing to keep on reading in the future.

4) AUTHOR-ICAN PSYCHO (1 book)
1. ✓ Frăţia Inelului by J.R.R. Tolkien 01/02 - 25/02

5) DR. HANNIBAL LECTURER (1 book):
1. La saga dei Cazalet

6) THE BOOK STRANGLER (1+ books):
Complete Death Note
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

7) 3RD DEGREE (3 books):
Divergent Trilogy
1.
2.
3.

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
1. Miss Marple


message 12: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 15441 comments Mod
LadyPorgana, yes, you can.


message 13: by Newly (new)

Newly Wardell easiest serial to be a series done is The Murderbot Series by Martha Wells. I'm using this as the Murberbot Diaries as my bloody Mary because it has a host of strong female characters and Murderbot doesn't need a sex.


message 14: by Newly (new)

Newly Wardell I've done at least 3 sprees one punch man, I am hero, invader zim


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