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message 1: by Angela (last edited Feb 02, 2015 05:19PM) (new)

Angela | 9 comments I really love reading book series so i created this list of series you can read or reread this year while you check of lot of prompts with it. I did not ad prompts like A book you can finish in a day, A book by an author with your same initials because they are not general. I added a book that made you cry to every book that made me cry.
I would be happy if you could add some series.

Harry Potter

1)A book with more than 500 pages
A book that became a movie
9) A book by a female author
13) A book set in a different country
15) A popular author's first book
27) A book you can finish in a day
29) A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
30) A book that came out the year you were born
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 1997
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 1998
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 1999
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2000
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2003
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2005
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2007

38) A book that made you cry
39) A book with magic
33) A book from your childhood


Divergent –series by Veronica Roth

A book that became a movie
6) A book written by someone under 30
9) A book by a female author
11) A book with a one word title
32) A trilogy
35) A book set in the future
38) A book that made you cry


Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

A book that became a movie
13) A book set in a different country ( if you are not from America)
38) A book that made you cry
33) A book from your childhood


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3) A book that became a movie
9) A book by a female author
11) A book with a one word title
32) A trilogy
38) A book that made you cry

Ruby red

3) A book that became a movie
9) A book by a female author
11) A book with a one word title
32) A trilogy
35) A book set in the future
38) A book that made you cry
44) A book that was originally written in a different language


message 2: by Ashley (last edited Jan 31, 2015 01:09PM) (new)

Ashley (ashleydz) | 43 comments I always have to add these series:

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
- a book with more than 500 pages
- a book set in a different country
- a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
- a book by a female author
- a book published the year you were born (series started in 1991 so possible for the younger readers)
- a book that made you cry
- a book with a one word title
- a book based or turned into a TV show

Ian Rankin's Rebus series (18+ books in total)
- a mystery or thriller
- a book set in a different country
- a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
- a book that came out the year you were born (The first novel,Knots and Crosses, was published in 1987)
- a book with a colour in the title (8th novel in the series is Black and Blue)
- a book that made you cry
- a book based on or turned into a TV show


message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (ashleydz) | 43 comments Oh and another one ;)

The Gentlemen Bastards Sequence by Scott Lynch:The Lies of Locke Lamora Red Seas Under Red Skies The Republic of Thieves
- a book with more than 500 pages
- a book with nonhuman characters
- a funny book
- a popular author's first book
- a book that scares you
- a book based entirely on it's cover (the covers are beautiful!)
- a trilogy (right now it is ... future publications in the series are not known yet)
- a book with a color in the title (2nd book is Red Seas Under Red Skies
- a book that made you cry
- a book with magic
- a book by an author you've never read before (he's popular but fairly new!)


message 4: by Paula (new)

Paula P | 48 comments I thought you had to read a separate book for each???


message 5: by Melissa (last edited Feb 01, 2015 01:42PM) (new)

Melissa I think it's up to you. I am planning on reading a separate book for each. I think these are suggestions if you are in need of ideas for the category and you are reading a certain series.


message 6: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (ashleydz) | 43 comments That's how I'm doing it, but I think if you wanna tick off more than on at a time you can. Really depends on your reading schedule. That being said, as some of the examples show, choose a big enough series and a good portion of the list can be ticked off, even doing one prompt per book. :)


message 7: by Anne (new)

Anne (librarianguish) | 636 comments Mod
Paula wrote: "I thought you had to read a separate book for each???"

My philosophy of this challenge is that each person completes it in the way that works best for them. Personally, I'm hoping to read 52 different books (check back in December and we'll see if I'm doubling up, haha). Some people don't have as much time to read, and may want to double up some of the categories. I think if you try to put too many rules onto this, or tell others to follow specific rules, then it's not as fun.

Welcome to the group!


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