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message 1: by Lu (last edited Aug 28, 2011 11:49AM) (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Duration: 1st Jan 2011 - 31st Dec 2011


Read:

5 1st in a series books
4 2nd in a series books
3 3rd in a series books
2 4th in a series books
1 5th in a series books

Participants:

Crusader - Completed
Kahlan - Completed - again 12/15
Barbara - Completed - again 6/15 - again 8/28
Naz - Completed
Kae - Completed
Mohammed - 11
Emma - 10
Niecole - 10
Kacey - 9
Sonette - 8
Lauren S - 8
Lu - 7
Chriz - 3


message 2: by Lu (last edited Aug 15, 2011 10:15AM) (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Here we go:


First in series:

* Inkheart
* Logic of Demons
* Stray
* Pretty Little Liars
* Paranormalcy

Second:

* Catching Fire
* Demonglass
* Flawless
* Blue Moon

Third:

* Mockingjay
*
*

Fourth:

*
*

Fifth:

*

10/15


message 4: by Crusader (last edited Feb 14, 2011 01:29PM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Yet another challenge I'm going to have to try. I'm planning on reading quite a few series this year so it should fit nicely.

First in series:
1. A Fire upon the Deep(Goodreads says it's #2, but it was the first one published)
2. Ashes to Ashes
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
4. Carved in Bone
5. Feast of Souls



Second:

1. The Rock Rats: The Asteroid Wars II
2. Fractured
3. Tantras
4. Burn


Third:

1. Troy: Fall of Kings
2. Waterdeep
3. The Silent War


Fourth:

1. Indelible
2. Aftermath


Fifth:

1.Faithless

15/15 - COMPLETED


message 5: by Barbara (last edited Apr 20, 2011 01:07PM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Why not. I think I will get more points in this then I think because normally I read a lot of series although I don't have that many planned for the coming year but a year is long so as I said why not.

First in series:

* Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden
*Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
*The Well of Yearning by Caiseal Mor
*The Capture by Kathryn Lasky
*Soulless by Gail Carriger


Second:

*Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden
*World without End by Ken Follett
*The Well of the Goddess by Caiseal Mor
*The Journey by Kathryn Lasky


Third:

*Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden
*The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky
*The Well of Many Blessings by Caiseal Mor


Fourth:

*The Siege by Kathryn Lasky
*Young Blood by Meg Cabot


Fifth:

*The Battle of the Queens by Jean Plaidy

15/15

COMPLETED


message 6: by Lauren (last edited Dec 07, 2011 06:51AM) (new)

Lauren Smith I don't read many series, but what the hell, it can't hurt to enter :)

First in series:

* Armageddon: The Musical by Robert Rankin
* Deathstalker by Simon R. Green
* The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin Chronologically first in The Hainish Cycle
* Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner
* A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Second:

* Deathstalker Rebellion by Simon R. Green
* Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard
* A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
* The Antithesis: Book Two Alpha by Terra Whiteman

Third:

* Master of the House of Darts by Aliette de Bodard
* Iron Council by China Mieville
* A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

Fourth:

* A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
*

Fifth:

* The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

10/15


message 7: by Emma (last edited Jun 05, 2011 04:23AM) (new)

Emma (emmauk007) | 1081 comments Not quite sure what series to read yet. But this might be fun:

I will update as I go along, got to get my thinking cap on:

First in series:

* Among the hidden - The Shadow Children - By Margaret Haddix
*The Colour of Magic - Discworld 1 - By Terry Pratchett
*1st to die - Womes Murder Club - James Patterson
* Luxe By Anna Godbersen
* The Strain By Guillermo Del Toro

Second:

* Fragile Design - Bells of Lowell - Tracie Peterson
*2nd Chance - Womens Murder Club 2 - James Patterson
*Rumors - Luxe By Anna Godbersen
* A Clash of Kings - George R. R.Martin

Third:

*Envy - Luxe - By Anna Godbersen
*Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
* A Storm of Swords - George R.R.Martin

Fourth:

*Splendor - Luxe By Anna Godbersen
*

Fifth:

*


13/15


message 8: by Sonette (last edited Feb 11, 2011 10:34PM) (new)

Sonette | 384 comments WOW! I am the series MASTER so I just have to take part in this challenge! Hahaha!

First in series:

* Nightshade
* The Iron King
* The Vampire Voss
* The Vespertine
* Lost Voices

Second:

* The Lost Saint
* The Iron Daughter
*
*

Third:

* The Iron Queen
*
*

Fourth:

*
*

Fifth:

*

8/15


message 9: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 11, 2011 04:34AM) (new)

Ok here I go

First in series:

* Marked (PC Cast)
* The Colour of Magic (Discworld)
* City of Bones
* The Lost Hero
* Covet

Second:

* Betrayed (PC Cast)
* The Girl who played with Fire
* Catching Fire
* City of Glass

Third:

* The Girl who kicked the Hornets Nest
* Chosen (PC Cast)
* Mockingjay

Fourth:

* Untamed (PC Cast)
*

Fifth:

* Hunted (PC Cast)

10/15


message 10: by Chrizette (last edited Dec 13, 2011 03:41AM) (new)

Chrizette | 906 comments Okay, I am going to join it too although I think this one might be a tough one for me as I have not read many series'. . . we will see how it goes :)

First in series:

* Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (12/01/2011)
* Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (11/12/2011)
* Raziel by Kristina Douglas (07/06/2011)
* Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (02/09/2011)
* Ashfall by Mike Mullen (02/10/2011)

Second:

* The Wolf (Sons of Destiny #2) by Jean Johnson (17/01/2011)
*
*
*

Third:

*
*
*

Fourth:

* When he was bad (Miss Congeniality - Magnus Pack) by Shelly Laurenston
*

Fifth:

*

7/15


message 11: by Kacey Rai (new)

Kacey Rai | 59 comments Can one just join in? If so then....

First in series:

*Beginner's Luck- Laura Pedersen
*
*
*
*

Second:

*Changeless- Gail Carriger
*
*
*

Third:

* Blameless- Gail Carriger
* The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest- Stieg Larsson
*

Fourth:

*Bone Crossed- Patricia Briggs
*

Fifth:

*

0/15


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Aaaah thats sweet
I havent heard about that book, I'll have to check it out.


message 13: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Hurray. Finished all the first in a series books.

Too bad for second in the series I'll have to start reading some different series.


message 14: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Congratz!


message 15: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Do we need to do points updates for this challenge? There isn't any record of it being kept other than in our own posts here is there?


message 16: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
I'll update every now and then, but no need to point update as we are only a few and I can check the lists and update when i'm bored :)


message 17: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Updated :)


message 18: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
And I'm done. Hurray!


message 19: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Congratz!


message 20: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Updated!


message 22: by Kacey Rai (new)


message 23: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Yay, I finished them all!


message 24: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Congratz!


message 25: by Claudia (last edited Nov 11, 2011 02:06AM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Again, again!

First:
The River Kings' Road by Liane Merciel The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne, #1) by Mark Hodder The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead
Second:
The Wire In The Blood  by Val McDermid Exile (Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Trilogy, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #2) by R.A. Salvatore The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (Burton & Swinburne, #2) by Mark Hodder WWW Watch (WWW, #2) by Robert J. Sawyer
Third:
Sojourn (Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Trilogy, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #3) by R.A. Salvatore Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer The High Lord (Black Magician Trilogy, #3) by Trudi Canavan
Fourth:
Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling
Fifth:
Burning For Revenge (Tomorrow, #5) by John Marsden

Total: (15/15)


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Kahlan your going to make us all look bad :)


message 27: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments I'm terrible at finishing series! This might help me a little.


message 28: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Lol good luck again :P


message 29: by Barbara (last edited Apr 20, 2011 01:08PM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Yeah finally. I finished the Mediator series by Meg Cabot and that means I also read the last book that is fourth in a series and that means I finished this challenge.


message 30: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Congrats Barbara!


message 31: by Barbara (last edited Aug 28, 2011 06:54AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Why not, and again

First in series:

* Guenevere the Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Miles
* Minion by L.A. Banks
* The Gates by John Connolly
* The Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff
* A game of thrones by George Martin

Second:

* Lost in a Good Book by jasper Fforde
* Hell's Bells by John Connolly
* Men against the Sea by Charles Nordhoff
* The Two Towers

Third:

* Pitcairn's Island by Charles Nordhoff
* Blameless by Gail Carriger
* Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

Fourth:

* I shall wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
* Heartless by Gail Carriger

Fifth:

*Grave Doubts by Meg Cabot

15/15 Completed


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

5 more to go.


message 33: by Kae (last edited Jun 24, 2011 01:43AM) (new)

Kae (superkaemo) First In Series:
-Artemis Frost
-The Invasion
-Matched
-The Looking Glass Wars
-City of Bones


Second In Series:
-Seeing Redd
-The Good, The Bad and The Undead

-Touching Darkness
-The Visitor

Third In Series:
-Every Which Way But Dead
-Blue Moon
-The Encounter

Fourth In Series:
-The Message

-A Fistful of Charms

Fifth In Series:
-For A Few Demons More



TOTAL: 15
TOTAL READ: 15
TOTAL LEFT: 0


message 34: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Updated :)


message 36: by Naz (new)

Naz (nazz) | 615 comments All done :) Yay


message 37: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Congratz!


message 38: by Naz (new)

Naz (nazz) | 615 comments Thanks :)


message 39: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Nice congratz!


message 40: by Kae (new)

Kae (superkaemo) DONE! yay, my first challenge finished :)


message 41: by Naz (new)

Naz (nazz) | 615 comments Congrats :)


message 42: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Well done Kae!


message 43: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Question: I just finished I shall wear midnight by Terry Pratchett. It is the 38th book in the Discworld series but also the fourth book in the Tiffany Aching series. Could I use it as one of the fourth books I have to read or would that be cheating?


message 44: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith I'd say it counts.


message 45: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Thanks!


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

Finished.


message 47: by Naz (new)

Naz (nazz) | 615 comments Congrats :)


message 48: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Nice! congrats!


message 49: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks. It's my first challenge ever.


message 50: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
cool, now you're hooked and can't stop wanting to finish challenges. That was how it was with me.


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