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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Jan 02, 2010 09:09AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments I know how much we love reading books that are part of a series. This challenge is to keep a record of series that you will start, in the middle of, finish by the end of the year.

Duration: Jan 1 - Dec 31

If you participated in the 2009 challenge, please post final update.

Restarting for 2010.


message 2: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Mar 16, 2009 08:49PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Yz's list:

Plans to Start (2009)
Caitlin Kittredge - Nocturne City series

In Between:
Jeanine Frost's Night Huntress series
Karen Chance - Cassie Palmer series
Suzanne Brockmann - Troubleshooter series (Non-PNR)
Patricia Briggs - Mercedes Thompson series (Blood Bound)
Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling Book 4 (Mine to Possess)
Christine Feehan - Leopard series ( Wild Rain)
Christine Feehan - Ghostwalkers (Murder Game)
Lara Adrian - Midnight Breed (Veil of Midnight)
Christine Feehan - Dark (Dark Curse)
Jayne Ann Krentz - Arcane Society (Running Hot)
Gena Showalter - Lords of the Underworld (The Darkest Pleasure)
Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse (Club Dead)
Shanna Swendson - Katie Chandler series (Once Upon Stilettos)
Cheyenne McCray - Magic series (Seduced by Magic)
Angela Knight - Megaverse (Master of the Night)



Waiting for Release:
JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood - Lover Avenged April 2009
Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark -Kiss of the Demon King Jan 2009
Deborah Cooke's Dragonfire series - Kiss of Fate Feb 2009
Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake - Skin Trade June 2009
Alexis Morgan's Paladins - Darkness Unknown Feb 2009
Karen Marie Moning- Fever (DreamFever)



Finished:
Karen Marie Moning - Highlander (finished Jan)
Deidre Knight - Midnight Warriors (finished Jan)
Jackie Kessler - The Road to Hell (finished Jan)
Jacquelyn Frank - Nightwalkers (finished Feb) for now...
Nora Roberts - Sign of the Seven trilogy (finished March)

Will be updating...as I remember more..Oh, dear..I can't believe how many series I am in between...Has to start knocking them down...LOL





message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

this is a great idea.. i will post mine as soon as i can figure out where i am and write them up.. cheers for Yz :D ur a great group leader...


message 4: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (last edited Apr 06, 2009 09:56AM) (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) Plans to start(2009)
Lara Adrian- Midnight Breeds*
Alyssa Day- Poseidon*
Jacquelyn Frank- Nightwalker(started)*
Elizabeth Amber- Lords Of Satyr*
Toni Andrews- Merci Hollings
Jennifer Armintrout- Blood Ties*
Keri Arthur- Riley Jensen*
Karen Chance- Cassandra Palmer*
Cheyenne McCray- Magic
Kathryn Smith- Brotherhood of Blood
Kathy Love - Young Brothers*
Katie MacAlister- Guardian
Kerrelyn Sparks- Love At Stake*
Richelle Mead- Vampire Academy( Started 2/09)*
Susan Sizemore- Prime Vmpires
Chris Marie Green- Vampire Babylon
Michelle M Pillows- Lords Of Var/Dragon Lords
Adrian Phoenix- Maker's Song *
Lilith Saintcrow- Jill Kismet
Monica Mccarty- Campbell Trilogy*
Monica Mccarty- Macleod Trilogy
Erin Mccarthy- Vegas Vamps*
Kresley Cole- IAD*
Sandra Hill- Vikings #1 & 2*
LA Banks- Vampire Huntress*
Suzanne Sizemore- Prime
Dean Koontz- Odd Thomas
James Patterson- Maximum Ride*
( the * represent titles I own, I may have all or some in the series)

In Between
Christine Warren- The Others( book 3)
Janet Evanovich- Stephanie Plum (book3)
Anya Bast- Elemental Witches(book 2)
Carrie Vaughn- Kitty Norville( book 5)
Jeaniene Frost- Night Huntress ( Book 4)
Lynn Viehl- Darkyn- (book 8)
Louise Rennison- Georgia Nicholson(book 7)
P.C. Cast- House Of Night(book 3)
Larissa Ione- Demonica Series ( book 2)
Lilith Saintcrow- Dante Valentine( Book2)
Ilona Andrews- Kate Daniels ( book 3)
Caitlin Kitteredge- Nocturne City ( book 2)
Ellen Schriber- Vampire Kisses( book 3)
Cassandra Clare- Mortal Instruments ( book 2)
Nalini Singh- Psychangelings ( book 2)
KMM- Fever- (book 3)



Waiting for Release
Bone Crossed( Mercy Thompson 4) By Briggs
An Early Grave(Night Huntress 4) by Frost
Darkest Whisper( Lords of the Underworld book 4) by Showalter
Dead and Gone( Sookie Stackhouse,9) Harris
Dead If I Do ( Garnet Lacy 4) by Hallaway
Hunting Ground( Alpha&Omega 2) by Briggs
Immortal Hunter( Argeneau 11) By Sands
Lover Avenged(Black Dagger Brotherhood 7) by Ward
Pride(Werecats 3) by Vincent
Skin Trade( Anita Blake 17) by Hamilton
Thorn Queen(Dark Swan 2) by Mead
Undead and Unwelcome(Queen Betsy book 8) by Davidson
Lord of Misrule/ Carpe Corpus( Morganville Vamps 5/6) by Caine
Kitty and the DeadMan/ Raises Hell( Kitty Norville 5/6) by Vaughn
Blood Promise by Mead ( Vampire Academy 4)
Immortal Outlaw by Lisa Hendrix( Immortal Brotherhood 2)

Finished

Twilight By Stephanie Meyers
The Darkyn by Lynn Viehl




message 5: by Sarah (last edited Jan 17, 2010 06:34AM) (new)

Sarah  | 367 comments Series Madness Challenge

Plans to Start (2010)
Bride Finder - Susan Carroll

In Between:
Midnight Breed - Lara Adrian;
Psy-Changeling - Nalini Singh;
Seven Deadly Sins - Erin McCarthy;
Primal Instincts - Rhyannon Byrd;
Maker's Song - Adrian Phoenix;
Dresden Files - Jim Butcher;
Troubleshooter series - Suzanne Brockmann;
Arcane Society - Jayne Ann Krentz;
The Immortals series - Jennifer Ashley & co.
Bodyguards series - Cindy Gerard;
Eve Dallas - JD Robb;
Silver Dragons - Katie MacAlister;
House of Night - PC & Kristin Cast
Daughters of the Glen - Melissa Mayhue;
Lupi series - Eileen Wilks;
Riley Jenson - Keri Arthur;
Dark Hunter series - Sherrilyn Kenyon;
The Nightwalkers series - Jacquelyn Frank;
Moon Chasers - Sharie Kohler;
The Brethren - Sara Reinke;
Study series - Maria V. Snyder

Waiting for Release:
Rachel Morgan/Hollows - Kim Harrison;
Pink Carnation - Lauren Willig;
Greywalker - Kat Richardson;
Fallen Angels (Crave) - JR Ward
Black Dagger Brotherhood (Lover Mine) - JR Ward;
Dream Catcher trilogy (Gone) - Lisa McMann;
Anita Blake - Laurell K. Hamilton;
Meredith Gentry - Laurell K Hamilton;
Paladins - Alexis Morgan;
Cassie Palmer - Karen Chance;
Dorina Basarab - Karen Chance;
Fever series - Karen Marie Moning;
Lords of the Underworld (Aeron's story)- Gena Showalter;
Aisling Grey - Katie MacAllister;
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead;
Stephanie Plum (16) - Janet Evanovich;
Stephanie Plum In-between - Janet Evanovich;
Dark Swan (Thorn Queen)- Richelle Mead;
Queen Betsy - MaryJanice Davidson;
Wicked Lovely series - Melissa Marr;
Noah Bishop/Special Crimes - Kay Hooper;
Sookie Stackhouse - Charlaine Harris;
Lady Jane Gray series - Deanna Raybourn;
The Strain series - Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan;
Gallagher Girls - Ally Carter;
The Immortals - Alyson Noel;
Hunger Games series - Suzanne Collins;
Glass series - Maria V. Snyder;
Night Huntress - Jeaniene Frost

Finished:
The Sign of Seven trilogy - Nora Roberts;
Darkyn series - Lynn Viehl;
Gardella Vampire Chornicles - Colleen Gleason;
Immortality Bites - Michelle Rowen;
Truth Series - Mariah Stewart;
Looking Glass Wars - Frank Beddor;
Harper Connelly series - Charlaine Harris


message 6: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Sarah,
I see you have Suz Brockmann's Troubleshooters in your list. I actually read the last four books of her series and was hooked. I have to go back and start it from the beginning.


message 7: by Cheryl (last edited Jan 14, 2009 10:07PM) (new)

Cheryl (cheryllaflammegmailcom) | 86 comments Yz..
I swear I do not know how you are able to manage these challenges. I spent forever last night going over my list to for 2 other challenges you have going. I still have to post those and now ANOTHER one OMG!!! Wait maybe there is 3 other ones.. yes!! there is. This one is going to take even more thought.

I can see what I will be doing this weekend .. organizing myself.. what books go where my head is spinning ...but I am loving every minute!! Oh! wait there maybe 4 ..oh wait.. you are still coming up with that one something about...BOOTCAMP!!LOL!!!
How do you do it??


message 8: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Cheryl,

LOL...looks like I have no life at the moment..LOL..yesterday, was my day off, so while doing house chores, and reading in between, I thought i'll post more. Don't worry, except for the January challenge, the rest can be done leisurely. They are mostly good for the whole year.

As for the non-books related weight-loss bootcamp, I'm still thinking about that. It will not be up probably until the latter part of January. Still have to put my thinking cap, how to make it feasible.

I have to admit goodreads have become my new obssession...LOL


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

i love this group... its so fun to be in.. i swear i just keep busy being on here and trying to read what i need to stay up to date... but fun is the word.. :)


message 10: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) I have an Excel workbook that I use to keep track of books read, books I want to read (categorized by author), books I need and release dates. I'd be happy to share with anyone who wants it, just send me an email.

Wow! I have a lot of series to get started on. These are just the ones on my Goodreads TBR shelf. There are many more on my spreadsheet. I better get busy!

Plans to Start (2009)
Alexandra Ivy - Guardians of Eternity Series
Ann Aguirre - The Jax Series
Anya Bast - Elemental Witches Series
Cheyenne McCray - Magic Series
Christine Feehan - Carpathians Dark Series
Diana Gabaldon - Outlander Series
Elizabeth Amber - The Lords of Satyr Series
Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress Series
Jenna Black - Guardians of the Night Series
Jenna Black - Morgan Kingsley Series
Karen Chance - Cassandra Palmer Series
Kathy Love - Young Brothers Series
Kelley Armstrong - Women of the Underworld Series
Kresley Cole - The MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy
Lara Adrian - Midnight Breed Series
Larissa Ione - Demonica Series
Nalini Singh - Psy- Changelings Series
Patricia Briggs - Mercedes Thompson Series
Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy Series
Richelle Mead - Dark Swan Series
Richelle Mead - Georgina Kincaid Series
Ronda Thompson - Wild Wulfs of London Serieis
Sarah Monette - Doctrine of Labyrinths Series:
Shana Abé - Drakon Series
Sunny - Monere: Children of the Moon Series
Jaid Black - Viking Series
Joey W. Hill - The Nature Of Desire Series
Jourdan Lane - Soul Mates Series
Kate Douglas - Wolf Tales Series
Kate Pearce - House of Pleasure Series
Lora Leigh - THE BREEDS Series
Lora Leigh - BOUND HEARTS series
Lora Leigh - The Nauti’s Series
Lorelei James - Rough Riders Series
Meljean Brook - The Guardians Series
Shiloh Walker - Hunter Series

In Between:
Kim Harrison - The Hallows Series (For a Few Demons More)
Laurell K. Hamilton - Merry Gentry Series(Swallowing Darkness)
Jet Mykles - Dark Elves Series (Dissent)

Waiting for Release:
Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments Series:City of Glass - March 24th
Charlaine Harris, The Sookie Stackhouse a.k.a. Southern Vampire Series:Dead and Gone - May 5th
J.R. Ward, Black Dagger Brotherhood series:Lover Avenged - May 5th
Kresley Cole - The Immortals Series:Kiss of a Demon King - Jan 20th
Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake Series:Skin Trade - Jun 09
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Dark-Hunter Series:Dream Warrior - Feb 2nd
Jet Mykles - Heaven Series:Heaven Sent: Revelations - TBD

Finished:
Stephenie Meyer - Twilight Series
Jennifer Armintrout - Blood Ties Series




message 11: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  | 367 comments Yz,

I've been trying to figure out: Do you have to read the Brockmann books in order, or are they stand alone?

Also, since both you and Jael want to start the Cassie Palmer books, I can't recommend them enough! They are super! Definitely put them on your TBR pile.


message 12: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Jan 15, 2009 08:06AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Sarah,
The first book I read was book 11 (Force of Nature), and although there were references to other characters in previous books, I was able to enjoy. Then I read book 12, book 10 and book 13. By then, i'm starting to get the hang of who the other people are. Still there are so many characters, that I feel I should just go back and start from the beginning.

I love her style of writing, and she writes the guys POVs so well. I can't wait for Dark of Night, her latest, to come out...although the Amazon readers are shredding it apart already because of how they feel about the pairings...

Have you read her before? The Troubleshooters books are my first with her, although I'm planning to look up her other series, Tall, Dark and Dangerous.


message 13: by Kasia (last edited May 13, 2009 06:02AM) (new)

Kasia SERIES MADNESS CHALLENGE (updated 13 V 2009)


Planning on getting 2:
Alison Croggon - Books of Pellinor
Amy Lane - Little Goddess
Cassandra Clare - Mortal Instruments
Christopher Paolini - Inheritance
Garth Nix - Abhorsens
Jasper Fforde - Thursday Next
Karen Chance - Dhampir
Kim Harrison - Madison Avery*
Marion Zimmer Bradley - Avalon
Scott Westerfeld - Uglies
Suzanne Collins - Hunger

In Between:
Diana Gabaldon - Outlander
James Clavell - Shogun
Jenna Maclaine - Wages of Sin
Rachel Vincent - Werecats

Caught up with*:
Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Norville
Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse
Charlaine Harris - Harper Connelly
Eileen Wilks - World of the Lupi
Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels
Jeanine Frost - Night Huntress
Karen Chance - Cassie Palmer
Kim Harrison - Hollows
Lilith Saintcrow - Dante Valentine
Patricia Briggs - Mercedes Thompson
Rachel Caine - Outcast
Rachel Caine - Weather Warden
Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy
Richelle Mead - Georgina Kincaid
Richelle Mead - Dark Swan

Abandoned:
Anne Rice - Vampire Chronicles
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes - Den of Shadows
C.E. Murphy - Urban Shaman
Holly Black - A Modern Tale of Faerie
J.R. Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood
Jeanne C. Stein - Anna Strong
Keri Arthur - Guardian (Riley Jenson)
Katie MacAllister - Aisling Grey
Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake
Lee Child - Jack Reacher
Megan Whalen Turner - Eugenides
Rachel Caine - Morganville Vamps
Rob Thurman - Cal Leandros
Terry Pratchett - Discworld
Yasmine Galenorn - Sisters of the Moon

Finished
Charlaine Harris - Lily Bard
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter
J.R.R. Tolkien - LOTR
Maria V. Snyder - Study Books
Sapkowski - The Witcher
Stephenie Meyer - Twilight
& more....

______________________________________________________________
*Upcoming releases:
Charlaine Harris - Harper Connelly 4 (Grave Secret)
Jeanine Frost - Night Huntress 4 (An Early Grave)
Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy 4 (Blood Promise)
Richelle Mead - Georgina Kincaid 4 (Succubus Heat)
Richelle Mead - Dark Swan 2 (Thorn Queen)
Karin Slaughter - Grant County 0 (Genesis)
Rachel Caine - Weather Warden 8 (Cape Storm)
Kim Harrison - Madison Avery 1 (Once Dead, Twice Shy)
Patricia Briggs - Mercedes Thompson 5 (Silver Bone)




message 14: by Jess (last edited Feb 22, 2009 03:26PM) (new)

Jess Plans To start (2009):
Richelle Mead - Succubus series
Lynn Viehl - Darkyn Series
Ilona Andrews - Magic Bites series
Jenna Black - Guardians of the Night Series
Kate Douglas - Wolf Tales Series
Yasmine Galenorn - Sisters of the Moon
Eileen Wilks - World of the Lupi (Blood Lines)

In Between:
Jim Butcher - Dresden series
Allison Kent - SG 5 series
Jeanne Stein - Anna Strong
Christine Feehan - Carpathians
Christine Feehan - GhostWalkers

Waiting For Release:
Jeanine Frost - Night Huntress 4 (An Early Grave)
Kim Harrison - Hollows 7 (White Witch, Black Curse)
Karen Chance - Cassie Palmer 4 (Curse the Dawn)
Patricia Briggs - Hunting Ground (Alpha and Omega 2)
Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse 9 (Dead and Gone)
Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Raises Hell
Kim Harrison - [new :] (Once Dead, Twice Shy)
Kelley Armstrong - Nadia Stafford book 2
Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake Series:Skin Trade
Kinley Macgregor - Darkness Within
Jenna Black - Morgan Kinsley - Speak of the Devil
Larissa Ione - Desire Unchained
Janet Evanovich - finger lickin fifteen
MJ Davidson - queen betsy
J.R. Ward – BDB :Lover Avenged
Caitlin Kittredge - second skin
Kimberly Raye - Dead end Dating
Katie Macalister - Silver Dragons series

Finished:
Stephenie Meyer - Twilight Series
Jennifer Armintrout - Blood Ties Series
Lilith Saintcrow - Dante Valentine
Kresley Cole - MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy
Katie Macalister - Aisling Grey series



message 15: by Jess (last edited Jan 15, 2009 10:34AM) (new)

Jess hmmm.. did I do that wrong? it seems really long

nm.. i figured it out


message 16: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Jess wrote: "hmmm.. did I do that wrong? it seems really long

nm.. i figured it out"


You are doing fine. Wow...you have read so many series, and are simply waiting for the next book.

I, on the other hand, needs to do some major catching up. I basically started reading PNR/UF like over a year and a half ago...but so far, I'm addicted...LOL




message 17: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Kasia,

The Anita Blake series is definately not done, her next book is due June and its called Skin Trade.

Same goes for her Merry Gentry series (though you didnt list this one)


message 18: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Thanks, Tricia.
True Anita Blake is still going strong. Just not for me. I've stopped reading the series half way through (8th or 9th book), I just don't find it entertaining any more... Hence i put it in the "Finished" pile. I'm finished with it. Me, personally. Sorry if it wasn't stated clearly ;) Same goes for Morganville Vamps; I don't think Rachel Caine is done there either.


message 19: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Oh I get it now :) Sorry I got it confused hehe.


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  | 367 comments Yz,

I haven't read Suzanne Brockmann before, but I picked up the first book in each of her series to try. I got them about the same time I did the first book in each of Cindy Gerard's series. They look similar. I got some other discount copies at the local 2nd hand store, but they went right to the TBR pile... At least until I finish the Jan. challenge over at the PNR group site! :)


message 21: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) Yz, I didn't start reading PNR until July when I read Twilight. I've been trying to get caught up on all the popular series ever since. I think I read 82 books since July. I still have a ton of series to start. It will never end...not that I'm complaining.


message 22: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Sarah,

Brockmann has a large base fan, and even JR Ward of the BDB books calls her as her inspiration. I think you will enjoy her books. I did enjoy the latter Troubleshooters books, that much I know.

Lori,
I know what you mean. I returned to reading fiction when I picked up Dark Lover and Lover Awakened from a library sale about a year and half ago. Now, most of the books I read are predominantly PNR.



message 23: by Jess (new)

Jess YZ - I just noticed that too, I have read a lot of series books. It just seems like all the good books are in a series, I have found very few PNR and UF books that are solitary novels.

And I love it lol


message 24: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Well, books in a series are fun and addictive. It's like almost all of the books I read belong in a series. It's like meeting new people while hanging out with old friends everytime you read a new installment in the series.


message 25: by Jess (new)

Jess I keep finding more things to add! ahh. lol.


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) I know when you look at other ppls list your like oh yeah I want that book as well. The series I listed were the ones I have in e-book format. I haven't even listed the ones on my BF/GR TBR.


message 27: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Yep..that evil TBR list..LOL...So far, i've posted the series I really want to catch up this year. When I do, I will add the others that are in the backburner. But it is so tempting to just keep adding and adding and adding...LOL


message 28: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (last edited Jan 15, 2009 05:21PM) (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) Mygoal this year was to start one book from each series just to see if I liked them but I got sidetrack with the BDB. I'm hoping to contiue that one. These challenges make it easy to do that. I'm redoing my a-z list to reflect my goal.


message 29: by Jess (new)

Jess I think the reason I get through so many series (besides my insatiable need to read lol) is that once I read the first one, I pretty much keep going until I've read the whole series. My only troubled series right now is Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. The books are good, but I need to be in the right mood for them.

I'm a little leery of starting the Dark Carpathian series just because there are sooo many of them.. it's like Kenyon's Dark hunter series lol


message 30: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments My recommendation when it comes with the Carpathians...do not read them one after the other. Read books in between them or else you will find them almost similar to each other. The books are very formulaic, and though I read all of them, I have a hard time distinguishing the different heroes from each other.


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) I've been wanting to start the dresden series for a while. I got three omnibus from my bookclub but haven't picked them up yet. Are they sci fantasy or urban fantasy.


message 32: by Jess (new)

Jess yz- thanks for the tip, I think it'll be a little while before I read them though. I should finish the ones I'm reading now before I keep adding more lol.

Jael - I'm not sure the difference between sci fantasy or urban fantasy.. but basically dresden is a wizard in a world where people know magic exists but don't necessarily believe in it. He has various cases from book to book, and he sometimes works with the local police. I like the books because Dresden's character has a sarcastic humor that I love and there is a lot of action. But sometimes it takes me a little while to pick it up because I do like books that have some romance involved and this one doesn't really.


message 33: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments I haven't read the Dresden files, but it looks like its urban fantasy. It is set in contemporary times, but with fantasy elements.


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) I see thanks guys. I might give it a try although no romance *gasp* the HORROR! LOL


message 35: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  | 367 comments Jess,

I think I know what you mean about the Dresden books. I've picked Storm Front up twice at the library to read, but I've never read it yet. I think I'll have to be in a mood to read it, and right now I'm more in the mood for PNR and suspense. I still want to read the series, though. I picked up the Welcome to the Jungle graphic novel, and I really liked it.


message 36: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1243 comments Yz wrote: "My recommendation when it comes with the Carpathians...do not read them one after the other. Read books in between them or else you will find them almost similar to each other. The books are very..."

I agree, but since each book is about a different Carpathian with some cross over characters, once you've gotten into the series, you will look forward to reading about the characters from the older books. This series is one of my very favorites, even with the author sticking to her "formula", but I do need to be in the mood for them.




message 37: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments I like the Dark books of Feehan. I agree with Melissa. Even formulaic, and maybe because of that, I still look forward to reading the next installment in the series.


Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) Jess, I have the same thing with series. If I read the first one and like it, I have to keep reading that series until I'm done. I get sucked into that world and I can't let it go.


message 39: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  | 367 comments I've been meaning to post this website, but I kept forgetting. If you like series, but have trouble finding the series book order, this site is great for telling you.

Either Google KDL What's Next or cut and past this address:

http://www.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNE...

The search is kind of particular, so you have to use exact names and spelling to get your results. Works like a charm though.




message 40: by Jess (new)

Jess Sweet! Thanks for the website Sarah.

has anyone read anything by Allison Kent, I just picked up her book The Bane Affair, it was on a whim, I don't even know what it's about! lol.


Unapologetic_Bookaholic | 1986 comments Lori mods this group and she does a great job at listing authors and ALL their books. Thought I'd add that bit of info =) love that What's new website, cool!

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...



message 42: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) Kenji, I was going to suggest this group too but when I looked at it again yesterday it's different now. There's only a list of authors. What happened to all of the other threads with the details?


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) wow lori great job with that group. It's very well put together


message 44: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Oh wow, nice group Lori :)


message 45: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) It's a different Lori...wish I could take the credit though :)


message 46: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) Hmmm...the group looks fine now. I don't what I was looking at yesterday. So, never mind my comment!


message 47: by Unapologetic_Bookaholic (last edited Mar 05, 2009 04:52AM) (new)

Unapologetic_Bookaholic | 1986 comments Kenjii's series list for 2009
List of Individual series books I

Plan to start(means I own the book):
Night Huntress (bk1)
Dante Valentine (bk1,2,3)
Crimson Moon (bk1)
Darkyn series(bk1,2)
Darkness Chosen (bk1)
Dark Elves (Bk 1,2,3,4,5)


will continue reading
Psy-changling
Vampire Huntress
Riley Jensen
Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunters'
Sazi
Heaven Sent
Black Dagger Brotherhood

have read
-Brothers in Arms the courage to Love (Brothers in Arms Bk 1) by Samantha Kane, 1/09
-Nauti Dreams by Lora Leigh (Bk 3), 1/09
-The Hunted by L A Banks (BK 3)0 1/09
-If angels burn By Lynn Viehl, 1/09
-Sisters of the Moon (bk1) :(, 2-09
-DARK LOVER BY JR WARD (BK 1) 2-09
-Halfway to the grave (Night Huntress Bk1) 2-09
-Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine Bk1) 2-09
-PLEASURE UNBOUND BY LARISSA IONE (BK1) 2-09
-Dark Elves 1: Taken by Jet Mykles (bk1) 3-09




message 48: by Felisha (new)

Felisha (sunkissedthoughts) | 175 comments Felisha's Series List for 2009:

Stephenie Meyer- Twilight
Lacey Alexander- City Heat
A.N. Roquelaure- Sleeping Beauty
Stephanie Julian- Magical Seduction
J.R. Ward- Black Dagger Brotherhood


message 49: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Feb 11, 2009 12:05PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments OKay, here goes.

Finish Series:
-Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries by Tamar Myers Read 12, have 4 to go
-Aunt Dimity by Nancy Atherton Read 13, with #14 coming out this month

Start new series:
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Not sure I'll like this or not, but I have the first 2 books in the series. At this point, I only plan on reading the first book and see how it goes from there.
- Heart of Texas series by Debbie Macomber There are 8 books in the series, of which I've only read the last 2. I put 6 on my A-Z book challenge list, and the other 2 on a name challenge
-Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse He wrote 25 short stories and 12 novels about the valet Jeeves. The library has 1 short story and 4 novels. I bought one omnibus with 2 more novels and 10 short stories. So reading what I can get my hands on since I can't afford to get them all.
-Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber
-Booktown Mysteries by Lorna Barrett Just discovered these. First came out last year, second on Feb 3rd and third in Dec 2009. The author wrote on her website that the series is picked up for another 3 books. It's murders are set around a small town that has multiple bookshops.

nearly forgot about this one...
In the Middle of the Series:
-Janet Dailey's Americana Series. One book for each of the 50 states. I've read 13, which leaves 37 to go. I've worked 2 more into challenges so far.

Might start new series if I have time: lol
- Monica Ferris mysteries There are 12. (I own the first 10, with the author having signed the first 6)
- Ian Fleming James Bond novels There are 12 novels and 2 books of short stories (9 stories).


message 50: by Tasha (last edited Dec 14, 2009 02:43PM) (new)

Tasha (tasha_avidbookaholic) | 85 comments Suzanne Brockmann
** Troubleshooters
1. The Unsung Hero
2. The Defiant Hero
3. Over the Edge
4. Out of Control
5. Into the Night
6. Gone Too Far
7. Flashpoint
8. Hot Target
9. Breaking Point
10. Into the Storm
11. Force of Nature
12. All Through the Night
13. Into the Fire
14. Dark of Night
15. Hot Pursuit

Lora Leigh
** The Men of August
1. Marly's Choice
2. Sarah's Seduction
3. Heather's Gift
4. August Heat

** The Breeds
1. Tempting the Beast
2. The Man Within
3. Elizabeth's Wolf
4. Kiss of Heat
5. Soul Deep
6. The Breed Next Door
7. Megan's Mark
8. Harmony's Way
9. Wolfe's Hope
10. Jacob's Faith
11. Aidan's Charity
12. Tanner's Scheme
13. In a Wolf's Embrace
14. Dawn's Awakening
15. Jaguar's Kiss
16. Mercury's War

Robyn Carr
** Virgin River
1. Virgin River
2. Shelter Mountain
3. Whispering Rock
4. A Virgin River Christmas
5. Second Chance Pass
6. Temptation Ridge
7. Paradise Valley

Carol Lynne
** Good-Time Boys
1. Sonny's Salvation
2. Garron's Gift
3. Rawley's Redemption
4. Twin Temptations

** Men in Love
1. Branded by Gold
2. Ben's Wildflower
3. Open to Possibilities
4. Completing the Circle
5. Going Against Orders
6. Tortured Souls
7. Reunion

** Cattle Valley
1. All Work and No Play
2. Cattle Valley Mistletoe
3. Sweet Topping
4. Rough Ride
5. Physical Therapy
6. Out of the Shadow
7. Bad Boy Cowboy
8. The Sound of White
9. Gone Surfin'
10. The Last Bouquet
11. Eye of the Beholder
12. Cattle Valley Days
13. Bent, Not Broken

Jet Mykles
** Heaven Sent
1. Heaven
2. Purgatory
3. Hell
4. Faith
5. Genesis


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