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message 1: by Cherie , Moderator (last edited Aug 09, 2012 11:23AM) (new)

Cherie  (CherieReads) | 851 comments Mod
Out With the Old

This challenge was originally posted in The Challenge Factory
Challenge Creator: Shellbelle

Duration: 3 months from start date

What it's about

•This Challenge is simple! We all have those series that even though we enjoyed them we haven't gotten around to finishing them. This challenge will be all about cleaning that 'series bookshelf' off and getting ready for the 'In With The New Challenge'!

Key Points

•You choose how many series (books) you will finish!
•You may pick series that are in various levels of completetion. (you can pick a series that you have only read 1 book and have 3 left, or one that you have read 6 books and only 1 is's up to you!)
•Any series you use MUST be started before the start date of this challenge (this is about finishing challenges not starting new ones....that comes late:)
•Re-reads are NOT allowed (again this challenge is all about cleaning your TBR of unfinished series)

Don't Forget

•You may create your list however it is easiest for you, but make sure to add the series that you are completing

•Make sure to add your books completed at the top or bottom of your list. Exp: 5/16 Completed

•Rate your books! Let everyone know what you thought of the book you completed by adding a rating...
1♥=Hated It 2♥=Not So Much 3♥=It was Okay 4♥=You Enjoyed this Book 5♥=Amazing!

message 2: by Cherie , Moderator (last edited Sep 12, 2012 03:55AM) (new)

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message 3: by Gennesse (last edited Nov 08, 2012 09:03AM) (new)

Gennesse | 18 comments Out With the Old
Start Date: October 5, 2012
End Date: January 4, 2012
3/10 (More to be added in time...)

Charley Davidson Series: 3/3 left
Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones
Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones

Downside Ghosts: 1/3 left
City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #3) by Stacia Kane
Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts, #4) by Stacia Kane
Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts, #5) by Stacia Kane

Alex Craft: 0/2
Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2) by Kalayna Price
Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3) by Kalayna Price

Matched: 0/2
Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie
Reached (Matched, #3) by Ally Condie

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★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 24 comments Reserved!

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Lauren (MsThestral) I'll do this one. Have to which of the many series I want to finish the most.

message 6: by Amy (last edited Oct 15, 2012 11:20AM) (new)

Amy (amy_heaney) Hi :)

I want to finish a series called "The Sword of Truth" by Terry Goodkind. The first book was really good, and I've just read the prequel, but book two, although it is a good read, is really starting to bore me. So maybe this challange will give me to extra shove to help me complete the series!

Start Date: 12th Sept 2012.
End Date: 11th December 2012.

Prequel: The First Confessor (Finished: 11th Sept 2012) ♥♥♥♥
The First Confessor (The Legend of Magda Searus, #1) by Terry Goodkind

Book One: Wizard's First Rule (Finished: 7th Aug 2012) ♥♥♥♥
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1) by Terry Goodkind

Book Two: Stone of Tears (Finished: 16th Sept 2012) ♥♥
Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, #2) by Terry Goodkind

Book Three: Blood of the Fold (Finished: 19th Sept 2012) ♥♥♥♥
Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, #3) by Terry Goodkind

Book Four: Temple of the Winds (Finished: 1st Oct 2012) ♥♥♥♥
Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, #4) by Terry Goodkind

Book Five: Soul of Fire
Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, #5) by Terry Goodkind

Book Six: Faith of the Fallen
Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, #6) by Terry Goodkind

Book Seven: The Pillars of Creation
The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, #7) by Terry Goodkind

Book Eight: Naked Empire
Naked Empire (Sword of Truth, #8) by Terry Goodkind

Book Nine: Chainfire
Chainfire (Sword of Truth, #9) by Terry Goodkind

Book Ten: Phantom
Phantom (Sword of Truth, #10) by Terry Goodkind

Book Eleven: Confessor
Confessor (Sword of Truth, #11) by Terry Goodkind

Book Twelve: The Omen Machine
The Omen Machine (Sword of Truth, #12) by Terry Goodkind

Spin off? aka. Book Zero: Debt of Bones
Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth, #0) by Terry Goodkind

I give up. The books no longer grip me and so i
I see reading them as a waste of time. challenge failed!

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Cherie  (CherieReads) | 851 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge Amy! I read up to book 10 I think and then just couldn't go any further. I loved the first part of the series but thought they got weaker as the series continued. It also really irritated me that so much of the first couple of books seemed like it was ripped off from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. The Wheel of Time is one of my all time favorites, btw. I highly recommend that series if you haven't already read it.

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Amy (amy_heaney) You're the first person I've met that's read the series :D I haven't read the Wheel of Time series, I'll add it to my list :) I'll try anything with high praise.

I've just read Terry's latest book I have to say I was dissapointed at the end. I wanted him to go into more detail about the original rules of the Confessors, but then again I probably wouldn't have been happy unless I read the majority of the rules/guidelines. It's the nitty gritty that fascinates me :)

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Cherie  (CherieReads) | 851 comments Mod
I haven't read that one. At some point I'll probably come back and finish the series.

If you like world building and details you'll love The Wheel of Time. That's one of the things that some people don't like about the series - it's so detailed. Personally, I think that's what makes it great.

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Amy (amy_heaney) Yeah, I'd probably really like the series then, I love detailed books. I want the author to describe everything, even what the grass smells like and the particular shade of the night sky. When it's like that, it feels like you're actually there rather than just reading it.

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Joni I think I just did that backwards sorry. I think this challenge will be perfect. I plan to finish Jefferson Bass' Body Farm series. I have completed the first 3 and have 3 yet to complete.

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message 16: by Jennifer (last edited Jul 10, 2016 06:51AM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) I have a slew of series where I only have one or two books left. So -- the list of series sounds long but it's really fewer than 20 books:

Spenser (Robert Parker)
Silent Night (Spencer, #41.5) by Helen Brann finished, one to go at the moment
Bosch (Michael Connelly)
Elm Creek Quilts (Chiaverini)
Stephanie Plum (Evanovich)
Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20) by Janet Evanovich finished and Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21) by Janet Evanovich finished, one to go at the moment.
Mitch Rapp (Vince Flynn)
Reacher (Lee Child)
Queens of England (Plaidy)
Jonathan Stride (Freeman)
CoffeeHouse (Coyle)
Dead to the Last Drop (Coffeehouse Mystery, #15) by Cleo Coyle finished, no more till later this year
Haller (Michael Connelly)
Sophie Katz (Kyra Davis)
Seven Swans a' Shooting 12 Days of Christmas series (A Short Story) by Kyra Davis finished, no more out since 2013 and what gives, there, kyra???
Stuart Saga (Plaidy)
Armand Gamache (Louise Penny)
Vintage Magic (Annette Blair)
Magical Bakery (Bailey Cates)
Joe Pike (Robert Crais)
Algonquin Round Table (J. J. Murphy)
Queen Victoria (Plaidy) and
Witchcraft Mysteries (Blackwell)
A Haunting Is Brewing (Witchcraft Mystery #6.5; Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, #4.5) by Juliet Blackwell and the next in the series came out 7/5 so i'll get to it shortly.

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The First Confessor (other topics)
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