Serial Readers Challenge

I found this over on Cindy’s blog and then followed it to Beth’s (aka thecarpoolqueen), and I have to do this one…so here is what Beth has to say about this challenge and as I have to agree with her on everything but the Harlequins (they make great tub reading).

As many of you know, I love to read books in a series. (not so much the Harlequins or Silhouettes, but that’s just me.) I love trilogies, series, or even just related books by an author. I enjoy the continuity, and getting glimpses of the “Happily Ever Afters” from the previous title. So, in this spirit, I offer you the Serial Readers Challenge 2009. It’s really simple! And for the purpose of this challenge a series is defined as at least 3 related books. I typically read romance but for this challenge any genre is welcome. So this can be done in conjunction with any other challenge. and are good resources for finding series!

1. Read books in series/trilogies/related by author. (Julie Garwood’s Lion’s Lady, Castles, The Gift are related.) For a series to count you must read each book in that series during this calendar year. (Rereads and audio books welcome!) If you previously started a series and do not wish to re-read, then only the titles read after 01/01/09 will count towards your total books read. You will not however get “credit” for total series read. Only series started and finished in 09 will count toward the prize for # of series read. For example I started Lynsay Sands Argeneau series this fall. For me to get credit for all 9 books I will need to re-read the first 3 sometime in 09. The series does not have to be read in order, or in succession to “count”! (so if I read #4-9 this spring and next fall re-read #1-3 then I get full credit. Otherwise …I only get credit for the 5 books read, but not for reading the entire series.) I think I just made that about as clear as mud.

2. The Challenge will begin January 1st and last until December 31st 2009.

3. Post your list on your blog and link it back to this post. Please comment to this post when your link is up. Your list is not something, you need to decide in advance. Please add as you go!

4. Please rate and review each title on your blog. When you do so, please label it SRC or Serial Readers Challenge so we can all read your reviews and maybe be inspired to try a new series for ourselves.

5. There will be prizes! Woo Hoo! Some of the prizes may be simple online trophies, and some will be book give-aways. (Titles to be determined) Prizes will be given for most books read, most # series read, most pages read, and some maybe at random! (my favorite kind!! Yay!)

6. To wrap up the challenge next winter, comment to this post linking your wrap-up post by December 31! Prizes will be awarded January 2010!

So those are the rules now for my list….

Nora Roberts
1. Blood Brothers
2. The Hallow
3. The Pagan Stone

1.Dare to Dream
2. Finding the Dream
3. Keeping the Dream

J.D. Robb
all of them

Johanna Lindsey
The Mallory’s

Tara Janzen
1. Crazy Hot
2. Crazy Wild
3. Crazy Cool
4. Crazy Kisses
5. Crazy Love
6. Crazy Sweet
7. On the Loose
8. Cut Loose
9. Loose and Easy
10..hasn’t been released yet

There are many more books that I am sure I will read…as my favorite books are series books.



  1. Bookish Ruth

    Oh, this looks tempting. I absolutely love series books. *ponders adding another challenge for next year*

  2. Heather's Books

    I know I already have at least 3

  3. Shiroibara

    I may end up having to re-read many of my series for this challenge. Of course, I have a tendency to re-read series that are unfinished so depending on when the next is released I may have to re-read them anyway. Of course, I’m actually reading three series right now, but they won’t count :(.


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