Reading Challenge: 2013 Series Catch-Up Challenge

Posted December 7, 2012 by Bonnie in Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

Series Catch-Up Challenge is hosted by Emilie’s Book World and Lost at Midnight Reviews and is the perfect challenge for those of you looking to catch up on all those series reads! Click the blog links to sign up now!

The Details
  • Runs from January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013
  • Goal is to catch up on as many series as possible 
  • Two ways to meet your goal: number of books you’ve read to catch up series/number of series you’ve caught up on.
  • On the first of each month there will be a post here and at Lost at Midnight Reviews so you can link up your reviews. For every review you link, you get one entry into a monthly giveaway.
  • There will be a big giveaway at the end of the year.

Goals – Series Caught Up On
1 – 5: Series Newbie
6 – 10: Series Lover
11 – 15: Series Expert
15+: Series Fanatic

Goals – Books Read to Catch Up on Series
1 – 5: Book Novice
6 – 10: Book Aficionado
11 – 15: Book Connoisseur
15+: Book Maniac

Considering that series reads have become the norm, I’m quite overwhelmed at the amount of series reads that I have started but haven’t caught-up on or finished. I could easily go through my shelf and count a few dozen. So? I’ve decided to sign up for this challenge in hopes of not only getting caught up on my favorite series but to also get some of my owned books read that are gathering dust on my shelves. 

I’m listing a WHOLE bunch so that I have plenty to choose from and I don’t feel like I’m limiting myself (which usually ends up with me abandoning challenges). Also, this will help me realize the magnitude of the situation and how far I’ve allowed my series reads to get out of hand. hahaha This post, is my reality check. Here are the ones I need to catch up on: 

‘Sirantha Jax’ series by Ann Aguirre
Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax #3)
Killbox (Sirantha Jax, #4)
Aftermath (Sirantha Jax, #5)
Endgame (Sirantha Jax, #6)

‘October Daye’ series by by Seanan McGuire
A Local Habitation (October Daye #2)
An Artificial Night (October Daye, #3)
Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4)
One Salt Sea (October Daye, #5)
Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6)

‘Black Dagger Brotherhood’ series by J.R. Ward
Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2)
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3)
Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #4)
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5)
Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6)
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7)
Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8)
Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #9)
Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)

‘The Vampire Chronicles’ series by Anne Rice
Blood and Gold (The Vampire Chronicles, #8)
Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles, #9)
Blood Canticle (The Vampire Chronicles, #10)

‘Sherlock Holmes’ series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #3)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #4)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes #5)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #6)
The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes, #7)
His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes, #8)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #9)

‘Immortal Beloved’ series by Cate Tiernan
Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved, #2) 
Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved, #3) 

‘Chronicles of Ancient Darkness’ series by Michelle Paver
Outcast (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #4)
Oath Breaker (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, #5)
Ghost Hunter (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, #6)

‘Charlie Madigan’ series by Kelly Gay
The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, #2)
The Hour of Dust and Ashes (Charlie Madigan, #3)
Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4)

‘The Demon Trappers’ series by Jana Oliver
Soul Thief (The Demon Trappers #2)
Forgiven (The Demon Trappers, #3) 
Foretold (The Demon Trappers, #4) 

‘Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes’ by Laurie R. King
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #2)
A Letter of Mary (Mary Russell, #3)
The Moor (Mary Russell, #4)
O Jerusalem (Mary Russell, #5)
Justice Hall (Mary Russell, #6)
The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
Locked Rooms (Mary Russell, #8)
The Language of Bees (Mary Russell, #9)
The God of the Hive (Mary Russell, #10)
Beekeeping for Beginners (Mary Russell #10.5)
Pirate King (Mary Russell, #11)
Garment of Shadows (Mary Russell, #12)


‘Dexter’ series by Jeff Lindsay
Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2)
Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, #3)
Dexter By Design (Dexter, #4)
Dexter Is Delicious (Dexter, #5)
Double Dexter (Dexter, #6)
Dexter’s Debut (Dexter, #7)

‘Highlander’ series by Karen Marie Moning
To Tame A Highland Warrior (Highlander #2)
The Highlander’s Touch (Highlander, #3)
Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4)
The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5)
The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6)
Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7)
Into the Dreaming (Highlander, #8)


‘Highland Pleasures’ series by Jennifer Ashley
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (Highland Pleasures #3)

The Duke’s Perfect Wife (Highland Pleasures #4)
The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Highland Pleasures #5)

Assorted Single Novels To Catch Up

Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell #2) by Jenn Bennett
The Shattered Dark (McKenzie Lewis #2) by Sandy Williams
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young
The Ripple Effect (Rhiannon’s Law #3) by J.A. Saare
Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake
Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet #4) by Nora Roberts
Killing Rites (The Black Sun’s Daughter #4) by M.L.N. Hanover
Bad Hair Day (Kate Grable #2) by Carrie Harris
Scorch (Croak #2) by Gina Damico
Tricked (Iron Druid Chronicles #4) by Kevin Hearne
Necromancing the Stone (Necromancer #2) by Lish McBride
Touch of Enchantment (Lennox Family Magic #2) by Teresa Medeiros
The Zombie Whisperer (Living With the Dead #4) by Jesse Petersen

I’ve likely forgot several, but I have enough to get started… DEFINITELY. 
Do you plan on signing up for this Challenge? Leave me your link and I’ll be sure and stop by.

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