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We did this last year and it was a big hit, so let's try it again. I have a ton of good books on my shelf and Kindle but a lot of them are the first in a series. I can't justify starting another series when I have tons of series that I've already started. I'm going to make September my month of clearing the next book in series. Some are HF and some are CF. Join me if you like! I'll have a small prize for the person who reads the most books from a series and for the person who reads books from the most different series. I'll be pretty lax in defining a "series". We'll include prequels and sequels. And we will count non-HF as well.
We'll start Sept. 1 and count only the second and subsequent books of series where you finished the first book by August 31.
If you want to keep track, claim a spot and we'll do our keeping track in this thread.
I'm hoping to read:/
The Corpse at St. Andrew's Chapel (Hugh de Singleton Bk 2) by Mel Starr (Complete 9/27)
Oh my goodness...there are so many more that I could put on the list! But it would be a miracle for me to get through all of these!
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I'm in too I just have to figure out what's what. I guess I don't have as many as last year, but here goes:
The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin book #2
The Sparks Fly Upward by Diana Norman book #3 (completed 9/14/12)
Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman (how did that happen?) book #2 (completed 9/28/12)
Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Lee Carrell book #2 (completed 9/5/12)
The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith book #2
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I'm in. Here's my list:
Love Amid the Ashes ~ #1 New Treasures of Love (I read #2 first) ~Mesu Andrews
To Defy a King ~ #4 William Marshall ~ Elizabeth Chadwick
Liberation of Lystra ~ #3 Annuls of Lystra ~ Robin Hardy
Sara's Quilt ~ #2 Sarah Agnes Prine ~ Nancy E. Turner
I think I can manage that many. We'll see.
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I'm really embarrassed to say I didn't even remember this challenge from last year! So I went back and read the thread (Did I mention that I love our Table of Contents sticky thread??) Anyway, what a hoot! We have such a fun group here--reading all those posts made me chuckle all over again. And yes, I remember doing this now.
This year I'm being really ambitious, and I doubt I can finish all these, but I hope to knock quite a few out! I'm looking at 6 series, and 14 books! We'll see what happens.
So...here's my Best-Case-Scenario list for this September:
I want to finish the Baker and Llewelyn series with:
The Limehouse Text (Book 3)
The Hellfire Conspiracy (Book 4)
The Black Hand (Book 5)
I want to finish the Dexter series with:~~DONE
Dexter is Delicious (Book 5)~~Finished Sept. 2
Double Dexter (Book 6)~~Finished Sept. 5
I want to move ahead with Amelia Peabody with:
The Hippopotamus Pool (Book 8)
Seeing a Large Cat (Book 9)
The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Book 10)
I also want to move ahead with Molly Murphy with:
Oh Danny Boy (Book 5)~~Finished Sept. 13
In Dublin's Fair City (Book 6)~~Finished Sept. 16
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (Book 7)~~Finished Sept. 22
In a Gilded Cage (Book 8)
Then: The Leopard Unleased by Elizabeth Chadwick (finishes her Wild Hunt trilogy)
Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger (LOVE this series! Not historical, but good solid mystery.)~~Finished Sept. 26
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I'm in! I've only been reading series for some time now, it's not too much of a stretch to contine doing so
I'm hoping to read:
The Reckoning by SKP
A Mist of Prophecies by Steven Saylor Finished 9/9/12 267pgs.
The Judgement of Caesar by Saylor Finished 9/16/12 318pgs.
Revolution by CJ Sansom
The Pale Horseman by Bernanrd Cornwell
Lords of the North by Cornwell
The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters Finished 9/25/12 289pgs.
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin
Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin
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Okay......so far this is what I'm looking at tackling:
A Family Affair by Caro Peacock
Dark Enquiry - Deanna Raybourn
Murder Down Under - Arthur Upfield
These may get changed around a bit - we'll see....
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Here is a starter list for me:
Claudius the God (sequel to I, Claudius) - Robert Graves
We Speak No Treason: The White Rose Turned to Blood (Part 2) - Rosemary Hawley Jarman
Fire Along the Sky (Out of the Wilderness, #3) - Sara Donati
Silent in the Sanctuary (Lady Julia #2) - Deanna Raybourn
The Curse of the Pharoahs (Amanda Peabody #2) - Elizabeth Peters
All Clear (sequel to Blackout) - Connie Willis
Falls the Shadow (Welsh Trilogy #2) - Sharon Kay Penman
Valley of the Horses (Clan of the Cave Bear #2) - Jean Auel
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce #3) Alan Bradley
The Serpent's Tale (Mistress in the Art of Death #2) - Ariana Franklin
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Until I started looking, I honestly didn't realize how many series I had going. Most of these are on the TBR, plus 2 or 3 from the WL where I'm close to the top:
Caveat Emptor, #4 of Medicus series by Ruth Downie read, 9/4/12
The Emperor, #11 and The Victory, # 12 Morland Dynasty by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles read 9/7/12 -- read 9/24/12
Sharpe's Escape, #10 Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series
Faithful Lovers and Cherished Wives, #4 and #5, Bridges of Time by Valerie Anand read, 9/2/12 --- read, 9/18/12
Death at Dartmoor, #8 Robin Paige's mysteries read, 9/9/12
Midwife's Advice, sequel to The Midwife by Gay Courter read, 9/11/12
Funeral Games, #3 Mary Renault's series about Alexander the Great
Hermit of Eyton Forest, #14 and The Confession of Brother Haluin, #15 Cadfael by Ellis Peters read 9/8/12 - read 9/30/12
Wicked Day, #4 Mary Stewart's Arthurian Saga
Miller's Dance, #9 Winston Graham's Poldark series read 9/15/12
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke, third in a series by Sally Gunning read 9/20/12
City of Promise, 4th in the "City of....." series by Beverly Swerling read 9/22/12
And others to be added or substituted for if/when they become available..
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Okay, the following is my first stab at a list. This is a mere drop in the bucket of the series of which I am in the midst --- sad to say. Actually looking at my "book keeping" software and looking at only "series in progress" was quite daunting.
Murder in a Mill Town (Nell Sweeney #2) P.B. Ryan Finished 9/2
Murder in China Town (Sarah Brandt #9) Victoria Thompson Finished 9/6
Death in Whitechapel (Kate Ardleigh #6) Robin Paige Finished 9/6
A Dangerous Affair (Liberty Lane #2) Caro Peacock Finished 9/28
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing (Vish Puri #2) Tarquin Hall Finished 9/26
As the Crow Flies (Walt Longmire #8) Craig Johnson Finished 9/17
A Bitter Truth (Bess Crawford, #3) Charles Todd Finished 9/19
The Outlaw's Tale (Sister Frevisse #3) Margaret Frazer Finished 9/13
What Remains of Heaven (St. Cyr #5) C.S. Harris Finished 9/3
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A one month challenge is good for me. I have a tendency to procrastinate,as I have been doing with 2012 challenge. Glad I re-read the "rules" and will include #2 and the next books in series.
And non-H F are ok?
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I, too, am surprised at how many series I have unfinished. My real problem is that they are all paper books and I so much prefer my Nook. But I really need to attack my paper TBR so I'm in. A couple of these are doorstoppers so I doubt I’ll get through all of them, but the list is:
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Good morning, Happy September, and let's go!
I'm starting on the fifth Dexter book, Dexter is Delicious. My DD and I are reading together (basically) and really enjoying these. Plus, I think we're getting a bit of leftover hurricane rain, so it's a good day to curl up and read!
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Just about finished with "Murder in a Mill Town" and have really enjoyed the further adventures of Nell Sweeney. Next up for me in the September Challenge will be "What Remains of Heaven", #5 in the Sebastian St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris.
Invisible One by Stef Penney---RATING-10 out of 10. I cannot imagine reading a better book this month. Her 2nd book. A little cheat, it is not a series, but had to brag about this book. I read all weekend. COMPLETE
Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais #2 in Elvis Cole series COMPLETE
Lullaby Town by Robert Crais #3 in Elvis Cole series
Rules of Prey by John Sanford #1 in Lucas Davenport series
Instrument of Darkness by Imogen Robertson
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