Sunday, March 11, 2012

Finishing a Series Challenge

This challenge, hosted by Socrates Book Reviews, is the 11th reading challenge I have joined since February 26th and I was intending it to be the last.  However, I see two more challenges hosted by that same blog which I might want to participate in. It never ends.

A Summary of the Guidelines
(There are others, go here to check them out.)

 1) All books that are part of a continuing series qualify.
2) It doesn't matter if you have 1 or 10 books in a series to complete it, it qualifies. The goal is to complete a series from wherever you are up to until the last published book.
 3) The qualification period is January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Books must be read during this time frame to count.
There are three levels. I am joining at the Level 3 - Complete 3 or more series.

These are the series I hope to complete for this challenge. I am choosing a couple of really easy ones (1 or 2 books left) and some others that will take more effort to complete. Trying to stay mostly with those series that I have books on hand for.

S. J. Rozan (Bill Smith, Lydia Chin Series) (one to finish)
11. Ghost Hero (2011)

Ruth Rendell (Chief Inspector Wexford Series) (2 remain)
22. The Monster in the Box (2009)
23. The Vault (2011)
Laurie R. King (Kate Martinelli series) (4 remain)
2. To Play the Fool (1995)
3. With Child (1996)
4. Night Work (2000)
5. The Art of Detection (2006) 

John Lawton (Frederick Troy Series) (4 remain)
4. Bluffing Mr. Churchill [US title] (2001)
5. Flesh Wounds [US title] (2005)
6. Second Violin (2007)
7. A Lily of the Field (2010)

[Addendum, 04/08/2012: Note that I read the 6th book before the 5th one in the series. I comment on reading order for this series in the review of Second Violin.]

Len Deighton (Bernard Samson Series) (6 remain)
4. Spy Hook (1988)
5. Spy Line (1989)
6. Spy Sinker (1990)
7. Faith (1994)
8. Hope (1995)
9. Charity (1996)

The Bernard Samson series will be the most difficult series to finish because of the number of books and I only have Spy Hook so far. But I know I want to finish it this year, so I am listing it here.

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Sounds like you have some great reading planned. Enjoy!