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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

1st in a Series Challenge 2012

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

I love finding a new series to enjoy, and I loved doing this challenge this year! So, I am signing up again.

The challenge is again hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages, but she has now moved her challenges to their own dedicated blog entitled A Few More (Reading) Challenges.

Here are the details copied from Katy's blog:

1st in a Series Challenge 2012:

Are you an avid series reader? Do you want to give a few new series a try? Then this is the reading challenge for you! Participants in the 1st in a Series Challenge decide to start a certain number of series in 2012 and then share their reviews with the community!

(This challenge has previously been hosted at J. Kaye’s Book Blog, Royal Reviews, and A Few More Pages)

Interested in joining the fun? Here are the guidelines:

1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. If you’re not a blogger, you can post your reviews at a review site like Goodreads, LibraryThing, or Shelfari and link them up here.

2. There are four levels for this challenge:

Series Novice: Read 3 books that are the first in any series.
Series Lover: Read 6 books that are the first in any series.
Series Expert: Read 12 books that are the first in any series.
Series Fanatic: Read 20 books that are the first in any series.

You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you. Any genre counts. Any book format counts.

3. The challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2012.

4. You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2012.

5. A post will be created here where you can link-up your reviews and visit the reviews of other participants.

6. If you’re a blogger, write up a sign-up post that includes the URL to this post so that others can join in. Feel free to use the button! You can grab the code you need from the box in the right sidebar.

If you write up a sign-up post, enter the direct link to that post when you sign up here so we can find it easily. Otherwise, link away!

In 2011, I aimed for Series Expert and ended up completing Series Fanatic! I am aiming for Series Fanatic (read 20 books that are the first in any series) this time! 


If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post. 

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers (Curse of the Witch, Book 1)
  2. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book 1)
  3. Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask by Darlene Foster (Amanda, Book 1)
  4. Water Bound: A Sea Haven Novel by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1)
  5. Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book 1) 
  6. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1)  
  7. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul, Book 1)  
  8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book 1)
  9. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 1)  
  10. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 1)  
  11. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book 1) 
  12. White Horse by Alex Adams (White Horse, Book 1) 
  13. Blue Monday by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book 1)   
  14. Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5)  
  15. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1) 
  16. Staring Into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal (LIIA, Book 1) 
  17. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book 1) 
  18. A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City, Book 1)  
  19. Gilt by Katherine Longshore (The Royal Circle, Book 1)
  20. Possession by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1) 
  21. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) 
  22. The Yard by Alex Grecian (London Murder Squad, Book 1)
  23. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (The Unnaturalists, Book 1) 
  24. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book 1) 
  25. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  26. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 1) 
  27. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
  28. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1)  
  31. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book 1)
  32. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book 1) 
  33. Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey (Blood Burden, Book 0.5)    


  1. So many challenges. I might have to add yet another.

  2. Hi, Steph! I know - it's an addiction :)


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