The Books-in-a-Series Challenge

WTH!  I’m always a sucker for setting reading challenges for myself.  For example, I ALWAYS set a goal to read 100 books each year…I have yet to reach it, but I did make it to 80something a couple of years ago.  If you saw my previous post, you’ll see that I’m doing the TBR (to be read) Challenge.  This is a second try for me.  The last time I tried it, I got through about 2/3 of the books on my list of 14 (12 plus 2 alternates) and petered out because I wasn’t in the mood to read the others.  Still read a lot that year, just not off my preset list.  All this by way of saying that reading series is tons of fun, so I’m going to keep track.  Yay…it’s another list!!  Join me if  you’re interested, or just give me input.


Series I’m reading…or want to read:


Dave Robicheaux Series by James Lee Burke
1. The Neon Rain
2. Heaven’s Prisoners
3. Black Cherry Blues
4. A Morning for Flamingos
5. A Stained White Radiance
6. In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead
7. Dixie City Jam
8. Burning Angel
9. Cadillac Jukebox
10. Sunset Limited
11. Purple Cane Road
12. Jolie Blon’s Bounce
13. Last Car to Elysian Fields
14. Crusader’s Cross
15. Pegasus Descending
16. The Tin Roof Blowdown
17. Swan Peak
18. The Glass Rainbow


Anna Pigeon Series by Nevada Barr
1. Track of the Cat
2. A Superior Death
3. Ill Wind
4. Fire Storm
5. Endangered Species
6. Blind Descent
7. Liberty Falling
8. Deep South
9. Blood Lure
10. Hunting Season
11. Flashback
12. High Country
13. Hard Truth
14. Winter Study
15. Borderline
16. Burn


The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson  

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest  

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
1. The Magician’s Nephew
2. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
3. The Horse and His Boy
4. Prince Caspian
5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
6. The Silver Chair
7. The Last Battle 

Angela Biwaban Detective Series by J. F. Trainor
1. Corona Blue
2. Dynamite Pass
3. High Country Murder
4. Target for Murder
5. Whiskey Jack

Blanche White Mystery Series by Barbara Neely
1. Blanche on the Lam
2. Blanche Among the Talented Tenth
3. Blanches Cleans Up
4. Blanche Passes Go

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

AnneMarie Zimmer Set by Sara Gruen
1. Riding Lessons
2. Flying Changes

Spellsinger Series by Alan Dean Foster
1. Spellsinger
2. The Hour of the Gate
3. The Day of the Dissonance
4. The Moment of the Magician
5. The Paths of the Perambulator
6. The Time of the Transference
7. Son of Spellsinger
8. Chorus Skating

Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde
1. The Eyre Affair
2. Lost in a Good Book
3. Well of Lost Plots
4. Something Rotten
5. First Among Sequels

Knitting Club Series by Kate Jacobs
1. Friday Night Knitting Club
2. Knit Two
3. Knit the Season

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series by Douglas Adams
1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
3. Life, the Universe and Everything
4. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
5. Mostly Harmless

Adrian Mole Diaries by Sue Townsend
1. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 and 3/4
2. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
3. The True Confessions of Adrian Mole
4. Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years
5. Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
6. Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction
7. The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole
8. Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

The Knitting Books by Debbie Macomber
1. The Shop on Blossom Street
2. A Good Yarn

Hope Springs Series by Lynne Hinton
1. Friendship Cake
2. Hope Springs
3. Forever Friends
4. Christmas Cake
5. Wedding Cake

Stone Barrington Series by Stuart Woods
1. New York Dead
2. Dirt
3. Dead in the Water
4. Swimming to Catalina
5. Worst Fears Realized
6. L. A. Dead
7. Cold Paradise
8. The Short Forever
9. Dirty Work
10. Reckless Abandon
11. Two-Dollar Bill
12. Dark Harbor
13. Fresh Disasters
14. Shoot Him If He Runs
15. Hot Mahogany
16. Loitering with Intent

FBI Series by Catherine Coulter
1. The Cove
2. The Maze
3. The Target
4. The Edge
5. Hemlock Bay
6. Eleventh Hour
7. Blindside
8. Blowout
9. Point Blank
10. Double Take
11. Tailspin

The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy
1. All the Pretty Horses
2. The Crossing
3. Cities of the Plain

The Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum (1-3) / Eric Van Lustbader (4-6)
1. The Bourne Identity
2. The Bourne Supremacy
3. The Bourne Ultimatum
4. The Bourne Legacy
5. The Bourne Betrayal
6. The Bourne Sanction

Carson Springs Series by Eileen Goudge
1. Stranger in Paradise
2. Taste of Honey
3. Wish Come True

Tom Sawyer Series by Mark Twain
1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3. Tom Sawyer Abroad
4. Tom Sawyer, Detective



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One thought on “The Books-in-a-Series Challenge

  1. I love your book lists! I think I've read almost all of those Catherine Coulter ones. A couple of the Bournes and I've read several of the “A is for Alibi” – can't remember the author but she goes through the whole alphabet I think.

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