I decided to join a reading challenge or two in order to organize my reading list for the coming year and to help me read some of the books I already own. There are so many books I want to read and, book hoarder that I am, so many books I own already that "want" to be read.
I've chosen 1st in a Series Challenge 2008, sponsored by Thoughts of Joy, since I already gravitate toward book series. Series reading isn't for everyone. Some people do not like the never ending line of books and the disconcerting feeling that they will never finish. I enjoy finding an author, characters, and setting I like and looking forward to more. I like to follow the lives of the characters and watch them change, age, and hopefully grow wiser. With that said, I present my 1st in a Series Challenge 2008 list:
1. Color of Magic (Discworld Series) by Terry Pratchett
2. Desert Noir (Lena Jones Series) by Betty Webb
3. Gregor the Overlander (The Underland Chronicles) by Suzanne Collins
4. The Face of a Stranger (William Monk Series) by Ann Perry
5. Sacred Cows (Ann Seymour Series) by Karen Olson
6. Until Proven Guilty (J.P. Beaumont Series) by J.A. Jance
7. Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Series) by P.D. James
8. Rusalka (Rusalka Series) by C.J. Cherryh
9. Gallow's View (Inspector Banks Series) by Peter Robinson
10. Cat on the Edge (Joe Grey Series) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
11. Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Series) by Patricia Cornwell
12. Whose Body (Lord Peter Wimsey Series) by Dorothy Sayers
44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street) by Alexander McCall Smith
The Black Echo (Harry Bosch Series) by Michael Connelly
Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux Series) by James Lee Burke
Rules for 1st in a Series Challenge 2008:
- The Challenge runs from January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008.
- Read 12 books that are the first in any series(new authors not required).
- You may read your chosen books any time during the year.