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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Book Series Completion Challenge

This is definitely not a 2011 challenge because I guarantee I will not be able to complete all of these series over the next year (and of course, some of these books will not have been released yet). I just wanted to compile a list of book series that I've been meaning to read for a long time that I would like to complete eventually.

During my intense Harry Potter phase, all I really read was the Harry Potter books (over and over) and Harry Potter fanfiction (some of my favourite fanfics were the ones written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). So, I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do and a lot of great book series that I've missed out on.

This is by no means a complete list. I'm sure I missed many more series that I would like to read. Indeed, I plan on updating this post as I read and cross books off the list.

Did I miss any that you feel should definitely be on the list and you would like to recommend to me? Let me know!

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman:
1. The Golden Compass
2. The Subtle Knife
3. The Amber Spyglass

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer:
1. Artemis Fowl
2. The Arctic Incident
3. The Eternity Code
4. The Opal Deception
5. The Lost Colony
6. The Time Paradox
7. The Atlantis Complex

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare:
1. City of Bones
2. City of Ashes
3. City of Glass
4. City of Fallen Angels
5. City of Lost Souls
6. City of Heavenly Fire

Percy and the Olympians by Rick Riordan:
1. The Lightning Thief
2. The Sea of Monsters
3. The Titan's Curse
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth
5. The Last Olympian

The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan:
1. The Demon's Lexicon
2. The Demon's Convenant
3. The Demon's Surrender

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey:
1. The Monstrumologist
2. The Curse of the Wendigo
3. The Isle of Blood

Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong:
1. The Summoning
2. The Awakening
3. The Reckoning

Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstrong:
1. The Gathering

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White:
1. Paranormalcy
2. Supernaturally
3. 3rd book

Firelight by Sophie Jordan:
1. Firelight
2. Vanish
3. 3rd book

Killer Unicorns by Diana Peterfreund:
1. Rampant
2. Ascendant
3. 3rd book

Haunting Emma by Lee Nichols:
1. Deception
2. Betrayal
3. 3rd book

Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade:
1. The Ghost and the Goth
2. Queen of the Dead

Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud:
1. The Amulet of Samarkand
2. The Golem's Eye
3. Ptolemy's Gate

Graceling by Kristin Cashore:
1. Graceling
2. Fire (prequel)
3. 3rd book

Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima:
1. The Demon King
2. The Exiled Queen
3. The Gray Wolf Throne
4. 4th book

Everworld by K. A. Applegate:
1. Search For Senna
2. Land of Loss
3. Enter the Enchanted
4. Realm of the Reaper
5. Discover the Destroyer
6. Fear the Fantastic
7. Gateway to the Gods
8. Brave the Betrayal
9. Inside the Illusion
10. Understand the Unknown
11. Mystify the Magician
12. Entertain the End

Dragon Slippers by Jessia Day George:
1. Dragon Slippers
2. Dragon Flight
3. Dragon Spear

Pendragon by D. J. MacHale:
1. The Merchant of Death
2. The Lost City of Faar
3. The Never War
4. The Reality Bug
5. Black Water
6. The Rivers of Zadaa

The Children of the Red King by Jenny Nimmo:
1. Midnight for Charlie Bone
2. Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
3. Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
4. Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
5. Charlie Bone and the Hidden King
6. Charlie Bone and the Beast
7. Charlie Bone and the Shadow
8. Charlie Bone and the Red Knight

The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney:
1. Revenge of the Witch
2. Curse of the Bane
3. Night of the Soul Stealer
4. Attack of the Fiend
5. The Spook's Mistake
6. The Spook's Sacrifice

Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking:
1. Switched
2. Torn
3. Ascend

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher:
1. Storm Front
2. Full Moon
3. Grave Peril
4. Summer Knight
5. Death Masks
6. Blood Rite
7. Dead Beat
8. Proven Guilty
9. White Knight
10. Small Favour
11. Turn Coat
12. Changes

A Song Of Ice And Fire by George R. R. Martin:
1. A Game Of Thrones
2. A Clash Of Kings
3. A Storm Of Swords
4. A Feast For Crows
5. A Dance With Dragons


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:
1. The Hunger Games
2. Catching Fire
3. Mockingjay

Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness:
1. The Knife of Never Letting Go
2. The Ask and the Answer
3. Monsters of Men

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld:
1. Uglies
2. Pretties
3. Specials
4. Extras

Maze Runner by James Dashner:
1. The Maze Runner
2. The Scorch Trials
3. The Death Cure

Matched by Ally Condie:
1. Matched
2. Crossed
3. 3rd book

Delirium by Lauren Oliver:
1. Delirium
2. Pandemonium
3. Requiem

Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix:
1. Among The Hidden
2. Among The Imposters
3. Among The Betrayed
4. Among The Barons
5. Among The Brave
6. Among The Enemy
7. Among The Free


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer:
1. Twilight
2. New Moon
3. Eclipse
4. Breaking Dawn

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead:
1. Vampire Academy
2. Frostbite
3. Shadow Kiss
4. Blood Promise
5. Spirit Bound
6. Last Sacrifice

Vampire Queen by Rebecca Maizel:
1. Infinite Days
2. 2nd book
3. 3rd book

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow:
1. Strange Angels
2. Betrayals
3. Jealousy
4. Defiance

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz:
1. Blue Bloods
2. Masquerade
3. Revelations
4. The Van Alen Legacy
5. Misguided Angel


The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater:
1. Shiver
2. Linger
3. Forever

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer:
1. Nightshade
2. Wolfsbane
3. 3rd book

13 To Life by Shannon Delany:
1. 13 To Life
2. Secrets And Shadows
3. Bargains And Betrayals

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain:
1. The Dark Divine
2. The Lost Saint
3. 3rd book


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick:
1. Hush, Hush
2. Crescendo
3. Tempest

Fallen by Lauren Kate:
1. Fallen
2. Torment
3. Passion (prequel)


The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare:
1. Clockwork Angel
2. Clockwork Prince
3. Clockwork Princess

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld:
1. Leviathan
2. Behemoth
3. Goliath


Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa:
1. The Iron King
2. The Iron Daughter
3. The Iron Queen
4. The Iron Knight

The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black:
1. Tithe
2. Valiant
3. Ironside

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr:
1. Wicked Lovely
2. Ink Exchange
3. Fragile Eternity
4. Radiant Shadows
5. Darkest Mercy

Need by Carrie Jones:
1. Need
2. Captivate
3. 3rd book

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston:
1. Wondrous Strange
2. Darklight
3. Tempestuous


Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl:
1. Beautiful Creatures
2. Beautiful Darkness
3. Beautiful Chaos
4. 4th book

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins:
1. Hex Hall
2. Demonglass
3. 3rd book

Curse Workers by Holly Black:
1. White Cat
2. Red Glove
3. Black Heart

Septimus Heap by Angie Sage:
1. Magyk
2. Flyte
3. Physik
4. Queste
5. Syren


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon:
1. Outlander
2. Dragonfly In Amber
3. Voyager
4. Drums Of Autumn
5. The Fiery Cross
6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes


The Millenium 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

Books To Be Completed: 174/200


  1. This is a great idea. I know I definitely have some suggestions....I just have to be able to remember them! Hm, well to start:

    The Pendragon Adventure, by D. J. MacHale
    The Charlie Bone series, by Jenny Nimmo
    The Last Apprentice series, by Joseph Delaney

    Those are all kind of like "If you like Harry Potter, then you might like..." Though don't expect HP quality (but they're all good in their own right).

    The Killer Unicorns series, by Diana Peterfreund
    The Haunting Emma series, by Lee Nichols
    The Ghost and the Goth series, by Stacey Kade
    I'm not sure what it's called, but Jessica Day George's series about dragons
    Everworld, by K. A. Applegate

    There's a ton more I can't remember, but that should hold you for a little while :)

  2. Thanks for all the recs!
    One of your recs in particular stood out: The Killer Unicorns series?!!?! LOL! What on earth?! I like the sound of that! :)

  3. There is a new Series out which begins with a book called "Switched" its in the Trylle Trilogy. Its a fantasy book about trolls. Downloaded the first book for .99 cents onto my kindle. Its super good! You might check it out.

    Also my Goodreads account is under "Gina C." I'd love to be your friend! :-)

  4. Oh!!! I just thought of another series you may like, under Dystopian: The Shadow Children Series first book is "Among the Hidden". I've only read the first book, but it has a really great premise and its very original. I liked it a lot and think you may want to consider it??

  5. Thanks for the recs!
    I read Among The Hidden in junior high! I had no idea it was a series. Interesting, I really liked it and thought it worked as a stand alone but now that you've brought it up, I would definitely like to read the series now!
    fyi, there are two Gina C.s! But I think I chose the right one, lol.

  6. Haha, yeah, Killer Unicorns does stand out! It's laugh out loud funny. The action and descriptions of the unicorns are awesome. The second one is very different, but equally good. I wrote out this whole long review for it, but I have no idea where I put it (I even checked the garbage to see if I had thrown it out! No dice).

  7. A lot of people I know who have read HP have enjoyed The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher (startes with Storm Front) although I haven't yet read them myself.

    I've also heard a lot about A Song of Ice and Fire but am less sure about them personally.

    And I have the first Septimus Heap waiting on my TBR pile.

  8. Oh and how about Terry Pratchet? Lots of people like the Discworld novels (although I prefer the Johnny series myself). And J.R.R Tolkien? I never managed LOTR but The Hobbit is fanastic

  9. @Small Review: Bummer about the missing review! That sucks.
    @lucybirdbooks: Thanks for the recs! I've been meaning to read something by Tery Pratchett for a long while now! Maybe Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, too. I've read LOTR already although I would like to give them another shot someday as I think they were a bit above my reading age at the time that I read them.

  10. Hi!

    I'm a new follower :o) That is quite a pile of books you need to get through! May I suggest a couple more?

    Vampires: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
    Werewolves: The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
    Vampires and Werewolves: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow.

    I have quite a lot of books to get through this upcoming year as well! I noticed 13 to Life is on your list and that's the book I'm reading at the moment! I will post a review of it on blog as soon as I've finished it!



  11. Thank you, thank you! I've been meaning to read these ones you've suggested as well!
    I am going to read 13 To Life next! I'll definitely link your review to my review once I've finished.

  12. Awesome! Thanks! I will link your review to mine as well! Also, thanks for the friend request on Goodreads!

  13. I love the Pendragon series! If you're still taking recommendations... The Need series by Carrie Jones could go under fairies (if pixies count). That series is really good and the first two books are out.

  14. Of course, I will always be taking recs for this post! Thank you!

  15. Lots of books! So many series which l want to read, don't you find most books now are series and not stand alone books?
    Currently reading 'Torment' after having just read Fallen. Good series .. not as good as Hush Hush l don't think

  16. Yes, it's very "in" right now to write trilogies I find. And I love it! I love reading getting immersed in the characters over numerous books. And then I hate letting them go!

  17. Oh my! Really long list. I actually wrote most of these books in a little book I have. Why not try the Anita Blake Series? Its long but I heard its good. :D

  18. I've heard of that series before. Maybe I will try it. I've heard it's entertaining.

  19. OMG I love this list! Bookmark!

    I might read A Game of Thrones in the next few months because HBO has a series starting in April based on these books. George R. R. Martin is a consultant for the show, too. Looks amazing!

    I have to look up a lot of these, starting with Killer Unicorns. Hello awesome! I will read the series for the title alone. Kudos to Small Review for the rec!

    Here are some series I plan on checking out that I've heard good things about: Graceling/Fire/3rd book by Kristin Cashore (fantasy); Wondrous Strange series by Lesley Livingston (fairies); Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima (fantasy); Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong (fantasy); Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz (vampires).

  20. Sorry, not Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong, but her new one: Darkness Rising. The first book is The Gathering.

  21. A Game of Thrones? I'll look into that one!
    That was my exact thought upon hearing of killer unicorns!
    All the other ones you named: yes! I've actually been meaning to add these to this list. Thank you!