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1st in a Series Challenge – Incomplete

December 13, 2008

1st in Series

What: 1st in Series Challenge
When: 1 January – 31 December 2008
Who: Joy (Thoughts of Joy)
Rules: Read 12 books, that are the first book in a series, by the end of the year. See Joy’s site.

This is another challenge I did better in, if you count books that were not on my original lists. I counted at least five more books that were labeled as a 1st book in a series.  As you can see below, there were also several books that I picked up, but I could not finish for one reason or another.  So, even though I consider this challenge incomplete, I don’t consider it a total failure, since I made every attempt to finish it.

I’ve already signed up for next years challenge.

My list (Books in RED are on more than one list/alternate list):

  • Witch Hunt: Haunted by Lisa Childs (1st in a trilogy) {10 Sep 08} (REVIEW)
  • Black Ice by Anne Stuart (1st in the Ice series) {13 Feb 08} (REVIEW)
  • Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (1st in the Weather Wardens) {4 May 08} (REVIEW)
  • State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (1st in the White House Chef Mystery series) {9 Jan 09} (REVIEW)
  • Night Life by Elizabeth Guest (1st in Pharaoh’s Rising series) {9 Feb 08} (REVIEW)

The unread and DNFs:

  • Lost Calling by Evelyn Vaughn (1st in the Madonna Key – multiple authors)
  • Death on a Silver Tray by Rosemary Stevens (1st in th Beau Brummel mysteries)
  • Bittenby Kelley Armstrong (1st in the Women of the Otherworld)
  • Proof by Justine Davis (1st in the Athena Force – multiple authors) (DNF)
  • Knights of the Round Table: Lancelotby Gwen Rowley (1st in a trilogy) {26 Apr 08} (DNF)
  • The Last Templar by Michael Jecks (1st in the Knights Templar)
  • Familiar Stranger by Michele Hauf (1st in the Dark Enchantment series – multiple authors)
  • The Beast Within by Lisa Renee Jones (1st in the Knights of White)
  • The Defiant Mistress by Clarie Thornton (1st in the City of Flames trilogy)
  • The Medusa Project by Cindy Dees (1st in the Medusas)
  • To the Edge by Cindy Gerard (1st in the Bodyguards)


  • The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland
  • The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason (1st in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles) (DNF)
  • Who Makes Up These Rules, Anyway?by Stevi Mittman (1st in Teddi Bayer series)
  • Heart of Light by Sarah A. Hoyt (1st in the Magical British Empire series)
  • Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts (1st in the Circle trilogy)
  • The Legend of Banzai Maguireby Susan Grant (1st in the 2176 series – multi author)
  • Assassin’s Apprenticeby Robin Hobb
  • Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
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