Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My series lists

For the Unbreaking the Shelves challenge, a big chunk of my organisational goals involve getting all my series sorted out. So, here is a (hopefully complete) list of all the series that I have at least some of and haven't completed. They're broken up into categories to help me prioritise them. Some series could have fit in more than one category, but I've only included them in one each. Also, this list does not include unreleased books. So, if I've read all the books that are already out, then it's not included.

So here are the lists, in all their glory! I'll post an update at year end, and hopefully it'll be a bit shorter...

Series that I've started and currently own the next one or more books (these are top priority):
The number is the number of books in the series that I own and haven't read yet.

Anne Rice (I'm counting all her books as one series, because I'm reading them all in publishing order): 14
Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong:  7
Animorphs by K.A. Applegate: 61
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins: 2
The Dwarves by Markus Heitz: 1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: 2

Series that I've started and need to buy the next book:
Includes the name of the next book I have to buy.

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade: Queen of the Dead
Willowmere Chronicles by Alison Baird: The Warding of Willowmere
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke: Inkdeath
Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley: The Forest House
Charmed Season 9 by Constance M. Burge: Charmed Season 9 Volume 2

Series that I have at least the first book of and haven't read any:
The number is the number of consecutive books I own in the series.

The Gene Wars by C.J. Cherryh: 2
Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh: 1
Eagle and Jaguar by Isabel Allende: 1
Wren by Sherwood Smith: 1
Pendragon by D.J. MacHale: 1
The Black Magician Trilogy: 1
Ender's Saga by Orson Scott Card: 1
Shannara by Terry Brooks: 1
The Ravenscliff series by Geoffrey Huntington: 1
Otherland by Tad Williams: 1
Immortals by Tamora Pierce: 1
Dirk Gently by Douglas Adams: 1
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: 1
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare: 1
Castings Trilogy by Pamela Freeman: 1
Lords of the Two Lands by Pauline Gedge: 1
The Well of Echoes by Ian Irvine: 1
Queen of the Orcs by Morgan Howell: 1
Jackelian series by Stephen Hunt: 1
Rogue Agent by K.E. Mills: 2
Jason Bourne by Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader: 1
Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris: 7
Russian Stories by C.J. Cherryh: 1
Rifters by Peter Watts: 1
The Magickers by Emily Drake: 1 (but my copy contains the first 2 books of the series)
Angel: After the Fall by Joss Whedon: 6
Piers Knight by C.J. Henderson: 1
Princess series by Jim C. Hines: 1
T*Witches by H.B. Gilmour: 1
The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black: 1
Light series by Marion Zimmer Bradley: 1
Onyx Court by Marie Brennan: 1
Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan: 1
Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross: 1
Riders of the Apocalypse by Jackie Morse Kessler: 1
Maze Runner by James Dashner: 1
Victorian Trilogy by FĂ©lix J Palma: 2
Goosebumps Series 2000 by R.L. Stine: 18
Give Yourself Goosebumps by R.L. Stine: 18
Goosebumps Horrorland by R.L. Stine: 1
Fear Street by R.L. Stine: 64
Fear Street Seniors by R.L. Stine: 1
Ghosts of Fear Street by R.L. Stine: 14
Mostly Ghostly by R.L. Stine: 2
Point Horror by R.L. Stine: 17
Rotten School by R.L. Stine: 1
The Nightmare Room by R.L. Stine: 4
Space Cadets by R.L. Stine: 1

Series that I have a book of, but not the first one, and have to buy the first one:
Includes the name of the first book I have to buy.

Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist: Magician: Apprentice (note: it turns out my fiance has this one, so I won't actually have to buy it)
Dragon Delasangre by Alan F. Troop: The Dragon Delasangre
The Orangefield Cycle by Al Sarratonio: Hornets
Legends of the Wolf by Alice Borchardt: The Silver Wolf
The Borrible Trilogy by Michael De Larrabeiti: The Borribles
New Fear Street by R.L. Stine: The Stepbrother
Fear Street Nights by R.L. Stine: Moonlight Secrets
Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine: Dangerous Girls

Series that I have to start over because I waited too long and forgot the first few books (this is a big problem for me...):
The number is the number of consecutive books I own in the series (ie. not including later books where there's a gap).

Everworld by K.A. Applegate: 7
Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison: 10
Discworld by Terry Pratchet: 3
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer: 5
The Secret Country by Pamela Dean: 2
The Secret Texts by Holly Lisle: 1
Dune by Frank Herbert and Brian Herbert: 8
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini: 3
Young Wizards by Diane Duane: 9
The Wereling by Stephen Cole: 2
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares: 4
Sweet Valley Twins by Francine Pascal: 4 (probably won't go any further in the series than what I have)
The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin: 8 (probably won't go any further in the series than what I have)
Time by Madeleine L'Engle: 2
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Eoin Colfer: 6
Charlie Bucket by Roald Dahl: 2
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine: 66 (includes special editions)
Fear Street Sagas by R.L. Stine: 4
Abhorsen by Garth Nix: 1
The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix: 3
Foundation by Isaac Asimov: 1
Robert Langdon by Dan Brown: 2

Note: For a copy of this list that will be updated in real time from now on to track my progress, see here.


  1. Wow! That is a huge list!! I don't think i would have so many but I also don't think I would be successful in making a list.

    1. I know! You might have more than you know; apparently I do. :P I definitely recommend the list-making. I like to measure up the task ahead. And now when I finish a series I can cross it off and feel good about myself! :)

  2. OMG, you inspire me. I've been an addicted reader since before I COULD read, and series have ALWAYS been my Achilles Heel. I love them, but they're so unwieldy, aren't they? Keeping up with them, making sure you get to read them in order, discovering ANOTHER new one that you simply HAVE to try when you've just gotten halfway through your current one? I really have to start a dedicated series page on my blog and get a grip on the series chaos. Thanks for the inspiration!
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

    1. My problem is twofold: 1) I read mostly fantasy, and seriously why is every fantasy book part of a series?! Half the time I buy a book thinking it's a standalone and then it winds up being part of a series (sometimes in the middle, and it wasn't even clear on the book!). 2) I have a tendency to start a series, and then wait too long before continuing, and forget the beginning. Hence the length of that last list. Yikes.

      I'm glad to have inspired you! :)