I was browsing my over-loaded Google Reader earlier, and saw this intriguing post on Bibliopunkk. Krys is currently reading 89 series!
It got me wondering just how many series I am reading. So, for your pleasure (or disinterest) I decided to find out. Here are some in all their glory - the full series and the number of books I have read from them. Towards the end you will just see the series, the number of books in it and the number I need to read (because no doubt you'll get bored of seeing an eternal list of books!)
1) Commonwealth Saga by Peter F Hamilton
1) Misspent Youth
2) Pandora's Star (read)
3) Judas Unchained (read)
4) The Dreaming Void
5) The Temporal Void
6) The Evolutionary Void
I have read two from this series, which leaves me four to read. I had been waiting for the whole of the Void series to be completed before I embarked on this full epic - now that this has happened, I will be gearing up for it!
2) Takeshi Kovacs by Richard Morgan
1) Altered Carbon (read)
2) Broken Angels
3) Woken Furies
I have read only the first of these books, which leaves me two to read. After having enjoyed Altered Carbon so very much, I am unsure as to why I haven't moved straight onto the other two... Possibly because I don't currently own them?
3) A Land Fit For Heroes by Richard Morgan
1) The Steel Remains (read)
2) The Cold Commands (forthcoming)
I am up to date with Richard Morgan's fantasy series! Well, up until he releases The Cold Commands...
4) Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde
1) The Eyre Affair (read)
2) Lost in a Good Book (read)
3) The Well of Lost Plots (read)
4) Something Rotten (read)
5) First Among Sequels
6) One of our Thursdays is Missing (forthcoming)
I have one book to read to catch myself up with Thursday Next before the latest book is released. Again, I adored the Thursday Next series and I'm a little surprised at myself for not continuing to read these books.
5) Horus Heresy - various authors
1) Horus Rising - Dan Abnett (read)
2) False Gods - Graham McNeill (read)
3) Galaxy in Flames - Ben Counter (read)
4) The Flight of the Eisenstein - James Swallow
5) Fulgrim - Graham McNeill
6) Descent of Angels - Mitchel Scanlon
7) Legion - Dan Abnett
8) Battle for the Abyss - Ben Counter
9) Mechanicum - Graham McNeill
10) Tales of Heresy - Various
11) Fallen Angels - Mike Lee
12) A Thousand Sons - Graham McNeill
13) Nemesis - James Swallow
14) The First Heretic - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
15) Prospero Burns - Dan Abnett (forthcoming)
Huh, this series is really starting to stretch out now... What I like about it is that various authors have completed novels in the series; it gives different flavours to the grim future of war. What I don't like is that I now have twelve books to read to get myself up to date!
6) Kyralia by Trudi Canavan1) The Magician's Apprentice
2) The Magician's Guild (read)
3) The Novice (read)
4) The High Lord (read)
5) The Ambassador's Mission
6) The Rogue (forthcoming)
I read the original trilogy some time ago and found it inoffensively fun to read. I've since received a couple of books for review and so intend to do a full re-read of the series to review on my blog. Leaving that aside, I have two books here to catch myself up.
7) Outlander Series
1) Cross Stitch (read)
2) Dragonfly in Amber (read)
3) Voyager (read)
4) Drums of Autumn (read)
5) The Fiery Cross (read)
6) A Breath of Snow and Ashes
7) An Echo in the Bone
My mum was also reading this series and I lent A Breath of Snow and Ashes to her, since I was reading something else when it came out. She still has it, some five years later! I need to read the full series again, since a lot of the details from the early books are hazy - but I did love this series. Two to read to catch up.
Other series I am reading include the following:
8) Avery Cates by Jeff Somers
Four books currently released; one forthcoming; I have three to read to catch up.
9) Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Six books released; one to read to catch up.
10)Lodes Chronicles by Fiona Walker
Four released; one to read to catch up.
Overall I discovered that I am currently reading 61 series. I have to read a whopping 246 books just to catch myself up with all of these series... Wow, I don't know whether to see that as depressing or a challenge *grin* How about you? Fancy counting up all the series you're currently reading?