Sunday, 12 December 2010

The 2nds Challenge

So I love a challenge that encourages me to read as many books as possible! And during the Blog Hop (thank God or that meme) I found this one: The Seconds Challenge hosted by A Few More Pages. Here are the guidelines:
Guidelines for the 2nds Challenge 2011

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. If you're not a blogger, leave your information in the comments.

2. There are four levels to choose from in this challenge:
  • Just a spoonful - Read 3 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you've read the author. 
  • A few more bites - Read 6 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you've read the author.
  • A full plate - Read 12 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you've read the author.
  • All you can eat - Read 20 books (or more) that are 2nd in a series or the second time you've read the author.
You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you. Any genre counts.
3. You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2011. Don't start reading until January.

4. If you're a blogger, write up a sign-up post that includes the URL to this post so that others can join in. Feel free to use the button above. When you sign up in the Linky, put the direct link to your 2nds Challenge sign-up post.

I of  course decided to go for the All you can Eat!
My list:

  1. The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  2. The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien (I know, it was meant to be one big book)
  3. Sunrise to Sunset by Laurie Bowler
  4. De Geheimen van het Donkere Woud by Tonke Dragt (Dutch teen-book about knights! First one was amazing!)
  5. The Heritage of Bjorndal by Trygve Gulbranssen (The first one was amazing!)
  6. Der Ring des Sarazenen by Wolfgang Hohlbein
  7. Grass for his Pillow by Lian Hearn (weirdly enough I have read the first, the third and the final book, but always missed out on the second!)
  8. Het helse Paradijs by Thea Beckman
  9. El reino del dragón de oro by Isabel Allende (I'll be reading it in German)
  10. Payment in Blood by Elizabeth George
  11. A Year anda  Day by Monica Furlong
  12. Zoektocht in Kantoren by Jan Terlouw
  13. Streets of Shadows by Michael Reaves
  14. Face of Death by Cody Mcfayen (I just read and reviewed the third one, unaware that it was part of a series. )
As you can see I haven't yet come to 20, but I'll keep this updated on the soon-to-come Challenges page!

Was there ever a second book in a series that you loved even more than the first?

1 comment:

  1. Love your list of books! I also enjoy reading series! Will go and have a look at this challenge! I'm your new follower!

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