A few weeks ago I blogged over at The Founding Fields about the “Top 25 Series I Want To Read In 2013” (link). All the details can be found over there. At around the same time as I posted that, singer/songwriter John Anealio also posted a year-long challenge that he invites everybody to partake in for/with any creative medium they prefer, “23-in-13” (link). Yes, I’ve copied his challenge name for this page, but only because my own choice is rather long!

Anyways, I’ve taken my own challenge, and merged it with John’s own challenge, and I’m resolved to read 23 of the series on my list, first-books minimum. Certainly not an easy task!

On this page, I will be keeping track of my progress as I move through each series. Thoughts, suggestions, comments are all welcome!

Legend: Read * | Abandoned | Read Before **

Challenge Counter: 22/23

Top 25 Series I Want To Read in 2013

  1. Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert
    1. Dune **
    2. Dune Messiah
    3. Children of Dune
  2. Hadrumal Crisis by Juliet E. McKenna
    1. Dangerous Waters
    2. Darkening Skies
    3. Defiant Peaks
  3. Dark Elf Trilogy by R. A. Salvatore
    1. Homeland
    2. Exile
    3. Sojourn
  4. Spiritwalker by Kate Elliott
    1. Cold Magic
    2. Cold Fire
    3. Cold Steel
  5. Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
    1. The Name of The Wind
    2. The Wise Man’s Fear
  6. Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
    1. The Painted Man
    2. The Desert Spear
    3. The Daylight War
  7. Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight **
    2. Dragons of Winter Night
    3. Dragons of Spring Dawning
  8. Lays of Anuskaya by Bradley P. Beaulieu
    1. The Winds of Khalakovo
    2. The Straits of Galahesh
    3. The Flames of Shadam Khoreh
  9. Subterrene War by T. C. McCarthy
    1. Germline
    2. Exogene
    3. Chimera
  10. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
    1. The Final Empire
    2. The Well of Ascension
    3. The Hero of Ages
  11. Outcast Chronicles by Rowena Cory Daniells
    1. Beseiged
    2. Exile
    3. Sanctuary
  12. Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
    1. A Kingdom Beseiged
    2. A Crown Imperiled
    3. Magician’s End
  13. Sabina Kane by Jaye Wells
    1. Red-Headed Stepchild
    2. The Black-Haired Mage
    3. Green-eyed Demon
  14. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    1. The Hunger Games
    2. Catching Fire
    3. Mockingjay
  15. Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky
    1. Empire In Black and Gold
    2. Dragonfly Falling
    3. Blood of the Mantis
  16. Books of the Raksura by Martha Wells
    1. The Cloud Roads
    2. The Serpent Sea
    3. The Siren Depths
  17. Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson)
    1. The Eye of The World
    2. The Great Hunt
    3. The Dragon Reborn
  18. Theirs Not To Reason Why by Jean Johnson
    1. A Soldier’s Duty
    2. An Officer’s Duty
    3. Hellfire
  19. Edda of Burdens by Elizabeth Bear
    1. All The Windwracked Stars
    2. By The Mountain Bound
    3. The Sea Thy Mistress
  20. Songs & Swords by Elaine Cunningham
    1. Elfshadow
    2. Elfsong
    3. Silver Shadows
  21. Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton
    1. The Dreaming Void
    2. The Temporal Void
    3. The Evolutionary Void
  22. EarthSea by Ursula K. Le Guin
    1. Wizard of EarthSea **
    2. The Tombs of Atuan
    3. The Farthest Shore
  23. Revelation Space by Alistair Reynolds
    1. Revelation Space
    2. Redemption Ark
    3. Absolution Gap
  24. Culture by Ian M. Banks
    1. Consider Phlebas
    2. The Player of Games
    3. Use of Weapons
  25. Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
    1. Assassin’s Apprentice
    2. Royal Assassin
    3. Assassin’s Quest
  1. Pretty good list. A few are on my list as well.


  2. Ah, so the plan was only to read at least one in each series? That’s more manageable than what I originally thought.
    I’ve tried at least one of only six of these series (Brett, Hobb, Rothfuss, Beaulieu, Tchaikovsky & McCarthy). A good selection, though. I’ll have to try a few more of them myself.


    • Hehe yeah. Plan was to try at least one, but some series proved to be so good with the first novel that I went and read the entire trilogies, or thereabouts đŸ˜€


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