Friday, December 28, 2012

Last Call to Join The 'In Death' Series by J.D. Robb Reading Challenge

Interested in joining the Challenge? Anyone is welcome to join in at any time of the year at wherever in the series you currently are. See the post below and join the fun!

Did you read any In Death series books this month?
I still have Promises In Death on my nightstand bookmarked somewhere in the first several chapters. I fell off track with this challenge in 2012, but I'm determined to fix that in 2013.

I first announced this 'In Death' Series Reading Challenge in November 2009 and here I am, hopefully at the cusp of meeting that challenge in 2013. There are currently 35 full length novels and 9 novellas published in this series, with the thirty-sixth book due out sometime next year. Despite the fact that I fell off schedule in 2012 having read only 5 novels and 2 novellas, I plan to get back on track in January and read at least one book per month, starting with Promises In Death, the 28th book. If I manage to stay on track this time, I'll finally be caught up in this series by the end of 2013, at which point, I'm going to end the Reading Challenge. So... if you've been wanting to catch up in the In Death Series, too, now is your chance to do it with some friendly camaraderie. Recommit yourself to catching up and join or re-join my 'In Death' Series Reading Challenge for 2013. 

If you'd like to join or re-join (continue) with the challenge, please add your name and a link to your blog or goodreads page in the Mr.Linky below. You can also join if you don't have a blog or goodreads page. Just leave your name in the comment section below.

By linking up below, maybe it will help you be accountable to yourself to read an In Death book every month in 2013. I sure am counting on it helping me!

I post an In Death Series Reading Challenge post in the last several days of the month so participants can link up any reviews, commentary or general progress they've made that month. I also post a spoiler free series discussion post since most readers are at different stages of the series at this point.

I hope you decide to join [or re-join]!  

To help you find your way, here's a list of the currently published books in the In Death series by J.D. Robb:

1. Naked In Death
2. Glory In Death
3. Immortal In Death
4. Rapture In Death
5. Ceremony In Death
6. Vengeance In Death
7. Holiday In Death
7.5. "Midnight in Death" (in the Silent Night anthology or the Three in Death anthology)
8. Conspiracy In Death
9. Loyalty in Death
10. Witness In Death
11. Judgment in Death
12. Betrayal in Death
12.5. "Interlude in Death" (in the Out of this World anthology or the Three in Death anthology)
13. Seduction in Death
14. Reunion in Death
15. Purity in Death
16. Portrait in Death
17. Imitation in Death
17.5. "Big Jack" (in Remember When novel)
18. Divided in Death
19. Visions in Death
20. Survivor in Death
21. Origin in Death
22. Memory In Death
22.5. "Haunted in Death" (in the Bump in the Night anthology or the Three in Death anthology)
23. Born In Death
24. Innocent in Death
24.5. "Eternity in Death" (in the Dead of Night anthology)
25. Creation in Death
26. Strangers In Death.
27. Salvation In Death
27.5. "Ritual in Death" (in the Suite 606 anthology)
28. Promises in Death
29. Kindred in Death
29.5. "Missing in Death" (in The Lost anthology)
30. Fantasy in Death
31. Indulgence in Death
31.5. "Possession in Death" (in The Other Side anthology)
32. Treachery in Death
33. New York to Dallas
33.5. "Chaos in Death" (in The Unquiet anthology)
34. Celebrity in Death
35. Delusion in Death
36. Calculated in Death [2013]



  1. I think I have Celebrity in Death to read next. I'm dithering over this series though - it's become very formulaic IMHO and...Eve and Rourke are beginning to drive me nuts. But...I love all the secondary characters. I might see how I find Celebrity in Death :)

    1. OOPS! All the best for completing this challenge in 2013!

    2. orannia, I know what you mean about the series starting to feel very formulaic. Obviously the series has a vast number of fans, so the new releases will always sell well.. but I think there is a lot of truth in the expression that all good things must come to an end. I still have the next couple of books on the list on my shelf from when I bought a whole bunch used on ebay. I think I'll either borrow from the library and or try to find copies at used book sales when I'm caught up.

  2. I find it difficult to believe myself but *whispering* I am actually one book behind! I liked Celebrity in Death quite a bit, and really really liked New York to Dallas, but life and other considerations got in the way of getting and reading Delusion. Here's to catching up (again)

    (though I won't commit myself to the anthologies--the last two stories have truly gotten on my nerves: I hate that these novellas completely skip the continuity of the series)

  3. azteclady, here's to both of us catching up! I think you'll have an easier time of it in 2013 than me. LOL! I'm really excited about being caught up. I MUST make it happen in 2013.!!!

    How disappointing that the latest novellas skip continuity! What the heck?

  4. Year ago with that wonderful start I thought that by the end of this year I would have caught up with the series. Well... things didn't go exactly as I had planned. I haven't read any ID books for a long time. Hopefully I'll get back on track in 2013!

  5. I fell off the challenge as well. I did half what I needed to do, i have only the anthologies and two full books left. I'm going to do the rest this year I swear!!!

  6. Maija and Aisha How did you do this month? I'm posting a January round-up post in just a bit, so stop by later and let me know how you did.


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