Friday, January 15, 2010

In Death Reading Challenge

What??? Do I really need to start another reading Challenge? Maybe not but I am going to. I found this little ditty over at Christine's blog at I have read many of the In Death books and very much enjoyed them. I haven't read one in a few years and decided that I just needed to start on them again. I had planned to read Imitation in Death sometime this year so now I will just try to read more then just that one. This is a perpetual challenge which means that since Nora Roberts seems to crank them out so fast readers might not ever actually catch up on them so the challenge will just keep going and going and going.

So anyway, this is what Christine says over on her website....

I've had an idea to set up this reading challenge for a while now, but recently decided to put it into action when I realized that the latest In Death novel by author J.D. Robb, Kindred In Death, was released the other day. Kindred In Death is the 35th(!) installment in the well loved and very successful In Death series by romance author Nora Roberts who writes this series under the J.D. Robb pen name. The In Death series is futuristic romantic suspense series that consistently delivers an interesting, quality murder mystery; plenty of danger, intrigue and action; futuristic forensic methodology; and most of all, a riveting look into the professional and personal life of NYPSD detective Eve Dallas and her enigmatic lover and eventual husband, Roarke, along with a colorful cast of secondary characters.

If I did my research correctly, there are now 35 In Death stories published--30 full length novels and 5 novellas, with a 6th novella expected later this month. Clearly, Ms. Robb is doing something right as she continues to write these stories and readers continue buying, reading, and loving her work.

At this point, I've only read the first four books in the series, and even then, that was almost two years ago that I did so. You'd think I should be able to read these stories at least as fast as Ms. Robb can write them, but it appears I fall even further behind with each new In Death release. So to help remedy my own state of remiss, perhaps help motivate other readers who are similarly way behind in this series or to inspire readers to even start this series in the first place, I've decided to create an In Death Reading Challenge. I think this challenge may even be fun for readers who are already caught up in their In Death reading as they either revisit past books or simply enjoy watching the rest of us fall for this books for the first time.

Keep in mind that many, many libraries have the In Death series on their shelves, so you may not need to buy them if you don't want to or can't afford to. In other words, there's no excuse not to try one just one In Death book. Come on! You know you want to!I will do this by myself if I have to, but would really love some company. So who's in?

So, if you are interested in joining, my title will take you to her original post where you can sign up. Hope you join me. These books are wonderful.


Christine said...

Hi Christina!
I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you after you joined the In Death Reading Challenge. I'm so glad you found my blog and decided to join in on the fun. Well, I hope I make it fun, anyway. :)

And you even made a post about it on your blog! Thank you!

I just picked up Ceremony In Death last night and hope to finish it by the weekend. I'm only on book 5... so have a lot of catching up to do!

Happy Reading! :)

Christine said...

p.s. I fed your fish. ;o)

Christina said...

LOL thanks for feeding the fish. For some reason I love that thing. Anyway, thanks for coming up with the In Death Challenge. I have been meaning to finish the series so long ago and get side tracked. Now I have a reason to finish.

You have so many great books a head of you Christine....happy reading!