Saturday, June 2, 2007

checking up on friends - or series reading...

Who knows me, knows I'm reading series in order whenever I can. (Meaning, whenever I can get hold of the books in order.) I love series, trilogies, whatever. I enjoy checking up on my dear old friends and meeting them again, seeing how their life pregresses...

As you might already have read in my post introducing my challenge idea, I have quite some series going, so when I saw that Literary Feline , Kailana and Marg had listed their series, and I found it really interesting.

Anyway, since I intend to go through with the challenge I mentioned, I thought it might be a good thing to list my series.

series I'm currently reading (the bold ones are those I'm up-to-date with):
(numbers in brackets: # of books I read vs. # of series so far)

  • Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity (3/11)

  • Nevada Barr: Anna Pigeon (2/13)

  • Stephanie Barron: Jane Austen (1/8)

  • Kate Borden: Peggy Jean Turner (1/3)

  • Rhys Bowen: Constable Evan Evans (1/10)

  • Rhys Bowen: Molly Murphy (1/5)

  • Lilian Jackson Braun: Jim Qwilleran, Koko & Yum Yum (1/31)

  • Meg Cabot: 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU

  • Marion Chesney: Lady Rose Summer & Captain Harry Cathcart (1/4)

  • Laura Childs: Tea Shop mysteries (2/7)

  • Jill Churchill: Grace And Favor (1/6)

  • Harlan Coben: Myron Bolitar (4/8)

  • Mary Daheim: Judith McMonigle (1/22)

  • Shirley Damsgaard: Abby & Ophelia Jensen (1/3)

  • MaryJanice Davidson: Betsy Taylor (1/5)

  • Janet Evanovich: Stephanie Plum (6/14)

  • Nancy Fairbanks: Carolyn & Jason Blue (2/9)

  • Jasper Fforde: Thursday Next (1/4)

  • Earlene Fowler: Benni Harper (1/12)

  • Tess Gerritsen: Maura Iles & Jane Rizzoli (2/6)

  • Sue Grafton: Kinsey Milhone (2/19)

  • Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney 82/6)

  • Laurell K. Hamilton: Anita Blake (1/15)

  • Lyn Hamilton: Lara McClintock (1/9)

  • Lee Harris: Christine Bennett (7/17)

  • India Ink: Bath And Body (1/3)

  • Harry Kemelman: Rabbi David Small (1/11)

  • Alice Kimberly: Ghost in the Bookshop

  • Victoria Laurie: Abby Cooper

  • Donna Leon: Commisario Brunetti (9/15)

  • Charlotte MacLeod: Professor Peter Shandy (1/19)

  • Tamar Myers: Den Of Antiquity (1/13)

  • Emilie Richards: Aggie Sloan-Wilcox (1/2)

  • J.D. Robb: Eve Dallas (2/25)

  • J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter

  • Barbara Seranella: Munch Mancini (1/8)

  • Dana Stabenow: Kate Shugak (1/14)

  • Susan Sussman: Morgan Taylor (1/2)

  • P.J. Tracy: Monkeewrench (2/4)

series I have not yet started (but have some books on my shelves):

  • Mark Billingham: Tom Thorne

  • Rita Mae Brown: Mrs. Murphy

  • Gwendoline Butler: John Coffin

  • Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain: Murder She Wrote

  • Joanne Fluke: Hannah Swensen

  • Yasmine Galenorn: the D'Artigo Sisters

  • Faye Kellerman: Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus

  • David Skibbins: Tarot Card mysteries

  • Julia Spencer-Fleming: Claire Fergusson & Russ van Alstyne

  • Victoria Laurie: M.J.

  • Paul Levine: Solomon vs. Lord

  • Anna Maclean: Louisa Mae Alcott

  • Charlotte MacLeod: Sarah Kelling & Max Bittersohn

  • Leslie Meier: Lucy Stone

  • Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody

  • Kathy Reichs: Temperance Brennan

  • Madeleine E. Robins: Sarah Tolerance

  • Michele Scott: Nikki Sands

  • Victoria Thompson: Sarah Brandt

  • Peter Tremayne: Sister Fidelma


  1. Ooo! Look at those lists! I see some new authors and series I've yet to hear about. Should I get my pencil out and start taking down names? We do have a lot in common in both categories though. :-) Like you, I prefer to read series books in order although it doesn't always work out that way.

  2. Oh thanks for posting this list!! I love reading series and did not realize there were actually so many of them. Here by way of Joy ;)

  3. I love your list, I saw a lot of my favorites on there! I love Stephanie Plum & Sue Grafton's series. I have read all the Abby Cooper except the newest & you will like the Tempe novels! I found those a bit hard to read at first, but stick it out, you will like them!