I love a good series. I especially love a series that ends with me wanting more rather than me plodding through the same plot over and over again. I keep track of my series reading here, only adding a series once I’ve read the second book.
I continued with Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series (The Burning Wire) and John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport series (Storm Prey). I’ve read every book in both of these series, 29 in all, and highly recommend them. I caught up on the Melinda Wells’ Delilah Cooks mystery series and love that one as well. I also finished up the Merci Rayborn trilogy by T. Jefferson Parker and can’t recommend it enough to police procedural lovers.
I continued on with Lee Childs’ Jack Reacher series and it is a new favorite. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series and I have a lot of good reading to look forward to since I just finished #4 out of the 14 book series. I decided this was the year I would finally give up on Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. This is one series that I used to love, but has been recycling the same story over and over again. Enough was enough for me and I didn’t read the latest.
I re-read a favorite series of mine, Brenda Joyce’s Deadly series. The first one in years is coming out in 2011. A great series for historical romance readers.
I read a few books that have sequels or are the beginning of a series and I plan to continue with…Love Walked in by Marisa de los Santos, The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, The Tea Room by Jennifer Donnelly, Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler, and Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner. Wow, that’s more than I thought!
There are a few series that I read the first book of and am not interested enough to continue…The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber, Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, and Fortunate Harbor by Emilie Richards.
I’m hoping that I can catch up with the series that I’ve already started and read fewer new ones in 2011. I enjoy so much about series reading, it’s like catching up with old friends, but I need to keep in touch with the friends I already have before adding more to my list!