2010 Series Wrap Up

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!

7 thoughts on “2010 Series Wrap Up

  1. Teddyree says:

    You have great taste Stacy … I love Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series and Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, although I still have a few to read in each of them.

    Might check out the Merci Rayborn trilogy since you’re recommending it and I enjoy police procedural novels

  2. rhapsodyinbooks says:

    Of course I love series too! For me, it has to do with finding people you want to be with, and being able to be with them beyond what you would normally expect, and so it’s such a treat! (Although I wouldn’t actually want to BE with Jack Reacher as much as have him at my back when I was in trouble!)

  3. Veens says:

    Oh Wow! you are the series Queen 🙂
    I am not a series person but this year got me hooked to Sookie series and I am thinking of reading the McCall series as well nxt year 🙂

    I am yet to finish the Steig Larsson series 😐

    I hope you have a good year ahead of series 🙂 I really want to read that Lee Child series.

  4. jennygirl says:

    Uh-oh, I have #1 Dective Agency sitting in my pile upstairs. Hope I like it. I tried the first one of the Deadly Series by Joyce but I couldn’t finish it. It just didn’t grabs me. oh well, you have listed plenty of others for me to try 🙂

  5. donstuff says:

    Hi Stacybuckeye – it’s been awhile.
    I love the Lincoln Rhyme character and stories. I had opportunity to sit next to Jeffery Deaver at a conference. We started chatting and I mentioned I was a middle school principal. After talking for a few minutes, he pulled his notebook computer out of his bag and started typing. He then pulled out a portable printer and printed a story about me and the kids at my school, signed it, and gave it to me. He is a great guy and it was a great moment.
    Congratulations on the birth of your child. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  6. Wrighty says:

    I’ve read several of those series too and have really enjoyed them. When I start a series I like to finish it. I used to be more connected and remember all the details but it seems like every other book I read now is from a series. It can be hard to keep track! I read a trilogy last week that was short, easy to read, and i got all three books from the library and once. It was great to breeze through all of them back to back.

    Enjoy and I look forward to what you think as you go along. Have a wonderful new year!

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