Sunday, July 04, 2010

TSS: Reading Series (Part II)

I have made no secret of the fact that I love to read series. One of my earliest unofficial TSS posts was all about the pros and cons of reading series. For the next couple of weeks, I am going to be doing something I am a little scared of actually quantifying, and that is exactly how many series there are that I have been reading since I started keeping track of series on my spreadsheets. I did do a similar exercise a couple of years ago that was shocking enough, but it is fair to say that I will have finished a few series since that time, but I will have started a lot more!

This week I am going to list the series that I have either finished all up, or where I am waiting with varying degrees of anticipation for the next book to be released, and then my TSS post next week will be the series that I am reading where there are more books that have already been published that I haven't yet read!

For the purposes of defining a series, I am counting duologies and trilogies where the books are obviously linked. The links below will take you to my reviews of these books where I have written them and I have made some comments on some of the entries.

I have no doubt that there will be other trilogies/series that I haven't got on my list that I have started, but this is based on the spreadsheets that I try to keep as up to date as possible but doesn't include any series that I finished reading prior to May 2007.

Finished series

So if you are counting along at home that is 37 series that I have finished since May 2007. I am actually pleasantly surprised by that number until I realised that in this same time I have started a further 81 series!

Series where I am waiting for the next book

  • Cate Madigan  - Janet Evanovich and Leanne Banks (**I actually have no idea if there are going to be more books in this series. I am thinking probably not!**)
  • Pink Carnation - Lauren Willig
  • Walsh sisters - Marian Keyes
  • Temeraire - Naomi Novik (**Not too long to wait for the next book in this series thank goodness**)
  • Fever series - Karen Marie Moning
  • Alex Barnaby - Janet Evanovich
  • Nursery Crimes - Jasper Fforde
  • Thursday Next - Jasper Fforde
  • Lord John - Diana Gabaldon (**I am assuming that there are going to be more in this series**)
  • Robert Langdon -  Dan Brown (**Again assuming there is going to be another one**)
  • Indian series - John Speed (**No news on the next book for this series**)
  • Jackson Brodie - Kate Atkinson
  • Emily, Lady Ashton - Tasha Alexander
  • The Silent Series - Deanna Raybourn
  • Nadia Stafford - Kelley Armstrong
  • Emily Tempest - Adrian Hyland
  • Conqueror series - Conn Iggulden
  • House of Night - PC and Kristin Cast
  • Mistresses of King Charles II - Susan Holloway Scott
  • Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare
  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  • Graceling series - Kristin Cashore
  • The Kingkiller chronicles - Patrick Rothfuss
  • Sons of the Revolution - Shana Galen
  • Rose trilogy - Jennifer Donnelly
  • Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox - Tana French

So there are 24 series where I am waiting for the next book to come out. I must say, it feels like an awful lot more than that!

Stay tuned next week for the really big list  - the one where I confess how many series there are that I am only part way through reading!


  1. Wow! That's a lot of series! I'm not really a series reader but there are a few like The Dresden Files that I really enjoy!

  2. Wow! I do love reading books in a series, and I saw one on your list that I follow...Kate Atkinson's books with Jackson Brodie. I love those, and I happened on the series by reading When Will There Be Good News?, and then had to backtrack to read the others.

    I also am now enjoying Stephanie Plum, and I'm a fan of Lindsay Milhone (Sue Grafton).

    Have a great day.

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  3. Wow--I am very impressed at the amount of series you have finished!

  4. Vasilly, the Dresden files will make an appearance on next week's list. You have reminded me though that I do need to rerequest the next book in the series.

    Laurel, that is an excellent series isn't it! I don't know if there are more coming.

    Reviewsbylola, I actually don't know how that happened! Some times I just finish one, but more often it is that I am starting more!

  5. Yes, I am a series whore...I admit it. So I am so very glad you posted this! Lots of new series for me to read here!

  6. Series can really suck you in, can't they? I follow quite a few mystery series--I think I would be afraid to quantify them! I read the first two Josephine B books but not the last one, and now it has been so long that I really need to go back the beginning and start over I think. I've also read one of the Vicky Bliss novels and want to read the rest. Lots of good stuff here and I've read a few as well--or want to read them!

  7. You've got a lot going on with the series books, don't you? I am always wary of getting sucked into a series because of the massive commitment they entail. I do have a few that I am in the middle of or have finished, but I don't read many. I might have to soon change that!!

  8. That's a lot of series reads! Congrats on being caught up with so many of them. That is impressive.

    I love series, mainly mysteries though but I'm usually always behind. One book I'm really looking forward to though is the Tana French novel. I hope it's going to be great.

  9. Look how many series you're caught up on! I'm not that good. Oh I'm caught up with Outlander!

  10. Beth, I am hoping to be caught up with Outlander in the next couple of months. I bought the last book the day it came into the shops here, but haven't even cracked it open yet.

    Iliana, I have high hopes for that one too.

    Zibilee and Danielle, I can't seem to help myself. If one book is going to be good, then two or more has to be better right!



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