Confessions of a Serial Reader – The ones I haven’t started yet

>> Thursday, June 30, 2011

So I have a huge list of series I’m currently reading. I’m current with more than I was a few months ago, and I’m somewhere in the middle of quite a few, but somewhere near the beginning of nearly as many. Then there are the series that I know I want to read and in some cases I even already have the first book but I haven’t even started yet. I’m not even on the road to reading these series. When it comes to this list, I’m still sitting on the porch looking at the road.

These are the series on my list that I hope to be kicking off before too much time goes by and before too many more series join them on the want to but not yet shelf.

Alex McKnight by Steve Hamilton
First book – A Cold Day in Paradise
 A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton
I already own this book and have heard many good things about this series

Tattoo Shop Mysteries by Karen E. Olson
First book - The Missing Ink
 The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson
I have read part of the author’s first series featuring reporter Annie Seymour. I’d like to finish the last couple in that series before I start this one, but every time I run across another positive review of a book from the Tattoo Shop series I’m tempted to go ahead and dive in.

Emma Caldridge by Jamie Freveletti
First Book - Running From the Devil
 Running From the Devil by Jamie Freveletti
This one I bought last year on the recommendation of Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves. The main character is a chemist and a runner so I thought The Hubster might like it since he’s – yep, you guessed it – a chemist and a runner. He liked the first book and I’m planning on using it for one of my books for the What’s in a Name Challenge so I plan on reading it at the very least, before the end of the year.

Ellie Hatcher by Alafiar Burke
First Book - Dead Connection
 Dead Connection by Alafair Burke
This series is on my list thanks to Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts. I’m currently reading the author’s newly releases standalone suspense novel and enjoying her style quite a bit. It’s built up my anticipation for getting into this series.

Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
First Book - Holmes on the Range
 Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
I read and enjoyed the author’s darkly humorous holiday collection of short stories and have had several people I trust recommend this series so I already own the first one. I also have his collection of short stories featuring characters from this series. I’m thinking of starting to read some of those for my Short Story Mondays before starting this book.

Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
First Book - The Relic
 The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
This is one of those series that somehow slipped past my radar and I’ve never read it. I did read their recent first in a new series book (Gideon’s Sword) and enjoyed it so added the series to my list.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
First Book - The Lightning Thief
 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I bought the first book a while ago, but had set it aside until I finished listening to the audio versions of the Harry Potter series as a re-read. I’m seriously considering packing this next month as one of my vacation books.

What about you? Have you read any of these series? What are your thoughts on these? Do you have any recommendations about which one I should start first? Do you have any series that you want to read but haven’t actually started yet?


Michelle 6/30/2011 7:26 PM  

I have only read the first one of the Percy Jackson series. I really enjoyed it and even made sure my son had the next few books in the series, but I have just not gotten around to reading any of the rest of the series. At this point in time, I am leery about starting new series. There are SO many I need to finish first!

Selina 7/04/2011 4:45 AM  

Good post. It's hard to keep up with all the series out there! I loved the Pendergast series, but I have only read the first five or six I believe. I will probably re-read them and finish up the whole series. Hopefully somewhere this year...

Kailana 7/05/2011 6:49 AM  

There are so many series I want to read that it gets a bit overwhelming. I find myself starting series lately without even knowing they are series. I honestly wish publishers would clearly mark on a book it is part of a series... Drives me nuts!

SuziQoregon 7/10/2011 8:49 PM  

Michelle: I've been able to catch up in a few series which makes me a teensy bit less leery of starting a few more.

Selina: that's ambitious of you to re-read five or six before continuing.

Kailana: It does get overwhelming. I agree that it's annoying to read a new book and finding out it's part of a series.

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