>> Friday, March 16, 2012
This month I’m talking about the new series I’ve added to my FictFact tracking so far in 2012
I’ve mentioned it before but if you read a lot of series books you really should check out FictFact. It’s a great way to keep track of what you’ve read, what’s next and what new books are on the horizon. It’s a little scary to really see the number of series I’ve read or started but I love using FictFact to keep track.
I was on the site earlier this week updating a few books I’ve read and adding some new series I’ve started. I realized I’d added several in 2012 so far.
Newly added but not new to my series reading:
The Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox series by Tana French
I actually started this series a couple of years ago and the second book is sitting on my bookshelf. For some reason I never added it to my FictFact list until a few weeks ago. Now I need to get that second book read.
Newly added but started in 2011:
Both of these series have several books out in their original language but are just now getting translated and becoming available in the US.
The Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Both The Hubster and I read and enjoyed this first book in the series and are eagerly awaiting the release date of the second book. Fun characters, interesting setting and interesting premise. We both keep saying “Assad has secrets!”
The Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt
Not only has this series been well established in its original language, the first to be translated and available here in the US is actually the eighth in the series. I enjoyed it and will be watching for more of this series to be translated and released. Hanne Wilhelmses is a bit of a crusty and cranky detective and the hints of her past in this eighth book have me interested in reading the others.
Newly added and started in 2012:
The Raylan Givens series by Elmore Leonard
The Hubster and I are avid fans of the TV series Justified which is based on the character of Raylan Givens so we wanted to read the books. We’ve both read and liked this first one and we’ll be reading the others.
The Frieda Klein series by Nicci French
This is a new series and only this first one is out so far. I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next one. The main character is an intriguing psychologist and I’m hoping that some of the secondary characters in the first book will be recurring characters as the series progresses.
The Kate Conway series by Clare O'Donohue
The second book in this series will be out soon and I’m already on the library waiting list for it. The main character is a TV producer who is a bit of an amateur sleuth. It’s a good and interesting mix for me.
What about you? Have you checked out FictFact yet? Have you added any new series to your reading list this year?