Touring my TBR – 2013 Series to Target

>> Monday, January 28, 2013

Touring my TBR Spreadsheet and Shelves

This month I’m talking about the series I want to target for 2013.

I did this last year with moderate results and I want to do the same for 2013

I targeted five series for 2012

First, the ones with which I succeeded:
Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta Michael Koryta's Lincoln Perry Series
I only had one of this series to read but I’d been distracted by Koryta’s excellent standalone thrillers. I did read the most recent but I hesitate to call it the last in the series because Koryta has left the door open and I hope brings Lincoln Perry back someday.
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain Chelsea Cain's Archie and Gretchen series
I didn’t make it in 2012 but I just finished the most recent book in this series over the weekend. So I’m caught up in this one. Chelsea Cain writes some seriously disturbing stuff but it’s so good
Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series
I switched to audio partway through this series because I love the narration by Grover Gardner. I’ve listened to the most current release and I’m looking forward to the next one due out in July

And now for the ones with which I didn’t do so well:
Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham Mark Billingham's Inspector Tom Thorne series
I pretty much failed when it comes to this series. I think it has something to do with the fact that I read the first six over a period ot six months in 2011. Now that it’s been a year or more I’m ready to get back to this series and see if I can get caught up I have three to read before Miulholland Books releases the newest US edition with Damages in July. I like Tom Thorne despite his flaws and I’m looking forward to getting back to this British Detective series.
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy Julie Hyzy's White House Chef series
I had only read one of this series before 2012 and I managed to read two more. I have three to read to catch up with the current release. It’s a fun cozy series and I’m happy to keep it on my target list for 2013

Now for the new series I’m targeting for 2013 in addition to the two discussed above:
In the Woods by Tana French The Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French
I read and loved the first one. I already own the second but haven’t read it yet. I have three to read to catch up so maybe I can do that by the end of 2013.
Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy The Monkeewrench series by P.J. Tracy
I had only read one of this series before 2012 and I managed to read two more. I have three to read to catch up with the current release. It’s a fun cozy series and I’m happy to keep it on my target list for 2013

What about you? Are there any series that you’re going to try to catch up with in 2013?


Unknown 1/28/2013 7:15 AM  

I've targeted the McKenzie/Gennaro series by Dennis Lehane as part of another unofficial challenge to read all the works of a single author; I'd like to read at least 3 or 4 more title in LeCarre's Circus novels and at least 3 more volumes in the Walking Dead gn lineup.

I've also decided to listen to all thirteen titles in the Series of Unfortunate Events (by Lemony Snicket.) I had been long ago intrigued by the titles and decided a couple weeks ago that was an achievable 13 in '13 goal :-)

I only have listened to half of the David Rosenfelt series which is odd only because I find them great goto listens when I've been disappointed by other selections on my iPod, and I've quite a line of bad listens in the past year!

I have all the Dresden Files around here too; but I got bogged down with that awfulness that was the fifth book. Despite that, I've tentatively scheduled 6-8 for this summer.

One series that I need to target is James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series! I've loved the first couple of titles I've read in the series. I have no idea why I haven't been keeping up with it!

It's kinda funny that I've listed all these series I'm following as, in general, I don't like series. Usually, after the first three or four they've jumped the shark. I prefere first-in-series and stand-alones.

[just in case blogger messes up attribution, this is dog eared copy/Tanya]

Diane Challenor 1/28/2013 4:23 PM  

Thanks for your blog post, I found it interesting and helpful. There are two series I'm following: firstly there's Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series, I'm up to the fourth book of five. Loving it! Secondly, we're following Sue Grafton's Alphabet murder series, the main character being Kinsey Milhone, we're up to Q is for Quarry.

SuziQoregon 2/12/2013 9:14 PM  

Tanya: I've only read the first in the Kenzie/Gennaro series but I loved it. I hope to read more of that series soon. I've never read any LeCarre though.

Diane: I read a lot of the Kinsey Millhone books but I think I stopped at R or S.

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