November 8, 2022

Series to Continue

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Series I Want to Continue. I have a whole Goodreads shelf of books that are next in a series that I want to keep reading on. This list of 10 is not representative of all the books on that shelf. This list represents the series I am most interested in getting to sooner rather than later. You will not find the Stephanie Plum series on this list because I am caught up in that series until the next book comes out. Here we go!


Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn - I really enjoyed the first in the series. So much so that I went out and purchased the second. And, it has sat on my shelf ever since.


Commissario Brunetti: Fatal Remedies by Donna Leon - Exactly no one will be surprised that this is on my list. I have long been vocal about my love for this series. Fatal Remedies is the next in the series that I haven't read starting from one, but I have skipped around a lot.


Dublin Murder Squad: Fathful Place by Tana French - I loved the first book in the series, In the Woods. I REALLY loved the second, The Likeness. And then I just stalled out. I own the next two books. There are only 6 in the series. There really is no excuse.


The Inheritance Games: The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - This one I'm giving myself some slack for. This book just came out in September, so it's not quite so egregious that I haven't read it yet. This is the last book in the trilogy so I could wrap up a whole series with this book. That doesn't happen very often to me. In fact, this is the only book on this list that would have me caught up with a series.


Thursday Murder Club: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman - The first one is so great. I've heard the series continues in the same vein. I am so happy we are getting more books with older protagonists. Occasionally there is a book featuring people in their 40s or 50s. Almost never are there books with main characters who are retired. I guess people think Miss Marple covered the whole genre. I've noticed more thrillers and other genres coming out with more seasoned characters.


Chief Inspector Armand Gamache: The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny - I've heard the third and fourth books in this series are a little weird, but then they really get going. I have this one and the next (numbers 3 and 4). The 18th book in the series is scheduled to come out later this month. I've got a long way to go.


Throne of Glass: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas - Someone recently gave me permission to skip the book of short stories that comes before this book. That was holding me back from continuing the series. I really like this epic YA fantasy series. There are 7 in the series, and this is number 4.


The Murderbot Diaries: Artificial Condition by Martha Wells - I am humiliated that my husband has read the entire series and I've only read the first one.

Locked Tomb

The Locked Tomb: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir - I loved the first one. I heard the later ones are not as funny and wacky, but we'll see. People still rave over them.


Veronica Speedwell: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn - I read the first one in the series for a book club meeting and loved it! Victorian, blue-stocking, independent woman solving mysteries with a hunky, brooding man named Stoker? Yes, please.

There are 10 series I'd like to continue to read in. What series do you have going that you'd like to catch up in?