Monday, January 25, 2010

Introducing... The Series Lists

If you're like me, you sometimes read a book only to find out that it is the third or fifth or fourteenth in a series. And if you're also like me, you are slightly upset. Or really upset. I try to read the back or inner cover carefully to avoid exactly this. But it doesn't always work -- recently I listened to and wrote a post about Lisa Gardner's mystery novel Gone -- only to find out that it was part of a series -- which I also wrote a post about.

So in order to stop exactly that from happening to you (and for other reasons -- sharing my favorite series, keeping up with which books in a series I have and haven't read), I've created a page devoted to solely that -- series. You can browse in several different ways -- by author (because some have written multiple series), character (in case you can't remember who wrote a series you like), location (because that has always been fascinating to me -- the way you get to know a city through the character: L.A. through Harry Bosch; Trenton, New Jersey, through Stephanie Plum; Chicago through V.I. Warshawski), and by subject (for people who like food-related reading, or police procedurals, etc.). I will also put in a search box so that any lists with key words will pop up.

Of course, there is still much work to be done -- and many series that haven't been completed (I have more than 20 in my "drafts" list to work on). I will add to it gradually, but I tried to put several series on it before creating a link from this page to that one. The way the page appears, series are in alphabetical order by author last name. Browsing tabs on the left will allow you to conduct more thorough searches.

So, without further ado, the A Worn Path - Series link. Enjoy! (And feel free to share any additional series you'd like to see added -- they might already be on my "to do" list, or you might think of some important series I haven't yet.)


  1. I think I have read all of Lisa Gardner's books (especially loved her latest The Neighbor), but I never felt it necessary to read them in order??

  2. A lot of hers are stand-alone novels, but there are some that make up a series. However, they aren't very strict I don't think. The main characters do get married at some point though...



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