Good reads vol. 7

I haven’t written a books post since March!

Most of the earlier part of the year was taken up with reading the entire Dresden Files series. 2014 will be known as “The Year of Dresden”.

I also read a ton of series books, including the latest two Stephanie Plum books (meh), and my two loves, Elvis Cole and the fabulous Phyne Fisher.

I’m all caught up with the Oak Knoll series, (so creepy!) and Goldie Bear.

I also continued on with a few other series- Faith Fairchild,  Peter Diamond, The Hollows, Ellie HaskellMrs. Pargeter, Callahan Garetty, and Maisie Dobbs

I read a couple of Heather Graham books, and a couple of stand alone books.

I’m coming to the realization that I read way too many series. An informal count last night showed that I’m in the process of reading 29 different series! That’s just nuts. No wonder I get confused…

A few more things of note- I reread A Time to Kill and then read Sycamore Road, written 25 years later. I loved them both, though A Time to Kill was very violent and upsetting in parts.

I finished up the Sookie Stackhouse series with After Dark: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse. It was pretty universally hated as a blatant ploy for money and not a real book, but I didn’t think it was too bad.

Speaking of universally hated, I also read Allegiant, the last in the Divergent trilogy. I actually thought it was an interesting way to tie things up, and very fitting with the characters. But I’m in the minority on that one.

On a happier note, I also discovered a fun paranormal series starring Elizabeth I as a vampire. The Immortal Empire books are pretty ridiculous as far as science goes, but they were fun to read and I blew through them pretty quickly.

I didn’t read much at all this summer and I’m behind on my goal of reading 100 books this year. I’ve spent the last few days filling up my iPad with audiobooks, so I’m ready to go!

Has anyone read any of these? I’d love to hear recommendations. I read pretty much anything except Westerns, though mysteries and histories are my favorite, with the occasional trashy vampire book thrown in. (Hello run-on sentences)

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2 thoughts on “Good reads vol. 7

  1. Hey Jen, I had to comment on the Dresden files. I’m working my way through them right now and I’m in love. I’m a serial series reader too and I’m going to look up this post when I’m ready to start a new series (I do limit myself to one series at a time, lol). Right now I’m in the middle of Turn Coat.

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