Sunday, March 28, 2010

List of the Day: Favorite Series

I can't resist a list. So when I saw this "Top 10" event on Random Ramblings, I was sucked in. 

I enjoy a good series, usually a mystery, sometimes a literary series. I'm not a fan of sci-fi or fantasy, so several more popular series will never make my list. And I limited this to adult books, so my all-time favorite Trixie Belden series didn't make the cut, no matter how many times I read it as a child.

Here is my list of favorite "series" in alphabetical order by author's name.

Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie mysteries

James Lee Burke's Dave Robechiex cop mysteries (reviews here and here)

Lee Child's Jack Reacher mysteries

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet 

John Lescroarte's Dismas Hardy lawyer mysteries (discussed here)

David Lodge's academia trilogy (review here)

Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time (discussed here)

Philip Roth's Nate Zuckerman books

Julia Spencer-Fleming's Clare Furguson priest mysteries (reviews here and here)

John Updike's Rabbit books


Enbrethiliel said...


Would you believe I've never read any of these authors???

Most people included childhood favourites (as did I), so it's interesting to read a completely "adult" list.

Rose City Reader said...

Enbrethiliel -- Thanks for visiting! I'll come find your list.

Michael5000 said...

"I can't resist a list." --> from what you show us here, that's the understatement of the year!

Rose City Reader said...

Ha! It is true that I spend a lot of time playing with my lists that could be spent reading my books.

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