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What ongoing series of novels do you read?

Discussion in 'Book club' started by lanokia, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I seem to have found myself deeply enmeshed in a whole slew of ongoing series...

    Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
    Old mans war by John Scalzi
    The Dark Tower by Stephen King
    Selected Terry Pratchetts
    Merrily Watkins series by Phil Rickman
    Jack Reacher novels
    Shardlake by CJ Samson
    Horus Heresy from various by the Black Library

    I'm sure there are a few more that'll come to me... enjoying most of them... I wouldn't go on with them if I wasn't.

    What novel series do you follow? Not the author so much [although that's hard to avoid] but the series...
  2. dusty67

    dusty67 New commenter

    I love it when I find an author whose books I like and they have a series of them!
    A few years ago on, on this forum, i found out about the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher. I caught up to book 15 last year and now am eagerly awaiting the next. I also like

    Lee Child's Jack Reacher books
    Christopher Brookmyre's books which feature Jack Parbalane
    Kate Atkinson's Jackson Broadie books
    Janet Evanavitch's Stephanie Plum books (up to about number 10 when i then got fed up of the Ranger/Joe conundrum)
  3. s10327

    s10327 Occasional commenter

    I'm re-sending Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Alleyn books.
    Charles Stross' Laundry series.
    Robin Hobb's Farseer/Fitz and the Fool/Rainwilds books.

    My mum has all the Cynthia Harrold Eagles thingummy series that I keep intending to borrow.
  4. s10327

    s10327 Occasional commenter

    Oh yes, Chris Brookmyre's Parlabanes too. :)
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I keep thinking I should read more Charles Stross.
  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    :D I love these. Lanokia, you absolutely should read the Laundry Files if you haven't already. @s10327 if you don't know them you should try NK Jemisin's books, especially her newest series.

    I can't do a list. If I like an author I read everything they've written.
    Bujold's Vorkosigan books and O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin are probably the two series I return to a lot and comfort read when I need a break from reality.
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  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I forgot to add Stephen Baxter/Terry Pratchett and the Long Earth series... picked up the Long Utopia in Tesco yesterday.

    @Flere-Imsaho Yeah I read a Charles Stross years ago, did like it but never returned to him... but as your other recommendations have worked out so far I'll give him a go.
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  8. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    The Laundry series is more accessible, I think, than some of his other work. They make me laugh a lot. I tried a couple of others and didn't finish them - a bit too heavy on the science/tech aspects for me.

    I'm glad you've liked some of what I've suggested. It's nice to know another voracious reader!
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  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I like the Rivers of London series and I'm looking forward to the next one.

    I read one Shardlake novel and enjoyed it do I've got another on my Kindle. A bit vague I'm afraid as I can't remember the titles.

    I love any of the Phillipa Gregory books about the Plantagenets and Tudors.
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  10. s10327

    s10327 Occasional commenter

    Aubrey/Maturin too. The trouble with those novels is they don't come to an end, they just stop, I find, so I end up starting the next immediately.

    I shall look out for N K Jemisin, I confess that's a new name to me.

    I second that about the Laundrynovels being more accessible than Charles Stross' other books. Other half gave me Accelerando to read, about uploading the consciousness of giant lobsters into spaceships, and I swear I had to concentrate so hard my brain hurt.
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  11. s10327

    s10327 Occasional commenter

    And the Long earth books. Haven't got Long Utopia yet.

    I also really got into Phillipa Gregory's Cousins War. Didn't watch the TV series though.
  12. cellerdore

    cellerdore Occasional commenter

    I'm a sucker for anything by Brandon Sanderson, joe Abercrombie or the deaden files.

    I'm a bit of a fantasy buff and would definitely recommend Stephen Ericsson and Scott lynch if that's your area.
  13. Urbanfaerie

    Urbanfaerie Occasional commenter

    I'll read anything by Terry Pratchett, Helen Grant, Arthur Ransome or Jane Casey.
    I've also read all of the 'Skulduggery Pleasant' series by Derek Landy and all of the adult fiction by Eoin Colfer.

    Sadly don't get much time to read these days (though I listen to audiobooks when I'm on non-contact)
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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I confess I kind of cheated on the last two books... my aunt lent me the audio books and I listened to them on a long drive to Scotland and back... :oops:
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    He is good isn't he... I have two of his in my 'to read' pile... must get to them.
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I've got it... just not read it yet...
  17. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    That's not cheating - it's the oral tradition ;). My daughter always has an audio book on the go for when she is doing housework or in the car, with four children and a part time teaching job she doesn't get much time to read.
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  18. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Bernie Gunther series by Philip Kerr.Last one was disappointing though -usually excellent.
  19. brawlassie

    brawlassie New commenter

    Robin Hobbs
    Georgette Heyer
    Joe Abercrombie
    Anne Cleeves
    Jo Nesbo

    and so many more!
    Since getting Prime reading I've been introduced to loads of new authors for free!
  20. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I've been waiting ages for the final (?) instalment of the Rivers of London series but Ben Aaronovitch seems to be fully occupied making graphic novels in parallel instead which don't interest me at all.

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