Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Day 397 - Top Ten Tuesday -Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't

The ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish have done it again this week! Have I mentioned that this is and always has been my favorite weekly blogging meme?

This week's topic is:

"Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't" 

What's interesting about today's post is that I took a ton of pictures in BAM while traveling this past weekend...pics of books I didn't want to forget existed in the world...books I wanted to come back to.

I'm a series junkie...I can quickly become so wrapped up in a series that I can't think of anything else except getting my hands on the next one.
Among many others, I've enjoyed: 
The Mitford series, Anita Blake, Stephanie Plum, Cat Who, Mrs. Murphy, Kate Burkholder, Bess Crawford, Maisie Dobbs...and I could go on and on... 

I went a little overboard on this list...may or may not have put more than 10 titles on my list...may or may not have had to delete even more because the list got ridiculous...got caught up in the excitement and all that ;) 
 I feel sure I'll add more once I start browsing other people's lists...tell me where to start!!

I actually have this one on the ottoman by my reading chair so it will happen soon.
Set out west, Chet is the doggie detective who failed doggie K9 school (bc of errant distractive cats no doubt), and Bernie is his human PI...they're well on their way to making the world a better place :) 

I've looked at these so many times in the bookstores.  I'm not sure what's holding me back...the setting is Botswana, and what's better than a mystery in a far away from me place, steeped in culture,  and a female protagonist?  
Not much.

I visited Ireland in 2012.  It was a trip of a lifetime so I'm very curious about any stories that take place there.  In my younger blogging days, I was very fond of the psychological thrillers but am not sure that's where I am right now...as you can see by all the cozy mysteries on this list...
I've wanted to read Tanya French for a while though and am sure this is not the first time she's been on my list.  
We shall see.

More Ireland...and another title that has made more than one appearance on the blog.

5.  The Kopp Sisters by Amy Stewart

I discovered this series in a BAM while searching the cozy mystery section. 
Based on a true character from history...one of the first woman law enforcement officers in early NY...
I loved Lyndsey Faye's Timothy Wilde novels...and this...this...squeeeeeee!
I will very definitely have to give this one a try.

I was a huge fan of Sookie Stackhouse.  This series hasn't gotten the hoopla Sookie did, but I'd still like to give it a chance.

Ya'll...cozy mystery with a writer's apprentice...and dogs...German Shepherd dogs.  
I'm in.

8.  Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries by Cynthia Kuhn

I've actually downloaded this one already since it was specially priced on Amazon for .99
academics...college campus...students...female professor who solves mysteries in her "spare" time, the ivory tower...
Oh yeah

yes, I realize that once I start reading these cozy mysteries, I will somehow have to keep them all separated...
I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
Nothing wrong with cozy, y'all.
Am I the only one who gets easily distracted by the covers of these books?

10.  Paw Enforcement series by Diane Kelly

not even gonna try and excuse this...even though it's a little embarrassing...told you I got carried away in the bookstore 
German Shepherd...
cozy mystery...
I'm predictable, right?

11.  Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito series by Anne Hillerman

Another favorite lifetime trip for me was with my husband to Taos, New Mexico and surrounding areas of the Southwest.  I've been interested in this series since then.

Anna Pigeon series by Nevada Barr

Park ranger, wild animals, the beautiful outdoors...let's go!

I'm stopping...I'm stopping...
I love this list...and this meme!! 
Way to go, ladies!


  1. I've been looking for some good reads! Thanks for sharing....

    1. Cozy mysteries and talking animals...right up my alley :)

  2. Midnight Crossroads is amazing! I hope you get a chance to get into it. IAnd you're right about the hoopla, hopefully, when the series airs the books will get more attention.

  3. The no 1. Ladies Detective Agency! I actually forgot about that one. Also still need to read Tana French....


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