Friday, January 29, 2021

Friday Fives - Five Long Running Series I'd Love to Tackle

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.  I have deemed 2021 the year of series for me and have made a list of series that I can realistically catch up on or finish by the end of the year.  The key word there is "realistic".  Here are 5 series that I'd love to catch up on but the book count is just a little high to make that realistic goal!

1. The Mrs. Jeffries series by Emily Brightwell - I came to this series late but have loved every book I've read in the upstairs/downstairs historical mystery series and would love to to back to the beginning but at 39 books that seems unlikely for awhile.

2. Murder, She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher and assorted authors - I love the TV show but never thought the books would be very good until I picked up one a couple of years ago.  It gives just the same cozy feeling as the books but at 52 books I won't be realistically reading all of these in a year.

3. The Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews - At 28 books this series is relatively small compared to the other two and I have read several of the books already.  I'm hoping to start making a little progress on this one since I do love the mysteries I've read so far and adore the bird pun titles.

4. Krewe of Hunters by Heather Graham - I do enjoy this paranormal romantic suspense series though it can be a bit inconsistent.  I've read a few of the early ones and some of the more recent ones but I have so many of the 35 books left to go that I'm probably not going to get it finished up anytime soon!

5. Cat in the Stacks by Miranda James - At a mere 13 books (with the 14 scheduled for this spring) this is by far the shortest in the list.  I've read a few and really enjoy them and hopefully I can get to a point where I can get caught up on this series in 2022.

Are there any massive series that you love?  Are you caught up?


  1. I started Krewe of Hunters a few years ago, on audio because Luke Daniels. It's ok I am only on about book 5 r 6.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  2. Interesting series here, add the Greenwood lot. I am sure you will like it.

  3. It is hard to keep up with series, I tried to do all the J.D. Robb books but all I did was make myself tired of them! These all look like you, I wouldn't mind trying the Mrs Jeffries books and I think I've read one of the Miranda James books, I'd have to check.

  4. Thirty-some books is A LOT to catch up on. I don't blame you for hesitating on these :) The Mrs. Jeffries series does look really fun, though. I might have to check it out for myself.

  5. I'm just here for the cat on the cozy cover. 😁

  6. It is so hard to get started on some of these longer series. There are so many books it is intimidating.

  7. I can relate to needing to catch up with series, but yes, some just have so many books! Doing it in a year probably isn't realistic. You do have some good ones listed here though!

  8. I'm over the place with lots of series. I'd like to read more of the Tea House one.