Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Ten Series I Want to Finish By The End of The Year


My main focus reading-wise for 2021 is to catch up on series.  There are so many that I've read most of or half of or read the last few but missed the first ones and I really want to fix that.  So looking over the books I currently own I picked out 10 series I want to finish in 2021.  I'm going to list the next book in the series I have to read just so I'll have a concrete goal.  I do love a check list that's easy to mark off.

1. Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander (The Bakeshop Mystery) - This is a bit of a cheat since I'm actively reading it but it's one of my very favorite series and somehow I missed one that involves an old missing persons case which is one of my very favorite types of mysteries.

2.  Bells, Spells, and Murder by Carol J. Perry (Witch City Mystery) - I read a few of these years ago and really liked them but in 2020 I started from the beginning of the series in audio and absolutely fell in love.  I can't wait to finish this series this year.

3.  Tulle Death Do Us Part by Annette Blair (A Vintage Magic Mystery) - This is the book that really made me start thinking about series.  It's the last book in a series involving a vintage clothing shop where the owner sees ghosts and has visions related to the previous owners of the clothes she sells.  I enjoyed the previous books in the series but for some reason never read this one even though it's been sitting on my shelf for literally years.  

4.  A Curio Killing by Mary Ellen Hughes (A Keepsake Cove Mystery) - Another last book in the series (probably) and another that's been sitting on my shelf for far too long unread.

5.  On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinley (Library Lover's Mysteries) - I've read the first four and the last few and really enjoy this series.  I just need to read the books in the middle!

6.  Scandal in Skibbereen by Sheila Connolly (County Cork Mysteries) - Pretty much ditto above though I've found this series a bit inconsistent so I want to read a little bit more and see if it is one I want to continue.

7.  The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley (The Seven Sisters) - There's no way I'll finish this series this year because the books are huge but I'd like to make a little more progress.  I'm listening to the 3rd book now and loving it so I want to at least get the 4th book in before the end of the year.'

8.  A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell Mysteries) - This is another series where I've read the first few and the last few but somehow missed the ones in the middle.  I've only got two and then the new release this year so it should be manageable.

9.  The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King (Mary Russel and Sherlock Holmes Mysteries) - I almost didn't include this one because I'm not exactly sure what I want to do about this series.  I really enjoy it but at this point it's been probably 20 years since I read the first book and I'm not sure I ever read all of them.  I have a hard time remembering all the details so I kind of feel like I need to go back to the beginning but since I already own this one I thought I'd try continuing first.

10. Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber (Verity Kent Mysteries) - I've read book 1 and 3 in this historical mystery series set right after World War 1 and really enjoyed both so I need to read 2 and 4.

Do you have any series you'd like to catch up on?


  1. I want to have a look at the Verity Kent series. I'm done with all The Seven Sisters, just anxiously awaiting the last one! It's a great series and me and all the Book Club ladies love it too.

    Gosh, I'm actually terrible with a series. I lose track of them so quickly. I think you are clever to just list them and focus on them. I might use your example!

    I've started a link-up with Wondrous Words Wednesday, you are very welcome to join in if you come across any new and interesting words.

    Elza Reads

  2. I really need to make a list of the series I'm reading and work on catching up. I'm kind of afraid to though. I suppose if I start with a top ten list like this it might make it easier. I definitely would like to catch with the Verity Kent and Veronica Speedwell. And read more of the Witch City series! There's a few others you mention I haven't started yet, but want to. It's never ending! LOL I wish you luck with your goal, Katherine!

  3. Some cool series on here! We have one series in common to finish, the Witch City Mysteries is on my list to catch up on too!

  4. I always love to have series on the go! I was just looking at the cozy series I want to read through today. I am eagerly looking forward to the next Seven Sisters book, but they are long. One a year of them is enough for me!

  5. The Veronica Speedwell series is one of the very few that I am caught up with! LOL. I've read the first book in the Bakeshop Mystery series, so I need to continue on with that one.

    Good luck with finishing or at least catching up a little in these series!

  6. I love the Veronica Speedwell series but I did fall behind at one point. The last few books have been my favorite so you are in for a treat. I hope you enjoy all of these.

  7. Every year for the last five years I've been determined to catch up with a pile of series but I never seem to actually manage it! Good luck!

  8. Oh, I have plenty. I have learned to that I need to maybe binge on a series for a bit because I forget what had happened in the books I've read.