The Year of the Series


I’m a tad on the OCD side (just ask my crit partner, who goes screaming into the ether whenever I mention color-coding my plot outlines), so I keep a reading journal. It started out with actual reviews, then degenerated to tweet-like comments, then dwindled to a list, with a notation if the book failed my 50-page test (if you can’t grab me in 50 pages, you’ve lost me).

So, here’s what I’ve read in 2009, more or less in order….

1. Drinking Midnight Wine, by Simon R Green (failed)
2. How I Write, by Janet Evanovich
3. The Map of Moments, by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon (should have failed but I was too outraged to quit reading)
** Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series:
4. Moon Called
5. Blood Bound
6. Iron Kissed
7. Bone Crossed
** Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series:
8. Guilty Pleasures
9. The Laughing Corpse
10. Circus of the Damned
11. Lunatic Cafe
12. Bloody Bones
13. The Killing Dance
14. Burnt Offerings
15. Blue Moon
16. Obsidian Butterfly
17. Narcissus in Chains
18. Cerulean Sins
19. Incubus Dreams
20. Micah
21. Danse Macabre
22. The Harlequin
23. Blood Noir
24. Skin Trade
** Charlaine Harris Southern Gothic Vampire Series
25. Dead Until Dark
26. Living Dead in Dallas
27. Club Dead
28. Dead to the World
29. Dead as a Doornail
30. Definitely Dead
31. All Together Dead
32. From Dead to Worse
33. Dead and Gone
34. Lafitte the Pirate by Lyle Saxon and E. H. Suydam
35. The Buccaneer: The Story of Jean Lafitte, Gentleman Smuggler, by Mitchell Charnley
** Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward
36. Dark Lover
37. Lover Eternal
38. Lover Awakened
39. Lover Revealed
40. Lover Unbound
41. Lover Enshrined
*** Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison
42. Dead Witch Walking
43. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
44. Every Which Way But Dead
45. A Fistful of Charms
46. For a Few Demons More
47. The Outlaw Demon Wails
48. White Witch, Black Curse
49. The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf, by William C. Davis
50. Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs
51. Mean Streets (anthology)– Jim Butcher, Simon R Green, et al
** Jim Butcher Harry Dresden series
52. Storm Front
53. Full Moon
54. Grave Peril
55. Summer Knight
56. Death Masks
57. Blood Rites
58. Dead Beat
59. Proven Guilty
60. White Knight
61. Small Favor
62. Turn Coat
63. Putting Fire into Fiction, by Donald Maas
64. How to Write a Damn Good Mystery, by James Frey
65. Antoine’s Restaurant (history and cookbook)
66. The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld, by Herbert Asbury
67. Hunting Ground, by Patricia Briggs
68. Ballad, by Maggie Stiefvater
69. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown (okay, I broke down and read it)
70. The Witching Hour, by Anne Rice (failed 50-page test)
71. The Watchman, by Robert Crais
72. The Well and the Mine, by Gin Phillips

My eyes are tired.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate’s Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man’s Curse; Black Diamond).

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