Just started to say something, then stopped and laughed.
Started to say: "Awhile back, Alyssa listed her must-read series and invited the rest of us to do the same."
Key words--'awhile back.'
I'm always late to online invites and parties. Alyssa's post prompted me to think of all the series I follow. KristieJ's DIK challenge, brought to my attention by Lori the other day, prompted me to think hard on my all-time fave reads. So, plenty of thinking going on over here, just not much writing/responding.
Also brings to mind the fact that whenever I read a great blog review, I note the book on my TBR list. And often, it is months--sometimes even a year or more--before I get around to snagging and reading the book. After which, I'll do my own review. What is that? Delayed viral marketing? LOLAt any rate, back to my favorite series. Once I started listing them, I realized just how many there are and how much of my anticipated reading stems from 'the next installment.'
Mine, like Alyssa's, fall into different categories. My must-read-the-moment-they-release category includes:
J.D. Robb, In Death
Suzanne Brockmann, Troubleshooters
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Chicago Stars
Tara Janzen, Steele Street
Gennita Low, more of her connected books
Maria V. Snyder, Poison (series or trilogy, not sure, but poised for the next one)
Nalini Singh, Psy-Changling
Sarah McCarty, Hell’s Eight and Promises
Anne Stuart, Ice
Elizabeth Hoyt, Legend Of The Four Soldiers
J.R. Ward, Black Dagger Brotherhood
Marjorie M. Liu, Dirk and Steele
Lydia Joyce, Of The Night
Colleen Gleason, Gardella Vampire Chronicles
Christine Feehan, Ghostwalkers
Kresley Cole, Immortals After Dark
Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum
Stephanie Laurens, Bastion Club
Cindy Gerard, The Bodyguards
Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krantz, Arcane Society
Thanks again to Alyssa for sparking this train of thought. It was a relaxing exercise.