Friday, March 27, 2015

What I'm Reading 2

It's been about a month since my last reading update, so I thought I would share some of the books I have finished lately! I thought instead of listing the books separately, I would group them by series since most of them are part of a series rather than stand alone books.

Hannah Swensen Mysteries: Peach Cobbler Murder, Cherry Cheesecake Murder, Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

This series is still fun, though I am growing a bit tired of the whole 2 man thing Hannah has going on. I think the proposals were a way to try and liven that up, but it just seemed forced and silly to me. I do like that they are broadening the plots to involve more characters, and those characters are better developed than others have been. I'll keep reading these for now!

Reagan Reilly: Burned by Carol Higgins Clark

Even though they can be a little predictable, I like this series. Enough of a mystery to keep me entertained, but not to serious and complex that it discourages me from picking it up for just a few minutes.

Game of Thrones: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

I'm totally invested in this series now! The hubs and I have also started watching the TV series, but we get it from the library so we are behind. I get so invested in certain characters, and my favorites sometimes change from book to book!

Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

So happy to have finally finished the series. I never read these as a kid, but started them a few years ago when I was still in college. For some reason I never read the last one, so I'm glad to have finally finished it. This last book wasn't my favorite, but was still a nice ending to a great series.

Stephanie Plum: Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

Another good one for this series. This one sort of remind me of the Hannah Swensen series in which the leading lady has two guys (and it sort of bugs me that it has gone on this long) but these books are always hilarious, and I will keep reading them as long as Evanovich keeps writing them!

Mystery with Recipes: A Catered St. Patricks Day by Isis Crawford

I still really like this series, and I wish they would have been written in holiday order, because I like to read the book around the corresponding holiday. Sometimes that means waiting a few months until I get to read the next one! The characters are really well written and the story is always entertaining. The next one is a Christmas one, so I guess I have a while!

Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

Another series I finally finished! I read the majority of these last year (or the year before?) and started the last one right around the time I had Carter. Since then I've switched to doing most of my reading on my phone, so it took me a few months to just borrow the ebook from the library to finish it. This was a good series and a good ending, though it did seem a bit like there was too much going on.

Kinsey Millhone: N is for Noose by Sue Grafton

This wasn't a favorite of mine. I'm not sure what it is, but the last two books of this series have only been "meh" for me. Maybe I took too much time off between books? Either way I'm going to give the next one a go and see what happens.

Mary Russell: Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King

This was one of the only times I think I have read a book within a month of it being published! I have quite the extensive "to read" list on Goodreads, so often books get added to the end and I get to them months or years later. This one started out slow for me, but by the end I couldn't put it down. Waiting impatiently for the next one in the series!

Kane Chronicles: Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

I love all of Rick Riordan's series, and this was no exception. It's not quite as good as the Percy Jackson series, but definitely worth a read. I think this is the last one in this particular series, which is a bummer, but I heard a rumor he has or will have a new series out?

Whew, that was a long post! What are you reading?

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