Serial Reading

Don’t you just love a good, meaty series? A series can keep a reader going through life’s dry patches and rocky paths. So, as a public service for our readers, we’ve assembled an assortment of series for your exploration, knowing that we are just scratching the surface of serial reads. We send our thanks to Shelf Awareness newsletters for inspiring this blog and finally, if you have a favorite series, please share it with us!

  • Woman in the Water by Charles Finch
    Charles Lenox’s distinguished career is set in 1850 London, and chronicled over 11 books. Settle in for a good ride into Victorian mysteries! – Shelf Awareness 
  • A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
    “The Charlotte Holmes series offers a fresh take on the classic Sherlock Holmes character. Here, Sherlock Holmes is a cover story for Lady Charlotte Holmes, whose skills as a detective and keen observations of human behavior would be dismissed if the world of Victorian London realized she was, in fact, a woman.” – Shelf Awareness
  • Still Life by Louise Penny
    “For the mystery lover, it’s hard to imagine an easier-to-recommend series than Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache books. Set in a tiny town in Quebec, the series is one-part cozy whodunit and one-part study of human nature.” – Shelf Awareness 
  • The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
    “Ausma Zehanat Khan’s mysteries are also set in Canada, though they are far from “cozy” mysteries; Inspectors Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak are first introduced in The Unquiet Dead and investigate murders and disappearances. – Shelf Awareness 
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Looking for love, adventure and romance? Try the Outlander Series. “Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.” – Library catalog
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
    Smart, suspenseful, interesting characters and a wry sense of humor. Department Q police procedurals star deeply flawed chief detective Carl MØrck, one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. But now Carl runs a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one, with an office in the basement. – Library catalog