Top Ten Series I Want to Read

January 19, 2016 | No comments


My TBR list on goodreads have become unreasonable. At the moment, it contains 1870 books and most of them are from series. The problem is that I’m excellent at starting series, and not so good at actually finishing them. Last year I read books from 74 different series but on average only 2 books from each one. The year before was equally bad. This year I’m therefore making a conscious effort to finish series, rather than starting new ones. The top ten series on my TBR list (as hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) that I’m planning on finally reading this year are in no particular order:


1. Lucas Davenport by John Sanford. I just started reading the series about Lucas Davenport, a police detective and war games designer in Minneapolis, Minnesota before Christmas. My uncle has been telling me for years to read them. So far, I’m on the second book, Shadow Prey. The series consist of 26 books, so it could keep me occupied all year.

2. Sam Capra by Jeff Abbott. I started reading this series, about a brilliant CIA agent who is set up and loses everything, over Christmas and got completely hooked. There’s only five books published so far, so I should definitely finish it this year.

3. Malin Fors by Mons Kallentoft. I loved the first two books in this series about an ambitious female detective inspector in Linköping, Sweden. There are seven more books to read this year.

4. Fredrika Bergman by Kristina Ohlsson. I read the first three books about Fredrika Bergman, an investigative analyst with a special unit of the federal police in Sweden, a few years ago but kept saving the last two books for later. I think it’s time to finally read them.

5. Darcy McCormick by Chris Mooney. I read the fifth book about CSI Darby McCormick at the Boston Police Department in December, not realizing it was part of a series. It was really good, so now I need to read the first four books.

6. Maria Wern by Anna Jansson. Another great series about a police detective in the town of Visby, on Gotland island, Sweden. I have 11 more books to read (out of 17).

7. The Patrick Bowers Files by Steven James. This series about an FBI agent specializing in environmental criminology, is another recent addition. I have seven more books that I cannot wait to read.

8. Joona Linna by Lars Kepler. Lars Kepler (writer couple Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril) is one of my favourites. Their series about police inspector Joona Linna is amazing, and I have two more books to look forward to reading this year.

9. Anders Knutas by Mari Jungstedt. This series about a police inspector on Gotland island, Sweden, is another one of my recent favourites. I have seven of the 12 books left to read.

10. Inspector Erlendur by Arnaldur Indridason. The series about detective Erlendur Sveinsson and his colleagues Edinburg and Sigurdur Oli was my first introduction to Icelandic murder mysteries. I have seven of the 11 books left to read.

Which series are on the top of your TBR list? And which series did you recently add to it?

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