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message 1: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
It's time to start nominating your choice of series that you'd like considered to be part of our group reads in 2018. We will be wrapping up one of our current series group reads in December and will be up to date with the other two in March and April 2018. We will begin the series with the most votes in January, the next in April and the third in May.

There are only a few rules:

1. You're limited to nominating a maximum of three series
2. Each nominated series must have at least three books (more than five are preferable)
3. The books in the series must be available for purchase.
4. Your nomination must include the series name and author (check on Goodreads for the proper series name).

Nominations will be open until October 14. At that time, we will set up a poll for everyone to vote for their choices. We will do three polls at the same time to allow everyone an opportunity to cast three votes. (Only one vote per series!) The three series with the most votes will be selected as our group reads for 2018, in accordance with the outline in the first paragraph.

Let the nominations begin!


message 2: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4296 comments Mod
I'll start the ball rolling:

D.I. Kim Stone by Angela Marsons - currently 6 published books. Book #7 will be out in November 2017

LOST by Cynthia Eden - currently 6 books

Logan McRae by Stuart MacBride - currently 10 books


message 3: by Jonetta (last edited Oct 04, 2017 11:26AM) (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Shetland Island by Ann Cleeves. It currently has 7 books and two novellas.

Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson. It currently has 21 books.

Chesapeake Diaries by Mariah Stewart. It currently has 11 books.


message 4: by Chris (last edited Oct 04, 2017 12:03PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 21 comments Simon Serrailler by Susan Hill There are currently 8.5 books.

Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French There are currently 6 books in the series.


message 5: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "I'll start the ball rolling:

D.I. Kim Stone by Angela Marsons - currently 6 published books. Book #7 will be out in November 2017

LOST by Cynthia Eden - currently..."


All three are on my shelf!


message 6: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Chris wrote: "Simon Serrailler by Susan Hill There are currently 8.5 books."

This one is on my shelf, too!


message 7: by Chris (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 21 comments I love the Gaslight Mysteries, too.


message 8: by Jo Ann (last edited Oct 04, 2017 01:54PM) (new)

Jo Ann (jojog) | 56 comments A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #1) by Deborah Crombie Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series by Deborah Crombie . Currently at 17 books; author is writing b18.

Grant County series by Karin Slaughter, 6 books (note: this series spins-off to the Will Trent series; 8 books and counting).

Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series by Val McDermid, 10 books.

***Simon Serrailler series is a great suggestion Chris!
***Sorry - do not know how to create direct link to these authors.


message 9: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Jo Ann wrote: "Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series by Deborah Crombie . Currently at 17 books; author is writing b18.

Grant County series by Karin Slaughter, 6 books (note: this series spins-off to the Will Tren..."


The Crombie series looks interesting. I’m almost done with Will Trent and LOVE the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series. I’m through #4.


message 10: by Monica (new)

Monica | 860 comments Lauren wrote: "I'll start the ball rolling:

D.I. Kim Stone by Angela Marsons - currently 6 published books. Book #7 will be out in November 2017

LOST by Cynthia Eden - currently..."


I've started LOST, this would be the kick in the pants I need to move ahead.


Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill - 13 Books in Series (Series Completed)


message 12: by Phrynne (new)

Phrynne | 300 comments I was going to suggest Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mysteries but Jonetta got there first:)
Also Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series (9 books)
or John Sandford's Lucas Davenport series (28 books)


message 13: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 2383 comments Okay so I'll apologize because I think this series might have been done before ( maybe in another group that some of us are in ?) but I thought it might be worthwhile putting it worth. And I'm a bit selfish because I'm so behind in it I wouldn't mind the company while finally getting up to date.
J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood (17 books)

Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series. ( officially it has 17+ books. This author posted a lot of deleted scenes or just something small to keep us going till the next installment on her newsletters. So looking at the series page it's almost 50+)


message 14: by Christina T (new)

Christina T (crysteena73) | 541 comments Sabina Kane Series by Jaye Wells There are 5 full length and 2 novellas

The Weekday Brides Series by Catherine Bybee 7 books

Sharpe & Donovan Series by Carla Neggers 7 books and 1 Novella


message 15: by Karen (last edited Oct 05, 2017 03:39AM) (new)

Karen (karenarrowood) | 15 comments Redstone Security series by Katie Reus 15 books

Bleeding Stars series A.L. Jackson 6 books

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas currently 6 books plus 5 novellas


message 16: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Danielle Gypsy Soul wrote: "Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill - 13 Books in Series (Series Completed)"

Love the series and need to get back to it. I think I’m halfway.


message 17: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Phrynne wrote: "I was going to suggest Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mysteries but Jonetta got there first:)
Also Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series (9 books)
or [author:John Sand..."


Lol! I’m not surprised you’re interested.

I’m halfway through Kate Burkholder and love it. I’ve read the first book in Lucas Davenport and almost recommended it as I’ve collected all of the books!


message 18: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Michelle wrote: "Okay so I'll apologize because I think this series might have been done before ( maybe in another group that some of us are in ?) but I thought it might be worthwhile putting it worth. And I'm a bi..."

BDB is always a good pick! I’m up to date. And I have all of the Psy-Changeling books.


message 19: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Christina T wrote: "Sabina Kane Series by Jaye Wells There are 5 full length and 2 novellas

The Weekday Brides Series by Catherine Bybee 7 books

Sharpe & Donovan Series by [author:C..."


I started collecting Bybee’s series and have at least the first five. I’ve all of the Neggers books.


message 20: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "Redstone Security series by Katie Reus 15 books

Bleeding Stars series A.L. Jackson 6 books

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas currently 6 b..."


I almost nominated the Redstone Securities series! I just got the last three books recently when they went on sale (I have the rest).


message 21: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4296 comments Mod
So many excellent series nominated! Some I've read, some I've started and some are on my TBR.

Grant County/ Will Trent is a group read in the J.D. Robb group. It's just started if anyone wants to join for that one.

Kate Burkholder is excellent, and Chicagoland Vampires and Psy-Changeling are a lot of fun.

I definitely want to continue The Gaslight Mysteries and would love to read Throne of Glass.

The only one I won't read is BDB. I've read up to book #5 and its just not my cup of tea although many many others simply adore it.


message 22: by Lieke (new)

Lieke | 1125 comments I looked through my TBR and I own the following series that I would like to read:
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare 6 books
Deverry by Katharine Kerr 15 books
Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn 5 books


message 23: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4296 comments Mod
As there are several different genres listed in the nominations, perhaps we can divide the books into 3 general categories and choose one from each?

Say:
PNR/UF
Mystery/Thriller/Romantic Suspense
YA

This might ensure that there is something for everyone.


message 24: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 1631 comments Wow, so many great series already nominated and that I already have on my TBR list - or else have read one or two books and need to get back to it.

@Lauren - I like that idea!


message 25: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "As there are several different genres listed in the nominations, perhaps we can divide the books into 3 general categories and choose one from each?

Say:
PNR/UF
Mystery/Thriller/Romantic Suspense
..."


Thoughts on this recommendation?


message 26: by Allison (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) I'd be tempted to join in the Throne of Glass series. I'm planning to start it next year anyway, and I might actually be able to keep up with the group read. Normally I need to space series books out a bit more, but with Sarah J. Maas... odds are that wouldn't be an issue.


message 27: by Allison (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) Jonetta wrote: "Thoughts on this recommendation?..."

I like it. Maybe add Fantasy somewhere in there, since there are a few of those in the nominations too?


message 28: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
I’ll organize into the genres the books fall. Need you fantasy lovers to nominate some series! I’d be up for participating as it’s a genre where I don’t have much experience, except for UF.

Bring it!


message 29: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 1631 comments I'll toss in:

Jane Whitfield series by Thomas Perry. (8 books)

Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke (21 books)

John Rain series by Barry Eisler (9 books)


message 30: by Monica (new)

Monica | 860 comments Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas currently 6 books plus 5 novellas

I've started this series, and would love to continue it.


message 31: by Allison (last edited Oct 05, 2017 09:45AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) Could I suggest a reading period of two months per book if we do a group read for fantasy? That way everyone would have plenty of time to read other things too. (And selfishly, I'd be more likely to keep up.)

Here are a couple of fantasy nominations:

Chronicles of Elantra by Michelle Sagara. The series is still being written, but it's episodic, so each installment stands well on its own. There are 12 currently out.

Realms of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb. This is actually several trilogies in the same world with a continuing story arc. The final book of the latest trilogy just came out this year. There are 16 books.

I would also like to nominate the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I read the first one ages ago, but now that the final book is due next year, I'd like to get back to it.


message 32: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "I'll toss in:

Jane Whitfield series by Thomas Perry. (8 books)

Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke (21 books)

John Rain series by Barry Eisler (9 books)"


Believe it or not, I’ve collected all of the Robicheaux series. Came so close to nominating it:)


message 33: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissasd) | 1353 comments My suggestions:
Will Trent Series by Karin Slaughter (8 books)
And...the others have already been listed. I love being part of a group who thinks like me. :-)


message 34: by Monica (new)

Monica | 860 comments Allison wrote: "Could I suggest a reading period of two months per book if we do a group read for fantasy? That way everyone would have plenty of time to read other things too. (And selfishly, I'd be more likely t..."

I am writing up my noms and I had Chronicles of Elantra on there. At this rate I won't have to nominate anything, haha!


message 35: by Lauren (last edited Oct 05, 2017 10:07AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 4296 comments Mod
Melissa wrote: "My suggestions:
Will Trent Series by Karin Slaughter (8 books)
And...the others have already been listed. I love being part of a group who thinks like me. :-)"


There's a group read of Grant County / Will Trent in the J.D. Robb group in case you are interested. It's just started.


message 36: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Melissa wrote: "My suggestions:
Will Trent Series by Karin Slaughter (8 books)
And...the others have already been listed. I love being part of a group who thinks like me. :-)"


We’d have to begin with the Grant County series as they’re connected and it precedes this one. FYI, we’re doing a Group Read of both in the J. D. Robb group. Just started #2 of Grant County this month.


message 37: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissasd) | 1353 comments Jonetta wrote: "Melissa wrote: "My suggestions:
Will Trent Series by Karin Slaughter (8 books)
And...the others have already been listed. I love being part of a group who thinks like me. :-)"

We’d have to begin w..."


Thank you Lauren and Jonetta. I'll look into that.


message 38: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 330 comments Jonetta wrote: "Lauren wrote: "As there are several different genres listed in the nominations, perhaps we can divide the books into 3 general categories and choose one from each?

Say:
PNR/UF
Mystery/Thriller/Rom..."


I like this seems like it will be more variety


message 39: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 330 comments So many great nominations already lots of series that I've been wanting to start or get caught up with :)

Nominations
Jessica McClain series by Amanda Carlson 6 books
Monkeewrench series by PJ Tracy 8 books
Shifters by Rachel Vincent 6 books


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Delitealex | 330 comments Allison wrote: "Could I suggest a reading period of two months per book if we do a group read for fantasy? That way everyone would have plenty of time to read other things too. (And selfishly, I'd be more likely t..."

Great choices I'm currently trying to get through Assassins apprentice I think I'll go to the ship trilogy next though.


message 41: by Monica (new)

Monica | 860 comments Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard {2 novellas, 4 books (#4 releases 5/18)}

October Daye Series by Seanan McGuire {11 books, 17 novellas}

Lucy Kincaid Series by Allison Brennan {12 books, 2 novellas} This one is connected to the No Evil trilogy, so we could start with that?


message 42: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Monica wrote: "Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard {2 novellas, 4 books (#4 releases 5/18)}

October Daye Series by Seanan McGuire {11 books, 17 novellas}

Lucy Kincaid Series by Allison Brennan {12 books, 2 nov..."


Re Lucy Kincaid...definitely.

I think I have the Red Queen series, at least the first book.


message 43: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Allison wrote: "Could I suggest a reading period of two months per book if we do a group read for fantasy? That way everyone would have plenty of time to read other things too. (And selfishly, I'd be more likely t..."

Tell you what...when the fantasy choice is selected, we’ll leave it up to the group planning to read to consider the timing of the series read.


message 44: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
Delitealex wrote: "So many great nominations already lots of series that I've been wanting to start or get caught up with :)

Nominations
Jessica McClain series by Amanda Carlson 6 books
Monkeewrench series by PJ Tra..."


I’m up to #5 in Monkeewrench. For a time a few of us read a couple of the books together.


message 45: by Delitealex (last edited Oct 05, 2017 10:58AM) (new)

Delitealex | 330 comments I think thats how I found out about the series actually :)


message 46: by Allison (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) Delitealex wrote: "Great choices I'm currently trying to get through Assassins apprentice I think I'll go to the ship trilogy next though...."

The Ship Trilogy is my favorite of the ones I've read. It's been so long since I read the first trilogy, I need a refresher!


message 47: by Allison (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) Jonetta wrote: "Tell you what...when the fantasy choice is selected, we’ll leave it up to the group planning to read to consider the timing of the series read...."

Sounds good to me, thanks!


message 48: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 1631 comments Jonetta wrote: "Believe it or not, I’ve collected all of the Robicheaux series. Came so close to nominating it:) "

You're braver than I am. I never buy more than one book ahead in a series. I've been burned before where I end not liking the series or wanting to continue and getting stuck with a whole bunch of books I'm not going to read.


message 49: by Jonetta (new)

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 10937 comments Mod
But it’s James Lee Burke!


message 50: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 1631 comments I know, lol. I've never read anything by him before but I've heard nothing but good things.


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