My Top Ten Series in 2022

My Top Ten Series in 2022
TTT for November 8, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

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The topic for Top Ten Tuesday today is Series I’d Like to Start/Catch up on/Finish.
It was a good opportunity for me to check what series I have been reading from this year so far.
I realize I have read books from 21 series, which is more than I thought. According to my stats, that’s 33% of my total reads so far.

I have read an entire series (5 books) – see below The Once and Future King.
Six series I have decided to stop after reading only 1 or 2 books.

I have happily continued 6 series. So my post will focus on these.
And to make 10, I will pick 3 series among the 8 I have started this year and that sound very promising.

My series will be very different from most posts I have the feeling, so I’m sure you can discover some great ones here.
Three are classics in English, and the others are in French, or translated from the Japanese or the Chinese. They all have at least one book available in English translation.

Click on covers to read my reviews on learn more about these books

1. The series I have started and finished this year: 5 audiobooks
The Once and Future King, by T. H. White
The Once and Future King series

2-7: Series I have enjoyed continuing in 2022

 Les nouvelles enquêtes de Maigret Gataca  L'Aiguille creuse 

The Inspector Maigret series by Georges Simenon has 75 books.
I’m currently reading #20 with one of my French students.

The Sharko & Henebelle series by Franck Thilliez has 12 titles.
I have read 5.

The Arsène Lupin series by Maurice Leblanc has 18 novels (plus 39 short stories and 5 plays). I have read 2 novels.

NOA  The Daughter of Time Malice

The 9 series by Marc Levy has 3 titles so far, and I have read them all.
Here is a short review of volume 2.

The Inspector Alan Grant series by Josephine Tey has 6 books.
I have read 2.

The Kyoichiro Kaga series by Keigo Higashino has 10 books,
though only three have been translated into English so far.
I have read two, and just got the third on Netgalley!

8-10: Series I started in 2022 and want to continue

The Three Body Problem  Les Fourmis Fer-de-Lance

The Remembrance of Earth’s Past Series by Cixin Liu has 4 books so far.
La Saga des Fourmis by Bernard Werber has 3 books.
The Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout has 47 books, and they are all highly rated.
That should keep me busy for a while.

 

Have YOU read
or are YOU planning to read any of these?
Please leave the link to your own post,
so I can visit.

38 thoughts on “My Top Ten Series in 2022

  1. I am so glad you included Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe series. Rex Stout is my favorite author. I have read all of the books in the series three or four times. I was just looking through some of them to decide which ones to revisit soon.

    I also like Keigo Higashino’s books. I have read two in the Detective Galileo series and two in the Kyoichiro Kaga series. And one of his standalone books, Under the Midnight Sun.

    The Maigret series by Simenon and the Inspector Grant series by Tey are also favorites. I have read all of Tey’s mysteries, but some I read years ago.

    I will look into the other series that you included in your list. What a great post!

    — TracyK at Bitter Tea and Mystery

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    • Yes, these are all solid authors and series. Wow, you read Nero Wolfe’s series 3 or 34 times, and that’s a long series! I think they are all on Hoopla as audio, so I’ll probably listen to them all

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  2. I never or listen to series…well not intentionally. Pierre Lemaitre books are so good I just could not stop. I read Alex, Irene and Camille (Detective Verhoeven trilogy) Franck Thilliez,,,would be the only series you mentioned that I would read. He was a new French writer for me a few years ago. I see I started mid -series (Syndrome E (2012) while the first one was GATACA (2011). I have “Le Manuscript inachevé (2018) in my bookcase and plan to read it 2023.

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    • Yes, Thilliez is amazing. Though there are always a few horrific scenes, and each time I’m thinking I’m done with him, but then go back. I highly recommend Pandemia, which is so close to the Covid pandemic, though written many years before!

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  3. You have plenty to look forward to with Josephine Tey.
    I read the Once & Future King aloud to my daughter a few years ago & did not know there were books in the series!!
    Rex Stout – have read the one you have posted & The Golden Spiders. His books are hard to find here & expensive to get from O/S – I don’t read well on a Kindle – the libraries don’t have them either.

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  4. I usually prefer English mysteries to American ones. However, Nero Wolfe is one of my favourites. I have read all of them too and have even made many recipes from the Nero Wolfe Cookbook by Nero Wolfe and the editors of Viking Press. I am glad you enjoyed the Snow Goose and plan to search for other books by Paul Gallico. I like Simenon’s books too and enjoyed the two series on PBS Mystery that featured his detective Maigret. The last one starred Rowan Atkinson. The earlier series was filmed in Hungary in the 1980’s I believe. Both were good.

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      • TWO different Maigret series with two different actors playing Maigret were on PBS. You can probably find them on DVD. In the Nero Wolfe cookbook, they give a short passage in which the recipes appear and from which book. I highly recommend the preserve recipes, especially if you grow your own herbs.

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  5. I don’t generally like to get into series, but I did fall for Tara Moss’ Billie Walker books and can hardly wait for the 3rd one. I am reading the Maisie Dobbs books, but only when I see a used copy at a very low price!

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  6. Quite impressive number of series your have read. I want to read more by Josephine Tey and about Maigret.
    However, I thought a series was a set of books belonging in a special order. A beginning, a middle and an end where the story continues chronologically. I have never associated it with a number of books by a specific author. I guess it can be that as well. If so, maybe even I have read a series or two, although I doubt it.
    Interesting topic though, and I want to read more series in the future.
    The only series I have read is the Outlander one, although I am still to read book number 9.
    Maybe the Alexandria Quartet, consisting of four books, could be considered a series as well.

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