Series titles every month – a plan for 2019

I borrowed this idea from fellow blogger Cathy Johnson of What Cathy read next. She made a commitment to read one title by John Buchan every month. She calls it her “Buchan of the Month” posts.

I have SO MANY series that I really want to read. Some have been lingering on my TBR for far too long. In order to remedy this issue, I have decided to read a series from start to finish. Wish me luck because my review commitments still number in the hundreds… Like Cathy, I plan to read one title of the series every month. 

The first series I want to tackle is the D.I. Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons which is set in the West Midlands (or Black Country) of England. This series was highly recommended to me by Cleo of “Cleopatra loves books” blog. There are ten titles in this series at present. This should take me up to October 2019.

The first title in my “Marsons of the Month” blog series will be “Silent Scream“.  So watch this space in January for my review.

Blurb: Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever… 

Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …

Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.

But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realizes she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.

As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?

After I have completed the Marsons series, I want to tackle the D.C.I.  Daley series by Denzil Meyrick. I’ll start this series in November 2019 when I’ve completed the Angela Marsons series.

The first title in my “Meyrick of the Month” blog series will be “Whisky from Small Glasses“, though there is a prequel novella entitled (“Two, One, Three“) that I will read first – God willing. There are now six novels and four novellas in the D.C.I. Daley series set in and around Edinburgh, Scotland.

Blurb: When the body of a young woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the west coast of Scotland, D.C.I. Jim Daley is dispatched from Glasgow to lead the investigation. Far from home, and his troubled marriage, it seems that Daley’s biggest obstacle will be managing the difficult local police chief; but when the prime suspect is gruesomely murdered, the inquiry begins to stall. As the body count rises, Daley uncovers a network of secrets and corruption in the close-knit community of Kinloch, thrusting him and his loved ones into the centre of a case more deadly than he had ever imagined. The first novel in the D.C.I. Daley Thriller series, Whisky from Small Glasses is a truly compelling crime novel, shot through with dark humour and menace.

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26 Responses to Series titles every month – a plan for 2019

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  3. _booksarelove 💕 says:

    This is such an awesome idea! I have so many book series that I want to read also, reading one book a month is a really good way to get the series’ finished. I think I may borrow this idea if thats okay??

    Happy reading!
    Kim @ booksarelove

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  5. Sarah says:

    Good luck!! Series always bog me down, so I have a real love/hate relationship with them. It’s so fun to really delve into characters and get to know them over multiple books… but I have soooo many books to read!!! I’ll be interested to see how your one-a-month project goes!

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  6. Wonderful idea! I belong to a Goodreads group where the goal is to get through our series. It helps that we do group reads, one book a month until we’re done. You’re going to enjoy this and good luck!


  7. carhicks says:

    I think I will join you with the Angela Marsons series. I also have it to read and really want to get to it. Great idea Lynne, even if you borrowed it from someone else.


  8. That’s a fantastic idea, would be fun for our book club with a tweak or 2! We have started off the new year already with a dark thriller read called Dark Inheritance. It’s so good, author is PB Lawson, has a great page with good info on it. It’s a good way for us to start off the year for sure!


  9. Great idea! And both of these books sound awesome!

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  10. Good luck! Sounds like an awesome idea!😀💕

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  11. This is a brilliant idea. Might copy this shamelessly.
    There are so many series I’d like to catch up on!

    Caryl x

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  12. Thanks for the shout out and good luck with sticking to your plan. I’m continuing my Buchan of the Month in 2019 (just coming up with my new list of titles at the moment) and I’m going to take a similar approach with other reading challenges (Classics Club, for instance) adding a book from each challenge to my reading plan for the month. Otherwise, I just tend to forget about them…

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    • Thanks for inspiring me Cathy. Grand idea – I just hope I can stick to it with all of my review commitments. Happy a healthy and happy New Year! ♥

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      • New Year good wishes to you too. As for the plan, I find there’s something encouraging about ticking things off a list and that I’m much more likely to get round to reading a book if it’s on said list. Like you, I have to juggle other reading around blog tour and review commitments, so unless a book’s on the schedule it’s probably going to get overlooked…

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  13. Lynne, you have a lot of good reading ahead of you. Enjoy! And a very happy new year to you and your family.


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  14. What a great idea – that’s a really good way to focus your reading! Enjoy.

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