Series to begin:
Some Luck: A Novel by Jane Smiley
This new release is the first book of a planned trilogy and the reviews sound promising.
Les Rougon Macquart by Emile Zola
I loved Therese Raquin and have read #11 in the series, The Ladies' Paradise. Now I want to go back to book one, The Fortune of the Rougons, and continue in order.
The Chronicles of Barsetshire by Anthony Trollope
The Passing Bells Series by Phillip Rock
"Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war." Who could ask for more?
The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard
I actually picked up Book 1, The Light Years at the library today. Will I read it this time?
Series to continue:
The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
I read Fall of Giants over a year ago and have Winter of the World ready to go. The Edge of Eternity (book 3) was recently released.
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
I loved this volume (containing novels 1-3) when I read it nearly a decade ago. Ali is embarking on a year-long project to read all nine novels beginning in January and I am tempted to join her. I would begin with a reread.
The Good Earth Trilogy by Pearl S. Buck
Did you know The Good Earth continues with Sons and A House Divided?
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
It's been a couple of years since I read book one. It's time to keep going with Birds of Feather.
The Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French
I listened to In the Woods while walking on the beach a couple of winters ago. The Likeness is next on my list.
Are you attracted to series or do you tend to avoid them? Which are your favorites?