So today is a busy day for me! 😊 I have two posts on the blog today and it’s also my 30th birthday! 🎉 I decided to launch my new feature today, as it’s a date I won’t forget, and I figured I should kick it off!
I love a series, hence the title, I often say to people “I’m a sucker for a series” so thought I may as well call the feature that!
Series are brilliant for so many reasons; they can go on for years (see Sue Grafton, Jonathan Kellerman, John Sandford, Michael Connelly to name a handful), they are something to get excited about when you are waiting for the next instalment, and they are fun to collect. (I only have a handful I can take a pic of!)
For my first series post, I’ve chosen the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. I have all of these books, mostly in paperback but some on kindle too! As I write this, there are 20 books in the series:
- Killing Floor (1997)
- Die Trying (1998)
- Tripwire (1999)
- Running Blind (2000)
- Echo Burning (2001)
- Without Fail (2002)
- Persuader (2003)
- The Enemy (2004)
- One Shot (2005)
- The Hard Way (2006)
- Bad Luck And Trouble (2007)
- Nothing To Lose (2008)
- Gone Tomorrow (2009)
- 61 Hours (2010)
- Worth Dying For (2010)
- The Affair (2011)
- A Wanted Man (2012)
- Never Go Back (2013)
- Personal (2014)
- Make Me (2015)
I’m relatively new to Lee Child’s work. When I say relatively new, I mean I only started reading them in the last 7 years or so. The first book, Killing Floor was published in 1997, with the most recent Make Me being published in September 2015 but I’ve managed to catch up! 😂
I’ve read every one of these books, in order, and they have not disappointed me once. Lee Child, for me, is a “comfort” author. When there is an imminent Jack Reacher novel, you can be guaranteed I have it on preorder or I buy it immediately! I know what they are like, and I know all the characters. Picking up a Jack Reacher novel is like catching up with an old friend!
I really enjoy manly books. The kind of books that are full of action and fighting and bad guys and everything else that goes along with them. They basically read like a movie, which I love!
Speaking of, Jack Reacher, was a movie made in 2012. Starring Tom Cruise, it wasn’t what I expected. Not least because apparently Jack Reacher is built like a brick shithouse, which Cruise is clearly not! Questionable casting aside, I still thoroughly enjoy an action film so it’s by no means the worst I’ve seen!
I don’t reread books, ever, if I’m honest. However, I can say with certainty that I will reread the Jack Reacher series at some point. As a character, I think he’s brilliant and I hate that I will never read them with fresh eyes, but I won’t let that stop me! 😊
I could go on and on about Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, but at some stage I’ll have to stop! 😁 If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend them! The books are escapism, action-filled, testosterone-fuelled and full of tension. I’ll continue to read them for as long as Lee Child continues to write them!
I’ve devoted this post to Lee Child because his series is the longest I’ve read, at 20 books. That being said, there are tons more series I’ve read and loved so I’m sure you can expect to see more posts from me during the course of this new monthly feature.
I have posts up until November, but if you’re an author or blogger and want to feature, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info! 😊