Quick Lit: Recent Series Reads

Harry Potter 1 2 3I’m in the midst of a Harry Potter readathon (so fun!) and have completed the first three books, and am thisclose to finishing book four. I’ve been listening to them all via Audible and while it takes longer (which is why I’m only just now almost finishing book four), I’m really enjoying the slower pace and wonderful accents that Jim Dale brings to it. Years ago I listened to some of them on CD, but it’s different hearing them now, after a break, and after completing the series.

Among the MadAmong the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6). I think I enjoy this as a series more than any one book in particular – I like Maisie as a character quite a bit, and Billy is great too. I’m anxious to continue reading the series to see what happens with them both. Does Maisie find love again? Does Billy’s wife improve? Do Billy and his family move to Canada?

Flavia de Luce 6 and 7The Dead in their Vaulted Arches and As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce books 6 and 7). I’d been trying to read this series s-l-o-w-l-y because I don’t want to reach the point of no more to read. And now all I have left is a short story, The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse. I shouldn’t have too long to wait though, as book #8, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d is releasing September 20th. I’m planning on pre-ordering the Audible version as soon as it’s available.

The Mystery of the Blue TrainMystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot #6)
Fairly convoluted plotting, but I still enjoy Christie and will keep reading her.

For more peeks at what people are reading, head over to Modern Mrs. Darcy’s link-up!

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: Quick Lit July 2015
Two years ago: Favorite Books from the first half of 2014
Three years ago: Best Books {from the first half} of 2013


  1. I adore Jim Dale’s recordings of Harry Potter. It’s been a couple of years since I listened to them and I’m feeling due for a read-athon myself! The Flavia de Luce brooks are a lot of fun. And Agatha Christie…you are reading all of my favorites this month!

  2. I’m such a fan of Flavia! I didn’t realize there was an eighth book coming,yay!

  3. I read the first 5 HP book for an undergrad English course 10 years ago. I feel like I need to pick up the series all over again and finish the last two books as well.

    The Maisie Dobbs series looks really interesting! I need to look into it

    Here are my June reads: http://elle-alice.blogspot.ca/2016/06/june-book-reviews.html

  4. No better time for a Harry Potter read-a-thon than summer! Although who am I kidding, any time is a good time for an HP read : )

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