Many of the books I read are parts of a series - usually, but not always, mystery series.
I'd like to try to complete some of the series - some I have no intention of revisiting.
This blog is a way for me to keep a record of the books I've read and the ones I've yet to try.
And anyway, I've always loved making lists.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sue Townsend: The Adrian Mole Books

Main Characters: Adrian Mole, an adolescent boy (and later young man); his family and friends.
Setting: Mostly England
Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13-3/4 (1982)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1985)
The True Confessions of Adrian Mole (1989)
Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years (1993)
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (1993)
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004)
The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 (2008)
Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (2009)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Raymond Chandler: Philip Marlowe Mysteries

Main Character: Private detective Philip Marlowe
Setting: California, mainly Los Angeles

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Big Sleep (1939)
Farewell, My Lovely (1940)
The High Window (1942)
The Lady in the Lake (1943)
The Little Sister (1949)
Trouble Is My Business (1950) (short fiction: four-story collection)
The Long Goodbye (1954) (Edgar Award for Best Novel, 1955)
Playback (1958)
Poodle Springs (1959) (incomplete; completed by Robert B. Parker in 1989)

Josephine Tey: Inspector Alan Grant Mysteries

Josephine Tey is the pseudonym of Elizabeth MacKintosh, who also published under the name of Gordon Daviot.
Main Character: Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard
Setting: England and Scotland

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Man in the Queue (1929), writing as Gordon Daviot
A Shilling for Candles (1936)
The Franchise Affair (1948)
To Love and Be Wise (1950)
The Daughter of Time (1951)
The Singing Sands (1952)