I am rather particular about reading a series in order. So far this has only happened with crime novels and thrillers, that is until two books recently arrived in the post…
James Long’s ‘The Lives She Left Behind’ is the sequel to ‘Ferney’, a book which has a cult following and I know I bought once upon a time because I really wanted to read it and yet now can’t find. Rose Tremain’s ‘Merivel’ is the sequel to her very well known ‘Restoration’. My mother will be furious if she reads this as I am about to admit that I have never read Rose Tremain, let alone ‘Restoration’ is that bad? I know my mother will think it is, sorry Mum!
So I am left wondering, as I fancy reading both, if I need to read the books that these follow before I can read these? Any thoughts?
Oh and before I go, and along the line of sequels, I noticed that Joanne Harris has a new book out, ‘Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé’, which is part of the ‘Chocolat’ series. Now I want to read those but also her thriller books too. Have you read any Joanne Harris and if so where should I start with those?
Right I’ll leave you with that task then for now… Oh by the way I’m going to be playing catch up with comments here and other blogs over next few days, sorry I’ve been a bit rubbish at it of late.