Saturday, February 5, 2011

Series Spotlight: Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs

Since my husband and I have been watching Bones on Netflix (just finished season 1) I thought I would tackle the Kathy Reichs Tempe Brennan series.  I started this series several yearls ago and just recently started trying to catch  back up on the series by getting the audio books from the library.  The audio books are very well done - the reader does an excellent job and I love the voices I hear if I read a book now.  I am currently on Devil Bones which I will listen to as soon as I finish Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich.  Coming later this year, the next in the series will be Flash and Bones which will be out August 23, 2011.

So here is the series in order:

Deja Dead: 10th Anniversary Edition (Temperance Brennan Novels)Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan Novels)  Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan, No. 3)  Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan Novels)  Grave SecretsBare Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)  Monday Mourning: A Tempe Brennan Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)Cross Bones (Temperance Brennan Novels)Break No Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)  Bones to Ashes: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)Devil Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan)206 Bones  Spider Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)

The series Bones does not have much to do with the books beyond the character of Tempe, who really is not like Tempe in the book, yet it is a very enjoyable series.  I try not to compare it to the books at all and just enjoy it for the interplay betweent he characters and the science they use to solve the cases.  The show is great on it's own and we will continue to watch it and I will continue reading the books.

So what do you think of the books, have you read them, do you have a favorite, does the series lag at some point or is it great all the way through?  Do you enjoy the show as well?  Who is your favorite character?  I really enjoy bones and her team along with Booth.

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Thanks for joining in - I'll draw the winner next Saturday so I'll close entries on Friday 2/11/2011.


Unknown said...

I love this series!
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PoCoKat said...

I have read some of the books in the Temperance Brennan series. I don't really have a favorite and I'm not a big fan of the tv series.

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Vivien said...

I've only gotten the chance to read one Bones novel. But I did enjoy it. I have Virals waiting for me to get to. I really enjoy her writing.

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Vic said...

I started listening to this series a couple of years ago after getting hooked on Bones. I got through book 10. I enjoyed the series though I started getting frustrated by the relationship between Tempe and the Canadian detective. It really doesn't have much to do with the TV series as was stated in the blog post but you can see some personality parallels. I need to revisit the series and catch back up!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I love the series on TV. It's one that I never miss. Though I've been collecting the books in the series, I thought I'd wait till the TV show ran it's course. I usually find that I like the books much better than the show and don't want to spoil one of the few I follow, so I've not started the books yet. I think they even have a YA version of this character in the books too.


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throuthehaze said...

I have not read this series yet although I really want to. Since I love the show I can't really imagine Tempe any different so I might actually have a hard time reading the series.

Another great series is the Daughters of the Glen series by Melissa Mayhue

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Momma Hunt said...

Just started reading Break no Bones and sort of wish I had started from the start of the series. It might be something I go back to over the summer

Kristin said...

My husband and I watch this series, too. We only started about 2 years ago, so like you, we got all the previous seasons and then halfway through last season, we finally caught up. I have since bought a few of the Kathy Reichs books but just haven't gotten around to reading them yet...I am hoping to read at least the first one this year!

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