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.

Comment on this post and be entered to win a book up to a $10 value at the Book Depository.  I really enjoy hearing from my readers about series.  For an additional entry suggest a series for me to feature in the next few weeks.

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

Winner: Book value to $10 from Book Depository

Thank you so much for your overwhelming positive opinions about the Septimus Heap series - I have the first downloaded on my Kindle and I'm going to encourage my older son to give it a try.  In the meantime the winner of the book with a value of $10 or less goes to:

BJ (Beejee77)

I have notified the winner and if they do not contact me with 72-hours I will draw another winner.

Thanks to all who commented - I enjoyed reading how many of you have or know kids reading these books (or have read them yourself).