Coming in just under the wire, I finished Wendy's (Caribousmom) Themed Reading Challenge for 2009.
The option I picked required that I read six books that share more than two themes.
Here are my themes (1) part of a mystery series, (2) woman author, (3) woman protagonist, and (4) protagonist operates out of the United States. Two bonuses: Each book took place in a different state and all were on audio!
Here are the books and authors (with protagonist and state) that I read. Click on the link for my review.
Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement (Dixie Hemingway, Florida)
Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Alaska)
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse, Louisiana)
Death Qualified by Kate Wilhelm (Barbara Holloway, Oregon)
Rapture in Death by J. D. Robb (Eve Dallas, New York)
Delectable Mountains by Earlene Fowler (Benni Harper, California)
Generally speaking, this was a great batch of books. New to me were the Clement and Staebenow series, both of which I hope to revisit. Harris, Robb, and Fowler kept me going with old friends. I will likely not read more Wilhelm, or at least not more in the Barbara Holloway series.
Are you waiting for me to pick a favorite? It's nearly impossible. If you've read any of these books or read my reviews, then you know how different these series and protagonists are; they simply can't be compared.
To find out what other people read for Themed Reading 2009, check out the wrap-up posts at Caribousmom's blog. There were some clever and fun categories this year. Thanks so much for hosting, Wendy.
Do you read mysteries? Which series is your current favorite?