On Binge Reading

Let’s talk about a giant reading binge – by series or by author? Do you do it? Any you recommend?  I’m not talking about a reading binge just to cram in more book titles, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing; right now I’m talking about a binge because you love an author or a series so much that you have a completist mentality about them.
I read last week that Louise Penny is releasing a new Gamache mystery in November and I am soooo excited. I hope she does another book tour, and I really hope she comes to Southern California. I went to hear her speak in 2017 and made an absolute ass of myself when I talked to her afterward. But so deep is my love for her that if she comes around, I will see her again (hopefully she won’t remember me.) I am a little behind in the series, however, and I want to catch up before the new release. (Last year’s Gamache book, Glass Houses, was her best reviewed of the entire series, I think, and I still haven’t read it.) They technically don’t have to be read in order, but they will mean more to you if you do.
If it’s a romance series you are looking for, Book Riot has a list of 10 Complete Romance Series to Binge. I’d add to this list: The Jersey Girls series by Lisa-Marie Cabrelli. Alyssa Cole’s The Loyal League Series (which is only two books at this point but I am dying for another one.) Any of Sarah MacLean’s series (The Scandal and Scoundrel books, The Rules of Scoundrels series, or the Love by Numbers series.) If your tastes run to the more, um, ‘active’ romance, here’s a list of 8 Erotica Series you may want to check out. (By the way, that Tiffany Reisz series is my favorite set of book covers ever. I haven’t read that series but I love the way that woman drapes across all of the covers.)
Check out The Book Addicts Guide to 6 Bingeable Series You Won’t Want To Put Down. All of these are outside my usual genre picks, so I can’t wait to dive into them.
Modern Mrs. Darcy has a good list of authors to binge read (including Louise Penny.) Of these, I’m most eager to read Kate Morton’s books next.
What about you? What is your favorite book binge? Are you planning to binge anything this year?

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