Time travel is another favorite ingredient in my reading choices. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series featuring the delectable Scott Jamie Fraser (drooling allowed) and Claire Randall Fraser takes place in Scotland, England, and America jumping from the 20th century to the 18th century. Another time travel series that has completely captured my heart and mind is the Oxford Time Travel series by Connie Willis. Willis is a Nebula award winning writer for her science fiction, and although I that genre is somewhat neglected by me, Willis is simply and irrefutably brilliant in her novels following English historians traveling from 2054/2055 Oxford to the Middle Ages with its Black Death and WWII and the blitz of London.
There are cozy mystery series that I enjoy, too, including M.C. Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series and Agatha Raisin series, and Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series. While these books lack the depth of development and historical links to the past, they are pleasant ways to wile away reading time when you need shorter, less involved material.
Also, I'd like to add that these series highlighted here do not include children's and teen books, which I read with the same abandon afforded the so-labeled adult fiction. From Catwings by Ursela de Guinn to Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I will give favorites in these categories their due in another posting at a later date.
With a mixture of the complex and the simpler, I will share some of my favorite series in reading, noting that this list is far from complete here, as I am a series junkie. I'm including a picture of the first and latest books in each series, which will give a start to what to look for when visiting your library or bookstore. I will include reviews of various books in the different series on my review page. I encourage readers to check out these series and see which fit your fancy. I'm hoping that they all do.
The More Complex
Louise Penny and the Inspector Gamache series
Deborah Crombie and the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
Laurie R. King Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell series
Ariana Franklin's Adelia Aguilar series
Tess Gerritsen's Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series
Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series
Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series
Connie Willis' Oxford Time Travel series
Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series
M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series and Hamish Macbeth series