My Annual J.D. Robb Re-Read-a-thon by Monette Michaels

Naked In DeathI posted on my personal blog last week about my Thanksgiving Day tradition and it had nothing to do with food, parades, or interminable football games.  Thanksgiving is the day I begin to re-read each J.D. Robb book beginning with Naked in Death.  I then read a book a day (or try to) until I get my way through all of them.  Since J.D. aka Nora is prolific — that’s a lot of reading.

What about these books pulls me back again and again?

The relationship between Eve and Roark, one of the greatest romances in romantic suspense fiction.  Their relationship with the family of friends they have around them. The humor, sometimes macabre.  The sense of place and time — no one builds a world better and in such a tightly written fashion as Roberts does. And the great police procedural plots and three-dimensional villains.

The J.D. Robb books are the best writing Nora Roberts does. Hands down.  And since I read a lot, and I have lots of other authors whose books I re-read – that’s saying something. 🙂

If you haven’t read a single J.D. Robb book, start with Naked in Death (first published in 1995 and still available in mass paperback) and see if you don’t get hooked.  Here is the LINK to the Official J.D. Robb website.

I have my list of the chronological order (there is a PDF of it on her site, but it is missing the 2013 additions) and I will check them off as I read them. I figure I’ll have finished them all by the end of the year (I read fast and can do a novella and a novel in an evening). 47 novels and novellas just waiting to be rediscovered.

I’m happy to report I will read Vengeance in Death tonight, that’s book number six.  Only 41 books and novellas to go.

What are your favorite books to re-read?

11 thoughts on “My Annual J.D. Robb Re-Read-a-thon by Monette Michaels

  1. I love her stories!! I try and ‘re read them once a year!! To watch everyone grow closer, then when Mavis gets pregnant!! Too funny….and Trueheart! Boy I love this series~~


    • I tell everyone — Nora is at her best when she writes the J.D. Robb series. And they are good police procedurals with the right amount of romance, crime and world-building. Still waiting for Eve to get pregnant though. Roark isn’t going to want to put it off much longer. And Eve is good with kids — even though she doesn’t think so.


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  4. It depends on my mood. If I am in an historical frame of mind then I go straight for the Julie Garwood books (Saving Grave, Ransom, etc). If I want a little suspense, I’ll grab one of your books (I love them all). Paranormal, Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling or maybe Lora Leigh’s Breeds, or a Laurann Dohner New Species. Sci Fi is an Eve Langlais or Loribelle Hunt. I could go on and on, but I definitely have a favorite (or two) for every genre.


    • Lisa ! Thank you for putting my books on your list. I’m in good company here. 🙂

      Love love love, Julie Garwood historicals. The Bride and The Secret have to be two of my fave. My pbs are falling apart. Will have to get them in e-books so I can preserve my print copies. Loretta Chase, My Lord Scoundrel is another.

      For paranormal –I adore Nalini’s Archangel series. And Thea Harrison’s Elder Races.

      Scifi – Linnea Sinclair all the way. 🙂

      Thanks for sharing!


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