I 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?