Tuesday, September 22, 2009

78. Read 100 books. (1 - 9/100)

The Sookie Sackhouse Series
Charlaine Harris - Dead Until Dawn
Charlaine Harris - Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris - Club Dead
Charlaine Harris - Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris - Dead as a Doornail
Charlaine Harris - Definitely Dead
Charlaine Harris - All Together Dead
Charlaine Harris - From Dead To Worse
Charlaine Harris - Dead and Gone - still in hardcover

Part of my 101 in 1001 list

So far I've recommended this series to everyone I know. And I helps that everyone I know already loves watching TrueBlood.

But here's the thing - most people (TrueBlood devotees) are hesitant to read these because they are afraid it will spoil the show. And yes, while certain plot points will be given away (for example, the murderer from the end of Season 1), there are PLENTY MORE that are totally different.

For example, Lafayette, Jason, Tara all have VERY different roles in the books. There's been speculation whether the producers and directors of TrueBlood will use one of the BIGGEST PLOT POINTS from the series- so, even though I've read all the books, I really don't know how the TV series will play out.

That said - I loved this whole series. They were easy, summer reads.

One thing you should know - There's a short story that needs to be read before you start Definitely Dead, called One Word Answer. Thanks to some sleuthing from TaraSG, I learned that Charlaine Harris writes Sookie short stories.

But seriously. Read it. Starting with Dead until Dawn


  1. I like the picture, but you should have held the book so your face lined up with the cover. ;)

  2. OMG!! I was going to put up the same pic!!!

    I hope you don't mind if I do... I am going to write a review of the book :-)


  3. Some people don't like the original (way less sexy) covers, but I think they're cute :)

  4. I might have to read these; everyone loves them!

  5. Absolutely Ashley!

    I loved Sookie and her independence. I can freely look up to her and be proud of her strength.

    I was astounded the way she laid the rules that Bill and she have to stay apart coz they were growing towards unhealthy relationship. I went "WOW"... aloud!

    Thanks for the positive comments... made my day :-)

  6. I LOVE TrueBlood! I should totally read these books.



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