Virtual St Mary's Institute for Historical Research

Where St. Mary's Staff and Historians live virtually.

Virtual St Mary's Institute for Historical Research

Where St. Mary's Staff and Historians live virtually.

REQUIRED VSM READING
a.k.a Books by Jodi Taylor

The Chronicles of St. Mary's
Jodi Taylor is the author of the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary’s series, the story of a bunch of disaster-prone historians who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Do NOT call it time travel!

 

Please CLICK HERE for the OFFICAL read order for the series and Jodi's other books! List is updated whenever Jodi releases a new book so bookmark this page for easy access later. Cause you KNOW you are going to forget! 


The Time Police Series
- Doing Time - 

"Introducing The Time Police, the brand-new series by international bestselling author, Jodi Taylor - an irresistible spinoff from the much-loved Chronicles of St Mary's series. Perfect reading for fans of Doctor Who, Ben Aaronovitch and Jasper Fforde."

A long time ago in the future, the secret of time travel became known to all. Everyone seized the opportunity - and the world nearly ended. There will always be idiots who want to change history. And so, the Time Police were formed. An all-powerful, international organisation tasked with keeping the timeline straight. At all costs. Their success is legendary, and the Time Wars are over. But now the Time Police must fight to save a very different future - their own. This is the story of Jane, Luke and Matthew - arguably the worst recruits in Time Police history. Or, very possibly, three young people who might just change everything.


The Elizabeth Cage Series:
- White Silence - 
- Dark Light -

"Gripping supernatural thriller series from international bestselling author, Jodi Taylor."

Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems. Alone in a strange and frightening world, she's a vulnerable target to forces beyond her control. And she knows that she can't trust anyone..."


The Frogmorton Farm Series
- The Something Girl - 
- The Nothing Girl -
- Little Donkey -

"Hailed as a fairy tale for adults, Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heart-warming and delightful series"

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder... Known as “The Nothing Girl” because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance, Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband – the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland – and for her, nothing will ever be the same again. With over-protective relatives on one hand and the world's most erratic spouse on the other, Jenny needs to become Someone. And fast! Fans of Jodi Taylor's best-selling Chronicles of St Mary's series will adore the quirky humour in this new, contemporary novel.


Bachelor Establishment

"High adventure and dark mystery combine in this sparkling historical romance from the internationally bestselling author of the Chronicles of St Mary's series."

Elinor Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America. A chance encounter changes their plans, plunging Elinor and Lord Ryde into adventure and not a little peril until, finally, they are forced to confront the mystery of what happened on That Night, all those years ago. Are they both so entangled in the riddles of the past that they are about to miss this one last opportunity for future happiness?


We asked the members of VSM for their favorite (Non-Jodi Taylor) reads and the response was PRODIGIOUS!! Feel free to click the titles below for a Good Reads summary OR click here to view the original post on our facebook page!

(SN: You must already be a member of Virtual St. Mary's by the Disaster Magnets to view post)

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett

Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde

Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

The Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger

Inspector Gamache Series by Louise Penny

The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison

The Vinyl Detective Series by Andrew Cartmel

The Flavia De Luce Series by Alan Bradley

Howl's Moving Castle Series by Diana Wynne Jones

Abhorsen (Sabriel) Series by Garth Nix

Inspector Hobbes Series by Wilkie Martin

The Shardlake Tudor Series by CJ Sansom

Realm of the Elderling Series by Robin Hobb

Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

The Earthsea Cycle Series by Ursula K. Le Guin

Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters

The Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones

Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton

Kate Shugak Series by Dana Stabenow

The Forgotten Age Series by Wayne Sefton
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Extracted Trilogy by R R Haywood 

The Great Library Series by Rachel Caine

The Paper Magician Series by Charlie N. Holmberg

Alex Verus Series by Benedict Jacka

Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Series by Laurie R. King

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Glass and Steele Series by CJ Archer

 Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

Chronicles of Brother Hermitage by Howard of Warwick

The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer

Scuba Dancing by Nicola Slade

The Bullet Catcher's Daughter by Rod Duncan

Miss Fortune Mysteries Series by Jana DeLeon

The Shades of Magic Trilogy by V.E Schwab

The Clovenhoof Series by Heide Goody & Iain Grant
"Seriously check them out on Kindle! I almost wet myself!" - DM

The Young Wizard Series by Diane Duane

The Veronica Speedwell Mysteries by Deanna Raybourn

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Joe Pickett Series by C.J. Box

The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

Holmes and Stoker Series by Colleen Gleason

Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

The Farseer Series by Robin Hobb

The Belgariad & Malloreon by David Eddings

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Kings Watch Series by Mark Hayden

Garret Files by Glen Cook

Spellsinger Series by Alan Dean Foster

Pendergast Series by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Cleaner (John Milton Series) by Mark Dawson

Angelus Trilogy by Jon Steele

The Gideon Smith Series by David Barnett

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

The Artifact Hunters by A.W Exley

Forest Kingdom Series by Simon Green 

Treecat Series by David Weber

King Henry Tapes by Richard Raley

Raven King Quartet by Maggie Stiefvater

The Nevernight Series by Jay Kristoff

The First Law by Joe Abercrombie

Strange Magic (Essex Witch Museum Series) by Syd Moore

Halfway Witchy Series

Wonder Cats Mystery Series by Harper Lin

Extraordinary Adv of the Athena Club by Theodora Goss

Prayers in Steel by Michael McClung

The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids by Michael McClung

Slaughter Origin Story Book I by James Beltz

Whiskey & Roses by Bradley Wright

Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny