Another author who has a wonderful series, is Sally John.
My favorite way to read a series is to wait until all the books in the series are done. Then I start with the first one and keep reading. I love getting to know all the characters so deeply and watching them change and grow.
How do you read a series? As each one comes out? Do you reread the first one when the next one comes out? Leave me a comment on how you read them.