In order to get myself back in the groove of blogging, I’m here with some recommendations I had written up in a notebook but hadn’t gotten around to typing up yet.
We all love our books that come in a series because we get to stay with our beloved characters a bit longer. Most series are just the right length to tell the story that needs to be told and ends on a (mostly) satisfying note. I can’t say good since a lot of our authors like to kill off people ( -__- ) but for the most part we’re happy at the end. Then, of course, there are ones that drag on and we get sick of the characters. But that’s for another post.
I’m only doing five recommendations for this post since most of my favorite series come in trilogies, and I’ll be doing a trilogies post as well in the future. Most of the ones I’m recommending are young-adult, but there’s one adult series and one middle-grade series thrown in for some variety (and because I love them).
5 Book Series Recommendations
1. Left Behind by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
This series is not for the weak-hearted. It gets very intense in all of the books. Some do move slower than others (books 4 and 8 in my opinion) but otherwise I went through these books in less than two days and would start the next one the same day if I had it on me (I didn’t own the series when I started reading them).
2. The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
A spy school for girls? Count me in! The girls in this book were living my younger self’s life dream (I was way too addicted to Spy Kids and Agent Cody Banks as a kid). Plus, the school the girls go to has a Hogwarts vibe to it, minus the magic, but it was still a school I would have liked to attend when I was younger and was fearless.
3. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
If you like fairy tales, then I think you’ll enjoy this middle-grade twist on them! Alex and Connor are twins that get sucked into their grandmother’s book of fairy tales and learn a lot about themselves and this alternate world over the course of six books. It’s so adorable and honestly has the magic feel like Harry Potter does, except this one actually is appropriate for kids (ha).
4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I don’t care what the drama is with Rowling right now, that doesn’t mean that Harry Potter isn’t one of the best book series out there. I’m not one to associate books with the author on a personal level and I’m going to leave it at that. The world of Harry Potter is a great escape and a fantastic story overall, and it’s one that I’ll never get tired of no matter how old I am.
5. Private by Kate Brian
My gosh, this series is so good! Think Pretty Little Liars mixed with Riverdale and Gossip Girl and you have this series. Fourteen books and a prequel of mystery, murder, and drama that will keep you hooked! There is a second prequel that goes way back into the Billings history, but it’s the only one I haven’t read because I honestly didn’t care to. It isn’t needed to understand any of what happens, so I didn’t.
And those are my book series recommendations! These are all books I could reread over and over again (and I have done that with some). They’re just great books with characters that you’ll love and hate, but will always want to see more of!
Have you read any of the series on this list? What are some of your book series suggestions?