Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Series

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week is a freebie, so I'm going to tell you about my favorite series of books. I don't do a ton of series reading, lately, but some have long-since earned a place in my heart while others are just too good to ignore.



Harry Potter: Of course! I am a millennial, I grew up with these books and I love them and my hot take is that the first four are the best and the back three is where the strain of trying to get them out timely started to show and they could have used more editing.

The Lord of the Rings: I read these as a kid and still love them, but the movies are so great at cutting them down to the most impactful points of the narrative that I often forget how long they really are and how much about trees there is.

A Song of Ice and Fire: Please please please finish this series, George! I love his story-telling and character-building. He goes on as much about meals as Tolkien does about trees though.

The Hunger Games: I think the final book of this trilogy was its weakest, but as a whole there's a reason they're already classics even though they're just over a decade old.

The Plantagenet/Tudor novels: I am not going to pretend these are good. They're not. But they're fun and I'm an absolute sucker for them.

The Old Kingdom: My book backlog is very real so I haven't gotten to the two new books yet but the original trilogy is wonderful. I'm always shocked that these aren't more widely read.

The Southern Vampire Mysteries: These are cheesy and kind of silly and sometimes that's what you need! It was obvious in the last few books that she was starting to be ready to be done with them but they're still delightful brain candy.

A Wrinkle In Time: I'll admit that I tried to read the fifth one and just could not get into it, so I only count the original quartet in my head, but I've read and re-read these over and over and they're magical.

His Dark Materials: I honestly believe literally everyone should read these. The world, the characters, the story...perfection.

The Immortals: Teenage me couldn't really get into The Song of the Lioness, but got ALL the way into Wild Magic and its sequels. Tamora Pierce is a gift.

9 comments:

  1. I have read some of these series - will have to check out the others!

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    1. I hope you enjoy whatever series you read next!

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  2. I enjoyed the Southern Vampire Mysteries, too.

    My TTT.

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  3. Yes, love lots of these! Have only read the first two in A Song of Ice and Fire but have the next book on my shelf ready.

    My TTT: https://thelastbookontheleft.com/2019/12/10/top-10-tuesday-series-i-havent-finished-yet/

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  4. The Plantagenet Tudor books look interesting, but I can't read print books like I used to and they're not available on e-book. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2019/12/ttt-freebie.html

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    1. I've linked the print versions as a set, but each book is available individually in ebook, I believe!

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  5. "I often forget how long they really are and how much about trees there is." My new favorite review of these books, haha. Also, I've never read Game of Thrones but "Write Like The Wind" is my favorite song about it.

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