WHAT BOOK SERIES SHOULD I START??? (I'm desperate)?
I am a bookworm and have read and re-read all my books, and am in the mood for something new.
- bookshop_ladyLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Since you didn't tell us how old your are or what types of books you enjoy, I'm going to list books of all genres for kids, teens, and adults.
Oh: Try this web site, too. This lady has the most WONDERFUL lists of books, divided by age group. You'll surely find something you love there.
Books and More for Kids and Adults
Series for kids and/or teens:
Madeleine L'Engle's "Time" Quintet (although if you're an adult and have never read these books, you really need to read them and then share them with your kids):
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
An Acceptable Time
There's also Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" series. Start with the book of that title and if you love it, there are 7 more books by L.M. Montgomery that are about Anne as she grows up and her marriage and children. There is also a new book, recently released, called "Before Green Gables" (I think), that is about Anne's parents and her childhood before the Green Gables series began.
If you like mysteries, try the Trixie Belden series. There are a lot of books, but the best ones are the first 5. After the 5th book, they're not all that great.
Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Mansion
Trixie Belden and the Red Trailer Mystery
Trixie Belden and the Gatehouse Mystery
Trixie Belden and the Mysterious Visitor
Trixie Belden and the Mystery off Glen Road
Elizabeth Enright's "Melendy family" quartet and "Gone-away Lake" duo can be hard to find in bookstores, but your library should have them and Amazon.com usually is able to get them.
- The Saturdays
- The Four-Story Mistake
- And Then There were Five
- Spiderweb for Two
* Gone-Away Lake
* Return to Gone-Away
And how about the "Magic" series by Edward Eager:
Magic by the Lake
Magic or Not?
Series for (mainly) adults:
Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER series (you have never met a sexier, hunkier, lovelier man in fiction than Jamie Fraser):
- Outlander (called 'Cross-Stitch' in the UK)
- Dragonfly in Amber
- Drums of Autumn
- The Fiery Cross
- A Breath of Snow & Ashes
Adriana Trigiani's BIG STONE GAP series:
- Big Stone Gap
- Big Cherry Holler
- Milk Glass Moon
- Home to Big Stone Gap
Also by Adriana Trigiana
- Lucia, Lucia
Elizabeth Buchan's WIVES duo:
- Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
- Wives Behaving Badly (this is the sequel)
Jasper Fforde's THURSDAY NEXT series (be sure you read the copyright page, all the footnotes, the adverts in the back -it's all relevant! The books are set in an alternate universe where some things are identical with our earth and some things are ..... most definitely not! His books are very funny, but it's a type of funny that sometimes borders on the bizarre.):
- The Eyre Affair
- Lost in a Good Book
- The Well of Lost Plots
- Something Rotten
- Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
Dean Koontz' ODD THOMAS series (he sees dead people, but it isn't horror):
- Odd Thomas
- Forever Odd
- Brother Odd
- Odd Hours
The Fionavar Tapestry Books by Guy Gavriel Kay:
- The Summer Tree
- The Wandering Fire
- The Darkest Road
And then there are Katherine Kurtz's Deryni books. Some of these books are out of print and can be hard to find even in a used book store, but it's worth finding them all. To read them by their internal chronology, the order is:
* Camber of Culdi
* Saint Camber
* Camber the Heretic
* The Harrowing of Gwynedd
* King Javan's Year
* The Bastard Prince
* In the King's Service
* Childe Morgan
* Deryni Rising
* Deryni Checkmate
* High Deryni
* The Bishop's Heir
* The King's Justice
* The Quest for Saint Camber
* King Kelson's Bride
Marion Zimmer Bradley has written a brilliant retelling of the King Arthur legend: The Mists of Avalon. The legend is retold from the point of view of the women. She has also written quite a number of books that come before "Mists" and are centered on the mystical island of Avalon (*not* Glastonbury!) and the community of women who worship the Goddess. Whether or not you're interested in reading the entire series, "Mists" is a book you won't want to pass up.
Although they're not a series, Gregory McGuire's fairy-tale retellings are brilliant:
- Mirror, Mirror
- Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Richard North Patterson has written a number of books that are legal thrillers. The characters overlap - all the books are related but it isn't truly a "series."
* The Lasko Tangent
* The Outside Man
* Escape The Night
* Private Screening
* Degree of Guilt
* The Final Judgment(also published as Caroline Masters)
* Eyes of a Child
* Silent Witness
* No Safe Place
* Dark Lady
* Protect and Defend
* Balance of Power
* The Race
- 1 decade ago
Try the Pit Dragon series by Jane Yolen.
Or if you're into something a little more "grown up", try the Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay. "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" and "Dearly Devoted Dexter" are the first two. Can't necessarily recommend the third book in the series since I haven't read it yet.
There's always Harry Potter, too.
There are a few decent John Grisham books, and Michael Connelly writes some decent stuff too. You could also go with classics like "Jane Eyre", "Pride & Prejudice", "Sense & Sensibility", etc.
By the way, you can find a lot of great ebooks for free at girlebooks.com
One of my favorites is "The Secret Garden". I read that at least a dozen times when I was younger. You can read it for free: http://girlebooks.com/blog/free-ebooks/the-secret-...
- bengtLv 44 years ago
Jessica Darling sequence: Sloppy First, 2nd Helpings, Charmed Thirds and Fourth Comings, and the subsequent e book which hasn't been released yet. this is approximately this female. i does not say this is a female e book although this is great. This e book isn't myth or journey in any respect so i'm uncertain in case you will like it. Plus between the character's call has the comparable call as Manda and she or he's style of... properly... so now i'm notably helpful you will not like it yet... brushing off the certainty that Manda is between the adversarial characters interior the story. No magic, no scuffling with (different than one catfight between the antagonists) right here.
- caring carerLv 71 decade ago
Inkheart series by Cornelia Funkt
Ingo series by Helen Dunmore
The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King starts with The Gunslinger
The Arthur Trilogy by Bernard Cornwall, starts with Winterking
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- 1 decade ago
I don't know how old are you, or what genre of books you like. But I'll list my favourites for you..
Harry Potter of course- By J.K Rowling.
Lord Of the Rings- By J.R.R Tolkien.
Narnia- By C. S. Lewis.
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, Johnny only you can save mankind and the following two books- By Terry Pratchett.
Discworld series- By Terry Pratchett.
The Alex Rider series (7 books), Raven's Gate and following books- By Anthony Horowitz.
His Dark Materials- By Philip Pullman.
Lemony Snicket a series of unfortunate events.
Twilight sucked, I wonder how many recommendation's you'll get, and how many thumbs down will I get! :P
- 1 decade ago
As the first answerer predicted: Twilight series.
Very good series, actucally. It's worth reading.
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging by Louise Rennison
- 1 decade ago
you can read these
Sharp Teeth—Toby Barlow
The Road—Cormac McCarthy
The Brambles—Eliza Minot
Queuing for Beginners—Joe Moran
American Born Chinese—Gene Luen Yang
still if your stomach is not full read these
Tom’s Midnight Garden—Philippa Pearce
Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life from Breakfast to Bedtime—Joe Moran
The Road—Cormac McCarthy
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance—Atul Gawande
The Rights of the Reader—Daniel Pennac i would like you to me by messanger friend if you to then invite me with on IDSource(s): google
- MJLv 41 decade ago
Patricia Cornwell writes a really good series focusing around a medical examiner named Kay Scarpetta.
Sounds lame but really excellent books and highly addictive. There's a hope heap of them and she's still writing so just start from the beginning and you should be kept occupied for a while!
- 1 decade ago
well that goes for me too. I'm also a bookworm and the series i love to read now is the "Twilight Saga" written by Stephenie Meyer.It's a very sweet and romantic love story about a vampire and a human girl. A lot of people have also read this and it is a very popular novel. if you like love stories, this is the best book for you:D(*)
- vyLv 41 decade ago
The Twilight series, all by Stephenie Meyer. Just because someone's sick of it 'cause there's too many questions about it!' (talking about that girl who first posted an answer), it's a VERY good book and I recomend it to fellow bookworms. Plus, it's got over 500pages for each book and so far 3books that came out about it so far, so it would be worth your time!
Where to get them:
I suggest Barnes and Nobles, or try finding them at your local library (found most likely to be in the adults or teenagers section).
Books in order:
Twilight (First book)
New Moon (Second book)
Eclipse (Third book)
Stephenie's OFFICIAL website: