Books, books and more books! Can you tell that I love them? Originally, I was going to do a post on my favorite books of all time, but as I looked through my bookshelves, I realized how difficult that would be as I love soooo many of them. So I thought it would be a whole lot easier to mention some of my favorite series of all time especially because some of them have 15+ books in them. Starting a big series can be a little daunting at first, but once you find one that you can really get into, you’ll be dying to read more!
- Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris– True Blood fans!!! I love love love this series! The first book follows the TV show pretty closely, but then after that they go on different yet still interesting paths. You still have some of the same characters, but also some new ones. There are 13 books total in this series which all center around Sookie Stackhouse. If you like mysteries, vampires and other mythical-type things, then check these books out. I can’t recommend them enough.
- Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series by Laurell K. Hamilton– I know I know, more vampires. I promise you that these are great reads! With a whopping 26 books, I’ve been dedicated to this series for ages. The main character is Anita Blake who is a necromancer, vampire executioner and supernatural investigator who works with the police on different cases. The 26th book just came out a few days ago and I’m surprised to say that I’m still fully invested in this series despite taking some odd, raunchy turns.
- Undead Series by MaryJanice Davidson– You’ll notice a theme here….more vampires and supernatural. However, this series is a bit different than the previously mentioned. Yes, the main character gets killed and is turned in to a vampire, but these books are HILARIOUS. The closest comparison I can think of is Sex and the City meets vampires.
- Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon– Even as a true bookworm I’ll look at large books and become intimidated. In this case, 8 large books. But OH MY GOD are they good. The TV series is amazing as well with some very nice eye candy. These books follow Claire, a combat nurse from the 40’s who takes a second honeymoon with her husband and stumbles upon ancient standing stones while taking a walk and is transported back to 1743 in Scotland. Even for their large size, these books are page turners.
- The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher– One of my friends told me about this series as it is his all time favorite and he didn’t lead me a stray. At 15 books, this series is about a wizard named Harry (not Potter) who like Anita Blake, does paranormal investigations and consulting. An added bonus is that this series takes place in Chicago, my home town.
It was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to my top five favorites, but I highly recommend each of them! Happy Reading 🙂