Personally, I am always on the hunt for new book series to read. While single books are great, series give more opportunity to establish characters, plot, and far more time for me to get attached to the characters. Also, after finishing a series, I always feel a little regretful about it. Granted, the characters are all fictional--but still.
Anyway, every Sunday (for the next six weeks), I'll be sharing some of my favorite book series with you--generally loosely grouped by genre, just because I like things to retain some sense of order. Now, let's begin, shall we?
1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
This was the first "real" book series I ever read. My dad bought me the 50th anniversary boxed set for my seventh birthday and we read the first three together, and then I basically took off and read the rest on my own. The story telling is not the most complex; however, the imagination of the land of Narnia, and the unique qualities of its inhabitants make it, by far, one of my favorite series to date. In fact, I still read these books at least once a year--eleven years later. Oh, and my favorite character--by far--is Reepicheep, the gallant mouse.
2. Time Travel Quartet by Madeleine L'Engle
3. Peter and the Star Catchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Note: Upon further research, I found there are at least two more of these books now. I haven't read them, but the first three were quite good--especially considering it was a book published by Disney (which really isn't a surprise, now is it?).
Most of them (okay, all of them) are YA books; however, I have found I do still enjoy those thoroughly--so, really, why stop reading them? I hope you found this helpful, as well. I hate it when I can't find a good set of books to read. There is nothing more frustrating than being in a library or book store--a literal treasure trove of type and text--and not being able to find something worth reading. Well, there are things more frustrating. Like losing car keys, or leaving homework at home, or getting locked out of the house on a cold winter's day; but for the sake of dramatic effect, let's pretend standing flabbergasted in a library is, indeed, the most frustrating thing imaginable.
Now, enough of my rambling. I'm curious to know, what is your favorite series? I would love suggestions (even though the quantity of books on my "to read" queue is already outrageous). And don't forget to check in next week for some more of my favorite series.