32 Series I've Read


Hey, guys! For today's post, I decided to take a page from Jamieson @ Jamishelves and share all the series I've read + share a couple quick thoughts on them. I'll also be highlighting my very favorites. So without further ado, here are the 32 series I've read!

DUOLOGIES

1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - 3 stars. It had a few good characters and moments, but in general, this series came up quite short of what it could have been.

2. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh - 4 stars. The first book was fabulously unique and lyrical, but the sequel was quite the disappointment.

3. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - 3 stars. I love the main characters, but the second book fell very flat.

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 3.5 stars. TKAM is fabulous, but GSAW...not so much.

TRILOGIES

5. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - 5 stars. In case the copious Elvish sprinkled around my blog hasn't alerted y'all of this, LOTR is one of my all-time faves. I often consider rereading a waste of time, but I've read FotR 6 times, TTT 3 times, and RotK 3 times.



6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - 4 stars. These books are SUPER well-written, I just don't have that much of an emotional connection to them.

7. All for the Game by Nora Sakavic - 5 stars. The poster child for not judging a book by its cover. Lots of people may be put off by the violence in these books, but it's no worse than Six of Crows. These gritty, heartbreaking, thrilling contemporaries are definitely worth a try!


8. Inkworld by Cornelia Funke - 4 stars. SO IMAGINATIVE. And really, who didn't have a crush on Dustfinger when reading this?

9. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld - 4 stars. The first book was a bit of a letdown, but the next two swept me off my feet!

10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - 3 stars. My attitude towards this series has always been "meh."

11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - 4 stars. Many people don't know this, but Alcott released two sequels to Little Women, Little Men and Jo's Boys. Reading about the March sisters' adventures beyond the first book is such fun!

12. Everest by Gordon Korman - 4 stars. Gordon Korman's adventure trilogies are some of my favorites, and Everest, about a bunch of teenagers trying to climb the mountain, is one of the best.

13. Dive by Gordon Korman - 2.5 stars. This is one of Korman's earlier works, and it's simply nowhere near as good as his later stuff.

14. Island by Gordon Korman - 3.5 stars. I'm not usually a fan of survival stories, but these were really enjoyable!

15. Titanic by Gordon Korman - 5 stars. CAN Y'ALL TELL I LOVE GORDON KORMAN YET CAUSE I LOVE GORDON KORMAN. And this thrilling, heartracing trilogy about four teens on the Titanic is his best work, hands-down.


SERIES

16. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini - 4 stars. This dragon-centered fantasy epic is a bit tropey, but it's quite well-written and thrilling!

17. The Bartimaeus Sequence by Jonathan Stroud - 4.5 stars. Consisting of a trilogy and its sequel/prequel novel, TBS is one of the best middle-grade series I've ever read.


18. Barnaby Grimes by Paul Stewart, Illustrated by Chris Riddell - 5 stars. THIS IS SUCH A PHENOMENAL MIDDLE-GRADE SERIES I'M IN LOVE. A sassy, quirky tick-tock lad highstacks over Victorian London, solving supernatural mysteries. THESE ARE SUCH UNDERRATED BOOKS I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. 


19. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - 4 stars. Though I'm not a huge fan of the original book, I loved reading about Anne's continued escapades!

20. The Once and Future King by T.H. White - 4 stars. This Arthurian saga is long but lovely!

21. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - 4 stars. I mean, it's HP. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said.

22. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater - 3.5 stars. The Dream Thieves and The Raven King were great, but The Raven Boys and Blue Lily, Lily Blue were so bland and tropey my eyes rolled so much they ended up stuck staring at the inside of my head.

23. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder - 3.5 stars. This was a childhood favorite of mine <3

24. The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron - 4 stars. This imaginative series creates a unique tale centered around Merlin's life before he became - well - Merlin.

25. Merlin's Dragon by T.A. Barron - 3.5 stars. The companion series to TLYoM. More Merlin background! Yay!

26. Discworld by Terry Pratchett - 5 stars. MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SERIES, EVER. It's a 41-book adult comedic fantasy series consisting of about 5 arcs (Tiffany Aching, Witches, Wizards, the Grim Reaper, and the Watchmen) that follow different sets of characters on the Discworld. There are also several standalones. AND THEY'RE ALL MONSTROUSLY FUNNY. 

41 books is way too many, so have a character art instead.
IN PROGRESS
(these series are currently in progress, but I'm all caught up on them)

27. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands - 5 stars. *ENDLESS SCREAMING* Y'all know how much I love this series. The mystery, the magic, the adventure, Christopher, Tom, Sally, Isaac - *faints*
Books Out: 2
Next Book: The Assassin's Curse, Sept. 5


28. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice - 4.5 stars. This is a series I adore but haven't talked about too much, with the exception of Merrick, the sixth book (and best I read all last year). It's an epic about the trials and travails of a group of vampires throughout the centuries, centering around an  infamous antihero "brat prince," Lestat de Lioncourt.
Books Out: 12
Next Book: TBA

12 is too many so have these pretty fanarts created by Kathryn Buenavista
29. The Albion Quartet by Elijah David - 2.5 stars. Yes, I'm not a huge fan of the first book. It's tropey, poorly-written, and I had to drag myself through it. However, it's a debut, and Elijah David has a ton of potential. So I still plan on reading the next book!
Books Out: 1
Next Book: Albion Apparent, TBA

30. Caraval by Stephanie Garber - 4.5 stars. THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE A SEQUEL SO I'M COUNTING IT OKAY.
Books Out: 1
Next Book: TBA

31. The Witchlands by Susan Dennard - 4 stars. People tend to either love or hate the Witchlands books, and I fall squarely into the "love" category.
Books Out: 2
Next Book: Bloodwitch, 2018

32. Durarara!! by Ryohgo Narita - 4 stars. I ADORE the Durarara!! anime, and the light novels are no different. This superb series follows supernatural gang wars in Tokyo.
Books Out (in English): 6
Next Book: Durarara!!, Vol. 7, Jul. 25th (TOMORROW Y'ALL I'M CRYING IT'S GOING TO BE PERFECT)


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Let's chat! What are your favorite series? Have we read any of the same ones? What series would you recommend to me? Comment below, and have an amazing day. <3

Namarië,
Ellie

12 comments:

  1. Well thank you for rubbing my nose into the fact that there are SO MANY SERIES I STILL HAVEN'T READ. But these are some of my favourites: Harry Potter (obviously), Shades of Magic, Croak, Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games. I really need to get back into Bartimaeus, too! I listened to the first audiobook years ago and there was so much snark, I fell in love.

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    1. No problem XD Ahhhh, I've wanted to read Shades of Magic for SO long. Ooh, I hope you get back into Bartimaeus and enjoy it! It seems like something you would love <3

      - Ellie

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  2. The whole time reading this post I could just FEEL all the unfinished series I have looming over my shoulder, hardcore judging me. Don't mind me being mildly jealous of your willpower.
    I had a hella big crush on Dustfinger as a kid and I still do, ngl. (it didn't really help that the actor who played him literally looked like he had sprung from my childhood imagination.) his story always tugged at my heartstrings and i still want to give him the biggest hug ever.
    my favorite series is of course the all for the game series, but v.e.'s shades of magic is a close contender. the gentleman bastards series is also FANTASTIC, although i'm partially stressing because they're ginormous and there's still 3 unreleased books to go before it's done. i don't trust the author not to hurt my faves.
    another lovely post, ellie!! <3

    xx a || not gary cooper

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    1. DUDE IF I DID A POST OF MY UNFINISHED SERIES WE'D BE HERE ALL DAY.
      *looks up movie Dustfinger* Jesus Christ, you're right. I KNOW, RIGHT?! He is my son.
      Oh my goodness I thought Gentleman Bastards was a trilogy? Dear Lord. Good luck, girl.
      THANK YOU.

      - Ellie

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  3. I really want to read the All For The Game series, because I've heard such good things about it, but my library doesn't have it! I may have to actually buy a book for once...
    Amy xx

    A Habit Of Solitude

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    1. YOU MUST. Yeah, it's not well-known enough to be at libraries, I'm afraid. But you can download the ebooks very cheaply!

      - Ellie

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  4. You've read so many series! I've heard so many people raving about the All For The Game series..I think I might try it out, someday!

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  5. HOLY PLUMS you have done a lot of reading of series! I am thoroughly impressed.
    I have been wanting to read the disc world for a while now, but I got scared and hid because 41 books is a whooooole lot.
    Little house on the prairie omg childhood feels INCOMING

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    1. WHY THANK!
      You don't have to hide! There are many standalones you can read without trying any of the others, and the majority of the series is made up of arcs of only 5-8 books. Those arcs can be read as independent series having nothing to do with the rest of the books! In fact, about the only thing tying the whole series together is that the stories all take place on the same giant fantasy world.
      I KNOW.

      - Ellie

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  6. ELLIE, HOW DID I MISS THAT YOU READ THE RAVEN KING? I thought it was one of the books still on the TBR!

    (then again, I haven't really dwelled in the blogsphere since like, March, so I guess it's kind of my fault)

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    1. Nora Sakavic's or Maggie Stiefvater's? WELL IT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE THEY'RE BOTH FABULOUS.

      No matter! I'm just glad you're back :)

      - Ellie

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