Welcome to another top 5 Tuesday! This week it’s a special topic – my top
5 10 favourite series!! I tried to come up with only 5 but that wasn’t possible, as you could imagine. I’ve finished quite a few series but still have SO many to get to (Mistborn, Red Rising, The Black Prism, etc) and there are so many that are not yet completed. So I will be doing this topic on a yearly basis to include the new ones. But this week is my top 10 of all time! Not only have I went from 5 to 10 books this week, I’m also listing this in order!
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#10 – THE CALENDAR GIRL SERIES by Audrey Carlan – This series is so incredible! It’s an erotic romance series that follows the main character Mia as she takes on the job of escort to pay off her fathers gambling debts. I thought it would be super cheesy and all about the sex, but it focuses on the people she meets (and is NOT required to sleep with) and how they change her perception of herself. Some she is attracted to, some become best friends, and some are like brothers. This series is far more in depth than I ever expected!
#9 – THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES by Suzanne Collins – I read this series so long ago but it’s one that’s stayed with me always! This was one of my first dystopian reads and one of the first I’ve read with a really strong female lead. The details and challenges in this book were so vivid and terrifying! This is also one of the very limited times where I enjoyed the movie adaptations just as much as the books. I managed to finish all three books within 2 days. I think It’s time for a reread soon because I honestly forget a lot of books 2 and 3.
#8 – THE INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES by Cassandra Clare – Stunning!! The original Shadow Hunter series was great but this series (in my opinion) was leagues above! The characters felt so much more relatable, the plot had more depth, and the pace was much faster as well. The love triangle wasn’t my favourite at times but as a whole I feel like it helped me to understand the characters and their lives as a whole. So good!
#7 THE WRATH AND THE DAWN SERIES by Renee Ahdieh – At the beginning of last year, if someone would have suggested to me that this series would be on this list, I would have just laughed. The synopsis of book 1 didn’t sound all that original and my expectations were low. But after I finished book 1 I remember sitting on the chair literally shaking thinking that I needed book 2 NOW!! The writing was fantastic, the story ended up being original, and the characters were stunning!
#6 – THE SIX OF CROWS DUOLOGY by Leigh Bardugo – You had me at heist! A band of misfit characters that come together under the wing of a criminal mastermind to pull off an impossible heist? YES PLEASE!!! These books pulled me so deeply into the world and the characters and I never knew what was coming as I would turn the page! These books have it all!!
#5 – THE LUNAR CHRONICLES by Marissa Meyer – This series is THE series that made me appreciate the ‘marathon read’! I had put off reading these for so long that when I picked up Cinder, the release of Winter was only a few months away. I assumed I would hate them and never researched any further. But all of a sudden this books were everywhere and everything being said was hype and praise. I decided to try book 1 and immediately needed all the rest! Cinder threw me into a rabbit hole where I honestly felt like my life could be put on hold until I read all the books! The characters were incredible and I appreciated each book introducing a new person to the mix. Sometimes when that happens it takes away from the original cast of characters but it was written in such a way that you never felt like you were missing anything! The books were so complex and pushed me further into science fiction.
#4 – THE ILLUMINAE FILES by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I feel a little guilty that I’ve added a series without it actually being completed but sorry, NOT SORRY!! I’ll break the rules for this one! Last year was such a great year for me as I moved into the unchartered territory of science fiction. I started off with light stuff and went into these afraid of what I would think. This one was set completely on a space ship and even went into Artificial Intelligence. Not only was the story incredible but the layout and format was so unique! Told in case files, emails, messages, pictures, diagrams, surveillance, etc – it was a break in the monotony of the regular written word novel. Such an enjoyable experience and I can’t wait to finish the series with book 3 next year!
#3 – THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J Maas – If you’ve been following me for any length of time then you had to have know that this one was coming! Yet another series I refused to read for the longest time then read them all at once as soon as I realized how amazing these books were!!!! I would go into detail but you’ve probably already read these! LOL And you’ll see her again in 5,4,3,2,1…..
#2 THE A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES SERIES by Sarah J Maas – Once again, not so sure what I could tell you about my love for this series that you don’t already know! The second book in this series had me so in love that it took me months to recover from the book hangover! The characters are so different and amazing and I literally couldn’t get my head (or heart) out of these books!
AND MY NUMBER ONE FAVOURITE BOOK SERIES OF ALL TIME IS………
#1 – THE HARRY POTTER SERIES by J.K. Rowling – SURPRISE!! I couldn’t help it. These are the books that brought me back into my book obsession. I had stopped reading for a bit in high school and college due to lack of time, but I MADE time when it came to these! They rekindled my love of reading for adventure – and reading for feelings. I could go on and on about my love for these but I don’t think I can explain my love properly in words. I’ve read the first book more than 10 times and the whole series more than three times. This will FOREVER remain in my top series ever!
Are any of these on your top series of all time list? What would you say is number 1 on your list?
Until next time, happy reading!