I have read the following book series and would recommend them to all my friends!
My Hubby doesn't understand how I can read a book series and then eventually re-read the book series again... well I know what happens, but I love the story so much I don't care. I just want to re-read it again!
These are some of my favorites!
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
This is my oldest series favorite. I think I started reading the books when I was 10 or 11. I remember having to buy the books the day they came out and having to go see the movies the weekend they came out in the theaters!
It's a magical story about a young boy finding out he is a wizard and his famous story that he is just finding out. It's a story about growing up, friendship, love, family and adventure! How could you not be spell bound?
I can't wait to one day read these to my own kids.
2. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I actually didn't read this series until I saw the first movie. I didn't think it would be something that I liked. However, after seeing the first movie and reading the entire series the following week, I am hooked!
I cannot wait until November when Mockingjay, Part 1 comes out! My Hubby likes the movies too, so he will go to the movies with me to watch this. I personally love Jennifer Lawrence as an actress so I'm glad she plays Katniss.
The Amazon synopsis is:
"In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love."
3. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
This is another book series I enjoyed in my high school/college period of time! I know its a silly book, but I still love it. I also just rewatched the movies!
The Wikipedia synopsis is:
"Twilight is a young-adult vampire-romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer. It is the first book of the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. The novel is followed by New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn."
4. Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris
When I first heard of the HBO show TrueBlood I just laughed. I was like who would watch that? OK, I have a confession.... I love it now! Well the show is really just the result of the book series written by Charlaine Harris.
It was a great series to read. I think there are a total of like 14 books. I finished them within a month. I just never could put my books down... my Hubby was glad when I finished it because he was getting ignored for a full month! If you have seen the HBO series, don't think the books will be identical. The HBO series was inspired by the books, but they don't follow them very closely. I loved the books way more than the show. They are just so much more exciting!
The Amazon synopsis is:
"Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is no typical Southern belle. She can read minds. And she’s got a thing for vampires. Which, in a town like Bon Temps, Louisiana, means she’ll have to watch her back—and neck... "
5. Game of Thrones- Song of Fire & Ice by George RR Martin
This is a complex book series to read. It is well written, but there are a ton of characters to keep up with!
I started by watching the HBO Game of Thrones series. The Hubby was going to be gone on a weekend bachelor party and so I wanted something to do, so I rented the series from the library. It was okay, but I felt like I would really enjoy the series if I knew more about what was going on.
Well the book series provide ample detail and I really enjoying watching the HBO series after reading the books. It all just fell into place! I would recommend, but they are pretty long, so don't be overwhelmed!
Amazon synopsis is:
"Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys."
I hope maybe this gave you a new idea of a book series to pick up or maybe just reminded you to go back and remember one you read before!
Until next time,