Monday, January 31, 2011

Cyber Series

As I was reviewing my list of posts during Bloggiesta, I discovered this post that I had almost completely finished, but never published.  Not sure why . . . here it is now for your pleasure!


Over the last week, I have been compiling favorite series from people across the globe using Twitter and Facebook.  I was really curious to see if there were certain series that really stood out or if there were such a multitude of them that it was hard to narrow down the ultimate favorites.  Based upon all entries, four picks were mentioned multiple times.  The one at the top of the list is definitely no surprise!

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

And, the other three picks actually kinda surprised me a bit!  Take a peek yourself . . .

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

The #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

And, I cannot help but post ALL of the runner-ups!

  • Midnight Breed Series Lara Adrian
  • Lords of Satyr Series by Elizabeth Amber
  • The Three Investigators Series by Robert Arthur and Alfred Hitchcock
  • Shifters Unbound by Jennifer Ashley
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • Agatha Raisin by MC Beaton
  • Hamish Macbeth by MC Beaton
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series by Ann Brashares
  • Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs
  • Graceling and Fire (Companions) by Kristin Cashore
  • Cassandra Palmer Series by Karen Chance
  • Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
  • Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer
  • The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  • The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper
  • Joe Pike Series by Robert Crais
  • The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon
  • The Undead Series by Mary Janice Davidson
  • The Last Apprentice Series by Joseph Delaney
  • Young Wizards by Diane Duane
  • The Stephanie Plum Books by Janet Evanovich
  • Nathaniel Cade Series by Christopher Farnsworth
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Thomas Lynley/Barbara Havers Series by Elisabeth George
  • Black Ops Series by Cindy Gerard
  • Harper Connelly Series by Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  • Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz
  • Vampire Series by Linda Howard and Linda Jones
  • The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • Frankenstein Series by Dean Koontz
  • Arcane Society Series by Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  • A Wrinkle in Time Quintet by Madeline L’Engle
  • The Giver Trilogy by Lois Lowry
  • The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  • Sylph Series by L J McDonald
  • Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
  • Highlander Series by Karen Marie Moning
  • MacKayla Lane Series by Karen Marie Moning
  • The Internet Girls Series by Lauren Myracle
  • Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
  • Michael Bennett Series by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  • Discworld by Terry Pratchett
  • Arcane Society Series by Amanda Quick
  • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  • Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison
  • Septimus Heap by Angie Sage
  • The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore (within the Legend of the Drizzt series)
  • Lords of the Underworld Series by Gena Showalter
  • Marked Souls Series by Jessa Slade
  • Strange Angels Series by Lili St. Crow
  • Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
  • Sammy Keyes by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Darkyn Series by Lynn Viehl

Which series have you read?  Any missing from the list that you would recommend?


  1. I tend to get bored with series eventually. I have however read most of the Harry Potters and the Dresden Files and about half of the Unfortunate Events.

  2. Love series of books! This is really such a great post, because I think that a lot of people are always on the lookout for new series to read.

    I can see why Harry Potter would make number one. It's almost as if it "created" the idea of a series of books, though it didn't really.

    My mother-in-law has been trying to get me to read The Ladies Detective Agency for awhile now. I may just have to give it a try!

    Great post!

  3. carolsnotebook . . . What do you think about the Dresden Files? I've been hearing so much about these, but haven't read any yet. And, I agree about the boredom . . . I like a good series, but I do enjoy a good stand alone book too. I need a balance!

    The1stdaughter . . . Thanks! I think HP made series much more popular, especially for the big screen. Though series were around, they didn't really become popular until HP was such a big hit! I enjoyed Ladies Detective Agency. I've heard some complain that it is too simple, but I like them for that reason! Easy reads!

  4. Great post! I love The Dresden Files! Also really liked the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and the Jane True books by Nicole Peeler.

  5. Alexia561 . . . Another one for The Dresden Files! I think I really need to check these out!!! I've got Kagawa's books on my wish list, but haven't heard of the Jane True ones. Need to look into those now too!

  6. I am on the third of the The Dresden Files. I have been listening to them on audio since James Marsters (Spike from Buffy) reads them. He voice is perfect.
    Look at all those others to consider!

  7. My brother has recommended The Dresden Files to me (and I think he mentioned them on my blog too!).

    I don't see the Thursday Next series on the list. Absolutely love and re-read regularly.

  8. I'd say I am currently reading well over half of those. :) Believe it or not, I've started even

  9. WVRed . . . This is good to know! I may have to check them out on audio myself!

    Kristen M. . . Thursday Next? Is this Jasper Fforde? I was just looking at one of those books the other day thanks to your blog! :)

    365andMe . . . LOL!! I think many of these recs even came from you!! And, yes, I've also added them to my personal list! :)

  10. Yep, Jasper Fforde! Starts with The Eyre Affair.

  11. Kristen M. . . . Thanks! I really want to read these now!


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