Sometimes it’s nice to read a book series that feels like it’ll never end just like watching a long TV Series (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Grey’s Anatomy). Here, for you dapper bookworms, I have a list of fifteen book series that range in interest and genre. Odds are you’ve heard of a majority of these series, but there’s nothing wrong with reminding you and possibly convincing you to go back and relive the adventure.
So, here we go.
Author: J.K. Rowling
“You’re a wizard, Harry.”
– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter, boy who lives under the stairs, discovers that he’s a wizard and goes to Hogwarts, a school for witches and wizards. Him an his friends go on a magical journey to stop the most evil wizard in the world.
The Morganville Vampires
Author: Rachel Caine
Books: 15, but then there’s Midnight Bites, a collection of short stories.
Welcome to Morganville. You’ll never want to leave. And even if you do…well, you can’t. Sorry about that.
-Intro to nearly every book of the series
A sixteen year old Claire Danvers discovers that vampires run the town she goes to college and her smart brain gets her into trouble with them. Thankfully, her friends have her back even if nearly gets them all killed.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Author: Lemony Snicket
But happy moments came rarely and unexpectedly in the Baudelaires’ lives, and the three siblings had learned to accept them.
-The Austere Academy
Following three orphans who try to get away from the nefarious Count Olaf and his evil henchmen who want their fortune. Along the way, the children try to discover what VFD is and how their parents were involved.
The Shadowhunter Chronicles
Author: Cassandra Clare
We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.
-City of Heavenly Fire
Clary Fray is introduced to the world of the supernatural when she witnesses a murder at a night club and then her mother disappears shortly after. She has to learn fast about demons and the other creatures that linger in the dark if she hopes to find her mom and stay alive.
Author: James Patterson
I don’t damsel well. Distress, I can do. Damseling? Not so much.
-Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
Known as bird kids, this group is always on the run from the crazy facility that created them known as The School. They have wings and that’s only the half of it. Apparently they’re supposed to save the world.
The Sookie Stackhouse Novels
Author: Charlaine Harris
“Some might think you suicidal.”
“Well, ‘some’ can stick it up their ass.”
-All Together Dead
In small town, Bon Temps, Sookie Stackhouse finds herself attracted to Bill Compon, the first vampire to come to the town since vampire came out of the coffin. This only spells trouble, especially since she can’t hear his thoughts.
The Walking Dead
Author: Tony Moore, Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Books: 27 Volumes so far and 8 novels
In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living.
-Vol. 1, Days Gone Bye
They’re graphic novels, I know, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a fantastic binge. You have zombies, guts and a whole lot of trauma. You can binge both the show and the graphic novels!
The Women’s Murder Club Series
Author: James Patterson
Books: 16 and counting
Hope attacking doubt. It seemed crazy.
-1st to Die
A collection of murder mysteries with the leading ladies, Lindsay Boxer, Cindy Thomas, Claire Washburn and Jill Bernhardt. Follow their stories, solve the murders.
The Otherworld Series
Author: Kelley Armstrong
I’ve spent the last decade learning to stand firm and face my problems… or at least batter them until they’re unrecognizable.
Starting with werewolf, Elena Michaels, follow the Otherworld women and discover witches, ghosts, necromancers and more as they try to live in the ‘real’ world. The struggle to survive is real when there are dangers around every corner threaten their ways of living that will test the women of this series.
Daughters of the Moon
Author: Lynne Ewing
Without hope, people become desperate to escape the pain. They seldom see the rhythms in their own lives, how dark phases come before new beginnings.
-Goddess of the Night
Discovering your a moon goddess? Not as easy as you think in high school. Trying to defeat a dark evil known as The Atrox? Also not easy. When you’re a daughter of the moon you have until you’re seventeen and then you make the most important decision of your life. For the five girls in this series, they do battle with more than just evil. they struggle to keep their normal lives.
The Dark Tower
Author: Stephen King
A man who can’t bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.
-The Dark Tower
Join the legendary ‘gunslinger’ Roland Deschain as he treks to the Dark Tower, the heart of all worlds, to try and save it from the evil corrupting it only known as The Man in Black.
The Chronicles of Narnia
Author: C.S. Lewis
Remember that all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.
-The Last Battle
Travel to the fantastical Narnia through unimaginable portals and follow four siblings on a journey to become kings and queens of a magical kingdom where animals talk and and evil queen has an icy hold over the land. The series leads you over epic battles of good vs evil and show you magic unlike you’ve never seen.
Author: Timothy Zahn, Drew Karpyshyn, James Luceno, Matthew Woodring Stover, John Jackson Miller, Paul S. Kemp, Karen Traviss and many more
Books: Too many to count
Revenge is little more than an adolescent concession to personal vanity.
-Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The release of the original Sci-Fi movie Trilogy didn’t just lead to new stories in film such as The Force Awakens and Rogue One, but also across pages. There are so many untold stories and in this series you’ll never feel like there’s an end. The Death Star was only the beginning.
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Books: 8 soon to be 9 with Seven Stones To Stand or Fall coming out soon and then there are also the novellas.
Sometimes our best action result in things that are most regrettable.
Time travel from 1945 to 1743 with Claire Randall in this romance series where she is caught up in the middle of a Scottish war. She soon goes to war with herself as she struggles with having just gotten her husband back in 1945 and falling for the Scots warrior who’s helping her discover the world of 1743.
Author: Dean Koontz
I see dead people. But, then by God, I do something about it!
Odd Thomas has only known one thing. That he and Stormy Llewellyn were destined to be together forever. That and he sees ghosts. So that’s two things. Throughout this series he tries to help ghosts cross over by bringing their deaths justice. There are cameos by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Alfred Hitchcock.
Craving a binge yet? I think I’m going to go back to Morganville. I like it there.
More to come soon…
P.S. Todays song? Leave My Body by Florence + The Machine