Here are my Top 10 book series.
I prefer reading a book series instead of a standalone book. This is going to be a difficult list to narrow down!
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Like any person with a brain in their head, this series is my all-time favorite. Nothing compares to the world that Rowling creates and the HP fandom. I even have my homage to the books with a tattoo. If you’ve read the series, then you know why it’s the best!
- Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard
I devour these books within the first few days after they are released, and then am hungry for the next one immediately. I’ve been with this series since the year it came out, long before it became a TV show. For the record, the show is nothing like the books at all. If you like the show, give the books a try; it won’t confuse you.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty series by Libba Bray
This is a short series with only three books and I’ve wished every day that it was longer! It is out of my comfort zone, as it takes place far back in history. It is sort of a sci-fi fantasy series, but please don’t let that turn you off either. I have no words to describe this series; it is too good!
- Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar
Another book series with a television show that ended up being nothing like the books. Still, I loved both the series and the show. I read these throughout high school and college. I was fascinated by their lifestyle because they were the same age as me but had much more interesting lives.
- Private series by Kate Brian
I’ve said before I tend to be drawn to books involving people going off to boarding school. Reed heads off to Easton Academy, where she ends up getting involved with a prestigious, sorority-like group of girls. Lots and lots of crazy things happen, which is just about all I’ll divulge. I technically have about three more books in the series, and they just took a weird turn. I may have to re-evaluate this series at the end!
- Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin
I’m famous for reading fluffy YA books involving the typical “girl goes on a summer vacation to a beach town and falls in love” premise. This was a great one to fill that need for me. The second book was just released, too! I love books like these in the summertime.
- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
This is another fan favorite – I feel like everyone I know has read and enjoyed this series. I flew through these books in college, which is saying a lot! (Read more on that here) If you haven’t read these yet, I will say not to be discouraged by the beginning of the first book. I almost quit reading because it was too weird/boring… it gets better!
- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
These books were all the rage in middle school, but you better believe I kept on reading through to the very end. Lemony Snicket has a way of making me laugh out loud while also depressing the hell out of me through the actual plot. I remember enjoying each book and being pleasantly surprised by the ending.
- The A-List series by Zoe Dean
This was another series I was absolutely in love with back in my earlier reading days. I remember always wanting the next book right after finishing the previous one, and not wanting the series to ever end. This series, in theory, is probably right up there near Private or Gossip Girl, since I read it in the same timeframe…but I’ve found that the characters weren’t nearly as memorable for me. In other words, I barely remember what happened in this book but remember loving it.
- Shadowlands trilogy by Kate Brian
This series was seriously addicting. It started off as a type of book I wouldn’t read (serial killers, suspense, crime, creepiness), but quickly transformed into something I could totally get on board with. I don’t want to spoil anything, but give these a read!