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post #1 of 51
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I love reading books that come in a series. Some of my favorites:
Sookie Stackhouse
The Black Dagger Brotherhood
The Argeneau series
I loved The Hunger Games and am waiting for the next book in the series - the third comes out at the end of summer.
I did read the Twilight series.

I hated the Anita Blake series - so violent and gory - just brutal.

So, I'm in need of another series. I'm not super picky. I don't care for extreme violence, horror or gore but, other than that, I'm open.

Any suggestions?
post #2 of 51
the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
post #3 of 51
My interests are varied, but I love series books, too.

The Ender series - Orson Scott Card (Good fantasy/sci fi type series, and I'm not usually into that sort of thing)
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series - Ann Brashares (very light reading, but fun, I think)
Harry Potter (duh)
Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood, et al. (though I know I've seen that a lot of people around here don't really like those)
post #4 of 51
Are you mostly wanting Vampire-ish Werewolfey type of stuff?
post #5 of 51
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Are you mostly wanting Vampire-ish Werewolfey type of stuff?
I'm open to anything. It seems with the popularity of Twilight, vampire series are all the rage right now so most everything I've read since Twilight is vampire themed but, it definitely doesn't have to be. I typically just follow friends recommendations and so far, it's mostly vampire
post #6 of 51
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the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
You know, I have the first one and couldn't get through the first couple chapters. I've heard such great things about it though.....
post #7 of 51
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My interests are varied, but I love series books, too.

The Ender series - Orson Scott Card (Good fantasy/sci fi type series, and I'm not usually into that sort of thing)
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series - Ann Brashares (very light reading, but fun, I think)
Harry Potter (duh)
Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood, et al. (though I know I've seen that a lot of people around here don't really like those)
Can you believe I've never read Harry Potter? My DSS gave me the first couple books but, I haven't tried them yet. Hmmm......
post #8 of 51
Look into The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher! Wizardry at its best!
post #9 of 51
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You know, I have the first one and couldn't get through the first couple chapters. I've heard such great things about it though.....
funny. i really enjoyed it. i will admit, i got lost at about book 5.

i think every woman should have a Jamie Fraser in her life at some point!
post #10 of 51
I really love audio books. Call me cazy but I really loved listening to the

Little House on the Prairie books
Anne of green garbles

the little house books where very relaxing and nicely done with papa fiddle.
post #11 of 51
I loved The Hunger Games & Catching Fire- if you like the YA genre here are some suggestions:

The Carbon Diaries 2015 & TCD 2017

The City of Bones trilogy (i think)

Life AS We Knew It- trilogy

Juniper & Wise Child both by Monica Furlong (older, may be hard to find)

The City Of Ember series

Birthmarked- she is writing the sequel now

His Dark Materials series

The Goose Girl series

Harry Potter, of course. Give yourself time to get into it, I felt the world come alive in the 4th-5th book.

Adult Fiction Series:

I second (third) the Outlander series

The Clan of the Cave Bear series

Dies the Fire series

The Spellman Files

The Pillars of the Earth & the sequel World Without End both are over a thousand pages, which make it seem like a series

Happy Reading!
~traci
post #12 of 51
oh yeah! I forgot "his dark materials"!!
post #13 of 51
There's a new series coming. The first book just came out and I love it! It's call Hex Hall. It's somewhat like Harry Potter but with some differences. A girl is the main character. I can't wait til the next book comes out!
post #14 of 51
You haven't read Harry Potter? You should read it. Seriously. Read through the first two- they are more like kids books (still really good though) but I really got into it with the third. It's where the story reapply gets intricate and you start to see what an amazing weaver of stories and character that Rowling is. I am a voracious reader and the series is in my top three favourite books ever. I also really enjoyed Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Couldn't get into Outlader series either!
post #15 of 51
The Darkfever series by Karen Marie Moning is addicting in the same way the Sookie Stackhouse books are. In spite of the cover, there is actually no actual sex! They are very suspenseful and you feel compelled to keep on reading to find out what happens next! The leading character is also from the South but the story takes place in Ireland.
The First is called Darkfever http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/.../darkfever.htm

Also good is The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs http://www.patriciabriggs.com/books/books.shtml. Mercedes Thompson or Mercy is a Native American shape shifter, turning into a coyote and was raised by a pack of Werewolves Her universe is also similar to Sookie Stackhouse’s with vampires, werewolves, shape shifters and faeries but takes place in Washington State.

My favourite all time series has to be The Newford series by Charles De Lint http://www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/
http://www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/memory-desc01.htm .
His books go a lot deeper in terms of character development as well as plot. They are almost spiritual without being religious. The violence and sex in them is definitely not overly graphic.
De Lint combines Celtic and Native American mythology into his own unique style of Urban Fantasy.
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post #16 of 51
I like the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Easy, lighthearted reading with a twist.
post #17 of 51
I've mostly been reading children's books since I started volunteering at the school library, but here are some series I've read that I've enjoyed:

The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney - they are a bit dark and spooky, however.
The Last Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Pretties, Uglies, Specials by Scott Westerfeld. I also read his Midnighters series
The Alex Rider novels by Anthony Horowitz - James Bondian kind of over the top spy stuff, but with a 14 year old boy as the spy.

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Life AS We Knew It- trilogy

Dies the Fire series

The Pillars of the Earth & the sequel World Without End both are over a thousand pages, which make it seem like a series
Ooh, I read Life As We Knew It and I have been looking for the others, but I couldn't find them, for some reason.

Dies the Fire, I'm up to the latest one, I think, The Sword and the Lady. I forget how many there are now. I just can't quite get into it, for some reason.

I read the related series, Island in the Sea of Time/Against the Tide of Years/On the Oceans of Eternity when they came out, and I enjoyed them, but not the sadist character. I have a hard time with violence that is too graphic, so I had to skip some scenes in Outlander and World Without End. I thought the Change world was pretty interesting in the first few books, so I'll probably slog my way to the end of this latest one.

I've heard the Bitterbynde trilogy is good, but I had to take the first book back to the library before I finished it, so I'll try it again one day.
post #18 of 51
This is something that's a cross between a kids' book and "young" YA. It's called the Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley. The eighth book just came out. I read them out loud to my fourth graders, but I seriously enjoy these books too. No sex, swearing, etc. (Not that I have problems with that in my personal reading.) Two of the characters do kiss and they are in a type of puppy love, so it's sweet. I find the books very funny. I know that some of the humor goes over some of the kids' heads. It's something light and fun that you might enjoy. Key messages are basic good versus evil and family and friends are worth fighting for. (There is also plenty "Don't judge a book by it's cover/stereotype.")
post #19 of 51
Ursula le Guin's Earthsea series (first three are A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore.)

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series (although I was disappointed in the last one.)

In the Bleak Midwinter and the rest of Julia Spencer-Fleming's series about an ex-army, new Episcopal priest. The first one, where Rev. Clare finds an abandoned baby on her church doorstep, is terrific, but they all are. Her growing, conflicted relationship with the local police chief is another good element.

Oh, and another really good series is Farthing, Ha'Penny, and Half a Crown. They are alternate history, set in a world where England made an alliance with Hitler instead of there being WW2.
post #20 of 51
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The Darkfever series by Karen Marie Moning is addicting in the same way the Sookie Stackhouse books are. In spite of the cover, there is actually no actual sex! They are very suspenseful and you feel compelled to keep on reading to find out what happens next! The leading character is also from the South but the story takes place in Ireland.
The First is called Darkfever http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/.../darkfever.htm
Loved this series, can't wait for the next book! And all the sex is stashed in the "companion" series of romance novels she's written.
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