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Favorite Series of Books

Postby AndrewinIce » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:22 pm

What is your all-time favorite series(s) of Books?

For me, its the Warriors. Its a series, or three, actually. The first series is about a cat who lives in a clan of cats in the woods (Heavily abridged Summery), and the second series is about the next generation, and the next series is about the next generation. A fourth series is coming out or might be done, but I do not have any of them.


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Postby rocklobster » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:19 am

Lord of the Rings (seriously, one of the best around)
Narnia (ditto)
The Wheel of Time (yes, it's long, but I'm addicted)
Harry Potter
The Chronicles of Prydain
The Time Quintet (weird existential fantasies and Christian symbolism? Yes, please!)
Percy Jackson and its sequel, Heroes of Olympus
Artemis Fowl
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Postby Atria35 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:23 am

Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
Women of the Underworld

.... I don't read a whole lot of series o.O
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Postby bigsleepj » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:35 am

• Robin Hobb's The Farseer Trilogy
• Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain
• Narnia
• John Le Carré's Quest for Karla trilogy, consisting of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People
• Dan Simmons' Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion.
• Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun
• Discworld
• The collected works of Stephen King, all of which seem to share the same fictional universe.
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Postby FllMtl Novelist » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:44 am

The John Wayne Cleaver trilogy, all day every day, ad infinitum.

Percy Jackson (withholding an opinion on Heroes of Olympus until it ends)
Tiffany Aching (the series that showed me that Pratchett is amazing and I need to read more of his stuff)

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Postby SierraLea » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:11 pm

Ranger's Apprentice. This was the first book series I liked that didn't have a healthy dosoe of magic of other fantastic elements.

Others include Harry Potter, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Rowan of Rin, and The Tales of Hiccup Horrendous Hadock the Third.

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Postby GeneD » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:25 am

Since this is about favourites: Discworld

Others I enjoy:
LotR
Narnia
The Black Magician trilogy (Trudi Canavan)
Pern series (Anne McCaffrey)
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Postby rocklobster » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:28 am

Forgot these:
1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams (HILARIOUS stuff!)
2. The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix
3. The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson
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Postby HetalianKatana4 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:00 am

The Chronicles of Narnia :)
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Postby Neane » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:21 pm

Anyway, for me I can think of at this moment:

The Belgariad series by David Eddings

Kingkiller Chronicle

Paper Towns by John Green

Millennium trilogy

Sprawl trilogy

American Gods
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Postby the_wolfs_howl » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:51 pm

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix
The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix
the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Annals of the Western Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
the Dune series by Frank Herbert
the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
Howl's Moving Castle, etc. by Diana Wynne Jones
The Indian in the Cupboard series by Lynne Reid Banks
The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
the Myst books by Rand and Robyn Miller

A couple other series that I'm sure I'll like once I've read more than the first book are the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson and the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.
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Postby Kaori » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:33 am

I’m a bit late on this, but here are mine:

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Chronicles of Earthsea by Ursula le Guin (only the first three)
Darkangel trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce

And these fall into the "I really like the first book" category:

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones(the sequels are not bad, but they also aren't quite as good as Howl's is)
Dune by Frank Herbert (the sequels are significantly not as good as the original)
Foundation by Isaac Asimov(haven't read the other books but would like to)
Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee (I read one of the other two, but it's been so long that I can't remember which one it was and whether I liked it or not)

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Postby rocklobster » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:43 pm

The entire Foundation series is good actually.
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby Zeldafan2 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:16 pm

The Lord of the Rings is definitley up there, along with The Hunger Games (although I didn't much like the last book), The Youngest Templar, and Mike Lupica's Travel Team series.
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby Winry » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:23 pm

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

I like other series, but these three would probably be my favorites =)
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby rocklobster » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:33 am

Series I liked, but dropped because of issues with a book:
Maximum Ride (after the third book, the series really went of the rails)
Sword of Truth (first half of the series is fine. Then the fifth book comes along and he starts giving us more philosophy than story and making it boring)
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby TopazRaven » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:23 am

Hmm, favorite book series. I'm rather fond of Warriors myself, though I'm pretty far behind when it comes to the fourth series. Really thinking it would have ended just fine with The New Prophecy. I also really like Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games books, Guardians of Ga'Hoole and the Inkworld series. I haven't finished The Lord of The Rings, Percy Jackson or Maximum Ride yet so I can't really say much about them. Dang, I need to read more books. D:
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby AndrewinIce » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:27 am

I'll just go ahead and admit that I also really like Hank the Cow dog. While it is meant for people half my age and under, it is still some funny stories. And Dragons in our Midst (And sequel series) Narnia and LOTR I also like.
Since everyone else listed a few, I might as well.

TopazRaven wrote:Hmm, favorite book series. I'm rather fond of Warriors myself, though I'm pretty far behind when it comes to the fourth series. Really thinking it would have ended just fine with The New Prophecy. I also really like Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games books, Guardians of Ga'Hoole and the Inkworld series. I haven't finished The Lord of The Rings, Percy Jackson or Maximum Ride yet so I can't really say much about them. Dang, I need to read more books. D:


I agree that the third series was not as good as the first two. The first was my favorite, FIREHEART RULES!But the third series had Jaypaw, who is one of my favorite characters of any book I have ever read.
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby AnimeGirl » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:09 am

Currently, The Chronicles of Narnia, since that is the only series I have finished.

Working on finishing some.
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby ClaecElric4God » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:16 am

AndrewinIce wrote:
TopazRaven wrote:Hmm, favorite book series. I'm rather fond of Warriors myself, though I'm pretty far behind when it comes to the fourth series. Really thinking it would have ended just fine with The New Prophecy.


I agree that the third series was not as good as the first two. The first was my favorite, FIREHEART RULES!But the third series had Jaypaw, who is one of my favorite characters of any book I have ever read.

Same here. I loved the first series and have read it...three times, I think? I can't say I strongly dislike the others (I do like the second quite a bit), but they get progressively more disappointing. It gets more and more into the realm of weirdness and away from the practical lives of the warriors. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: And then the Star Clan we all loved and revered, who we knew always had the answer to everything and was always right, ends up being pretty clueless about everything and constantly fighting amongst themselves. It's pretty disappointing. And the author apparently isn't that interested either, because she keeps going off on tangents. I'm sorry, but I hardly made it through one Seekers book. And between that, the new Survivors, and all the special editions and mangas, I get the feeling she's getting bored with our favorite cats. Anyways, :rant:
Jaypaw, who is one of my favorite characters of any book I have ever read.

YES! I love Jaypaw. He basically rescued the third series for me. I probably would have given up on it a few times if it wasn't for him.

Anyways, Warriors aside, I love Ranger's Apprentice. I haven't finished it (really should, I know), but so far I love it.
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby SierraLea » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:40 pm

The Inkheart Trilogy is my latest addition to the list. Why can't I read things out of books?
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby TWWK » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:12 pm

I love the Timothy Zahn Star Wars books - they really helped get me into "reading for fun." :P

I also enjoyed The Lord of the Rings, and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books include a number among my very favorites, though I haven't read every title featuring him.

But probably first among series for me would be "The Once and Future King" collection by T.H. White, short as it is if you consider it as a series of four books rather than one novel in four parts.
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby Sheenar » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:52 am

The Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Harry Potter books
The Chronicles of Narnia

And likely others that I'm not able to think of at the moment.
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Re: Favorite Series of Books

Postby LastLfan » Mon May 27, 2013 7:23 pm

Warriors(yay for the op for reading an amazingly underrated series)
Hunger games
Gregor the overlander(ya thats right, i liked Suzzane Collins work BEFORE hunger games)
The septimus heap series(1-5 havent read 6)
The divergent trilogy(well whats out so far anyway)
The goe series by michael grant(THE BEST BOOKS EEEVVVEEERRRRR)
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