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Favorite Series?
« on: September 16, 2015, 08:08:55 AM »
What are your favorite book series?  I love series and am always looking for some really must have ones. 


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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 10:00:21 AM »
Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn for fantasy, Kelley Armstrong's YA series for YA paranormal, The Sacketts, for western, Emily of New Moon for YA lit, hmmm. Did you have a particular genre in mind? 8)

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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 02:39:15 PM »
The first two are simple for me to pick and put in order:

#1. The original 5-book "Amber" series by Roger Zelazny (which is finally starting to be published as an e-book)

#2. The "Discworld" series by Terry Pratchett, particularly the "City Watch" story arc.

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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 11:23:52 PM »
That's a good question, I love the Narnia series, as well as the Hunger Games...

I don't know if you would call Austen's work a series, but I'm loving reading Sense & Sensibility at the moment :)
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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2015, 10:57:02 AM »
I will second what NogDog said with the first five books in the Chronicles of Amber, by Roger Zelazny.

The others that come close are the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne and the Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust.

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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2015, 01:56:14 PM »
Hey Ervin,

Are those all the books you've written on your avatar, nice man! ...
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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2015, 02:20:49 PM »
Discworld by Terry Pratchett
Rivers of London (Peter Grant) by Ben Aaronovich

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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2015, 03:43:53 PM »
Susan Howatch is my favorite author. Besides her historical standalones, she has two Church of England series. The six-book Starbridge series and the St. Benet's trilogy.

Here's the first book.



It is the 1930s, and Charles Ashworth is dispatched by the Archbishop of Canterbury to learn the truth about the flamboyant Bishop of Starbridge, Adam Alexander Jardine, and his mousy wife. Do Jardine's outspoken denouncements of the Anglican Church's strict divorce laws have a personal motive? When he meets the cool and beautiful Lyle Christie, Mrs. Jardine's companion, Ashworth believes they do. But as he struggles to understand the strange relationships in the household, Ashworth ceases to be an innocent, objective observer. Slowly, he too is drawn into the secret drama that is being played out in the shadow of the cathedral, a drama that he could never have foreseen.

The first in Susan Howatch's acclaimed novels centering on the glorious Cathedral of Starbridge, Glittering Images is a masterful depiction of spiritual hubris, the seductions of power, and the moral dilemmas of England between the wars.


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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2015, 10:07:02 AM »
Hey Ervin,

Are those all the books you've written on your avatar, nice man! ...

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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2015, 10:53:02 AM »
Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer.

Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise.

Michael Moorcock's Elric.

Kathy Reichs' Bones.

Lee Child's Jack Reacher.

David Wingrove's Chung Kwo.

And the list goes on and on. I'm pretty fond of series.

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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 08:51:58 AM »
Jennifer Armentrout's - Lux 
Stacey Marie Brown's - Darkness
Kim Harrison's - The Hollows (I'm still working my way through this one but I can already tell it's going to be a favorite for a long time!)
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Dark Hunter
George R R Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire
Anne Rice - Vampire Chronicles

I'll probably think of more later. I do tend to read more series than stand alone books.
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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 04:29:28 PM »
When I was a kid, I loved The Famous Five and Island of Adventure etc series by Enid Blyton. Then the Narnia books. Enjoyed reading the Harry Potter books to my daughters when they were young. Since growing up (my wife tells me that now I'm 50 I am a grown-up), I love the Discworld books, Christie's Poirot books, Le Guin's Earthsea, Cronin's The Passage and I'm probably forgetting others. Oh, and I enjoyed Stephen King's The Dark Tower up to a point, but couldn't face reading any more after, I think, the seventh book.
    
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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 07:27:27 PM »
Current favorite series are:

Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series
Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber series (first five, anyway)
Bill Crider's Sheriff Dan Rhodes series
Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos series
Glen Cook's Garrett, P. I. series
Frank Tuttle's Markhat series
Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone series
John Dickson Carr's two series: Sir Henry Merrivale, and Gideon Fell
Christopher Fowler's Department of Impossible Crimes series

That's probably enough for now,  :)


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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2015, 09:26:39 AM »
The Lord of the Rings
The Chronicles of Narnia
Legacy by Mary Stewart - her Arthurian series
The Love series by Janette Oakes - a pioneer family saga set in the old West
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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2015, 07:06:27 AM »
Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy left me speechless earlier this year. I'm so glad I found it!

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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2015, 06:32:10 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2015, 01:43:42 PM »
Oh, the Hunger Games,
And the Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt

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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2015, 05:43:17 AM »
I'd say my first favorite series is Amelia Peabody by Elizabeth Peters. First book: Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Book 1) Started reading it in college and have really enjoyed it. 19 in the series; she's dead now, though, so I guess it's done. :(

I've also really enjoyed Linda Fairstein's series about a NY lawyer in the DA's office, Alex Cooper. Currently 17 and counting. First book: Final Jeopardy (Alex Cooper Book 1)

Probably my new really favorite series is Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series.  It starts with . Each one actually just gets better than the last. And it's not just the intriguinging story. . . the characters are very well drawn and the writing, overall, is just such a pleasure to read.

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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2015, 10:25:14 AM »
I LOVED Lord of the Rings, for me that was a great read when I was about 12 years old.
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2015, 08:25:39 PM »
Favourite book series is The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Second might go to The Infernal Devices. Going to read the Divergent series soon, we'll see how that goes.

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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2015, 09:39:23 AM »
James Lee Burke's Robicheaux series has been a favorite of mine forever.  I get very tweetered when a new one is published.

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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2015, 09:52:18 AM »
For fantasy my current favourite (especially the audio) is the Kate Daniels series by ILona Andrews. An old sci-fi favourite of mine would be the Chanur series by C.J Cherryh. Acutally, I have a few sci-fi that I love. David Weber's Harrington series, his Bahzel books, his Dahak series to name a few. Then there's everything John Ringo has done in the Empire of Man and also his Troy series.

Ah... too many to list.

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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2015, 10:54:27 AM »
Two new-to-me series I found through recommendations here at KBoards and read through them all in the last couple of months are:

The Genevieve Lenard series by Estelle Ryan which begins with and The Chronicles of St. Mary series by Jodi Taylor starting with .  Both of these are now on my auto-buy list for any future releases.

Another long-running series I just love are the Lincoln Rhyme books by Jeffrey Deaver.  The first has now been made into a movie, but the books are even better (and we are SO overdue for a new one).



I too love series and agree with lots of the other recommendations.  I can come up with more, but my list would be way too long!
 
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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2015, 11:19:30 AM »
I have so many series that I love, I'd probably have to check my lists, or I'd miss a lot of them.

Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels (UF)
CS Harris - St. Cyr (HM)
Karen Marie Moning - Fever (UF)
Karen Marie Moning - Highlander (Time Travel)
Anna Lee Huber - Lady Darby (HM)
Lorraine Heath - Scroundrels St. James (HR)
Susan Ee - Penryn (YA distopian)
Kelly Bowen - Lord of worth (HR)
Tiffany Snow - Kathleen Turner (RS)
Deanna Rayborn - Lady Grey (HM)
Darynda Jones - Charley Davidson (UF)
Julia Quinn - Bridgerton (HR)
Mary Balogh - Bedwyn (HR)
Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson (UF)
Chloe Neill - Chicago Vampires (UF)

Those are what comes to the top of my head without checking my lists. I am sure I missed some other favorite ones.

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Re: Favorite Series?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2015, 11:28:34 AM »
I'd say my first favorite series is Amelia Peabody by Elizabeth Peters. First book: Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Book 1) Started reading it in college and have really enjoyed it. 19 in the series; she's dead now, though, so I guess it's done. :(


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