Series are probably some of the most intimidating books you can choose to immerse yourself in because you are committing a good amount of time and not knowing if it will give you the ending you want, or stay true to the characters, or continue to advance the plot, etc. throughout the installments.
But series can also be rewarding with all the lessons it can teach.
Let’s take a look back at and celebrate some of my favorite series…
I couldn’t possibly have a post like this without mentioning Harry Potter. In this case, I’m honoring it.
Harry Potter gave me so much that I didn’t know I needed. It provided me with lasting friendships and family. It taught me that good will always triumph evil if you’ve got enough nerve. And it gave me MAGIC. Hogwarts is seriously a sanctuary. Whenever I need a quiet place or a place where I know I belong, it’s Hogwarts. I know that might be a little silly coming from a mid-twenty year old but FIGHT ME. (I’ve got pepper spray and I’m not afraid to use it.)
I know I talk about this series a lot on this blog, but it really is for good reason. And I’m always so shocked (more like APPALLED!) by how many of my fellow bloggers haven’t read them. Please do yourself a favor and read these ASAP.
I think everyone has a different opinion when it comes to these books and for good reason. I can’t expect everyone to be a fan of a cliche love triangle, BUT the dystopian aspect is just so INTERESTING.
The capitol, and President Snow (that conniving bastard), and the weird fashions of the privileged??? It was just so different and I really loved that aspect. And then the FIGHT TO THE DEATH in the arena and the MC being a girl who KICKED ASS and I was just YAAAAASSS the whole time. *Z snaps all over the damn place*
The world building in these books is just incredible. George R. R. Martin is the modern day Tolkien in my eyes with his mastery of creating Westeros.
Also, the series is character driven. Each chapter is dedicated to a characters point of view, which can sometimes lead to a disconnnect – wanting to skip ahead to a chapter of a character you like, however, the author has the ability to create redeemable characters by giving them a back story and a method to their madness. This entire history for each character makes the series engaging and keeps the pages turning!
I’m a big fan of Ancient Greece. It’s an extremely interesting time so having a whole fantasy series revolving around Greek mythology is an enjoyable twist. Plus, Rick Riordan’s writing technique is just so much fun.
I’ve dedicated a whole post to my love for this series. Tolkien is a great storyteller. He created an entire language and history, going beyond any other writer when creating Middle Earth. The man is a legend and this series, and the lessons I learned from it, will stay with me forever.
What are some of your favorite series?
What does it take for a series to become memorable (in a good way) in your opinion?
‘Til next time!