my favorite book series.

source: Chris Lawton.

Just like the title says, today I’ll be listing my favorite book series and talking a bit about why I love each one. So here goes! (This list is in no particular order. I love alllll the books.)

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

All hail the queen of fairytale retellings. XD This series features excellent, engaging, and clever retellings of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. My favorite characters are Winter, Cress, Jacin, and Kai.

Knights of Tin and Lead by Emily Hayse

Still not over this trilogy. The writing is beautiful and the characters in particular have stolen my heart. (Plus, I love books that make me cry…as one does.) And in other news, I have an interview with Emily Hayse coming on Monday—pretty excited about that!

Once Upon a Western by Rachel Kovaciny

I love these comforting, thoughtful western fairytale retellings! Once Upon a Western is the only on-going series on this list. It’s also probably the most ‘unconnected’ series, as each book is a standalone. However, there are little connections between the books, especially when you read the short stories that Rachel releases semi-regularly. (Check out the Goodreads series list for a full run-down.)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I used to reread this series every year. While I don’t do that anymore, that doesn’t mean my love for The Hunger Games has gone anywhere. Suzanne Collins really knows how to create a gripping plot and fascinating characters. And that extends to her prequel novel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

Honestly, I think I love this series even more than The Hunger Games. It’s not so dark, and there are so many truly likable characters. Middle grade fiction for the win!

Songs in the Night by Jack Cavanaugh

This series, spanning the 1930’s to the 1980’s, is special to me for many reasons. I have reread it so many times and the characters truly feel like family. If you’re a fan of well-written historical fiction, I highly recommend Songs in the Night!

Little Women by Lousia May Alcott

Still super annoyed by Jo’s Boys, but other than that…what a wonderful series. Heartwarming and uplifting.

Out of Time by Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes created something truly special with this trilogy that chronicles Parvin’s journey to live a life that glorifies God, a life that actually means something. As someone who wastes far too much time, Out of Time will always be a needful series for me personally.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I doubt that Lucy Maud Montgomery knew that Anne’s story would span from childhood to motherhood when she first started writing Anne of Green Gables. But I’m so glad we got eight wonderful books about Anne and her family. (Technically nine if you count The Blythes Are Quoted—which I don’t, not really.)

Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer

Still have yet to see the film, but I adore the books. Enola is a fun heroine, the mysteries hold up well during rereads, and Springer’s portrayal of Sherlock himself is just lovely.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Did I save the best for last? Possibly. Narnia is my happy place, my homeland. Each individual book may not rate five out five stars from me, but the series and mythos as a whole are pretty close to perfect. For Narnia and for Aslan!


Did you spot any favorite series on this list? Any new ones that intrigued you? Do let me know in the comments!

Eva-Joy

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  1. The Lunar Chronicles, Narnia, and the Anne books are some of my all-time favorites!! I really want to read The Knights of Tin & Lead, and also Nadine Brandes’ trilogy. She’s such a fantastic author.

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