10 Best Book Series to Read If You Are an Avid Reader

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Written by Mahayla Palachuk

Ah, books. The smell of the pages as you crack open a new book and the feel of the pages between your fingers as you get lost in a new tale are just a few of my favorite things about reading. And if you’re anything like me, you love to read and are always on the lookout for your next read, whether it’s mystery or fantasy or action-adventure. And if that’s the case, then this Top Ten Best Book Series to Read If You Are An Avid Reader list is perfect for you.

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

This is undoubtedly one of my favorite series. It follows titular character Harry Potter on his adventures as he learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses magical abilities of his own, going from being an unwanted child in his Aunt and Uncle’s home to attending the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, meeting several new friends and soon coming face to face with Lord Voldemort, his arch-enemy while also learning of a great destiny waiting for him….at least if Harry can survive. I started reading this series in March in the ASU Prep Digital Book Club and read the first three which I thoroughly enjoyed. And after getting the final four books for my birthday I have now read all seven books and enjoyed all of them. I highly recommend the series for not only those who love a good fantasy book but anyone who’s looking for a good series to read. To check out the books in the Harry Potter series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CJG28U8?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_0000_ft

2. Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Another one of my favorite series, this series follows Sophie Foster, a twelve-year-old outcast in her community with a secret who meets a mysterious boy named Fitz. From him, Sophie learns that there was a place where she does belong and that staying where she is would pose a great danger to her. This forces her to leave behind everything she’s ever known and start a new life in a place vastly different from her own as people in her new world seek out the secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory… Secrets that these people would even kill for. I have read the first three books in the series, though I own the first seven books in paperback and am eagerly awaiting to be able to get the eighth book in paperback. This is yet another series I highly recommend for readers of all types. To check out the books in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00PO2CAF2?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_0000_ft

3. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene

Ah, Nancy Drew, a classic series that has been around since forever. This series follows the sleuth Nancy Drew as she solves mysteries not just in her hometown of River Heights but all around the world. And with there being so many different Nancy Drew series, from the Nancy Drew Diaries to the Nancy Drew Files, there is something for everyone, especially if you are a big mystery book buff (Like myself).To check out the books in the Nancy Drew Series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VVCNDQC?searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_aps_series_rwt

4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

This is another great series, following the adventures of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon. The series starts off with Zeus’s master lightning bolt having been stolen and Percy being the prime suspect. So Percy and his friends must find and return Zeus’s stolen property in ten days and restore peace to Mount Olympus. But at the same time, Percy must solve the riddle of the Oracle that has warned him of a friend betraying him while also having to unravel treachery even more powerful than the gods themselves. And with the series extending beyond into series such as The Heroes of Olympus and the Trials of Apollo, this is a perfect series for so many readers. To check out the books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F7P8HBX?searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_aps_series_rwt

5. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Following siblings Kendra and Seth as they discover that their grandfather is the current caretaker of a place called Fablehaven, the series follows the two as they learn more about their grandfather’s job and go on numerous adventures. And with the series now having a sequel series, there are plenty of books in this amazing series for all readers, especially those who love fantasy books. To check out the books in the Fablehaven series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CJDHTT6?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_0000_ft

6. Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull

The sequel series to Fablehaven, Dragonwatch follows Kendra and Seth as they learn of the hidden Dragon Sanctuary Wyrmroost and confront a new danger as a dragon showdown begins. For those who loved the Fablehaven series and fantasy in general, this is a perfect series for you. To check out the books in the Dragonwatch series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VRP6ZDW?searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_aps_series_rwt

7. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

Following twins Alex and Conner as they discover the Land of Stories, a place where fairy tales are real, this series tells of the twins’ epic adventures in this magical land. This is an amazing series for so many, especially those who love fairy tales and fantasy stories. To check out the books in the Land of Stories series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00NE8AWHG?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_0000_ft

8. The Little House of the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

These amazing stories follow the author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and her family’s adventures which she recounted in her books, the first starting off at their home in Wisconsin and as the books continue following the Ingalls family as they travel in their covered wagon from Wisconsin to Kansas, and beyond. And with there being the Martha, Charlotte, and Caroline Years that tell the stories of Laura’s relatives, and later the Rose Years that tell the story of her daughter Rose, there are several books for readers to devour and love. To check out the books in the Little House series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/series/B01CIGMK4C/ref=st_kb_B00CJL4DYW

9. The Hardy Boys by Franklin D. Dixon

Much like Nancy Drew, this series follows brothers Frank and Joe Hardy as they solve mysteries in their hometown of Bayport and around the world. And with so many Hardy Boys series being out there, such as the Hardy Boys Casefiles and the Hardy Boys Adventures, there is something for everyone, especially if you love mysteries. To check out the books in the Hardy Boys series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00POZLCH6?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_0000_ft

10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Set in the fictional realm of Narnia, the series follows the adventures of various children as they go to Narnia, a world of magic, mythical beasts, talking animals, and more. They play central roles in the unfolding history of this magical world. I originally read The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, the second book in the series, and loved it so much that when I could I got the entire series and practically devoured it. This is a perfect series for everyone, especially fantasy-loving readers. To check out the books in the Chronicles of Narnia series, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CKCX788?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_0000_ft
There are so many series out there, it’s hard to only list ten. But lucky for us readers, there are so many out there that no matter what genre you like that you can always find a good book to read. I hope you all enjoy my top ten book series to read for avid readers, and as always, happy reading!