Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Top Ten Series I'd Like To Read



I'm not one for traditional series. In fact, I usually read the first book in the series and that's as far as I get. It was only because of extreme pressure from my fifth and sixth graders that I ever read past book one in the Harry Potter series. I know, I know. It's odd.

So here's all I could come up with when challenged to list the top ten series I'd like to read:



43 novellas by the greatest authors of the last 300 years


If only I could figure out what order to read these in, I'd be on my way.

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15 classics, with illustrations and annotations

  



100 neglected fiction and nonfiction books of mid-twentieth century writers (mostly women)

I've actually read four or five of these, and I might like to read more.

I read book one but I haven't decided if I want to keep reading.


What series would you like to read? Any suggestions for me? 




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27 comments:

  1. Narnia -- I found online an order that made sense to me: lion witch wardrobe, prince caspian, voyage of the dawn treader, silver chair, horse & his boy, magician's nephew, last battle
    I have book 1 of Game of Thrones, but haven't started it yet.
    The Persephone books sound interesting.
    Good luck!!

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  2. Thanks, Sherry. The various lists of orders for Narnia are confusing.

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  3. I read Narnia in the original (if you call 1970's original) order with The Lion, The Witch as the first book. It worked for me in the 4th grade. I started reading the books in the new and improved order to my boys starting with the Magician's Nephew. I really don't think that you will lose any of the magic-ness with either order.

    I am just like you though in that I've read a lot of 1st books in a series and have just never gone on

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  4. I actually love series, but I am way better at starting them than I am at finishing them! I think it's a so-many-books-so-little-time kind of thing, you know?

    Glad to have found you via TTT!

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  5. I've read quite a few of the Persephone ones, they are beautiful. We both picked the Game of Thrones series. Thanks for checking out my TTT

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  6. If you don't get to any other on your list, make sure you get to Game of Thrones. I cannot express how totally awesome those books are!

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  7. The Art of the Novella includes some great books! There was a challenge a couple of summers ago and I read several of them. Keep meaning to go back for more...

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  8. The Art of The Novella Series looks really interesting.

    I read the Narnia series in the order of publication. I enjoyed reading it like that.

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  9. Don't know if I'd ever get through 'em but that Novella series is gorgeous!! It needs to be on my shelf.

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  10. I have heard of discworld and I did read Narnia some time ago. I to also want to read Games of thrones too

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  11. The Chromicles of Narnia are amazing! I have a copy that has all the books in one, so order wasn't a problem, but it is a big book! You start with The Magician's Nephew, but like Lois Lowry's books, each can be read as a standalone.

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  12. Great list! That Persephone collection definitely does look interesting. I've read one Narnia book, but I forget what it's called.... It wasn't the first published, but it was like a prequel to the rest. I liked it, but I just never picked up any others for some reason.

    I also read A Game Of Thrones, but like you, can't decide whether or not to continue. It was just a bit too heavy on politics, and not heavy enough with any real fantasy elements. But I LOVE Jon, so part of me wants to continue just to see what happens to him.

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  13. Great list! That Persephone collection definitely does look interesting. I've read one Narnia book, but I forget what it's called.... It wasn't the first published, but it was like a prequel to the rest. I liked it, but I just never picked up any others for some reason.

    I also read A Game Of Thrones, but like you, can't decide whether or not to continue. It was just a bit too heavy on politics, and not heavy enough with any real fantasy elements. But I LOVE Jon, so part of me wants to continue just to see what happens to him.

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  14. I really like your list. I'm a big fan of Terry Pratchett. I'm a bit afraid of starting The Game of Thrones series though because it is very long and apparently overly desciptive. But maybe I'm wrong! :)

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  15. You're an inspiration to readers everywhere, Deb. :) I've only read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe but no further. I also suffer from reading the first book in a series and not going beyond that with some. Hopefully you'll be able to get to some of these. :)

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  16. What a great list :) The Art of the Novella series sounds fantastic!

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  17. I have seen Game of Thrones on a lot of lists today. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to continue reading!

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  18. I'd like to read Discworld but there are so many! I wouldn't know where to start.

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  19. Narnia is one I didn't read as a child and feel like I missed out on so much. Martin's books are hard to get into. I read them a few years ago and only kept going because my dad and I would discuss the books I really enjoyed them.

    Thanks for stopping by Literary, etc.

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  20. I've always felt like I should have read the Narnia books -- I suppose it's never too late. Discworld is another series that I'd like to try, except that there are so many books, it just feels overwhelming!

    Lisa

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  21. If this was a list of which series you'd like to re-read the Narnia series would be at the top of my list. Love your picks.

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  22. I've never read the Narnia books either. I think I may have read one, but that's all. It's strange.

    The Song of Ice and Fire series really depends on how invested you think you are in the characters. Book One was so, so good, but Book Two has hundreds of pages that draaaag, and if you're not invested in the long-term outcomes of these characters, you may be bored and frustrated with the lengths of the sequels.

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  23. Discworld and Game of Thrones are series that are on my lists. With Chronicles of Narnia, I started with The Magician's Nephew before reading the rest.

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  24. Interesting choices! Some of them I've never heard of...
    I read all the Narnia books apart from the last one - the school library didn't have it and then I somehow never got around to it...
    I love Frankenstein and Jekyll&Hyde! And I'll have to take a look at the Persephone books - there are so many great but neglected authors!
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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  25. I like the look of the Whole Story series, I think that would be a great one to read.
    I own the first book in The Game of Thrones series, I have yet to get round to it. I shan't lie, the sheervolume of it intimidates me.

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  26. The poetry series looks good, I've also read a few of the Discworld Books. Not sure if I've mentioned but I'm also a world book night giver (3rd time) with my daughter.

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