This is just a short and quick post about my favourite series. I don’t have too many so I’ll only mention my ultimate favourites.
I haven’t completed a lot of series in my years of reading but the ones that I have completed are very near and dear to my heart.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I swear one day I’ll probably get sick of talking about how this series is my favourite but it is not this day. My love for this series is spread far and wide across the universe and
these are not books I ever want to forget.
I’m currently in the process of rereading this series and at the time of writing this post, I’ve just finished City of Ashes. My love for this series and Cassie Clare’s writing grows with every new stitch of information that’s released. I don’t just love TMI, but all of Shadowhunter Chronicles. I don’t have time to reread a series I’ve already read, but I made time to squeeze this in.
I feel so happy when I’m in this world. There are things that annoy me and characters I absolutely cannot stand, but my love is unwavering.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Here’s a secret: I’ve only read the Harry Potter series once. I am a big fan of the series but every time I decide to do a marathon I get distracted and I turn to something else. Now the movies, those I can watch till my eyes burn. I have read The Deathly Hallows thrice and I read The Cursed Child twice (the second time for unbiased review purposes). My thing with marathoning all the Harry Potter books is that I’m too busy…and I’d prefer to read that series with no distractions which is not a small thing to ask for these days.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I explained in a recent post how I was introduced to LoTR. I can’t count how many times I’ve re-watched both The Hobbit and the LoTR trilogies. I’m sure by the time this post goes up, I would’ve made some time for another marathon. I don’t think I’ve done it with the entire franchise for the extended versions. Soon!
I have yet to read The Return of the King…still! But I have read The Hobbit three or four times so that makes up for it right? No, no it doesn’t. Gotta get on that ASAP! I did a Let’s Talk post about J.R.R. Tolkien last year and I found out so many awesome things about him. The main thing: he was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. I lost my mind at this because yes! Also, I found the whole thing about his death being in 1973 and that opening pages, you know how it goes:
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for the Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
We’ll stop there. But I found that awesome! Not the death part but the fact that that’s the year of his death back to front. Out of all the books though, I have to say that The Hobbit is my favourite. I feel like I connect more with the characters. Also, that book has a dragon.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I wanted the first book because I’d read anything that SJM writes (even though now I’m not as big a fan of ToG as I used to be). I actually read ACOTAR because it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling but I stayed with the series because I love it that much. I’ve read a lot of great books but for the life of me I can’t remember one that trumps ACOMAF. Maybe The Deathly Hallows because that book struck all the chords for me.
I don’t know what it was about ACOMAF that made me fall in love with it but I know that I didn’t want to put it down. People told me that ACOTAR didn’t come near to ACOMAF’s level and I thought they were exaggerating…no, but there’s no such thing. ACOTAR is a really good book but it’s just the beginning, you know. Now at this moment, I’m reading ACOWAR and I’m taking my time with it but I’m quickly realising that I can’t read these books slowly. I literally had to read other books so I could take a break. I think I’m doing this because it’s the end of Feyre’s story and I’m not yet ready for that.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I watched Catching Fire in the cinema and promptly fell in love with this series. A friend got me the first book as a birthday gift and the way I feel about this series as a whole…lawd Jesus have mercy. I’ve read Mockingjay thrice so far and I’m definitely going to read a few more times in this lifetime.
Do I want a Hunger Games redo? Nope, not at all. No continuation either. One does not simply mess with perfection.
- The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
- A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
- The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
- The Enemy by Charlie Higson
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
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