30 day reading challenge :: question 3


Favourite Series


Oh gosh, this is a tough one! I think most of my favourite series are YA ones, and quite old ones at that. Probably the most recent series I’ve read and loved was Harry Potter. Before Harry, there was the Tomorrow When the War Began series which I loved early on, but towards the end I think became a bit long in the tooth – suspension of belief can only get you so far.


Along with HP, my other enduring “would read over and over” series are <begin broken record programming>Anne of Green Gables, and the Billabong books</end broken record>. I wonder what it says about me that the series I hold dear are early 20th century YA series?


I will confess, I don’t generally don’t read series much. I didn’t read Twilight, or “that” series that had everyone all aflutter – neither are my cup of tea. I haven’t read the Hunger Games, but that’s more a “not sure if it will suit me” type of thing – any thoughts? I’ve read a lot of Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta novels, but I’m not sure that counts as a series as such. And of course, the trilogy in five parts, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, rates a mention (I even bought the ‘6th’ book by a different author). Can anyone suggest a good series I should be getting hooked on?


Ramble ramble ramble. I think it’s the rainy Friday frying my brain. Today has been a mix of busy stuff and children stuff and fun stuff. I’m about to go chuck another load in the washing machine, and then sit for five minutes and finish the last 10 pages of Death Comes To Pemberley that I picked up at the library yesterday. Hopefully the rain will ease off… if not it’s a good excuse to hide inside and do some crafting.