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TEAM ZOELLA MARCH 16, 2020

The Five Binge-Worthy Book Series You Won’t Want To Put Down

You know that bittersweet feeling of finishing a great novel but not being mentally prepared to shelf it and say goodbye?

You know that bittersweet feeling of finishing a great novel but not being mentally prepared to shelf it and say goodbye? That’s the best thing about a series – once you’ve finished one story, you know there’s a little silver lining in the way of a sequel to remedy your book-ache; another paperback to fill that wizard-shaped hole in your life for a while.

From YA vampire romances to high fantasy trilogies, these are the binge-worthy page-turners to add to your reading list or pick up again in 2020.

Harry Potter

“After all this time? Always.” sniff Seriously, what did we do to deserve books? We couldn’t do a book series feature and not include HP, could we? That would be a cardinal sin. We laughed and cried with the characters, patiently awaited our very own Hogwarts acceptance letter and got into heated debates about the correct pronunciation of Hermione. For years, J.K. Rowling let us get lost in a world steeped in imagination and feast on magic and for that reason, we will always be Potterheads.

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Featuring three books – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass – this captivating trilogy follows Lyra Belacqua, her shapeshifting daemon and Will Parry as they journey through a series of parallel universes, meeting armoured bears and soul-eating spectres along the way. Philip Pullman just might be the best storyteller of our time – add it to your reading stack immediately!

The Hunger Games

If you like strong female protagonists that don’t go down without a fight, dystopian universes, televised blood sport and sacrifice, then you’ll love this series. The Hunger Games is the ultimate tale of survival and there’s only one rule: kill or be killed.

Twilight

There’s no saga like a Twilight saga. Ever since the first book in the four-volume series was released in 2005, millions have been captivated by this unconventional vampire romance. If you like a love story with a bite and missed the hype first time round, now’s your time to sink your teeth into a bit of YA nostalgia.

The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary trilogy puts fantasy fiction on the map. One powerful ring, the ultimate good vs evil quest to destroy it, and the most relatable protagonist, like EVER – it’s a perennial favourite for good reason.

What book series changed your literary life forever? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jodie
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The Hunger Games was one of my favourite book series. I still need to read Harry Potter, I have no excuse for why it’s taken me so long to get round to it!

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Mariha M
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I agree with the Harry potter and his darkest materials collections and they are as good as the films. With hunger games I just enjoyed the first book but never picked up the second. Other collections I recommend is Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth, Maze runner series by James Dashner and Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick ness.
Also while talking about books I’ve just finished reading Gone girl and I know how you girls in the office love crime so I would definitely recommend to give this a book a try.

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Eva

His Dark Materials is at the top of my reading list! I have read the Hunger Games and Harry Potter-books, and I can vouch for the fact that these are some of the best books I’ve ever read. And after reading the books you can watch all the films as well. They were a huge part of my teenage years and are the reason I fell in love with reading. I would also recommend Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Ruby Red-trilogy from Kerstin Gier and the Raven Cycle!
Loved reading this post,
Eva (from https://and-eva.blogspot.com)

Jo A
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Jo A

I love a good series, Hunger Games is one of my favourites.
One of the best I have read is the DC Helen Grace series by MJ Arlidge. Amazing psychological crime thriller, start with Eeny Meany and follow in order (they are all named after children’s games) – there are quite a few to get through so will keep you going. It’s quite graphic so not for the faint hearted or a younger reader.

Alana
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Alana

How is fifty shades not on this list?

Anne
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Anne

Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon.

Isabel
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Isabel

I love Harry Potter the most but I also like the geek girl series

Natalie Ann Redman
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Natalie Ann Redman

Great book suggestions!

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Zoe
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Zoe

Such a perfect timing to start picking up the books again! Due to the situation we’re all in rn it’s a welcome change to the dull life at home plus it lets our minds travel further than the front door… I’ve been hooked on the Fire Trilogy by Josephine Angelini for days now reading it over and over again! It’s so good I can’t describe it. Let’s just say magic, love and friendship.. very beautifully written! Ok thanks for letting me share my love and I hope you’ll give it a go! Stay safe (at home) and we’ll get through… Read more »

Alison
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Alison

OMG! Where to start? The Throne of Glass series (7novels) by Sarah J. Maas. The Court of Thorns and Roses series also by Sarah J. Maas. The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. The Shardlake series by C. J. Sansom. The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman. The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. The Strikes series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon. The Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel. The Tudors series by Philippa Gregory.
Harry Potter remains unbeatable of course!

Brooke
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Brooke

Omg! Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles is to die for! It consists of The Infernal Devices trilogy, The Mortal Instrument series, The Dark Artifacts trilogy, and many more! I am obsessed! I own every book she has written so far! I highly recommend these books to any one who loves supernatural love stories.

Alex
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Alex

department 19 is the best series I have ever read

Jade Lake
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Jade Lake

I am looking foward to One of Us is Lying! Is there going to be a book club book of the month for april? If so please can I join?

Agnieszka
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Agnieszka

It’ll be Harry Potter and The Lord of The Rings. These are my favourite series of all time. I like to go back to them from time to time and discover the things I’ve missed.

Maria
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Maria

Got to admit, that after reading twilight (as cliche this might sound) my life was definitely a good bit different from my life now.
Definitely agree with all of those, especially Harry Potter, cause duh. But I would also put Throne of Glass or Percy Jackson on the list.

Love,
Maria

Jane
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Jane

Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series!! Absolutely love them

Olivia
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Olivia

is it just me or do we NEEEDD athe girl online books into films!!!! x

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