Welcome back to another Top 5 Tuesday! I really enjoy this meme and it makes me think a bit more about books and I’m the sort of person who love to categorise and make lists!
Last week, I looked at retellings and this time I’m going to be talking about my favourite series! I have to say, I read more stand alone books that I do series, but there are definitely a few which are coming to mind straight away!
Top 5 Series
Will Trent GBI Series
I really like Karin Slaughter and she is an auto-buy author for me. I’ve read books 1, 2, 3 and 8 (whoops) in the series and I’ve got the rest of them at home to work through. The series features Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Will Trent as he solves murder in Atlanta. I love the main characters of Will, Faith and Sara.
His Dark Materials
This trilogy for me is one of the best I’ve ever read. I recently re-listened to it on my commute and there were parts which broke my heart and had me crying in my car even though I knew they were coming!
I like crime novels and series. They are some of my go-to books. Harry Hole is a detective in Norway, although some books take place outside the country. He’s an addict. He’s a maverick. But he is the best. Every book keeps me on my toes. I’ve read books 1-4 and have most others at home to read in order.
The Millennium Trilogy
It was these books that peaked my interest in crime fiction. I remember reading the first one from the uni library as I’d heard so much about it and I raced through the trilogy. I haven’t read any of the other books written by different authors after Larsson’s death and I can’t decide if I want to. I’m definitely feeling like a re-read!
A Song of Ice and Fire
There’s only one word I can use to describe ASOIAF: epic. I have fond memories of this series as I read them on the beach during my summer work on the island of Belle-Ile-En-Mer on my year abroad for my degree. I was absolutely hooked. I enjoyed the TV series but the last couple seasons were a let down. Like many people, very impatiently awaiting the final two books – who knows if that will ever happen?!
Have you read any of these series and really enjoyed them? What’s your favourite? Let me know in the comments!