Favorite Book Series - here are mine - what are yours?

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  1. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Monster Hunter International series by Larry Correia
    • Monster Hunter International - read
    • Monster Hunter Vendetta - read
    • Monster Hunter Alpha - read
    • Monster Hunter Legion - read

    Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia
    • Hard Magic - read
    • Spellbound - read

    Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
    • Grimoire of the Lamb (prequel novella - don't read first) - read
    • Hounded - read
    • Hexed - read
    • Hammered - read
    • Tricked - read
    • Two Ravens and One Crow (novella) - read
    • Trapped - read
    • Hunted - read
    • Shattered - (upcoming)

    Demon Cycle series by Peter Brett
    • The Warded Man - read
    • The Desert Spear - read
    • The Daylight War - read

    Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
    • The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus (prequel - don't read first)
    • Wizard's First Rule - read
    • Stone of Tears - read
    • Blood of the Fold - read
    • Temple of the Winds - read
    • Soul of the Fire - read
    • Faith of the Fallen - read
    • The Pillars of Creation - read
    • Naked Empire - read
    • Chainfire - read
    • Phantom - read
    • Confessor (Final Book) - read
    • Debt of Bones ("postquel") - read

    Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke
    • The Neon Rain - read
    • Heaven's Prisoners
    • Black Cherry Blues - read
    • A Morning for Flamingoes
    • A Stained White Radiance
    • In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead
    • Dixie City Jam
    • Burning Angel
    • Cadillac Jukebox
    • Sunset Limited
    • Purple Cane Road
    • Jolie Blon's Bounce
    • Last Car to Elysian Fields
    • Crusader's Cross - read
    • Pegasus Descending - read
    • The Tin Roof Blowdown - read
    • Swan Peak - read
    • The Glass Rainbow - read
    • Creole Belle - read
    • Light of the World - read

    Daemon series by Daniel Suarez

    • Daemon - read
    • Freedom (TM) - read

    The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

    • The Blade Itself - read
    • Before They Are Hanged - read
    • Last Argument of Kings - read

    Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
    • Killing Floor - read
    • Die Trying - read
    • Tripwire - read
    • Running Blind - read
    • Echo Burning - read
    • Without Fail - read
    • Persuader - read
    • The Enemy - read
    • One Shot - read
    • The Hard Way - read
    • Bad Luck and Trouble - read
    • Nothing to Lose - read
    • Gone Tomorrow - read
    • 61 Hours - read
    • Worth Dying For - read
    • The Affair - read
    • A Wanted Man - read
    • Never Go Back - read

    Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben

    • Deal Breaker - read
    • Drop Shot - read
    • Fade Away - read
    • Back Spin - read
    • One False Move - read
    • The Final Detail - read
    • Darkest Fear - read
    • Promise Me
    • Long Lost - read
    • Live Wire

    Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - read
    • The Girl Who Played with Fire - read
    • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - read

    Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris

    • Imperium - read
    • Conspirata (Lustrum) - read

    Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown

    • Angels & Demons - read
    • The Da Vinci Code - read
    • The Lost Symbol - read
    • Inferno - read

    Dark Tower series by Stephen King

    • The Gunslinger - read
    • The Drawing of the Three - read
    • The Waste Lands - read
    • Wizard and Glass
    • The Wind Through the Keyhole
    • Wolves of the Calla
    • Song of Susannah
    • The Dark Tower

    Ender's Saga by Orson Scott Card

    • Ender's Game - read
    • Speaker for the Dead - read
    • Xenocide - read
    • Children of the Mind - read

    Mither Mages series by Orson Scott Card

    • The Lost Gate - read
    • The Gate Thief - read

    Camel Club series by David Baldacci

    • The Camel Club - read
    • The Collectors - read
    • Stone Cold - read
    • Divine Justice
    • Hell's Corner - read

    Bob Lee Swagger series by Stephen Hunter

    • Point Of Impact - read
    • Black Light
    • Time to Hunt
    • The 47 Samurai - read
    • Night of Thunder - read
    • I, Sniper - read
    • Dead Zero - read
    • The Third Bullet - read

    Night Angel series by Brett Weeks
    • The Way of Shadows - read
    • Shadow's Edge - read
    • Beyond the Shadows - read

    The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

    • Restoration of Faith (prequel to the prequel - don't read first)
    • Welcome to the Jungle (prequel - don't read first)
    • Storm Front - read
    • Fool Moon - read
    • Grave Peril
    • Summer Knight
    • Death Masks
    • Blood Rites
    • Dead Beat
    • Proven Guilty
    • White Night
    • Small Favor
    • Turn Coat
    • Changes
    • Side Jobs
    • Ghost Story
    • Cold Days

    Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay
    • Darkly Dreaming Dexter - read
    • Dearly Devoted Dexter - read
    • Dexter in the Dark - read
    • Dexter By Design - read
    • Dexter Is Delicious
    • Double Dexter
    • Dexter: Final Cut

    The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

    • Eragon - read
    • Eldest - read
    • Brisingr - read
    • Inheritance

    Jake Crosby series by Bobby Cole

    • The Dummy Line - read

    Tales of Alvin Make by Orson Scott Card

    • Seventh Son - read
    • Red Prophet

    City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

    • City of Dark Magin - read
    • City of Lost Dreams

    Will Robie series by David Baldacci

    • The Innocent - read
    • The Hit
    • Bullseye
    • The Target

    Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly

    • The Black Echo - read
    • The Black Ice - read
    • The Concrete Blond
    • The Last Coyote - read
    • Trunk Music - read
    • Angels Flight
    • A Darkness More Than Night
    • City of Bones
    • Lost Light
    • The Narrows
    • The Closers
    • Echo Park
    • The Overlook
    • The Brass Verdict
    • Nine Dragons - read
    • The Reversal
    • The Drop
    • The Black Box
    • The Burning Room

    Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

    • The Final Empire - read
    • The Well of Ascension - read
    • Hero of Ages - read
    • The Alloy of Law - read
    • Shadows of Self - read
    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

    • The Pillars of the Earth - read
    • World Without End - read

    Peter Brown series by Josh Bazell

    • Beat the Reaper - read
    • Wild Thing - read

    I've read other series, but these have all earned 4 star (or better) ratings from me and I have either completed them or intend to do so.

    What are your favorite series?

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2014
  2. trapper78

    trapper78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Dune by Frank Herbert (not so much Brian Herbert)

    Probably the best sci fi ever written. In my personal opinion.

    Wheel of time series by Robert Jordan

    Malazan book of the falllen bySteven Erikson (truly fantastic fantasy writing, very large cast of characters)

    also a big fan of:
    Ender's Game
    Night Angel series
    The Dark Tower

    Good choices....
  3. Skrapmetal


    Jul 13, 2009
    You caught a lot of mine with that list.

    You should check out the Coldfire Trilogy if you like fantasy, it's fairly unique.

    The Elric Saga is good, but reads a bit juvenile in the early books.

    And there's the Song of Ice and Fire... which is hopefully not going to turn into another unfinished series like the Wheel of Time.
  4. gottahaveit27


    Aug 31, 2008
    I haven't really been big into series books but I may have to look into a couple on your list Dan. That's quite a list though, I don't really know where to start :eek: Any suggestions?
  5. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Odd Thomas by dean koonts
  6. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I tried...honest I did....I just could not get real excited about the series. I read the first book and have the 2nd and 3rd in my iTunes. I will probably get around to it, I'm sure.

    If you like action - the Jack Reacher series is hard to beat.
    If you want an "epic noble story" - Sword of Truth
    For lighter reading - Myron Bolitar or Camel Club
    For intense suspense - Robert Langdon

    Those series are the easiest to get into, IMHO. You understand right from page 1 who they are, what they're doing, where they're going, etc.

    This is on my "to read" list. I'm really looking forward to it!

  7. lightleak


    Jun 11, 2009
    Song of ice and fire is great I think but Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles are amazing in my opinion.
  8. milkyeye


    Apr 14, 2010
    Repairman Jack series by F Paul Wilson, including the Keep with that also.
  9. MSgt


    Mar 3, 2006
    All by David Webber such as Honor Harrington
    All by John Ringo
    All by Jim Butcher
  10. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I've read a couple Repairman Jack books - they were indeed enjoyable!

    I need to do some more to get more familiar with the series - thanks for the reminder!

  11. Jeff Jenness

    Jeff Jenness

    Sep 2, 2010
    Thanks for the post! I will be looking into your recommendations soon.

    I just finished the "John Carter" trilogy in the Barsoom Series. I had rented the movie "John Carter" by Disney. What the heck happened to the marketing for this movie?! Great movie! There seems to be a growing interest by fans for a sequel. I hope it revives the interest in Disney giving it a second chance. The books series were a fun read. I can see why the series is considered significant in the fantasy genre. Burroughs introduced some very interesting ideas. Anyway, the books are an easy read and at times very easy to guess what will happen ... still enjoyable.

    So, what should I grab after "John Carter"? Any sci-fi series you would recommend?

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  12. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I have the Foundation Series of Isaac Asimov's work on my to-read list. Just haven't got to it yet.

    That said, I highly recommend Ender's Saga by Orson Scott Card (4 books). Somehow it is both philosophical as well as childlike. Futuristic, yet grounded in human emotion. The action is more strategy. Plus they're making a movie of the first book (mostly) this year.


  13. Jeff Jenness

    Jeff Jenness

    Sep 2, 2010
    Looks like I will be reading Ender's Saga over the next month or so! Thanks!
  14. BITEME

    BITEME Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    The Camloud Chronicles-by Jack Whyte awesome series about king Arthur in Rome Britain
  15. Sig_Op


    Nov 1, 2010
    sword of truth is awesome except a few, they dragged on

    enders game that series is amazing
  16. harleyguy02


    Jun 2, 2009


    Where's Mitch Rapp by Vince Flynn??

    You must have omitted that.. Surely you have read Vince Flynn..

    If not, send me your address.. I will get you going..
  17. harleyguy02


    Jun 2, 2009


    Where's Mitch Rapp by Vince Flynn??

    You must have omitted that.. Surely you have read Vince Flynn..

    If not, send me your address.. I will get you going..
  18. Irongun324


    Mar 22, 2012
    The Wheel of Time is complete as of earlier this month, last book released. I thoroughly enjoyed the series wrap-up, personally.
  19. lmbhami


    Aug 20, 2008
    Mark Tufo
    Zombie Fallout Series
    Indian Hill Series
    Different style of writing but entertaining
  20. milkyeye


    Apr 14, 2010
    I gave up on the wheel of time, myself. I enjoyed the first books very much, then it seemed to drag on when it was all about the girls and no battles.

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