What are some of your favourite book series?

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  1. canadad

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    On Tuesday, Jan. 8 2013, the last book in The Wheel of Time series will be published. I am eager to read it and sad at the same time. After 14 books this epic series will be over. This reminds me of all the other series of books I have read. Here are some of my favourites in no particular order:
    -Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin
    -Millenium Series by Stieg Larsson
    -Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
    -Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
    -The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
    -The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
    -Jack Sawyer Books by Stepehen King and Peter Straub
    -Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
    -The Dresden Files BY Jim Buther
    -ALL the series by Robin Hobb
    -Malazan Book of the Fallen by Stephen Erikson
    -The Passage Series by Justin Cronin
    -Hunger Games, sort of..
    -Acacia Series by David Anthony Durham
    -The King Killer Chroniclas by Patrick Rothfuss
    -The Light Bringer Series by Brent Weeks
    Okay, I'll stop there...
     
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  2. ollinger

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    " -------- For Dummies"
     
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    I enjoyed many of the DnD based series.

    War of the Spider Queen is a good one for beginners.

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    The dune series, hunger games, complete works of Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle, The Destroyer (Remo Williams), Harlen Coben' s books, and while not a series, Randy Wayne White writes good material.
     
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  5. Bobby Jr

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    David Gemmell's various series of books are truly amazing imo. Starting with 'Legend' back in the 80s the whole lot of the "Drenai" series are fantastically entertaining.

    More recently he did a three book series called Troy which is a brilliant and mystical interpretation of the Troy story.

    If you liked Game of Thrones type books then Gemmell's books will be for you. Start with Legend, then read Waylander etc (the books of the Drenai series).
     
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    Interesting thread topic

    Fiction:
    1. The Sherlock Holmes Books.
    2. The Hercule Poirot mysteries.
    3. Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
    4. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Books.
    5. His Dark Materials Trilogy.

    Non-Fiction:
    1. The Dummies Series
    2. Feynman Lectures
     
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  7. canadad

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    Is there one for tennis? I need it.
    I will check it out, I am a big fan of the fantasy genre.
    I liked the first one, I actually could not believe how diffenent it was from the movie.
    Looks interesting, actually passed the book,"Legend" by because I thought it was the novel version of that Tom Cruise movie.

    I read the first one and have not gotten to the rest.
     
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    The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Here follows a small summary from Wikipedia:

    "Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English writer Terry Pratchett, set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin. The books frequently parody, or at least take inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, political and scientific issues."

    Haven't read that many yet, but so far the ones I've read have been great fun. It's a shame it's hard to motivate myself to read more right now, but having to read so much in school just puts me off.
     
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  9. Bobby Jr

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    No.. I've heard people say the same thing before though. They are unrelated stories.

    If you read Gemmell's 'Legend' you'll be hooked. Follow it up with 'Waylander' or 'The King Beyond The Gate' and you'll be seeking his whole back catalogue.
     
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    The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child; The Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke; Robert Parker's Spencer series; and Nelson DeMille's John Corey series.
     
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  12. McLovin

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    Ken Follett
    - Pillars of the Earth
    - World Without End

    The Century Trilogy
    - Fall of Giants
    - Winter of the World
    - Edge of Eternity (2014)​
    Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child
    - Pendergast Series​
    Wilbur Smith
    - The Courtney Series
    - The Ballantyne Series​
    Steve Berry
    - The Cotton Malone Series​
     
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    Harry Potters
     
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    The Border Trilogy Cormac McCarthy.. All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain. Pretty heavy material here!!
     
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    1960's: Carlos Castaneda
    - The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
    - A Separate Reality
    - Journey to Ixtlan


    1910's: Zane Grey
    - Riders of the Purple Sage
    - The Lone Star Ranger
    - The Rainbow Trail


    Victorian Age: Anita Pounding
    - Sensational Expectations
    - Beneath The Powdered Wig
    - A Tale of Two Men
     
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  16. Polaris

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    ....:)....
     
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    The "PREY" series by Sandford
     
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    Michael Connelly's two series: Harry Bosch and The Lincoln Lawyer, which intertwine in a title or two.
     
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    The Starfaring Age (Spinrad)
    Foundation (Asimov)
    The Elric Saga (Moorcock)
    Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser (Leiber)
    The Chronicles of Amber (Zelazny)
    Conan (Howard)
    John Carter (Burroughs)
     
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    I agree with McLovin on Ken Follett

    but:
    Cicero's life by Robert Harris, who also wrote Enigma, Pompei and the Ghost. I read all of them but that Cicero's trilogy is the best imo
    Imperium
    Conspirata
    and the third opus about to be released
    crazy entertaining reading, very well documented and perfect suspense, sharing the incredible life of a very clever man in Rome during Caesar's rise. Very good reading, cant wait for third opus to be released.
    Spoiler alert: caesar wins in the end!
     
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    Travis McGee by John D. MacDonald
    Prey and Virgil Flowers series by John Sandford
    Eddie Caminetti series by Troon McAllister- great golf stories
    Lou Boldt series by Ridley Pearson
    Agent Pendergast by Preston and Child
     
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  22. Clemsonfan

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    And The Blue Rose Trilogy by Peter Straub. Three excellent books that stand well on their own, but great when combined!
     
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