Top 10 Best Book Series to Binge Read

Have you ever read a book and right after you finished it, you wish that there is more?  Like, you get attached to the characters and you’re just not ready to part with them?  That’s the good thing about sequels and book series. You get to enjoy the awesomeness of a character way longer.

We always hear about people binge-watching but we seldom come across someone who likes to binge-read.  I really like to read books, but, I don’t consider myself a fast reader or an ardent reader.  I always make it a point to read at least two or three books a month, if the schedule permits.  Sometimes, I am a several-pages-a-day kind of guy or an-hour-a-day kind of reader.  That is why, “binge-reading,” is on my to do list.  So, if ever there is an ample of time to binge-read, the following book series should be on your top priority.  Books series that everybody loved and has been part of everybody’s life and somehow have influenced us.

  1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Books:  4(The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King)

The Hobbit and Lord of Rings Trilogy

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings novels have brought its reader to a fictional world, the Middle-Earth, where the battle between good and evil is looming and the destruction of one ring can solve everything.  The Hobbit is actually a children’s book, but it transcends to all ages of different generations and has since then become one of most widely-read children’s book of all time.  Tolkien is widely considered to be the father of all fantasy novel writers.  You will come across interviews of some famous fantasy authors of today and you’ll hear them say that their novels are somewhat influenced by Tolkien’s magnum opus one way or another.  Its characters such as Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, to name a few, have become some of the most known, most-beloved, and most popular fictional characters of all time.

  1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

Books:  5, so far, 2 forthcoming(A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons)

A Song of Ice and Fire

A perfect example of a novel that was greatly influenced by Tolkien’s is George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.  Politics, Religion, Love, Lust, Greed, Power, and Dragons have been the center and the roots of conflicts revolving around the people and situations in Westeros.  The way Martin presented its characters and their development was impeccable that you wouldn’t help, but, take sides.  Some characters are well-loved while some are greatly despised.  The series is not finished yet and we are still painfully waiting for the last two books on the series to have the conclusion we need and to finally have peace of mind.  The novel has reached the zenith of its popularity when it was adapted into a TV Series (Game of Thrones) on HBO.

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  1. Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Books:  7(The Sorcerer’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hollows)

Harry Potter Book Series

Middle-Earth and Westeros aren’t just the two of the most popular fictional places of all time and if there is another world that is worthy to be placed on the same breath as these two, there is no denying that it is Hogwarts.  The biggest selling book series of all time and some of the biggest selling books individually deserved every attention the books are getting.  Many young kids have developed their interest in reading because of the magical adventures of Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione against the Dark Lord, Voldemort.  The books have left a lasting impression that people around the world continued to re-read the books because they couldn’t let it go.  Who among you are still waiting for their letters from Hogwarts?  Well, I am.

Update:  The long wait is over for Harry Potter is finally back with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  It might be the last according to Rowling, sad but I know we did have a great ride/childhood/adulthood with Harry Potter books.

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  1. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Novels:  4(A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear); 56 Short Stories in 5 Books:  (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow, and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes is the epitome of an astute, invincible, and shrewd detective.  We have followed Mr. Holmes on his quest on solving crimes or as some will say, his adventures, alongside his sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson Sherlock Holmes has been adapted on TV and Movies countless times and have been depicted on some of it to be serious and the rest to be a funny detective.  The first book on the series was first published last 1887, and since then, the charisma of the characters has never faltered and people are continuously discovering this treasure in literature.

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Books:  7(The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Trader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew, and The Last Battle)

The Chronicles of Narnia is C. S. Lewis greatest work and is now considered a classic children’s book.  The series is comprising of seven novels where the protagonists are  children, four siblings named Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, (Ann, Martin, Rose, and Peter) transported into a magical world of Narnia and in there they’ve met Aslan, the great Aslan, a lion.   Susan, Edmund, Lucy, and Peter are well-loved that newly-born babies were named after them.

61 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Book Series to Binge Read

  1. Have you tired Alexander Kent’s Richard Bolitho books or C.S Forester’s Hornblower for sea books and for landsman try Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe books, of course if the Napoleonic period is not of any interest, forget I spoke :-o)

  2. Nice article 🙂
    Although they weren’t Ann, Martin, Rose, and Peter, but Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy:-p
    Great choice, though.

    1. thank you for pointing that out. i was actually thinking about the inspirations for the characters. thank you👍

  3. Awesome list. Dan Brown being my fav here. Harry Potter have not read yet. Somehow I am not getting the tempo to read it.

  4. Robin Hobb’s Farseer, original trilogy and several follow-ups 🙂 But I’m useless at binge viewing or reading, I have to shake it up!

  5. Too funny! I was considering re-reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy in just one big binge-fest this summer. All of the Harry Potters are definitely on my list as well. Our bookshelves are scarily alike.

  6. Oh my! I have 10 years of binge-reading in front of me (Potter and Salander left out, I have read them)(lovely by the way).
    Thanks for a great post!

  7. Sadly enough Harry Potter’s the only series i’ve read, but at least 7 times over. However, I did just binge watch the LOTR! I’ll have to try out one of these series.

  8. Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series (The Bat, Cockroaches, The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Devil’s Star, The Redeemer, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom and Police).

  9. Good to know! …Or maybe bad. Depends how you look at it. It’s so easy for me to waste away all my time reading 😛

  10. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. Fantasy Fiction much like game of thrones but more fun to read. Two books out one to come out this year. Highly highly recommend 🙂

  11. Great list!
    I actually binge-read the harry potter series, and the chronicles of Narnia 🙂
    I’ll give the others a chance next summer, maybe 😉

  12. I totally agree with you, especially on A Song of Fire and Ice; when you read it, you can’t stop reading it, its like your being addicted to it, its like when you stop reading it, you’ll feel you have forgotten or missing something, that book bring out the bookworm in you. hehehe.. Also on some books I only read Dan Brown’s Inferno, that book is also my favorite and also the way Dan Brown wrote, totally genius and amazing, his really a good and skilled writer. I also cant wait to read all about Sherlock Holmes’ adventure. You totally nailed this blog post. Love it!

  13. I love to re-read my favourites and Lord of the Rings is my all time favourite, I really do not know how many times I have read it, if not the whole but parts of it. Nevil Shute is another favourite. His Trustee from the Toolroom and Pied Piper and many others are favourites. Thanks:)

  14. I found your series collection interesting. Lord of the ring is my all time fav.
    Read it back in college.
    I also read Jack Ryan, Narnia, the 4 Bourne

  15. Hi!
    This is an amazing list!
    I couldn’t help but notice that you’re a bookworm too (Yay!), albeit a slow reader!

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