I really must get better at joining in on SixForSunday, but my weekends seem to disappear in a blink of an eye at the moment. There’s barely enough time for sleep, nevermind bookish memes. This week’s prompt was all about our favourite book series. I have read a lot of books in my life, but when it came to this week’s post, I struggled to think of the series I have loved over the years. Note to self, read more books.
Harry Potter Saga by J.K Rowling | Ally’s World Series by Karen McCombie | Georgia Nicholson Series by Louise Rennison
When it comes to talking about my favourite series, there was no way I could not include the one I loved so much as a child; the Harry Potter saga by J.K Rowling. I remember begging my parents to buy me a copy of Half-Blood Prince on its release day, and getting myself worked up that my local Morrisons would have sold out of copies if they didn’t go right this second. Even though there have been some questionable things announced over the years from the author… *raises eyebrows* I still have a soft spot for this series.
A series I have been thinking about recently is the Ally’s World series by Karen McCombie. Even though I had no idea where Ally Pally was as I had never been to London, I read and re-read all of the books in this series repeatedly; I even got my best friend Hannah hooked on them too. Sadly, I lost my copies when I moved in the early 2000s, but I have been thinking about them a lot, and I am currently trying to get my hands on some copies for myself so I can relive the memories. Billy and Ally FOREVER!
A series I did re-read recently is the Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison. When I originally read the books when I was younger, I only got so far in the series and I didn’t finish it. My pocket money couldn’t stretch to hardbacks, and I remember my pocket money at the time was spent on Mary-Kate and Ashley paperbacks at £2.99 each. Even though this is a series that hasn’t aged that well, it was so much fun to be reunited with the Ace Gang, particularly Dave the Laugh *swoons*, and again this is a series I have a soft spot for.
Geek Girl Series by Holly Smale | The Spinster Club Trilogy by Holly Bourne | Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella
A series that has been a new discovery to me in adulthood is the Geek Girl series by Holly Smale. Originally an impulse purchase over Christmas, I fell in love with Harriet Manners from the first book, and I have loved all of the subsequent books in the series. Last year, I re-read all the series in anticipation of reading the final book, Forever Geek, and it was so much fun I want to do it all over again. I would wholeheartedly recommend this series to anyone looking for a fun read.
A trilogy of books I wish I had as a teen is the Spinster Club trilogy by Holly Bourne. Am I Normal Yet? is one of my favourite books ever, and How Hard Can Love Be? and What’s a Girl Gotta Do? are both excellent follow-ups in the series that can also be enjoyed as standalones. It gives me a bit of hope to think the teenagers of today are growing up with writers like Bourne. I’m definitely due to re-read the series… along with all of Holly’s other books *disappears for a month*
Finally, a series I keep finding myself re-reading is the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. I can always rely on these books for feel-good, funny fiction and even though I’ve read them quite a few times now I still enjoy them. I’m not sure whether I should be worried that I find myself relating to Becky Bloomwood and her spending habits more as I get older, but I am sure buying my 678th notebook this month will make me feel better about it.
What is your favourite book series?