I love reading series; I think the fact you can be so fully immersed into the world is wonderful, and there is so much scope for world building. Think of the things you’re still learning about the novel and characters in the final novel that you never even thought about in the first!
The majority of the series on my shelf have been read… apart from the final novel. It’s always this last volume that I have trouble finishing. Why is that?
I looooove binging book series, and if you’re reading this blog post I guess you either love it, or you want to start too. I’ve suggested 8 book series below, all of which I’ve binged, or read pretty close together, and one point or another. They’re all fantastic, I recommend them highly, and only, like, 2, are series that you would see on every single other blogger’s list… yes, they’re totally Harry Potter and The Mortal Instruments.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling (7 books)
Of course this has to make the list, despite being the most cliche recommendation on here. When I first read the series, I read them all back to back within about 3 weeks! #WorthIt
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (6 books)
This is a series that I don’t think I actually binged, but I forget details so quickly it’s basically necessary to binge. They’re not too long, so perfect to snuggle up with and just pick up one after the other!
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (3 books)
I binged this trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s definitely worth binging this series because you will be in agony knowing if your favourite characters are going to live or die…!
Fairytale Retellings by Jackson Pearce (4 books)
I frickin’ adore this series, and it definitely doesn’t get the hype it deserves! All of the books are interlinked in a way that you’ll only notice if you’re perceptive (it’s so satisfying realising that though!) and this is definitely a series that made me want to be a writer. It’s brilliant, and I can’t recommend it enough!
Murder Most Unladylike series by Robin Stevens (6+ books)
Earlier this year, I spent about a week reading one of these books every night, and it was brilliant. The 7th comes out pretty soon, so right now is the perfect time to binge books 1-6 before Death in the Spotlight is released.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare (3 books)
I don’t know why TMI is earlier on this list than TID, because I preferred this series wayyyy more, and I so wish it’d been 6 books too. Jem, Tessa, and Will are three fantastic characters and the setting is one of my favourites – steampunk Victorian London! If you’re hesitating reading these hyped books, pick up the first, and you’ll be desperately wanting the rest.
Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco (2+ books)
This might be my all time favourite series. I LOVE these books so much, and would actually scream it from the rooftops if I could, but I think the neighbours would call the police on me. *ahem* It’s fantastic. Book 3 comes out soon, so there’s only 2 books for you to binge before then!
The Young Elites by Marie Lu (3 books)
I feel like this series should be way more hyped than it is. Maybe it was when it first came out in 2014, I don’t know, but it’s a fantastic, short fantasy series, and I would highly recommend binging the lot. They’re short enough that they could probably be in a bind-up, and would be the size of all these fantasy books of a monstrous size that are beginning to appear (read: Sarah J Maas…).
I hope that these series have given you some ideas to binge read in the future! As I said, I love all of them, and can highly recommend them all.