My brain is so fried from my courseload/bookload lately that my reviews are progressing a sentence at a time, so I thought I'd participate in another Top Ten Tuesday!
Well, when I first read the title post, I recoiled. I do not like series because EVERYTHING is a series now, and because this format is so popular, it makes me immediately not want to read anything remotely like a series (do you sense a little stubborness in my character? I prefer to call it non-conformity. ;-) ) In any case, I then started to remember some series from a time when series weren't a sheep-flocking event (don't worry, I do know that there are some worthwhile series out there), and when I started to add some children's series, my list started to form:
1. The Barsetshire Chronicles by Anthony Trollope
I've read the first three books in the series and have three to go
2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
a planned re-read for 2015. I think that I've read this series about 6 times already!
3. The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
I'm reading it at the moment and trying my best to figure it out!
4. The Pallisers by Anthony Trollope
I'll wait a little while after his Barsetshire series to read this parliamentary series.
5. Finn Family Moonmintroll series by Tove Jansson
Finn Family Moomintroll was either my 1st or 2nd favourite children's book. A great series!
6. The Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazons was my 1st or 2nd favourite children's book. A series that takes you away!
7. The History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill
I don't know when I'll get to this but I'd love to read it!
8. Books by Alfred J. Church
Not actually a series but books for children set in ancient and medieval times
9. The Mitchells Series by Hilda van Stockum
This series sounds like a fun one and comes highly recommended!
10. The Musketeers books by Alexandre Dumas
I LOVED The Three Musketeers, so I'm looking forward to reading the others.
Hmmm ...... interesting how my bent has run to quite a few children's series. I think that's proof that my brain is overloaded and needs a break. Now to get through the next few months before that need can become a reality!