If you’re a 90s kid, you’ll know that before binge watching Netflix became a trend, binge reading was what we called cool. So today I thought of sharing my top 5 book series that you’d love to binge read.
1. The Fifty Shades Trilogy – EL James
This erotica series has 3 Books – Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed.
It is the love story of Christian Grey and a young college girl Anastasia Steele. Add to the love story lots of sex, BDSM, heightened romance, and of course emotions. The trilogy took the world by storm, so if you’re looking for an erotica read, then this is the series you can start with.
2. Summer Series – Jenny Han
From the bestselling author of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’, comes a trilogy that’ll remind you of summers at the beach house, prom nights, and first love.
The series has 3 books – The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s not Summer Without You, and We’ll Always Have Summer.
This was one of my best reads in 2016. It has the perfect mix of emotions and romance, just what a YA book needs. It depicts a constant tussle between the head and the heart, the friendship between the two boys and Belly, and their chemistry gives you a fuzzy feeling.
3. Shiva Trilogy – Amish Tripathi
If you want to start reading mythology and are confused where to start, the Shiva Trilogy can give you a great push. The 3 books in the Series are – The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of The Nagas, and The Oath of Wayuputras.
It is fast paced so you can enjoy it like a thriller. But the elements of mythology and history give it an edge. It teaches about Karma, Lord Shiva and his beliefs and how he transforms the world one deed at a time. Surely worth a read!
4. Millennium Trilogy – Steig Larsson
Have to admit, this is my favorite in the lot. It is based on Swedish crime novels and has 3 books in the series – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Get this series and your long weekend reading is sorted.
It is a story based on Lisbeth Salander, a woman with photographic memory but poor social skills, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist. There’s bloodshed, thrill, mystery, and unsolved crime situations.
After the death of Stieg Larsson, the fourth book in the series – The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz was released last year. It is said that the fifth installment of the series The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is set to release in September 2017.
5. If I Stay – Gayle Forman
This is a 2 book series – If I Stay and Where She Went.
It is a heartwarming and emotional series talking about family ties, choices we have to make in life, and the power of love. Gayle beautifully ties human relations in the thread of love. While the first book showcases the struggles and sorrows, the second book talks about triumph.
Let me know how many have you ticked off from the list. Also if you’ve seen their movie adaptations, were they any good?
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