I have expressed previously that as I get I older I become less fond of series, but that's not to say that I didn't totally love losing myself in a series when I was younger (admittedly, I am not very old, but 10 years is a lot of years in book years). Here we go. In no particular order;
1. The Harry Potter Series- J.K. Rowling
2. The Stormbreaker Series- Anthony Horowitz
3. The Artemis Fowl Series- Eoin Colfer
4. The Hunger Games Trilogy- Suzanne Collings
5. The Hardy Boys- Franklin W Dixon
2. There are ten books in the Stormbreaker or Alex Rider Series. It's about this 14 year old English kid who gets recruited to do spy work for MI6. I have a soft spot for Crime........ novels (Ha ha. I am so funny), but there was something particularly appealing about a beautiful, blond, British boy, using his brains and beating up some baddies (I like alliteration). The first book was memorably the best, but all of them are entertaining and kind of ridiculous.
3. The really interesting thing about the Artemis Fowl Series is that Artemis, 12 year old kid genius/villain mastermind is totally awesome. He is probably the reason why now I am totally drawn to, fascinated by the villains. Anyway, the other great thing is that although this series has Fairies and Dwarfs and all other sorts of fantastic creatures, it's still set in England. I felt like as a tween, this sort of scenario was much more plausible and much easier to imagine. I believe I have previously expressed that I am not a huge fan of the fantasy genre, but this was a bit of an exception for me. One of the later books involves time travel and demons. It's pretty interesting if you ask me and definitely good enough to come in my top 5.
4. This is the most recent of those on the list and I was considering making a list of my favourite Trilogies, but that is a very short list, so I just put my favourite trilogy on this here list. Now, I like this trilogy because although the last two books do not come close to the awesomeness that is The Hunger Games, they are still very entertaining and better than any other teen-trilogy/series that I have read. As everyone does, I started hating Katniss somewhere halfway through Catching Fire, but there were enough other endearing characters to keep me going (until nearly all of them died at the end of Mockingjay, but we don't talk about that). I just think it has this other factor that a lot of popular trilogies are missing. I don't know.
5. I talked very briefly about The Hardy Boys in the 30 day challenge, but I feel like pretty much everyone at some point had their cute, little, crime-solving books whether it be Nancy Drew or Encyclopedia Brown or The Famous Five. For me, it was the Hardy Boys. Now this is so very different to the other series on this list because there is something like 300 different Hardy Boys books in print. And I do not claim to have read all of them, but I have read enough to know they rank in my top 5.