With the quarantine keeping everyone trapped inside, now is the perfect time to pick up reading, and it’s made even easier with TheCrib. Whether you’re reading on a phone, tablet or Reader, a device holder lets you read in comfort wherever you are. This is a list of some of the most popular book series to get you started reading. This post was written by Matthew McDowell.
A Song Of Ice And Fire
The fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin inspired the ever-popular tv series Game Of Thrones. It tells the story of the struggles between the many Great Houses of Westeros and their attempts to seize the Iron throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms. The books swap between different characters’ perspectives with each chapter, telling the many different tales of Westeros. Each story is full of treachery and bloodshed, with no characters safe from Martin’s pen. In Game Of Thrones, you win, or you die.
One of the most beloved book series of all time is Harry Potter, a boy orphaned at a young age and raised as an unwanted child by his aunt and uncle. He discovers on his 11th birthday that his parents were actually powerful wizards and that he too possesses magical powers. With this, he is brought into the wizarding world and becomes a student of Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. Here he learns to use his newfound powers and, with the help of his new friends, begins to uncover the truth of his parent’s deaths.
The Last Kingdom
A historical novel series based on the Viking invasion of Britain in the 9th century and England’s birth. The books follow the fictitious protagonist Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Born to a Saxon lord, he was captured and adopted by the Danes. Throughout the series, despite his pagan upbringing, Uhtred fights and risks his life to protect Wessex, the last Christian kingdom in Britain ruled by Alfred the Great, and the King’s dreams of a united England from Viking invaders. The series has also been adapted to a tv series on Netflix, which is definitely worth watching.
Dublin Murder Squad
The mystery series follows multiple cases of murder in Dublin and the investigation into them by the fictional Dublin Murder Squad. Each book tells the story of a separate murder that can be enjoyed on its own, with each book building on the others to create a fully fleshed-out world and characters. The first two books in the series have been adapted into a tv series by the BBC and RTÉ, so there’s plenty of content to read and watch.
Chaos Walking is a science fiction dystopian series following Todd Hewitt’s life, the only boy in Prentisstown, a settlement in the New World, a planet colonised by humanity. In this new world, a virus released by the native species killed off all the women in the town and gave humans the ability to hear the thoughts of every living creature, called The Noise. When Todd one day finds a hole in The Noise, he is forced to flee the town and the only life he has ever known. As he travels the New World, he begins to uncover the planet’s truth and The Noise.
For more, see the BBC best reads for 2020!