In a group on another website for book lovers, we have a weekly top 5 topic and this week it's our favourite book series. Since I wrote about it there, I thought why shouldn't I share it with you here too? So here they are...
btw, since I'm super bad at deciding, there is no real ranking :)
Discworld by Terry Pratchett
I actually wrote about this series when I came here to booklikes. If you want to check it out, here's a link to it - unfortunately it's only in German, but at the end of it, you can find a full list of all the books in publication order with German and English titles. Maybe, when I find the time, I will translate it into English :)
It's a comedy fantasy series with four major topics: wizards, witches, the city watch and death. Terry Pratchett wrote a lot of books so far in this series and I haven't finished half of it so far, but I really enjoyed all the novels I read - especially those about the wizards (and Rincewind) and the city watch.
Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
If you're following me for some time now, you have definitely seen something about this series now and then. It's a fantasy series set in todays Chicago featuring the wizard Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden who is a wizard p.i. and also works for the police as a consultant. During those books you encounter nearly every fantastic creature you can think of: vampires, werewolves, faeries, demons, gods ... and the list surely is a lot longer, I just haven't read those books ;) If you are interested now, the series starts with the book "Storm Front" - you can also find a list of all the books here.
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I'm not sure if I actually need to introduce this series :) it's a comedy science fiction series about Arthur Dent who leaves Earth and goes on an adventure with his friend Ford Perfect. If you haven't read it so far, just do it. Go into the next bookstore and buy it!
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
I just discovered Brandon Sanderson recently and I enjoyed all three books of this series so much. There is also another book in this series that takes place around 300 years later - I haven't read it so far, but I'm looking forward to it. Sanderson seems to have a gift when it comes to creating a completely new magic system. It's nothing I have ever encountered before - I loved the idea of the different powers of metals. The series starts with "The Final Empire". You need to check it out :)
Otherland by Tad Williams
This series which starts with "City of Golden Shadow" was the one that brought me back to the world of reading. Tad Williams created an unbelieveable interesting story around the virtual reality called Net. As I write about this series now, I really want to read those books again, because I had such a great time with them.
So those are my top 5 book series at the moment :) I'd be happy if you tell me about you favourites!