What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
--Samuel Johnson

Book Series

I have read some books from the following series. I have found that series tend to follow formulas. Some series are telling a larger story with the same characters, for example the Harry Potter series. Other series might tell the same kind of story in each book, as in the Series of Unfortunate Events, for instance. Either way, if you like one book in a series, most likely you will like the others as well.

Artemis Fowl

This imaginative series follows boy-genius Artemis Fowl on his adventures through the underworld...

Bone

This is an interesting series...

Chronicles of Narnia

This set of stories is world famous and much loved, with good reason...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg Heffley documents his daily trials and tribulations in this easy-to-read series...

Eddie Dickens Trilogy

Trilogy - a set of three stories, hopefully sufficiently long enough to imperil our hapless hero through numerous hours of pleasurable reading (for us, not him)...

Harry Potter

If you don't yet know about Harry, Ron, Hermione, Snape, Dumbledore, and the rest, what rock have you been hiding under for your whole life?!?! Once you are ready for this series (about a 5th grade reading level), try the first book at least...

Heartland

Amy lives on Heartland, a ranch that "fixes" messed up horses...

His Dark Materials

This is a major heavy fantasy trilogy that takes place in many different worlds, including our own and another parallel world that is similar to ours but different in many ways...

Hunger Games

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Inheritance Trilogy

You may notice that this dragon-rider "trilogy" actually has four books...

Joey Pigza

Joey Pigza is a kid who is "wired different"...

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

Percy Jackson is a demigod, which means "half-god"...

Ramona Quimby

Ramona Quimby is an elementary school kid who just can't help getting in trouble...

Series of Unfortunate Events

If you enjoy reading about joyful events, warm and cozy feelings, and happy endings, then walk away from this series...

The 39 Clues

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The Tale of Edgar Trunk

Edgar is a mysterious child that seems to be really important to an evil creature known only as HIM...

The Time Warp Trio

Three friends travel through time in these fun and funny adventures...

Tunnels

This series from the United Kingdom follows Will Burrows as he follows his excavator father down into the deeps below London...