Ten books: The never ending story. Read a series

2014 is the time to get reading. A great way to do this is to start reading a series. This the chance to get engaged and distracted for weeks at a time. Spend longer with your favourite characters, get to know them better and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing what you plan to read next.  Here are ten never ending stories (a.k.a current series of books),  that you can  request  from the Library :

  1. George R.R Martin: A song of ice and fire series. Best read in order to keep track of what's going on in this epic, complex series. Start with: Book #1: A game of thrones. Latest release: Book #5:  A dance with dragons.  Coming in 2014?  #6 Winds of winter. 

Terry Pratchett:  Discworld series: It doesn't matter which of these 40 books you read, in or out of numerical order as they are each stand alone stories. Book #1: The colour of magic. The latest is book #40: Raising steam 

Kerry Greenwood: Phryne Fisher series.  A popular cozy mystery series, featuring the delectable and elegant sleuth,  Phryne Fisher. Not only can you can read the books,  enjoy the television series- worth watching
simply for the fabulous 1920 costumes.  Book# 1:  Cocaine Blues Latest release: Book #20: Murder and Mendelssohn. 

Find oout more about Phryne Fisher on her website.

Debbie Macomber: Blossom street series: Prolific and best selling author Debbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. A Seattle knitting store brings together four very different women in this earnest tale about friendship and love.
  Book #1 The shop of Blossom street
Latest release (due out April) Book #10 Blossom Street Brides.

Janet Evanovich: Stephanie Plum series. This witty, fresh  and full of surprises, this series first appeared in 1994,  featuring Stephanie Plum, a New Jersey bounty hunter with attitude.  Follow her comedic adventures right through  from Book #1 One for the money to Book #20: Takedown twenty. 

Sue Grafton: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series.  Featuring detective Kinsey Millhone. Being an alphabet mystery series-A-Z, it makes it easy to find the next book) Book #1 A is for alibi. The latest, released 2013 is Book #23: W is for wasted, meaning there are only 3 more books to go in this very enjoyable series.

 Dianna Gabaldon: Outlander series. This series includes three different types of books, including sequels, prequels and fill in the gaps-some of which can be read alone.  If you are reading the series in order, it is recommended you follow this detailed chronology, written by the author for the reader's convenience. Book #1: Outlander. Latest book:  Book #8 An echo of the bone. Coming soon: Book #9: Written in my own hearts blood. 

Philippa Gregory: Cousins war series. This latest series delves into the history of the Plantagets. Book #1 The white queen.  Latest release, Book #6 The white princess. Coming in 2014 Book #7: The last rose.  

Clive Cussler: The Oregon Files.  Mercenaries, known as the Corporation, are headquartered on the ship Oregon, a seagoing marvel of science and technology disguised as an ancient, rust-bucket cargo vessel.  Each book in the series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending, however there are references to prior stories in the series. book #1: Golden Buddha. The latest book, # 9 is Mirage

 Jo Nesbo: Harry Hole series. Book #1, The Bat, introduces Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad-  a highly original, believable and likeable protagonist. The novels are complex, ambitious constructions with suspenseful and fast-paced crime plots that reflect our globalized modern world. Latest release is Book # 11: Cockroaches.  Each book in the series is a self contained story, but includes past references to Harry’s life. Best read in order. 

Tell us about your favourite series in the comments.