Today is National Cheesecake Day as well as Paperback Book Day. While you can attempt to find a fresh cheesecake on Gumtree, or even a cake baker, you’re much more likely to come across a lot of paperback books (tens of thousands, even).
If reading more was on your list of New Year’s resolutions, but you’re still yet to pick up a single book – then we’re here to help. Our top six paperback book series will surely get you hooked and help you knock over that unfulfilled resolution in no time!
- The Millennium Trilogy – Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
Centred on one of the most fascinating and unique heroines of modern thriller fiction, this is a fast paced and truly captivating series about a young woman living outside the norms of society. Be warned that some parts are quite graphic – so it’s not a story for the faint hearted.
- A Song of Fire and Ice – George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons (… more to come).
This series has risen in popularity largely due to the current TV show, Game of Thrones, which is closely based on the books. A highly regarded historical fantasy fiction, the series follows the story of several leading characters on a journey of interweaving and thrilling adventures.
- The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew and The Last Battle
A classic story beloved by both children and adults, this high fantasy series borrows themes from Greek and Roman mythology. The series follows young siblings who enter a magical world where they are faced with obstacles both good and evil.
- Ender’s Game Series – Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind and Ender in Exile
This classic sci-fi series is set in 2070, where an alien race threatens the future of humanity. The series began in the 80’s with a novelette and now includes multiple award-winning novels, short stories and comics within the series.
- James Bond Series – Ian Flemming
12 novels and 2 collections of short stories
These days James Bond is most famous as a charming and attractive character on film, so it’s easy to forget that he started out as words on a page. As we all know, James Bond is an international spy and man of mystery. Working for Mi6 in London, he travels the globe to solve mysteries and some may say, break women’s hearts.
Now that you’re spoilt for choice, you just need to decide which series has sealed the deal, grab a slice of cheesecake and hunker down with a good story.