Whenever the new year rolls around, I always feel like it’s time to tackle big projects—opportunity abounds!


Besides cleaning out the coat closet and waxing the floors, I’ve been looking for some great new book series that I can sink my teeth into this year. The new NOOK First in a Series collection is a great place to start. In addition to the time-tested offerings below, there are a bunch more multi-volume favorites to explore in the full collection.












Book series are usually synonymous with fiction, but don’t forget about the many excellent multi-volume non-fiction offerings available for NOOK as well. Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert A. Caro  has devoted his life to writing the essential biography of Lyndon Johnson, and The Path to Power  is the book that started it all.








It seems that book series are a constant on the teen bestseller charts—the covers and characters change over the years, but young adults always support good series fiction. The Shadow Falls saga is one of today’s best YA series—featuring a fascinating camp for paranormal (you know, vamps, werewolves, witches and the like) outcasts. Get into the action with Born at Night, the bestselling first book.







by cinchase on ‎01-03-2013 09:33 AM

The Gastien Series by Caddy Rowland has been a great series. Once I picked it up I could not put it down. It's a historical family saga that starts in France and comes to the United States. It will surprise you, bring tears of joy, anger and hope all at the same time. I felt the pain each character went through and the happy triumph when they had success.  The last book in the series comes out this spring and I am looking forward to reading it.

by jonfmerz on ‎01-03-2013 09:36 AM

I'm biased, of course, but I think my supernatural espionage Lawson series is pretty spectacular!  :smileyhappy:


All of it is available on the Nook!  http://bit.ly/lawsonv  and you can even read one of Lawson's short adventures for FREE  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-drop-jon-f-merz/1029299500?ean=9781429991926

by tula1958 on ‎01-03-2013 09:44 AM

I love the Diana Galbadon Outlander series.  If you like time travel, history, medical & romance, - this is the series  for you. 

by mommishoe on ‎01-03-2013 10:49 AM

I loved all the anita blake series and midnight breed:womanhappy:

by pgarza on ‎01-03-2013 11:14 AM

Faefever series by Karen Marie Moning is hands down the best series I have ever read. you will fall in love with the characters and will not be able to put it down. Not for YA though.

by heyne614 on ‎01-03-2013 11:32 AM

The Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold is great.  Depending on the book, it covers romance, space opera, military sci-fi, political saga, and just excellent story telling and characters.  The newest book is Captain Vorpatril's Alliance.  The series starts with Shards of Honor.

by JoAnneV on ‎01-03-2013 11:55 AM

Kitty Norville by Carrie Vaughn.

by AnnieMNH on ‎01-03-2013 12:18 PM

I've almost completed the the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie R. King.  Started with The Beekeeper's Apprentice; last one to date is Garment of Shadows.


Just started on the "City of" series by Beverly Swerling.  Historical fiction - early New York. Series started with City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan"; ends with City of Promise: A Novel of New York's Gilded Age.


Also just started the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny.  Started with Still Life; latest in the series is The Beautiful Mystery.


I'll be adding Robert Ludlum's Bourne series to my TBR list!

by SlackerLibrarian on ‎01-03-2013 01:51 PM

I love the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, first book in the series is "Magic Bites".  Of course I think my favorite Fantasy series is The Belgeriad by David Eddings..."Pawn of Prophecy" is the first book in that series.


For good (and short) Young Adult series, I enjoyed The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series by Heather Brewer...first book in the series is "Eighth Grade Bites".  A couple of adult paranormal romance writers have created series that I've found very enjoyable:  Kresley Cole's "Poison Princess", the first book in The Arcana Chronicles and Sherrilyn Kenyon has The Chronicles of Nick series, the first book is "Infinity".


For a really good Junior Fiction read, I'm throughly enjoying the The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, first book is "The Lost Hero".  Of course this is the second series with Percy Jackson, if you want to find out what he was doing before the Heroes of Olympus series, check out the "The Lightning Thief" first book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.

by JeremyCesarec on ‎01-03-2013 03:37 PM

Thanks for sharing all the great suggestions. Keep them coming - it's a long year ahead!

by kharringt1 on ‎01-03-2013 03:56 PM

I am just finishing "The Guardians" series by Katie Klein.  Very good reading.  Not your typical YA paranormal book. 

by Annie887 on ‎01-03-2013 04:36 PM

Louise Penney's Inspector Armand Gamache got my attention a couple years ago and I'm up to date with the series. Kay Scarpetta, Stephanie Plum and Kinsey Milhone, Jack Reacher, Repairman Jack, The Hunger Games books...I couldn't possibly name just one!

by Emwny on ‎01-03-2013 06:26 PM

Without a doubt "The Ender's Game" series by Orson Scott Card. Fully realized humanity, in humans, aliens, and one very smart machine, in the first four books. Absolutely fascinating.

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎01-03-2013 07:15 PM

I am currently reading "Dying Light" by Stuart MacBride.  It is the second in the Logan McRae series. The first in the series, "Cold Granite," was featured here as a Free Friday selection and after reading it, I became a Logan McRae fan.  

by H_F_Karament on ‎01-03-2013 08:31 PM

I've read the Shadow Falls series and they are awesome. I love series!!!