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 pocceygirl on ‎01-03-2013 08:41 PM

I like the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs - Moon Called is the first in the series.  The Alpha and Omega series is a spin-off that, so you get two series for one first book. :-)


I second someone else's recommendation for David Edding's Belgariad series - Pawn of Prophecy.


The Kara Gillian series by Diana Rowland - Mark of the Demon is first


Mercedes Lackey's Dragon Jouster's series starts with Joust. 

Her Valdemar series is also great - it's made up of a bunch of trilogies.  The first one written was Arrows of the Queen, but I recommend starting with Exile's Honor.

by pandalover4ever on ‎01-03-2013 09:52 PM

Don't forget Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire Series). The first book is "Dead Until Dark." The series will come to a close with the release of "Dead Ever After", the 13th in the series, in May. This series is loosely based on HBO's True Blood but I've thoroughly enjoyed the book series and I'm sure I'll miss the people of Bon Temp after I've read #13.

by AnnieMNH on ‎01-04-2013 07:40 AM

Another series that I'm enjoying is Carlos Ruiz Zafón's Cemetery of Forgotten Books, starting with The Shadow of the Wind, and currently ending with his recently published The Prisoner of Heaven.  As a booklover I just couldn't resist reading about the Cemetery of Forgotten Books!


I'm really enjoyed everyone's suggestions.  Thank you!

by Miz_CJ on ‎01-04-2013 08:11 AM
I began publishing my Tales of the Fifth Guardian Series through Barnes & Noble's self-publushing Program - Pubit almost one year ago. Before then my books were just sitting on my computer. I've since published three titles in the series and as much as I love reading and have my favorite authors I keep getting drawn back to my own. I even use a word processing program on my Nook color to edit on the go.
by ohnorita on ‎01-04-2013 07:06 PM
I love series! I believe every mystery/crime/detective/etc I read from the Free Fridays I contimued to read the following novels! I have not read a bad book yet! Free Fridays really is a gift.
by alliewinter on ‎01-05-2013 06:39 PM

My Christmas gifts to myself were the first book in three series... Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch, and Michael Bennett. I love being able to get to know good characters and follow them. Thank you for the other suggestions!

by CareBear75 on ‎01-06-2013 07:40 PM

I found The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher last summer and thoroughly enjoyed every one of those books. Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt Series as well as his Stories from the NUMA Files are must reads and I'll second the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series as some of my favorites. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books are also some of my all time favorites.

by dpwplw on ‎01-06-2013 11:57 PM

Prey (Lucas Davenport) series by John Sandford...absolutely cannot put them down!

by exploringNOOK on ‎01-07-2013 06:52 AM

Tess Monaghan Series

By Laura Lippman ......... I'm a new admirer of this series about a female Baltimore private investigator and an array of characters in her life who continue through the series and make each book even more enjoyable. 


With the "Tess" series, you can read books out of order and still get the main story, but the books (eleven so far) do build on one another from Baltimore Blues throughThe Girl in the Green Raincoat

As with any series, I enjoy some of the books more than others.  If I had begun with Baltimore Blues, I might not be as hooked on Tess as I am.  Borrowing from the library before buying books in the series, I read  what was available first: The Girl in the Green Raincoat.


by FlyGirlKW on ‎01-08-2013 01:22 AM

I'm majorly in love with Amy Bartol's Premonition series. It's annoying that the fourth book hasn't shown up here on B&N for sale yet, even though Amy says it was submitted for publication here the same time as on Amazon for Kindle. I finally went to Smashwords and bought it cause I just couldn't wait. Want a series you just can't put down? Try this one!