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Life Hack: When Stuck at Home, Start a New Book Series!

Coloured Series of Books

Now is the best time to start a new books series or re-visit ones that you love! With our online collections, you’ll have the opportunity to read some of these favorites from your own devices.

By: Taylor S.

  1. Harry Potterand the Sorcerer’s Stone (ebook/audiobook available on Overdrive and Hoopla)
    Read this seven-book series about Harry Potter “The Book Who Lived” and his epic showdown with Lord Voldemort. Travel with Harry through his life with the terrible Dursley’s and take classes alongside him at the impressive Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Make friends with the Golden Trio and soon you’ll be wondering which Hogwarts house you would belong to. Memorable First Line: Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of Number Four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” 

 

  1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants(ebook/audiobook available on Overdrive)
    Meet Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget – four best friends who are about to spend their first summer apart. When shopping for Lena’s summer visiting her grandparents in Greece, they find an old used pair of jeans that somehow fits all four of them and in a midnight ceremony in an empty yoga studio, they decide to form the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Fly across the world with the pants and these friends as they have a summer of independence, love, and exploration. A perfect five part series!Memorable First Line: ”Once upon a time there was a pair of pants.” 

 

  1. A Great and TerribleBeauty (ebook/audiobook available on Overdrive)
    Gemma Doyle’s life is turned upside-down after her mother’s death. Transported from her home in India to a boarding school in England, Gemma begins having terrible visions of the future, which are all starting to come true. When she realizes she is being followed, she questions why and what she may be. This magical trilogy will take you on a journey through the magical past.Memorable First Line: ’Please tell me that’s not going to be part of my birthday dinner this evening.’ I am staring into the hissing face of a cobra.” 

 

  1. Unwind(ebook available on Overdrive)
    In the future, after the Second Civil Warthe pro-life and pro-choice movements reach a middle ground: From the ages of 13-18, parents are allowed to have their children go through an ”unwinding” when organs are harvested from their hosts to be used as transplant organs. Three teenagers – Connor, Risa, and Levi – find themselves faced with this fate for a couple of different reasons. Except they’re not planning to lay down and take it. On the run, we follow their heart-racing journey to freedom of autonomy. A fantastic four book series.Memorable First Line: ”The Second Civil War, also known as ’The Heartland War,’ was a long and bloody conflict fought over a single issue.”

 

  1. Children of Blood and Bone(ebook/audiobook available on Overdrive and Hoopla)
    Set in West Africa, Zélie Adebola’s life changes overnight. With her mother and the rest of the maji killed and her village’s magic stolen, Zélie vows to go on a quest to steal their magic back. Teaming up with a rogue princess, Zélie storms the monarchy, which is determined to squash out magic completely. Trying to save her village and their magic, Zélie battles magical animals and the paranormal all while getting a hold of her budding powers. Two books so far, but more on the way!Memorable First Line: ”I try not to think of her.” 

 

  1. ThePrincess Diaries (ebook/audiobook available on Overdrive)
    Mia Thermopolis is tall, bushy, and extremely awkward. Oh, and over lunch one day her father breaks the big news: she’s also a princess. Not only that, but her mom is also dating her Math teacher. For a 16-year-old New Yorker, things couldn’t possibly get worse. Juggling her school life, crushes, and friendships was hard enough before throwing in Princess Lessons! This 11 book series is sure to having you laughing harder than ever, and cringing with second-hand embarrassment!Memorable First Line: ”Sometimes it seems like all I ever do is lie.” 

 

If you’re looking for more series to get into, check out this Overdrive list of finished series, this list of books and their sequels, or this mega list of first books within series