o you enjoy reading? Are you sad to finish a good book, wishing there was more to the story? If you answered yes to either of these questions this is the perfect article for you. For those who enjoy reading and want a longer story to read, we recommend that you try finding a book series to enjoy. Not only would it allow you to continue reading about the characters that you love or even hate, but it also allows you to enjoy the storyline even more.

We don’t know about you, but this sounds like a great thing, right? Now you may be wondering what some good book series is for you now that you are an adult. As you continue, you will learn about some of the best book series out there that you can choose from for your next read.

But first, you may be wondering, “Why should I care about reading? I’m not in school anymore.”

Although the statement above is true, many people don’t realize what they are missing. In today's day and age television shows, movies and video clips tend to be what a lot of people turn to when bored. They have completely put aside what used to be the main way of entertainment for most people, reading. Everyone has different opinions when it comes to reading which is OK, but if you never pick up a book you will never know what you are missing out on. One of the important things about reading is that it both educates you while allowing you to use your imagination.

“I want to read but I don’t know how to find books that are relevant to my interests.”

This may be another category you fall into. If this is the case for you then you should check out Books to Read in Your 20s as a guide to not only help you get into reading more but also receive some recommendations on current and classic books that you may have missed.

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Must Read Book Series


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With a secret around every corner, will you make it out without a fright? Image courtesy of Barnes and Noble.

If you enjoy horror stories, the anticipation builds as you finish one page looking forward to flipping through the next, then this is the perfect book series for you. In the series, Asylum by Madeleine Roux readers will be able to follow Dan Crawford and his friends as they participate in a program in a building that once was a psychiatric hospital. With the building being as old as it is, odd sounds are bound to occur, aren’t they? As you follow them on their journey will you be able to handle the terrifying experiences they experience as they learn the different secrets that are hidden from the past residents within the Asylum walls?

The Carrie Diaries

High school isn’t like the movies. Image courtesy of audiobookstore.

Do you ever need a good laugh, or to read something that makes you feel better about how life is going for you? If you are able to answer yes to these questions, then reading The Carrie Diaries series may be a fantastic series for you. Throughout the series, you will follow Carrie Bradshaw through the ups and downs that the final two years of high school tends to throw at you. From boyfriends to disagreements with her dad, you will have the chance to laugh and perhaps even relate to the events that you perhaps once thought to be the make-it-or break-it in life.

Another thing that readers can keep in mind as they read through the series is that although there is a show based on the book series, there are bits and pieces that they will miss out on if they don’t read the books.

Vampire Diaries

Two vampires pine over the same girl but in the end the choice of who she is with is left to her. Will the two make it through the series alive? Or will her choice bring a detrimental end to one of them? You will have to read the series yourself in order to find answers to these questions. Image courtesy of Epic Reads.

Are you into folklore and the world of witches, vampires, and werewolves? If the answer is yes and you enjoyed reading the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, then we highly recommend that you pick up the first book of the Vampire Diaries series written by L.J. Smith.

Now the title of the series may sound familiar to some of you despite having never considered reading the book or looking at the book series and we wanted to let you know that, that isn’t a surprise. Along with being a book series, it is a popular show that you can find on Netflix that first aired on CW in 2009. Although watching the series is an option we highly recommend, you should also read the books as they are not only well written but have specific parts that you will be unable to see in the show itself.

The premise of the series is that young Elena Gilbert has recently lost both her parents in a car accident. On the first day back to school she meets the good-looking Stephan Salvador in an accidental run-in, or so she is led to believe. Stephan, who is actually a vampire, hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her and had been anticipating bumping into her. 

During their run in, Elena is unaware that from this moment on her life will be forever changed. Unbeknownst to Elena and many others in her town Mystic Falls, there is a history involving the folklore of witches, vampires, and werewolves. And l folklore and legends are all just a bunch of stories right?

As you read through the first book in this series and continue on you will learn how not only there is so much more to it but you will also encounter a love triangle between Elena and the two Salvador vampire brothers. Who will she choose and just how far will the brothers go to try and win Elena's love?


Ever wonder what a world that was only populated with kids and teenagers looked like? Well, now you can have the chance. Image courtesy of Epic reads.

This book series brings about the ideas of good versus evil and what it means to have to make a choice. By picking up this book and starting this intense series by Michael Grant readers will have a chance to experience how a world similar to today's changes in an instant with no notice. One moment you and your family members are all going about your day when “POOF!” All a sudden you look around and notice that all the adults are gone. No one knows where they went, or how to get them back. 

At the same time, all those seventeen years of age and younger begin to realize that you have the ability to perform tasks you have never been able to do. With the new world to live in you are left with the option of how you are going to not only go about your life but also whether you are going to be a hero or a villain with these newfound abilities you have.  As you read through this you will see if characters choose to be heroes or villains as well as what the consequences of a world of no adults and unimaginable human abilities may be.

Find Me

Missing? Kidnapped? Runaway? Dead or Alive? Image courtesy of Epic reads.

If you are looking for a page-turning mystery and or thriller then this is the book for you. Tessa Waye has been found dead yet the recent entry “Find Me” has been written in her diary. A taunt from the individual who killed her? At first, no one takes the message too seriously thinking that it may be a sick prank. It isn’t until the killer's next target is picked that the search for Tessa’s killer is on. Will her killer be found before it is too late? Or will they successfully get to their next target, Lizzy? You will have to read the book and continue through the series yourself to find out!

Fame Game

Living in sunny LA many individuals dream of being famous, after all, it is the city of stars. Image courtesy of goodreads.

Lots of people wish to have a chance to be in the spotlight but how far would you go to get there? Being famous has both its ups and downs as this is something that nineteen-year-old Madison Parker is about to learn as she does everything she can to gain the spotlight that comes to being a star including backstabbing her friends and making family members question her. After Carmen Price, the daughter of someone considered to be royalty to Hollywood, moves to the area things heat up, for she is more than experienced at playing the fame game herself. Who will rise in the end between the two Hollywood divas? You will have to pick up the book yourself to learn more. And don’t you worry, if you love The Fame Game it has two more novels that follow and continue the story.

As you can see there are so many different good book series out there and it is OK if it takes some trial and error to find the book series that speaks to you. We hope that the suggestions and links provided throughout provide more suggestions on the book series to go check out. Now ready, set, read!

Sep 21, 2022