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4 of My Favorite Book Series

I am a crazy reader – and I read about 30 books a month. Here are a few of my favorite series.

anne_of_green_gables

This is the first. I love these books and this author in general. Lucy Maud Montgomery was a very gifted writer, and she wrote over … books. Among them was her most popular, the Anne of Green Gables Series. I have read the entire series, all eight of them. I recommend these books very highly! There is also a movie series which is very good. The first two movies are almost exact, lining up with the first through the fourth books. Unfortunately, the third movie is completely off course.  I love all of Montgomery’s books and to name a few, I have read the Anne Series, The Story Girl, Chronicles of Avonlea, Further Chronicles of Avonlea, The Blue Castle, and Kilmeny of the Orchard.

betsy_tacy

This would be the first if it wasn’t for Montgomery. In other words, I love these books one quarter bit below Montgomery’s books. The Betsy-Tacy Series is a wonderful series – and set in the very early 1900’s. In fact, WWI breaks out in the last book. This series is a story of three friends, starting with Betsy and Tacy at age 5. In the second book they meet Tib and become three best friends for life. The series carries them through high school, then Betsy goes abroad – and finally, marries Joe Willard, a fellow writer – and a boy who she had known since fourteen. These are such wonderful books! Although the first four are from ages 5-12 and intended for younger readers, once Betsy hits high school you can really relate to her experiences. This is a five-star series!

nancy_drew

I am a mystery person. I mean, I love mystery books. Who doesn’t love adventure and problem solving? This is why I love the Nancy Drew. Nancy’s father is a prominent lawyer in the fictional town of River Heights in the 1930’s. She often helps him with his cases – and solves many of her own! From her first mystery, The Secret in the Old Clock, you find that she is daring, smart, and pretty. She solves most of her mysteries with help from her friends – the cousins Bess Marvin and George Fayne (George is a girl with a boy’s name), and Ned Nickerson and his college buddies. These books are all hair-raising fun and adventure that will keep you holding your breath until the mystery is solved. *However, many people have rewritten Carolyn Keene’s original books and have made them disastrous, so the books you need to buy are the ones in the picture – they all are yellow.*

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Not only do I love mystery books, but I also love historical fiction. I have learned a lot about the World Wars and am just starting on this series that centers on the Civil War (or the War Between the States). It is called the Bonnets and Bugles Series by Gilbert Morris. Leah Carter is thirteen and grew up with her friend Jeff Majors. They are very close friends and even the war did not separate them – for Leah’s family was with the North, and Jeff’s with the South. Everything changes – their peaceful life has come to an end. Jeff’s father and brother join the Confederate Army, and after he takes his newborn baby sister to the Carters because his mother died, Jeff joins up too – as a drummer boy. Leah’s father is too old to join the Union Army, but he and Leah act as sutlers, selling goods like paper and buttons to the soldiers. This series is full of history, but full of friendship and fun.

All of these books can be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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