My favorite series is The Farseer Trilogy and the Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb (both trilogies are tied together so technically they are apart of the same series). I love her books. Most of them are character driven with intricate plot lines. What I love most about them is that the main character is human. He isn't perfect. In fact, he is one of the most flawed characters I've ever read. The image below is the first book in the series.
I know it's common, but it's good.
I love HP too. It was my first fantasy series I ever read. In fact, I was ten when it came out so I actually grew up with Harry in a strange kind of way...
Lucky. I just ended up reading them all in the 3rd and 4th grade.
I got halfway into the first book about ten years ago when i was in middle school and I never picked it up again. I think i got to busy with school work and just never finished it. I do remember liking it though.
I've read the first one and stopped about halfway through the second. They're pretty good.
THEY ARE SO GOOD!!! So clever, so well-written, so complex!!!
Eww, yeah those gossip girl ones are always depressing to find on shelves. I work at a library and I have the unhonor of shelving those books too frequently. ick!
I understand what you mean haha, I volunteer in my school library and it makes me so sad to see those books on the shelving rack while lovely poetry collections and copies of Shakespeare gather dust on the shelves.
I don't really have a favorite series... when I was younger I would have defiantly said the lord of the rings; later I would have said the banned and the banished than the godslayer and than harry potter (harry potter actually always was on the top, but every time a new book came out, it would be 1. place), but now I have read to many (good) series, I can't decide which one of them is the best...
God there are so many...
LotR, HP (both obvious).
Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan (OMG THE LAST BOOK COMES OUT SOON!!!!)
The Pendragon Cycle by Steven R. Lawhead
The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
ANYTHING by Tamora Pierce
The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
I could go on through the rest of my bookshelf, but I'll stop now...