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27 Must-Read Books and Series | Indie Journey

It's my birthday! Well, yesterday was. Since I turned 27 I thought a fun way to celebrate would be to share a list of 27 books and series I've loved over the years. Titles are listed by genre, with an indication of whether they're in a series or standalone. If I haven't read the full series, I've only listed the titles read. Without further ado, here's the list:

YA Fantasy:

  1. Trickster's Choice duology by Tamora Pierce

  2. Wild Magic Quartet by Tamora Pierce

  3. Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

  4. Redwall series by Brian Jacques

  5. Eragon series by Christopher Paolini

  6. Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage

  7. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke (standalone)

Epic Fantasy:

  1. The Hobbit by Tolkien (standalone)

  2. Lord of the Rings series by Tolkien

  3. Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher

  4. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (series)

  5. Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (trilogy)

  6. Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

  7. Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

  8. The Raveling series by Alec Hutson

Steampunk and Urban Fantasy:

  1. Cinder Spires series by Jim Butcher

  2. Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher

  3. The Steampunk Chronicles by Kate Locke

  4. Hard Magic series by Larry Correia

  5. Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

  6. Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Folio (comic)


  1. A God in the Shed by JF Dubeau (duology)

  2. Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton (standalone)

  3. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (standalone)

  4. A Flicker in the Dark by Stacey Willingham (standalone)

  5. Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark (standalone)

  6. Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark (standalone)

That's the list! 27 books and series I've loved ever since I was a child to new reads this last month. Have you read any? Find any new ones you'd like to read? Let me know!

Until next time,


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