By Ashley Harrod, Cashmere Public Library
The winter months are long and cold, but they’re the perfect time to delve into a new series! Meet characters you’ll love, get to know worlds you won’t want to leave, and find a new favorite story to cherish!
From classic mysteries to galactic escapades, to the adventures of some of our furry four-legged friends, long-lost princesses, and devoted shoppers, there is a series for everyone!
If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries, an unexpected plot twist, and quirky main characters, Agatha Christie’s classic mystery series featuring infamous detective Hercule Poirot will give you a wealth of tales to tide you through the long winter months. Start with Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
For fans of science fiction, strong female leads, secret identities and non-stop action, check out this series by K.B. Wagers. Start with Behind the Throne.
If you’re ready for adventure on the high seas and detail-oriented historical fiction, try Alexander Kent’s Richard Bolitho novels! Start with The Complete Midshipman.
For those of us wanting to live vicariously through Rebecca Bloomwood’s shopping habits, this series is a quirky, lighthearted must that is sure to entertain! Start with Confessions of a Shopaholic.
Young Adult Fiction
With the last installment in this bestselling series arriving in December 2020, it’s the perfect time to settle in with the first 3 books in this immersive YA fantasy. Start with An Ember in the Ashes.
For those of us still mourning the loss of The Great Library of Alexandria, this fast-paced young adult series by Rachel Caine might be just the thing you didn’t know you needed! Start with Ink and Bone.
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (Available as an eBook)
Fun, light-hearted and full of spunky characters you’ll love getting to know! If you enjoyed the movies, try comparing them with the books to find out which you like more (or maybe they’re both too good to choose)! Start with The Princess Diaries.
With a strong female heroine and a healthy dose of paranormal action on the streets of New York, this series is a must for readers of YA who enjoy a well-told Urban Fantasy. Start with Shadowshaper.
Have you ever wondered if your house cat has a secret life? With 6 books in the original series, this is a powerful story for cat lovers everywhere. Start with Into the Wild.
Follow four middle-school students as they overcome hardships in their own lives and work together on their track team to make it big in this middle-grade series by best-selling author Jason Reynolds.Start with Ghost.
Are you a fan of the wildly popular Minecraft video game? Try out this adventure series and follow three friends as they try to survive in their favorite video game! Start with Trapped in the Overworld.
The Heidi Heckelbeck Series by Wanda Coven (Available in print)
A new school, new friends, and a dash of magic make this series about a spunky 2nd grader a great read for early elementary schoolers and parents alike!
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