by Mikki Shiu
I actually have an ordinary looking bookshelf, a five-layer one made of plain regular plywood, and it is not even painted, finished or covered yet. I requested it from my dad a few years ago when I noticed my growing number of books.
The top shelf is where I place all book series and other novels penned by the same author. On the second shelf, I put my academic and reference books relating to my profession, which is interior designing. The third shelf belongs to “others,” such as stand-alones and other items like journals and sketch books.
As much as I want to talk about design, I decided to feature four of my favorite book series for this Shelfwalking. I love continuity, and often find myself never wanting the book to end, therefore making me attracted to extended stories. The first book series that I read and collected were The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot, which started my collection. From then on, I moved on to these:
1. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
This series is a story about Claire, who accidentally time traveled 200 years in past Scottish Highlands, and Jamie, the Scottish man she met, and their adventures throughout their journey to France and the Americas. Now adapted to TV, its third season will be airing soon, which I’m excited for!
2. Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward
Action-packed and engaging, the story revolves around a community of vampire protected by the King’s knights, called the Black Dagger Brotherhood, from their mortal enemies the Lesser Societies, a group of soulless creatures. I enjoy following this series because it tells the love story of each brother with their shellans (life partner). If you love vampire romance fantasy, this book might be for you.
3. Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
This paranormal book series is inspired by Greek, Roman and other western mythology gods, portraying each of their romances in different circumstances. Just like the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the Dark-Hunters are also vampire-like, protected under Artemis. (Seeing a pattern yet?) In the books, they protect the human world from the evils of the underworld, a theme universally enjoyed.
4. Savage series by Cassie Edwards
Last, this series is particularly special because it’s not about vampires or gods. The Savage series follows the story of American Indians, highlighting their history and their culture.
And there goes my top 4! I hoped you enjoyed Shelfwalking with me. If we have anything in common in our shelves or if you have recommendations, let me know in the comments section! ☁