#SixforSunday is hosted by A Little But A Lot, and each week, there’s a different prompt, and you list six books that fit the prompt. The theme for May is Showing Some Series Love.
This is going to be an interesting month of prompts for me because, as you know, I’m terrible when it comes to series. Fortunately, this prompt made me realize that I wasn’t as bad as I initially thought, so there’s some hope for me. Below are six of my favourite first books!
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan: This is the first book that came to mind when I saw this prompt because I adore the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. I love the first book in this series because you’re thrown into this crazy world of luxury and extravagance, with a huge cast of characters and drama. This series is so much fun to read, and this book is definitely a great way to kick it off.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory: Confession time! When I bought The Wedding Date and The Proposal, I didn’t realize that they were part of a series, and I read The Proposal first. Fortunately, this is one of those series where each book focuses on a different character, so reading them out of order isn’t a big deal. That being said, I really like The Wedding Date, because it introduces you to a lot of characters that you’re going to be reading about later on. It also sets the formula for the rest of the books, which is a good thing going into this series.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro: A Study in Charlotte got me out of a huge reading slump a few years ago, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I love the idea behind this series and how it’s inspired by Sherlock Holmes. I also adore the two main characters, and I love that Jamie’s Dad is best friend’s with Charlotte’s uncle and the idea of there being generations of friendship between Holmes and Watson.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: If you ask me what my favourite series is, I’m likely to pick this one, because right now I am obsessed with it. The trope of a person interested in mysteries goes to boarding school, and a mystery unfolds for them to solve, is one of my favourites, and that’s what this book is about. Stevie is one of my favourite characters, and I love her group of friends and how supportive they are of her. This book also ends on a cliffhanger, so make sure you have the second and third book nearby when you read it.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston: The Once Upon a Con series is one of those series where you can read the books in any order because each book focuses on a different pair of characters. I love Geekerella because it introduces us to the world of Starfield and to the giant Con that comes with it every year. This book made my geeky heart fill up with joy, and it sets the stage for what’s to come in the rest of the series.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that I included this book on my list of favourite first books in a series, because it is the inspiration behind my blog name. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a lot of fun to read, and it throws you into the crazy intergalactic adventure. I’ve read this book countless times, and it still makes me laugh every time.
How about you? What are some of your favourite first book in a series?