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Staff Picks: Favorite Book Series for Adults

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If finishing a book leaves you sad that you have to say goodbye to the characters, then you should check out some of our Staff Picks for their Favorite Book Series for Adults. A series allows readers to dive deeper into those characters and enjoy their adventures page after page!

All books are available in the Library’s collection.

The Boleyn Trilogy by Laura Andersen

The Boleyn Trilogy by Laura Andersen
“In this alternative history series, Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII have a son who grows up to be king. Love triangles, secrets and betrayals ensue.” 
— Lauren Pierce,
Reference & Reader Services
Book: Library Catalog
eBook: Axis360, OverDrive

Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert

Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert
“The world building is immense, and Frank Herbert was a genius when it came to writing such an abundant and rich universe full of an array of characters. Dune has everything. It’s only close comparison would be Lord of the Rings. Really Dune is the sci-fi version that LOTR is to the fantasy genre.”
— Jacob Brown,
Technical Services
Book:
Library Catalog
eBook: Axis360
eAudiobook: OverDrive

Outlander Novels by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander Novels by Diana Gabaldon
“As a historian, Gabaldon really did a great job of setting the stage from Scotland before the battle of Culloden to the American Revolution.”
— Tina Beaird,
Reference & Reader Services
Book: Library Catalog
eBook: Axis360, OverDrive
eAudiobook: hoopla, OverDrive

Kate Shugak Mysteries by Dana Stabenow

Kate Shugak Mysteries by Dana Stabenow
“Short books, easy reading. Based in Alaska, lots of beautiful detail about wilderness and the difficulty of the way of life. History too. Past and current history about the oil industry, mining and fishing industries that have destroyed the environment and the Native way of life. Also the laws and wheeling and dealing that go on with government, Native Tribes and industries. In my understanding, very little is embellished by the author who was raised in Alaska. I’ve always wanted to see Alaska before it’s completely destroyed. This may be as close as I get.”
— Judi Deszcz,
Home Delivery Services
Book: Library Catalog
eAudiobook: hoopla

Under Suspicion Series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burkey

Under Suspicion Series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burkey
“These are fast, suspenseful reads featuring a Dateline-esque true crime producer, Laurie Moran, who investigates high-profile murder cases. You can read the books in order or as standalones.”
— Kara Kohn,
Reference & Reader Services
Book: Library Catalog
eAudiobook: OverDrive

Kinsey Milhone Alphabet Mysteries by Sue Grafton

Kinsey Milhone Alphabet Mysteries by Sue Grafton
“I love that they take place before computers and cell phones so Kinsey has to use good old fashioned detective work. Plus she’s such a great character. So sad we won’t get to read about her one last time!”
— Dawn Strand,
Account Services
Book: Library Catalog
eBook: Axis360, OverDrive
eAudiobook: OverDrive

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
“This series has everything you could want: witches, vampires, time travel, romance, adventure, and mystery. I’ve read this series at least three times!”
— Marisa Barys,
Account Services
Book: Library Catalog
eAudiobook: OverDrive
eBook: Axis360, OverDrive

Bone Street Rumba Novels by Daniel José Older

Bone Street Rumba Novels by Daniel José Older
“Adult urban fantasy. Half-dead Carlos Delacruz is a hitman for the New York Council for the Dead. Fast-paced, part noir, part mystery and part political thriller, these books are quick reads that move between engrossing plot to captivating descriptions of the city of New York, it’s neighborhoods and cultures. (There is a ghost called Mama Esther who is a whole house from the 19th century and she has a library and helps other ghosts – the idea of a ghost being a whole building and its history and that ghost/house being warm and safe is exactly how I feel about old houses!) And it gets better every book!”
— Rebecca Pfenning,
Technical Services
Book: Library Catalog
eBook: Axis360

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