Tier ranking all of the series I’ve read

Hello, friends and book lovers! Today I thought I’d hop on the tier ranking trend and tier rank all of the series I’ve read. I’m not much of a series reader, if you hadn’t noticed by now. I tend to enjoy standalones more. Because of that, I haven’t read a ton of series, and I’ve completed fewer.

I had wanted to do a blog post talking about all the series I’d read, and then I saw this trend going around, and thought I might as well combine the two. So, without any further ado, let’s get into the rankings!

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I used tiermaker.com to make my own custom series tier ranker. I went through Goodreads and looked at all the series I’ve completed or intend to complete, and uploaded the covers to tiermaker.

I also customized the different levels, so we have:

  • All-time favourite
  • Very good
  • Good
  • Need to reread
  • Got worse but I still love the first one
  • Got worse and it tarnished the rest
  • Honestly?Β  Not as bad as I initially thought
  • Fine
  • Bad
  • Still need to finish

Now, onto the rankings!

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All-time favourites

  • CHERUB by Robert Muchamore: is it bad? yes. Do I still love it with my whole heart? Also yes.
  • The Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson: I loved dragons and Ancient China so obviously this one is here.
  • Harry Potter by JK Rowling: duh
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown: the best series I’ve read in ages, I love it so much, don’t @ me.
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See: one of the best historical fiction duologies I’ve ever read.
  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman: I!!! just!!! love!!! these books!!!
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: THG was revolutionary and I will die on that hill.

Very good

  • Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce: this is almost an all-time favourite, but I’ve only read it once and it was ages ago so I wasn’t confident in saying it was an all-time favourite.
  • Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness: some of the best character development I have ever read in a series.
  • Island by Gordon Korman: this is very much a nostalgic series for me, but it was one of my favourites for the longest time.
  • Luxe by Anna Godbersen: don’t @ me, I loved this series when I first read it.
  • The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: okay listen, I love this series more than anything, but I was too disappointed by somethings to definitively say it was an all-time favourite.

Good

  • Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis: I love some of these books a lot and others not so much, so it’s a solid good.

Need to reread

  • Matt Cruse by Kenneth Oppel: I haven’t read these books in literally more than a decade, so I felt like a couldn’t rank it. But I loved it when I read it.

Got worse but I still love the first one

  • Flappers by Jillian Larkin: the first book in this series is so good! And then the second one is a solid fine. And then the last one is trash.

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Got worse and it tarnished the rest

  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick: not that the first one was brilliant, but it was at least entertaining. The rest of the series was literal trash, though.
  • Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent: this was one of the first paranormal YA romance series I read, and I loved and hated it at the time I was reading it. I haven’t read it in 11 years, but I distinctly remember thinking the last one was trash and never wanting to reread it.

Honestly?Β  Not as bad as I initially thought

  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (except for the second one lol): confession: I DNFed New Moon because it was so. fricking. boring. But, in all honesty, these books didn’t deserve the vitriolic hate they received. Were they good? No. But were they worse than most other things published at that time? Also no.

  • Trylle by Amanda Hocking: I first read this series in middle school and was not a fan, and then reread it in third year of undergrad and realised it wasn’t terrible. Is it a favourite? Will I reread it anytime soon? No and likely no. But it’s also not the worst.


Fine

  • Shades of Magic by VE Schwab: I said what I said. The idea and setting of these books were so interesting, but it just didn’t click with me. There’s something about Schwab’s writing that doesn’t work for me. And I hated parts of Lila’s arc.
  • Robert Langdon by Dan Brown: okay listen. These books are terrible. BUT they were the first adult book series I read in middle school and actually enjoyed, so I have a soft spot for them.

Still need to finish

  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: I own Muse of Nightmares, I just need to read it at some point!
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo:Β ditto for Crooked Kingdom! Maybe I’ll make a mini readathon for myself.
  • Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire: I’m not 100% sure I want to continue this series, but I’m 98% sure. The other books are physically gorgeous, and I loved the idea of this series. So I think I’ll continue at some point.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin: maybe one day I’ll read the last two books.

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So, there is the definitive ranking of all the series I’ve read! Have you read any of these series? Do you agree with my rankings at all? What are some of your favourite series? Let me know!

14 thoughts on “Tier ranking all of the series I’ve read

  1. I feel the same way about the Shades of Magic series, I’ve read a decent amount of her novels and I’m beginning to think she’s just not the author for me πŸ˜…. I’m sure you’ve heard this enough already, but Six of Crows is SO GOOD! πŸ’—πŸ˜

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    1. So glad you agree! There’s just something about her writing that doesn’t work for me, but I’m not sure what it is.

      And ahhhh I loved Six of Crows so much and really need to read Crooked Kingdom soon! I’ve heard it’s just as good

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  2. Love this idea! Totally agree with you on the Red Rising series, which is definitely one of my all time favourite series too. I’m so torn on the Robert Langdon series, They are not the most complex and best written books but so darn easy to read and like you, I have a soft spot for them as they were the first adult thriller books I read. Also I always associate Tom Hanks with the series, so I can’t hate it!

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    1. Thank you! So glad you agree about Red Rising!

      And same!!! The Da Vinci Code was one of the first “adult” books I read and enjoyed, so I have such a soft spot for the series even though I can admit they’re not the best. They are easy to read, though!

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  3. Omg, I feel like the Luxe series don’t get enough love! Yeah, it’s a little trashy but I think it was VERY well written, and I actually really loved the characters & the setting. I’ve been wanting to re-read it for awhile now, just to see if I still feel the same way about it! Also ugh – Hush, Hush started off so well but then it descended into Twilight territory & I couldn’t find it the motivation to continue πŸ˜…

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    1. Yes!!! It was one of my favourite series for the longest time! I completely agree! The characters were great, each book was entertaining, and I actually really enjoyed the ending and thought it was really novel! I definitely want to reread it at some point (maybe soon, I’ve been wanting something trashy).

      YES the first Hush, Hush book was good (not great, but still good!). And then it went downhill so quickly. I never read the fourth book because, like you, I was so done at that point

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