Compelling Series

By Harvard Book Store

By Harvard Book Store

This list includes the first book of each amazing series!

The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

$18.00 $16.56

The Angel's Game: A Psychological Thriller

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

$16.95 $15.59

My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante

$17.00 $15.64

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

$6.99 $6.43

Leviathan Wakes

James S. A. Corey

$17.00 $15.64

Foundation

Isaac Asimov

$7.99 $7.35

All the Pretty Horses: Border Trilogy (1)

Cormac McCarthy

$16.00 $14.72

Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

$16.95 $15.59

Sabriel

Garth Nix

$10.99 $10.11

The Diviners

Libba Bray

$15.99 $14.71

The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman

$8.99 $8.27

Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

$18.99 $17.47

The Raven Boys (the Raven Cycle, Book 1)

Maggie Stiefvater

$10.99 $10.11

Scythe, Volume 1 (Reprint)

Neal Shusterman

$12.99 $11.95

Every Heart a Doorway

Seanan McGuire

$17.99 $16.55

In her Wayward Children series, Seanan McGuire explores what happens when the adventure ends, and the heroes return to the "real world". But what if the real world isn't enough? Each of the four interconnected novellas, of which Every Heart A Doorway is the first, shimmer with literary magic, and McGuire's worlds feel as real as this one. Murderbot is a snarky security robot who's recently gained self awareness...and all it wants to do is watch the near future equivalent of Netflix and not admit to having feelings. Unfortunately, those pesky humans are very good at getting themselves into trouble, and it's up to Murderbot to save the day.

The Screaming Staircase

Jonathan Stroud

$7.99 $7.35

All Systems Red

Martha Wells

$15.99 $14.71

Murderbot is a snarky security robot who's recently gained self awareness...and all it wants to do is watch the near future equivalent of Netflix and not admit to having feelings. Unfortunately, those pesky humans are very good at getting themselves into trouble, and it's up to Murderbot to save the day.

The Widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey

$15.95 $14.67

Set in 1920s India, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a smart, well-crafted mystery featuring rich world building and fascinating cultural and historical details. The novel follows our protagonist, the young lawyer Perveen, as she fights for acceptance in Bombay's legal community and advocates for women who are unable to represent themselves. Based loosely on a real historical figure, Cornelia Sorabji, The Widows of Malabar Hill and its sequel, The Satapur Moonstone, is engaging, enlightening, and impossible to put down.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Becky Chambers

$17.99 $16.55

Crimson Lake

Candice Fox

$9.99 $9.19

The Dry

Jane Harper

$15.99 $14.71

The Color of Magic

Terry Pratchett

$9.99 $9.19

Ah, Discworld! Sir Terry Pratchett’s delightfully irreverent, satirical romp through a wildly imaginative universe full of unforgettable characters and side-splitting humor. There are 41 books in the series, but you can start wherever you like. However, The Color of Magic was published first, and The Light Fantastic is a direct sequel, which is a good place to start for any new Discworld tourist.

Last First Snow: A Novel of the Craft Sequence

Max Gladstone

$27.99 $25.19

Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence blends magic, legal thrillers, and theology into a sprawling and unique world. The series needn't be read in order, but Last First Snow takes place first in its chronology. Three Parts Dead was the first title in the series to be published.

Three Parts Dead

Max Gladstone

$18.99 $17.47

Though third in the series' chronology, this title was the first in the series to be published

The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco

$10.99 $10.11

The Tiger's Daughter

K Arsenault Rivera

$17.99 $16.55

The Fifth Season

N. K. Jemisin

$15.99 $14.71

Jade City

Fonda Lee

$16.99 $15.63

A Darker Shade of Magic

V. E. Schwab

$16.99 $15.63

Hope you’re ready for some good old-fashioned high fantasy. If you want to take a break and go on a magical adventure, this is the way to go.

The Poppy War

R. F. Kuang

$15.99 $14.71

A blend of fantasy straight out of Chinese mythology mixed with historical war––it’s a wild, epic ride. It's brutal, and tragic, and political.

Heroine Complex

Sarah Kuhn

$15.00 $13.80

A fun urban fantasy adventure, and like any superhero movie it’s a light, easy book that doesn’t ask too many questions.