Here is a list of five fiction series that are some of my all-time favorite stories and a great escape.
(1) A Song of Fire & Ice (Game of Thrones) by George RR Martin
Martin creates a world filled with tons of compelling characters and a rich plot focused not only on the fight for power and domination, but also on the personal lives of his well-developed individual characters. Your only problem will be waiting for the next book when you finally finish A Dance of Dragons (book #5).
(2) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Though these are adolescent-level books, the world Collins creates is just as compelling for adults who love imagination and dystopian scenarios. I can't wait to see what they do with this awesome, action-packed story on the big screen.
(3) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Gabaldon's Outlander series is an epic tale of time travel and romance. It's a great fantasy, but grounded in timeless, universal concepts of family and loyalty. Best of all, it features some kickass strong women.
(4) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
If you're a book lover like me, you won't be able to resist this trilogy about characters who find themselves torn between a fantasy storybook world and the real world and separated from people they love by a tyrranical fictional character.
(5) Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley
Bradley's main character, 11-year-old Flavia, is precocious, infectious and adorable. Each book in this series is a well-developed mystery, and I love that little Flavia is always the smartest person in the whole story.
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Content by Diana E. Lee.DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.