Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

May 2, 2012

Series books popular with younger readers

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Books in series have typically been adults’ favorites for many years, but now they are becoming a favorite among younger generations.

“People love to read series,” said Amber Stewart, head of youth services at Mary Wood Weldon Library. “They don’t want the series to end.”

Stewart enjoys reading series herself and is a fan of L.J. Smith’s “The Vampire Dairies.”

“I want to know what happens next, which brother is Elena going to choose because it’s about two brothers who fall for the same girl. I read the first book and I thought, ‘Well, OK, what happens next,’” she said, adding books in series are like soap operas in that people don’t want the story lines to ever end. “We have more popular series than we do just a novel, just one book.”

“The Vampire Dairies” is one series the library can’t seem to keep on the shelves. Other popular book series are Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” and Jeff Kinney’s “The Dairy of a Wimpy Kid.”


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