It's Top Ten Tuesday Time with The Broke & the Bookish.
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I admit it. I'm a 36-year-old YA addict. I really do have an adult life - pinky swear! I just love a good young adult series. Maybe it's because there aren't a lot of adult series out there that I tend to read YA. I love interesting characters and reading how they progress through each series installment.
Today, I'm going to list 10 of my all-time fave series's/series' (not sure what the plural of "series" is) that came out before your time. Most are YA coming-of-age romance books. They're still available in book lots on Ebay if you search and Amazon has a nice selection of $0.01 books available if you're willing to pay the $3.99 shipping fee. After reading my list below, please leave a comment if one of the series (or several) sound like it's something you'd like to read and why. Also, if you end up buying and reading a series, please come back to my site and let me know what you think!
Oh, and if you're intersted, here's a complete set of Series List by Author!
THE LIFEGUARDS BY TODD STRASSER
Printed in 1993 by Point Publishing; 2 books in series
Book One: Summer's Promise
Jess has a crush on Reed, a lifeguard at Far Hampton Beach, and when his snobby girlfriend, Paula, shows up, Jess is determined to stop her from stealing Reed away.
Book Two: Lifeguards: Summer's End
Determined to get Reed back, Paula schemes to get Jess out of the picture, and Jess, believing that Reed loves Paula, keeps her true feelings to herself.
OCEAN CITY BY KATHERINE APPLEGATE
Printed in 1993 by Harpercollins; 11 books in the series.
Here's the order of the books. I bought the entire set on ebay for $15 I think.
Book One: Ocean City
The first book in a new series about summer romance at the beach follows Kate, Chelsea, Grace, and Justin as they live it up in Ocean City.
CAMP COUNSELORS BY DIANE AMES
Printed in 1992 by Harpercollins; 4 books in the series.
1. Summer Fling
2. The Buddy System
3. Campfire Secrets
4. Never Say Goodbye
SUNSET ISLAND BY CHERIE BENNETT
Printed in 1991 by Berkeley; 33 books in the series. Here's the book order.
Book One: Sunset Island Along with two of her new friends (Samantha "Sam" Bridges and Carolyn "Carrie" Alden), eighteen-year-old Emma Cresswell has been hired as an au pair on Sunset Island, a tiny island off the coast of Maine where the rich and famous like to vacation.
MAKING OUT BY KATHERINE APPLEGATE
Printed in 1998 by Harpercollins; 28 books in the series.
Here's the order of the series.
Book One: Zoey Fools Around (Making Out, Book 1)
They've all grown up together on a tiny island. They think they know everything about one another. . .but they're only just beginning to find out the truth. Zoey fools around , and it turns their world upside down. New couples are formed, friends become enemies, and secrets and unearthed. . .