A few months ago on our Mackin Books in Bloom blog, I posted a list showcasing adult crossover fiction (there’s also one for adult crossover nonfiction). Most of those suggestions were stand-alone titles, and I’d like to expand that list here to focus on adult series that older teens will find of interest.
The top line of each entry has series information; the second line contains the title, ISBN, and DOP for the first book of the series. And though a few series began years ago, most of them are still ongoing or have just recently wrapped up. You’ll find fantasy, horror, mystery, and realistic and historical fiction. There’s even a series narrated by a dog.
If you have any other recommendations, let me know in the comments section!
All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Gr 11-Adult. (3 titles)
A Discovery of Witches. 9780670022410. 2011.
Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King. Gr 11-Adult. (3 titles)
Mr. Mercedes. 9781476754451. 2014.
Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. Gr 10-Adult. (3 titles)
The Bone Season. 9781620401392. 2013.
Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn. Gr 10-Adult. (8 titles)
Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery. 9781416585831. 2009.
Custard Protocol by Gail Carriger. Gr 11-Adult. (2 titles)
Prudence. 9780316212243. 2015.
Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. Gr 10-Adult. (3 titles)
A Darker Shade of Magic. 9780765376459. 2015.
Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French. Gr 10-Adult. (5 titles)
In the Woods. 9780670038602. 2007.
Green Rider by Kristen Britain. Gr 10-Adult. (6 titles).
The Green Rider. 9780886778248. 1998.
Invisible Library Novel by Genevieve Cogman. Gr 10-Adult. (3 titles)
The Invisible Library. 9781101988640. 2016.
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles by Tess Gerritsen. 11-Adult. (13 titles)
The Surgeon. 9780345447838. 2001.
Joe Pickett by C.J. Box. Gr 10-Adult. (17 titles)
Open Season. 9780399147487. 2001.
Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. 10-Adult. (3 titles)
The Name of the Wind. 9780756404079. 2007.
Kopp Sisters Novel by Amy Stewart. 10-Adult. (3 titles)
Girl Waits with Gun. 9780544409910. 2015.
Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter. 10-Adult. (5 titles)
The Long Earth. 9780062067753. 2012.
Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood. Gr 11-Adult. (3 titles)
Oryx and Crake. 9780385503853. 2003.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Gr 11-Adult. (I heard rumors of a third book!)
Me Before You. 9780670026609. 2012.
Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. Gr 10-Adult. (5 titles)
A Natural History of Dragons : A Memoir by Lady Trent. 9780765331960. 2013.
Newsflesh by Mira Grant. Gr 11-Adult. (4 titles)
Feed. 9780316081054. 2010.
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Gr 10-Adult. (3 titles)
The Queen of the Tearling. 9780062328090. 2014.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. Gr 10-Adult. (2 titles)
Stalking Jack the Ripper. 9780316273497. 2016.
Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro. Gr 11-Adult. (3 titles)
The Strain. 9780061558238. 2009.