Happy new year! We are starting this year off right with a discussion about our favorite fandoms. I really don’t consider myself as a part of any fandom since I don’t actively participate in them, but I obviously do enjoy a lot of series books. Here are my favorite fandoms in no particular order.
1. Harry Potter
I think I’ve talked about it enough that you all know I’m pretty into Harry Potter (I even went to The Wizarding World for my birthday!). I’ve read all the books at least 10 times. I’ve read them in ascending and descending order. I’ve read them on planes and in trains. I’ve owned hard-cover and soft-cover. I’ve waited up for the release of the books. I even read the sixth one in two days. I am a Harry Potter fan. I know pretty much everything there is to know about it, and I always learn more every time I read it.
I read the Divergent series last summer and I immediately became obsessed. I finished all three books in less than two weeks (I was traveling during the time) and really read into the meaning behind the books. I haven’t had the chance to read them a second time through simply because I just read them so recently, but it’s definitely on my list. I’d love to read more about the series online and find out theories people have about the characters or their thoughts on the last book.
3. Hunger Games
What high school girl wasn’t into the Hunger Games? I believe I picked up this series because it was all anyone could talk about, and I really wanted to understand the hype. I breezed through these books. They are super easy reads (I’m pretty sure they are meant for fourth graders), but an extremely deep meaning is behind every word. Despite being simplistic, Collins knows how to tug at her readers heartstrings and make them relate to the characters she writes about. I loved (almost) every moment of the series and there seriously could not have been a more perfect ending.
4. The Mortal Instruments
I absolutely loved these books from the moment I opened them. I was immersed in the plotline, devoured all the twists and turns and just couldn’t wait to get my hands on more books. I don’t remember as much from this series because SO much happened and I read it so long ago, but it’s a series I would love to dive into. And as I’ve talked about before, there is a Clockwork spin-off that I would also like to try reading again. I love the world of the Shadowhunters.
The shame of all shame to admit I was a Twihard. Honestly, I always hated the movies — they are absolutely atrocious — but the books still have some charm. While I understand that Bella is probably the worst protagonist or female lead ever (sorry), the book is still a good read on a cold winter day when you just want to curl up in bed and finish something. I read this in middle school and all my friends were obsessed (I’m talking room decor, locker decor, t-shirts, blankets, EVERYTHING). I think because they were so obsessed, I never really got sucked into it, but I do think the fandom is pretty great. You will always meet an interesting Twihard with a great background story!
What are you favorite fandoms? Let me know in the comments below!