Although I know many of you are no longer able to read due to the frequency and/or intensity of your migraine attacks, I’m still able to most of the time. This is such a blessing in my life. I’ve always been an avid reader, and being able to escape into a great book is often the most satisfying, rewarding part of a day stuck at home with chronic migraine disease.
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 with 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 kick-ass 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 tyrannical 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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