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The Endless Summer Reading List: 14 Long-Running Novel Series

Rob Lammle
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If you're anything like me, you finish your summer reading list by mid-July. To help curb your end-of-summer reading blues, here are some of the longest-running series of novels in the most popular genres. If you're so inclined, these will keep you busy until next summer.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Discworld "“ 62 books (37 novels and 25 companion books)

This groundbreaking series takes place in a fictional disc-shaped land populated by wizards, elves, and even a walking suitcase. The stories borrow from standard fantasy tropes, but uses them in a humorous, often satirical way. And if 37 novels isn't enough, there are also 25 supplemental books on topics ranging from short stories to maps, and even educational books that use the series to help explain real scientific concepts.

Deathlands -135 books and counting (including a spin-off series)

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Malaf Al Mostakbal (The Future Files) - 158 books

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Romance

Montana Mavericks "“ 63 (including spin-offs)

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Fortune's Children "“ 69 books (including spin-offs)

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Action/Adventure

The Destroyer "“ 149 books

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Nick Carter: Killmaster "“ 260 books

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The Executioner "“ 709 books (including spin-offs)

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Kids/Young Adult

The Baby-sitters Club "“ 207 books

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Inspector Jamshed "“ over 400 books

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Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys "“ 616 books combined

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Mystery

Perry Mason "“ 87 books

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Nero Wolfe "“ 97 books (including novellas and companion books)

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Did we miss your favorite book series? Or do you have some suggestions for great summer reading? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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