Just starting to be a bookworm or already an age-old bibliophile looking for a warm, long, and fantastic book-set.
Well, there might be a thousand book series out there and a million different editions of one book series. Here are some which will make your bookshelf shine without reducing your finance to nickels.
What I look for when I do in the books I buy?
Paperbacks with elegant covers and not so flimsy pages
Dimensions matching the books I already own. Honestly, my favorite is 12.9 x 19.4 x 19.8 cm
Not too pricey, I mean for someone who buys a dozen books every time he shops.
Most Importantly, Stories that leave a mark for ever on your soul.
Available: less than $23 [INR 1600]
Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.4 x 19.8 cm
Books in the set: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls & City of Heavenly fire
A fantasy based in the present cities where shadow Hunters prowl. Beings of magic which protect the mundanes [people with no magic] from the supernatural. This young adult fantasy follows the wake of Clarissa who is learning about a new section of her life which is blooming in her recent years. The discovery of the supernatural and befriending the Shadow hunters. This book series is a paranormal thriller which became a sensation in the latter part of the last decade. A book series that has thrill, paranormal, a tinge of young adult drama, and all the excitement you can ask for. P.S. it is always fun to read about new sectional characters and the shadow hunters are really neat.
Wonderful collection with definitely enchanting spines, boy do I love the spine in the collection. The product dimension is just my taste, makes the book light in your hand, and easier to carry. It has a slipcase too! So no worries about protecting your books from the dust master.
Available: less than $16 [INR 1200] keep checking because it keeps changing.
Dimensions: 13.4 x 11.8 x 20.4 cm
Books in the set: Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson & the sea of monsters, Percy Jackson & the titan's curse, Percy Jackson & the battle of the labyrinth & Percy Jackson & the last Olympian.
A teen fiction about a demi-god and his schoolings for being in control with his powers while potentially facing the actual gods from the old myths? This is something I would be interested in. Written in super easy language so all the newbie book lovers don't worry, you will get as much page-turning done as some people who have been reading for centuries.
Let Rick Jordan take you on an adventure with the son of Poseidon to the far lands and seas with his friend and a half-cousin.
This is really a great deal given the fact these books were so pricey when they came out. A book set I will want on my shelf for reading when I have been fed up with the serious reads I squeeze in every time.
With electrifying cover-art and super eye-catching design this booking is worth getting your hands on. Wanting to start a journey of fantasy? Well you wouldn't be displeased with this collection by Rick Jordan
Available: less than $14 [INR 1100]
Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 4 cm
Books in the Set: Hamlet, The Tempest, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, The comedy of Errors, The tragedy of Richard the III, Much ado about nothing, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, As you like it, King Lear, A midsummer night's dream, Twelfth Night, Antony & Cleopatra
All the literature students and lovers alike will be swooning over this set, if I am sure about something this is it. Shakespeare is a figure who has persisted for hundreds of years in the world and is still flourishing.
A book bundle that everyone should have tucked nicely in their classics section.
Also, are we ignoring the fact that you don't have to go through a ton of pages to look through the collection? This maple classic collection has handpicked an awesome collection ready to be delivered to your doorstep.
Available: below $19 [INR 1450]
Dimensions: 20 x 13.1 x 12.1 cm
Books in the set: The Maze Runner, The scorch Trials, The death Cure, The kill order & The fever code
Tired of hunger games and want to explore a dystopia of a new origin [Although both hunger games, as well as maze runner, have been out for what a decade now]. A style of the book recommended to all the readers of Hunger games.
This 5 book series is all the thrill you need to keep you company for quite some time. Staying with the gladers, exploring with the runners inside a dystopia of an ever-changing maze. You have the time of light to find an exit out of the maze, the doors to the maze opening at sunrise close down at sundown. So if you ever find yourself alone in the dark be aware of the bio-mechanical monsters which might devour you without even flinching.
Why do I like this edition? Well, it is the chicken house edition and you get to chose between this one and the Scholastic edition. By all means you can select the scholastic edition but this one has some groovy spines which tingle my senses. The book quality is pretty decent and also the price is on the lower note. Everything taken care of this is the best maze runner set I have laid my hands on.
Available: $8 or less [INR 600]
Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.5 x 12.7 cm
Books in the set: Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion & Emma
Okay so Jane Austen requires no introduction really, but the people struggling with classics and looking for a good start from the victorian ages. This is the place you start.
Set of Five evergreen books with the wonderful flowing language of Austen casts a spell over your mind while you live the lives of the strong-willed women in an era where they were regarded as objects.
This edition by Fingerprint publication has an enthralling design with a skin color tinge on the book and a gorgeous representation of the lead ladies on the cover of the book.
The titles selected are truly the greatest works of her era including the widely loved book Pride and Prejudice.
There are other book bundles to pick for Austen just Like the one from Maple Classics but personally, the aesthetics of this one devours the presence of the Maple Classics editions.
Available: less than $25 [INR 1800]
Dimensions: 13.5 x 7.1 x 21.6 cm
Books in the set: Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children, Hollow City & Library of souls
You must be aware of the peculiars, they sometimes live alongside us and sometimes beyond the horizon. They blend in so good that you do not know their peculiarities but deep within lies a little secret as a gift of strength. Haunted by his grandfather's death and frightened by nightmares, Jacob sets on a journey of discovery, of his grandfather and himself.
An enchanting debut novel by the author Ransom Riggs, but wait there is more and tbh a whole set of books to complement the first book.
This series is a must get for any fantasy lover there is. bored of werewolves, vampires, and other blood-sucking monsters? Then you must be introduced to the dark and stumpy creatures called hollowgasts, vile creatures with tentacular mouths, and dark creation of experiments.
It's a sad thing that the boxed set gets you only 3 books of the series but my at a good deal.
Start on with this wonderful series and add on to the luster of your fantasy collection.
And I think the black photographic covers and black spines are just a classic design that cannot be ignored.
Available: $19 and maybe below [INR 1450]
Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 10.2 cm
Books in the set: Revenge of the Living Dummy, Creep from the Deep, Monster Blood for Breakfast, The Scream of the Haunted Mask, Dr Maniac vs Robby Schwartz, Who's your Mummy?, My Friends Call Me Monster, Say Cheese - and Die Screaming & Welcome to Camp Slither and Help! We Have Strange Powers
From the freaky Fridays on Disney Channel to the books by R.L. Stine, I remember being haunted by those but still never missed a moment's pleasure while reading or watching them.
What? You guys are grown up to read the kid's horror stories? Think again because Stine has woven some of the most original fright nights ever in literature. They never get old however old you get.
Thinking about Boosting your Horror genre game from level zero, this is the deal you have to get your hands on.
10 horror novels in one place in such an appealing pack is really hard to believe but here you have it. Top-notch horror pick for your book-sets.
Available: under $20 [below INR 1500]
Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
Books in the set: The magician's Nephew, The Lion, The witch and the wardrobe, The horse and his boy, Prince Caspian, The voyage of the dawn traders, The silver chair & The last battle
The masterpiece by C.S. Lewis is something that is close to a gem in everyone's childhood.
The lion, the witch & the wardrobe
Prince Caspian and the other Movie translations were wonderful in their own might. And if it ever enchanted you, must check out the other 5 books and maybe from the beginning this time. Let the magic not be contained and flow free in their exuberant sense of verbal description and vivid colors.
Harper Collins has never really disappointed me and this book-set here is a sure catch.
Available: usually at $(16-18) [INR 1200-1400]
Dimensions: 12.9 x 10.6 x 19.8 cm
Books in the set: The Hobbit,The fellowship of the ring, The Two towers & Return of the king
A fantasy to which I traveled quite recently and oh such a wonderful, wonderful place.
Travel to middle earth and meet creatures unknown and unseen for eternity.
Starts with a lone hobbit homely and kind, but not an adventurer. Swipe through the pages to learn about how a homely little person can defeat his demons if he is determined enough.
This is not the only lord of the rings book-set which compels me to fade away in its gorgeousness, but this one hits an all-rounder, A lively paperback edition with enchanting graphical covers and those colorful spines will make your Bookshelf shine.
This is a real deal why? because of its vibrant covers as well as wonderful pages and also you get The Hobbit along with the Lord of the Rings. There are other book-sets which only have the three copies of The Lord of the rings.
If you get this you bag the entirety of Tolkien's adventure at a sweet price you cannot imagine.
Available at: $32 or lower [ INR 2400 or lower]
Dimensions: 24.8 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
Books in the set: The philosopher's stone [Sorcerer's Stone], The chamber of secrets, The prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The half blood prince & the deathly hollows
A fantasy that touched a billion lives. Yes and yes I know there mightn't be a soul who doesn't know the story yet. From the books to the movies to all the fan fiction and fans far and wide, this is a book-set for you and your children alike.
Although the Hogwarts house versions are by far more attractive and I fall over every day a little more over their beauty [P.S. have you ever seen the Gryffindor special edition?] but sadly the house editions don't exist for all seven books of the series.
That being a pain the Bloomsbury Classic Harry potter edition is a jewel to harness.
The vibrant covers and the lovely spines are something to die for. The crisp paper quality and god that musty smell of the pages. The bonus you get to protect your books by keeping in the slipcase.
I am personally a paperback guy, the books are light to hold back and read while lying down and also handy while carrying. This deal is nothing less than 3872 pages of pure bliss.
A real groundbreaking deal under USD. 32
a bit over the budget in here but one bookset you ought to buy if you ever got the bucks.
Available at $43 [INR 3200].
A box full of elegant classics with gorgeous black covers. 62 titles inside! How cool is that? A good step to procure your senses and travel the unknown land of classics.
Some people would say I guess, why spend money on a lot of inconspicuous titles?
Well well, all my life of reading has taught me that always the unexpected bliss comes from the unknown, and this right here is the best kind of unexpected bliss one can put on their dear soul.
Books in the set:
The Atheist’s Mass (Honoré de Balzac)
The Beautifull Cassandra (Jane Austen)
The Communist Manifesto (Fredrich Engels and Karl Marx)
Cruel Alexis (Virgil)
The Dhammapada (Anon)
The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon (Aesop)
The Eve of St Agnes (John Keats)
The Fall of Icarus (Ovid)
The Figure in the Carpet (Henry James)
The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows (Rudyard Kipling)
Gooseberries (Anton Chekhov)
The Great Fire of London (Samuel Pepys)
The Great Winglebury Duel (Charles Dickens)
How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher’s Dog (Johann Peter Hebel)
How Much Land Does A Man Need? (Leo Tolstoy)
How To Use Your Enemies (Baltasar Gracián)
How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing (Michel de Montaigne)
I Hate and I Love (Catullus)
Il Duro (D. H. Lawrence)
It was snowing butterflies (Charles Darwin)
Jason and Medea (Apollonius of Rhodes)
Kasyan from the Beautiful Mountains (Ivan Turgenev)
Leonardo da Vinci (Giorgio Vasari)
The Life of a Stupid Man (Ryunosuke Akutagawa)
Lips Too Chilled (Matsuo Basho)
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (Oscar Wilde)
The Madness of Cambyses (Herodotus
The Maldive Shark (Herman Melville)
The Meek One (Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Mrs. Rosie and the Priest (Giovanni Boccaccio)
My Dearest Father (Wolfgang Mozart)
The Night is Darkening Round Me (Emily Brontë)
The nightingales are drunk (Hafez)
The Nose (Nikolay Gogol)
Olalla (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Old Man in the Moon (Shen Fu), Miss Brill (Katherine Mansfield)
The Old Nure’s Story (Elizabeth Gaskell)
On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (Thomas De Quincey)
On the Beach at Night Alone (Walt Whitman)
The Reckoning (Edith Wharton)
Remember, Body… (C. P. Cavafy)
The Robber Bridegroom (Brothers Grimm)
The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue (Anon)
Sindbad the Sailor
Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Socrates’ Defence (Plato)
Speaking of Siva (Anon)
The Steel Flea (Nikolai Leskov)
The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Terrors of the Night (Thomas Nashe)
The Tinder Box (Hans Christian Andersen)
Three Tang Dynasty Poets (Wang Wei)
Trimalchio’s Feast (Petronius)
To-morrow (Joseph Conrad), Of Street Piemen (Henry Mayhew)
Traffic (John Ruskin)
Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls (Marco Polo)
The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe (Richard Hakluyt)
The Wife of Bath (Geoffrey Chaucer)
The Woman Much Missed (Thomas Hardy)
The Yellow Wall-paper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
Wailing Ghosts (Pu Songling)
Well, they are gone, and here must I remain (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
So get going and keep looking, hope you find your heart's series out here somewhere and reach me out for articles you would like to read.
Happy reading guys