The Dragonriders of Pern is a series of books by Anne McCaffrey (now taken up by Todd McCaffrey). For the series review, go here.
I personally have a very wide range of opinions on these books. Some of them I really enjoyed, and some of them I really did not care for. Since there are so many books, I’m not going to go through each one here. Instead, I’m going to list which of the books I would recommend reading, and what order I’d recommend reading them.
I can issue a blanket statement right now, to not read anything by Todd. I found the writing to be incredibly poor, and the plots insultingly bad. I rage quit “Dragonsblood” because it was so terrible. It did extremely poorly what “Moreta” had already previously done well. I also didn’t much care for a lot of the books Anne had written later on in the Pern timeline, where more and more of the science-fiction spaceships-and-computers was filtering into the world. The idea isn’t too terrible, but it often became a deus ex machina device to help progress the plot and solve problems. Oh, the Pernese don’t know how to do this thing? Let’s ask the omnipotent supercomputer! Ugh.
Anyway, here’s a list of the books I’d recommend reading of the Dragonriders series, and some notes about them. As always, these are just my opinions; other people might think that my list is in the wrong order, or more of the other books should be included. Your mileage may vary, as they say.