I have refused to read or hear about these books until I knew the last book had come out. So I didn't have to wait. Harry Potter killed me when I had to wait. So I started Twilight a couple weeks ago and read them straight through. Good reads.
My favorite of all the books in this series was Twilight. Because Edward wasn't even in the 2nd one and Bella was driving me NUTTY in the 3rd one with her refusal to leave jacob alone. and the last book was ok but it was too weirdy to me. Like the whole baby deal. and the fact that jacob and the baby were in love. Hard for me to really relate to and embrace.
Favorite part of all the books? By the jeep at the trailhead when Edward was trying to convince Bella to go to the meadow. I think I will read that part again in a sec. So good.
Recommend? Yes. If you don't have anything better to do. If you do have something better to do, read Twilight and I will tell you what happens in the following 3 books.