Side note: I’m so sorry I didn’t post anything last Wednesday! I’ve had so many assignments to do that trying to write a blog post was pretty much impossible. Please forgive me, and I hope you enjoy this post!
Over the years I’ve read countless novels, illustrated books and book series’ to last someone a lifetime. So today I thought that sharing my all-time favourite books with you would be an interesting and glorious idea to get you in the reading mood. So whether you’re an avid reader or someone who is looking for a good place to start, I guarantee that I will be able to help you out.
What are your favourite books/series? Let me know in the comments!
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
This one is pretty self-explanatory and there’s no question to why it is on a list of my all-time favourite novels. Harry Potter is well-written, logical and magical in the best ways you could imagine. It is an incredible read that can be enjoyed by all ages.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
As one of my favourite books and topics of all-time, I would definitely recommend this treasure of a novel. The first line of the blurb sums-up the novel perfectly: “a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery…” If you enjoy beautiful, heart-wrenching and brilliantly written stories set in WWII then this is the book for you.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alice’s story has been a classic tale for over 150 years, brining joy, mystic and absurdity into the lives of all who read the novel. I’ve read this book countless times as a child and I’ll be the first to say that the magic of Alice’s adventure never gets old. You need to read this brilliant classic at least once in your life.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
For the lovers of YA (young adult) novels, romance, heartache and unlikely pairs, this book is a perfect match. If you love authors such as John Green and Rainbow Rowell then you’ll love this take on two unlikely friends who are on their own personal journeys.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Another book for those who love YA, this book describes the lives of two unlikely friends who have very different realities. This book is a coming-of-age gem and I recommend it to be read by teens who are finding their place in the world.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Following a teen gang in the mid-60’s, this coming-of-age novel is a literary treasure that has stuck with me since I read it back in Year 9. The story is incredibly moving, entertaining and will leave you on the edge of your seat, willing you to laugh or cry at any moment. It’s a great read for pre-teens, adults and anyone in-between.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
As the book series that I spend my whole year on when I was 12 years old, this series definitely deserves a spot on my list. I guarantee that you will love these cleverly mysterious, curious and fun-loving books about the tragedy that plagues the three Baudelaire children.
Here are a few other books that are amazing (but I don’t have time to write synopsis’ about them because I have so much work I should be doing!):
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- The Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton
- The House of Night Series by P.C and Kristen Cast
- The Hush, Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
I’ve probably forgotten so many of the books that I enjoy, but this should give you a rough idea on my favourites and what I really recommend you guys to read when you get the chance!