Favorite Books

In case anyone was wondering, here’s a (continually evolving) list of my favorite books (also one play). Some of these have intense plot twists, some have flawless writing, some have wit and humor, and some have all of the above.

Also, they are in no particular order, because I don’t trust myself to make those kind of decisions.

  1. The Princess Bride
  2. The Harry Potter Series
  3. The Artemis Fowl Series
  4. Jane Eyre
  5. Wuthering Heights
  6. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging
  7. The Princess Diaries Series
  8. Pride and Prejudice
  9. This Lullaby
  10. Graceling
  11. Heir Apparent
  12. Me Talk Pretty One Day
  13. Dave Barry Talks Back
  14. I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
  15. Gregor the Overlander Series
  16. Gone Girl
  17. Alex Rider Series
  18. The Mediator Series
  19. Peeps
  20. Ender’s Game
  21. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  22. The Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm)
  23. Night World Series
  24. Northanger Abbey
  25. The Help
  26. The Mediator Series
  27. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  28. The Sun Also Rises
  29. Bridget Jone’s Diary
  30. The Phantom Tollbooth
  31. The Night World Series
  32. Peter Pan
  33. The Mortal Instruments Series
  34. The Night World Series
  35. The Phantom of the Opera
  36. The Stephanie Plum Series
  37. The Shadow Thieves
  38. The Devil Wears Prada
  39. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  40. Chasing the Falconers
  41. The Hunger Games
  42. Lady Windermere’s Fan
  43. Looking for Alaska
  44. Just Ella
  45. Double Fudge
  46. Hatchet
  47. Withering Tights
  48. Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America
  49. Everlost
  50. American Gods
  51. Cinder
  52. The Book Thief
I’m sure I missed out on a couple of my favorites, but this is just a list of books I’m always up to reading. Check one out yourself! Or tell me one of your favorites.

23 thoughts on “Favorite Books

  1. Indeed I will madame.
    (Callously will ignore Harry Pot-ter)

    -LOTR + The Hobbit
    -The Road to Mecca
    -East of Eden
    -Grapes of Wrath
    -Richard III
    -A Butterfly Mosque
    -The Lamp of Love: Journeying with the Sabri Brothers
    -Goosebumps Series
    -The Great Gatsby
    -Wuthering Heights
    -Amusing Ourselves to Death
    -Snow Falling on Cedars
    -Les Miserables
    -The Siege of Krishnapur
    -Therese Raquin
    -The Beast Within
    -The White Tiger
    -The Good Earth


    • Ooh, nice list. I’ve only read a handful, but I’ve heard lots of good things about the White Tiger. I think I’ll have to try that one soon. I forgot to put the Great Gatsby on my list–I’ll have to add it, though, because it was beautiful.


      • Regarding, Mr. Gatsby, I hope you are talking about the book, not the nonsensical film that came out, also the White Tiger is a easy enjoyable read!


        • Why of course. The movie can’t give you this quote: “At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others – poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner – young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.” And yay, then I’ll look forward to reading it soon!


    • I’ve read Dark Places, but not Sharp Objects. Sharp Objects is on my to-read list (which is about a thousand books long, unfortunately, but I’ll try and get to it before summer’s end). I really like Gillian Flynn’s style, but I liked Gone Girl more than Dark Places, mainly because Dark Places was a little too dark for my tastes. I’m more for psychological thrillers than I am violence and stuff. Which one did you like better?


      • Sharp Objects was the first I read and remain my favorite, but I would say it’s more similar to Dark Places than Gone Girl, so you might still prefer Gone Girl in the end. I can’t believe that all 3 of them are being turned into movies!


        • Hmm, in any case, I’ll have to try it out and find out! Wow, I knew Gone Girl was becoming a movie, but I had no idea that all three were! That’s so surprising. I hope they manage to do a good job with them.


    • Well, actually, when I put the Artemis Fowl books on my favorite list, I really mean books 1-4. I read books 5 and 6, and they were good, but not the stuff of the originals. I’ve yet to read the last, just because the Artemis that I loved seems to be trapped in the first couple of books. But that’s interesting to hear. Are their rumors circulating that Colfer didn’t write the books?


  2. Going to make this list or a twisted one but only after I find time to complete the current one I am reading ❤ Loved your list. Thumbs up!


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