Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My List

So for a while now I've been talking about my "list" of books. The one I keep in my head that has all my favorite books that I could talk about forever and would highly recommend to anyone looking for something new to read. Well, today I decided to put that list down on paper (or in a post anyway). So here it goes. They're separated into categories but are in no particular order. Enjoy!

Favorite Dystopian Books:
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Matched trilogy by Ally Condie
The Fever trilogy by Lauren DeStefano
The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth

Favorite Fantasy Books:
Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning (adult)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray

Favorite Paranormal Books:
The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Favorite Steampunk:
The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare

Favorite Historical Fiction Books:
Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septeys
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale by Donna Jo Napoli
The Bad Queen by Carolyn Meyer
Lady Macbeth's Daughter by Lisa M. Klein
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein

Favorite Science Fiction:
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Origin by Jessica Khoury

Books that make me laugh:
ANYTHING by Jaclyn Moriarty

**ALL things Maggie Stiefvater 
**ALL things Nicholas Sparks (adult)

Favorite Children's Books:
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Favorite Classics:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen
**ALL things Shakespeare

Honorable Mentions:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
**these first three because they surprised me in some way
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (adult)
The Birthright books by Gabrielle Zevin (because it's unique and the MC's voice is great)
Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Emily Giffin (adult)
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Trapped by Michael Northrop
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Books that were hard to read but still good:
The Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (adult)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (adult)
The Last Survivors trilogy by Susan Beth Pfeffer

And for fun...

Books I loved as a kid:
The Sweet Valley High books by Francine Pascal
The Babysitters Club books by Ann M. Martin
Are You There God it's me Margaret? by Judy Blume
The Fear Street books by R.L. Stine
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (total picture book here but still makes me cry)

Well, what did you think? It's long, huh? I'm sure I"ll be continually adding on to it too! Now get to your library or bookstore and get to reading these because they are GOOD!