Hey everyone! It feels like ages since I joined in on Top 5 Tuesday! Today’s topic is not just 5, but 10 books that are my all-time favourites… because obviously it’s impossible to narrow it down to 5! I think I might be able to manage 10… we’ll see. NOTE THEY ARE NOT IN NUMERICAL ORDER! This is going to be a long post…
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Obviously! Anne of Green Gables is one of my favourite books ever and anyone who has been following this blog for a second probably knows this because I don’t shut up about it and never will. You can see me lose my mind about how much I love this series here, here, here, here and here.
If I Should Speak by Umm Zakiyyah
It’s funny because I don’t talk about this book much on here at all (but I want to, and also open up the discussion more about Muslim/Islamic fiction… I have a few posts coming on them so be sure to keep an eye out!), and that’s because I feel like it’s pretty out of place amongst my other books, and a lot of the time when I’m referring to “favourite” this or that, I’m actually talking about Young Adult fiction, not favourite books of all time ever mostly because that would freak me out because those kind of questions do lol, but also because the conversation would get a lot more serious and sometimes I just don’t want it to go in that direction. However, since Shanah was specific and said it had to be “all time” favourites then I figured I had to include this one, at least 🙂
So I’m a Muslim as you may have been aware by now, and my religion is a big part of me and a big part of my life (so of course my favourite book ever ever ever is the Quran, but I don’t even mention it on my blog because I feel like that book is on a much higher level than all of these books, in my opinion, and these books are all from different genres and everything whereas this is something completely different of course).
This book really spoke to me on so many levels, it’s about this Christian girl who moves in with two completely different roommates who are Muslim. I think all the discussions were handled very well, and I read this book under 24 hours, cried over the ending, and then read it all over again. I have read it more than I have read Anne of Green Gables, and love it more than Anne of Green Gables believe it or not. This book holds a very dear place in my heart.
The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery
Onto a more lighter book haha. Once again, by L. M. Montgomery. This book took me completely by surprise. I thought it was about time I read this book since it’s by LMM and I had no excuse to hold off from it for as long as it had been, casually opened it up, not expected to discover such a jewel of a book as I did!
This book is so precious. It is so hilarious, so meaningful and sends off a pretty important message that I think we all need to hear!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Guyssss. Seriously though, how could I not? The cast of incredible characters, the brilliant writing, the fast-paced plot and the epic banter… you need this in your life!
Cress by Marissa Meyer
My favourite book from The Lunar Chronicles series! Everything was so past-faced and I loved the character development that went on here. The dialogue was as always on fleek and so was everything else. Love this book so, so much. See my review for it here since I don’t think I explained everything half so well enough.
The Wicked King by Holly Black
Another smart, completely untrustworthy book which will suck you in and then throw you back out again in a million shards of flesh. It’s one heck of a rollercoaster but not one to be missed, trust me. Even if you didn’t like The Cruel Prince (I gave it four stars), it might be worth giving this one a try, as this book is on a whole new level.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This is one of the few books where I love it equally to the movie. I read the book first, obviously, and absolutely loved it. I’ve read it three or four times now, I think. It’s amazing, amazing, amazing!! First and foremost I love the characters: Minny (!!!), Aibileen, Skeeter. I love the relationship they have with one another, I love how the characters develop throughout the book, I love how the plot slides up and down and I love how the ending leaves it all off.
Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
This is the sweetest book ever. It will warm you all up inside and make you feel so good by the end. I didn’t cry over the book but did over the movie. It will touch you in so many different ways. Not a book to be missed!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Okay so when I first heard about I thought this was definitely not for me… video games? … thank u, next… but it’s SO GOOD YOU GUYS!!! I tried it, read it in a flash, then ran to the cinema to watch the movie. This book blew me away. I did not expect it to be so spectacular. It surprised me in so many different ways. The movie was also COMPLETELY different to the book but I still somehow loved it?!!
because 10 is not enough (and never will be)…
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Lost World by Michael Crichton
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
- The Stolen Kingdom by Ross Rosenfield
- The Emily Starr trilogy by L. M. Montgomery
- A Tangled Web by L. M. Montgomery
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott
- Throne of Glass series
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- The Death Cure by James Dashner
- A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer
- The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
- The Hunger Games
- Anything Roald Dahl
Whew, I made it. What are some of your favourite books? 🙂