I’ve been holding off on this topic for years. No joke! I feel like making a list of your all time favourites is like choosing which one of your children is your favourite lol. I managed to choose 10 books…… but the amount of guilt I feel for not including some books is killing me! I think that I may need to follow this topic up with some genre specific topics so that I can include some of the ones I had to leave out! But, as painful as this topic was at times, I’m also SOOOOO excited to see all the participants lists! Not like I need help adding books to my TBR…. but I’m really interested to see what makes everyones lists today!
I mentioned in my wrap up this Sunday that I won’t be able to comment on posts today. I have an insane week due to daily doctors appointments and a hectic work schedule. I hope that I’ll be able to come back to your posts later to comment. I’ll also try my best to add everyone to the list as quickly as possible 🙂
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in June – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!
THE HARRY POTTER SERIES by J.K. Rowling
This series is my everything. To say that I have an obsession with these books is a massive understatement! No matter how many times I read these books there’s always something new that I missed or something that I had forgotten that catches my attention. The world and the characters is just so huge!!! I have read the first book about 20 times by now and I’m still not bored of it.
NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
This was the first book by Jay Kristoff that I read where I was absolutely stunned by his writing. His characters are so raw and badass, his worlds are like none other, and he is absolutely RUTHLESS and FEARLESS to put his characters through hell and back to make a good story! This is the book that made him my favourite author…. it’s a masterpiece!!!
THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
I almost gave up on this one….. and yet here it sits on my all time favourites list! This book is told from the perspective of death….. which was really hard to wrap my head around in the beginning. As the story moves along you almost forget about that as you fall in love with the characters and their desires for love and happiness. This book made me sob like no other at the end!! My heart was so full of conflicting emotions – love, joy, anger, heartbreak….. it can’t be explained – this book has to be felt.
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
This book was one of the most surprising reads I’ve come across over the last 3 years. I went into it expecting a sort of blah mystery….. but I ended up getting a unique and entrancing fantasy that made me want so much more! What she was able to do in just a few hundred pages with this story is nothing short of remarkable! I wasn’t a fan of the second book, but books 3 and 4 have gotten progressively better….. a feat that I didn’t think possible!!
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
Never in my life have I read a book that made me cry so much! I think I started crying before the 20 page mark and I didn’t stop until a week after I finished it. The story itself is powerful and emotional. But it’s the writing that accompanies that story line that really makes this a book to remember. I want to reread it so badly, but my heart is still broken from reading this the first time! Since then I’ve read 2 more books from this author and loved them both!
DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch
Talk about unexpected!!! The synopsis sounds interesting, but there’s no way that you can comprehend the twists and turns that are held within these pages! I recommended this book to my mom and MANY others. All of the people who decided to read it have sent me messages at 2am completely losing their minds because they loved it so much and couldn’t stop reading! Sleep is for the weak with this one!!!
THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A. Chakraborty
This book could have been 2,000 pages long and I still would have devoured every single word with stars in my eyes. There was something so entrancing about this book! The atmosphere, the world, the characters, the mythology, the politics…. EVERYTHING! The writing was just outstanding and made me feel like I was hanging off of every single word like it was the key to my existence.
STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor
Speaking of writing….. there is no comparison to Laini Taylor’s writing in this book. Beautiful, stunning, magnificent, entrancing, superb, wonderful……. none of it comes close to describe the writing in this book. It took me forever to read this book the first time because I kept stopping to reread lines that stopped me in my tracks with their beauty. I would reread entire pages and sit there starting at the page as I let it sink in. The story itself is just as amazing as the writing! Once again, a book that needs to be experienced to fully appreciate!
THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES by John Boyne
Oh I was NOT prepared for this book! I had heard so many people talk about how good it was, but I didn’t really know a whole lot about it. And, to be honest, the size was intimidating. Once I started reading though…. I just couldn’t stop! I ended up finishing this book in less than 24 hours because I needed to know! A simple story that follows a man from youth to death had me experiencing every emotion that there was to experience. I laughed, I cried (a lot), and I haven’t stopped thinking about this book since!
THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Even though this book was getting so much hype, I didn’t think I would like it. I hated the cover and I hated the idea of the life of a Hollywood starlet. Well, let me tell you – the hype is real! This isn’t your typical book about a famous girl in Hollywood. This is a beautiful and hard hitting story about a woman who wants to love and be loved in a time and place where things aren’t as simple. I tried to keep count of how many times I cried while reading this book….. I gave up! LOL!
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
- Meeghan Reads
- Lili’s Blissful Pages
- Books Tales By Me
- Much Ado About Books
- Tay’s Infinite Thoughts
- The Limit Of Books Does Not Exist
- My Year of Reading Dangerously
- The Punk Theory
- Reading Evolution
- Anxious Nachos
- Many Things Bookish
- Bath and Books
- Storeys of Stories – J.W. Martin
- We Are Just Stories
- A Fictional Bookworm
- Kristin Kraves Books
- Books and Co.
- Jillian the Bookish Butterfly Blog
- Kyera’s Library
- Robyn Reads Books
- Libby Reads
- Shades Of Paper
- All Things Annabelle
- Bookish Kimberly
- First Line Reader
- Bookishly Rebecca
- Alexandra Wolfe
- Words Words Words
- Laughing Listener
- Tokyo Bookworm
- Hanna Reads
- Ink Trails
- Stuck In Fiction
- Books At Midnight
- Beware of the Reader
- I Never Read Books
- Books Are Only The Beginning
There they are! My top 10 all time favourites! I could have added SO MANY MORE! Like The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, The Martian by Andy Weir….. the list goes on! But these are at least 10 books that I fell in love with and can still feel the emotions I felt while reading it many months ago!
What books would make your all time favourites list??
Until next time, happy reading!