Hello, dear readers! It’s that time of the week… Top Ten Tuesday!
So, this week’s Top Ten is actually Favorite novellas/ short stories, but I’m honestly not big on either, and aside from reading The Assassin’s Blade for the backstories, I really haven’t read any and I intend to keep it that way, so here’s #379, Books I Could Re-read Forever.
1. The Mortal Instruments and
2. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
I’m a sucker for these. The Infernal Devices will always be my go-to when it comes to wanting to revisit the Shadowhunter world. Especially because I absolutely ADORE the characters. I love the time period, and I like the villain and the plot a lot more than The Mortal Instruments. BUT, that being said, I do still love The Mortal Instruments. It’s the series that started it all and I adore the introductions to the world. Clare has always just been an auto-buy author and I love the world that she created and the characters in it.
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Honestly, I’m a sucker for this book. Did it have its issues? Sure. But I fell in love with these characters when I read it for the first time YEARS ago, I immediately loved it. Then the movie came out and I was SO EXCITED. Then I got a phone call from my mom asking if I was interesting in a book signing and Q&A with Stephen Chbosky at a screening of the movie. I jumped on that opportunity and it was probably one of the most incredible nights of my life. Getting to hear his thoughts on the movie and the changes he approved was amazing and he told his story and his inspiration for the book. Then, getting to meet him was probably one of the best moments ever. He’s the most humble, down to earth author I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and is to this day my favorite author moment. Thank you, Chbosky for this book. For your story. For your writing. For Charlie.
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians and
5. The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
He’s another auto-buy author for me. I’m a total sucker for anything that has to do with pretty much any mythology. Greek and Roman have always been two of my favorites, so when I read these I immediately fell in love. I’ve re-read PJO several times already and read HO a couple times in the last few years. The characters. The humor. The adventures. I just adore these books and the strong characters. Even writing this is making me all nostalgic and I want to read them all again ASAP.
6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I mean… I mean… seriously. The world building alone in these books is enough to make me want to read this series over and over. But I love the whole angels vs. demons thing where you’re actually rooting for the demons. I love how creative she is with the chimaera and the lore behind the world. Karou is probably one of my favorite protagonists ever. With her blue hair, kick-ass attitude, amazing best friend, and everything else that makes her who she is, it was impossible not to fall in love with her. And Akiva… ugh. I loved Akiva so much and I just absolutely love reading their story over and over again.
7. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Again, I loved the world-building in this series. Juliette was such an awesome main character. And then you factor in the supporting characters. Kenji, Warner, Adam, and everyone else, it makes it so easy to get into it time and time again. Plus you factor in those gorgeous covers and you can’t go wrong. I haven’t read the most recent book in the series yet, but I plan on reading it soon, which may call for a re-read! xD
8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
One of my favorite books ever, hands down. I mean, nothing will ever beat that first read, as is the case with a lot of books. But, my goodness. This book. I literally read through this book in only a couple sittings and actually finished it at work. It’s been a while since I cried that hard during a book. I had zero expectations when I went into this book a few years ago and I’m so glad that I picked it up. The movie was good, but I definitely LOVED the book a million times more and I have already re-read it multiple times. I mean, who wouldn’t want to continue to visit the Oasis?
9. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I mean… this one’s obvious, right? Literally started reading this series when I was only 8 years old and it’s honestly what got me into reading. My parents bought me the boxed set of the first 4 books for Christmas when I was 10 because that’s all that was out at that point and she wanted me to have my own copies. Now they’re beat to shit, but I still adore those copies because they were some of the first books that were mine. Now I own several copies and have read the series at least once a year since 2000. The nostalgia is real when it comes to these books. I love Rowling so much.
10. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I love these girls. I love these books. I love the setting(s) and the school and everything else. The girls are all so unique and I love them all for their own things. I love how REAL these books were. They literally make you feel like you’re right alongside these characters and seeing how much they grow and how their stories develop. I read these books any time that I’m in a slump because they never fail to do the trick!
Any of you guys re-read any of these or have your own you like to read?