Here is a list of my Top 5 Favourite Books (at the moment). READ THEM! They are amazing.
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Austen’s renowned classic about the spirited courtship between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet. 18th century drawing-room intrigue at its best.
My all-time favorite book is, and will most likely always be, Pride & Prejudice. It is a classic; a timeless love story with a strong female lead and good sense of humor. I could pretty much rave about this book forever, but I think it would be best if you read it yourself instead. However, if you do want to read more about it, and in particular my thoughts on it, you can check out my two other posts:
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
As part of The Shadowhunter Chronicles, and the first book in The Dark Artifices series, Lady Midnight continues with new stories from the shadowhunter world, and a new protagonist, Emma Carstairs. Her and her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, patrols the streets of Los Angeles keeping the city safe from demons and stray downworlders. When the bodies of humans and fairies are found an uneasy alliance is formed and a new dark adventure begins.
Let me start by saying that I love ALL of Cassandra Clare’s shadowhunter books (almost) equally. My reason for choosing Lady Midnight is simply because it is the newest in the series. Clare has, in all of her shadowhunter books, managed to write amazing well-rounded characters that drive the plot and the tension forward. They all have a great sense of humor and you can’t help but love even the small, less important characters. I can strongly recommend every book in the following series:
- The Infernal Devices (3 books)
- The Mortal Instruments (6 books)
- The Dark Artifices (1 book – so far)
You can also read The Bane Chronicles or Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy if you are interested in learning more about Shadowhunter history and some of the less important characters in the main books.
Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
A part of the Ruby Red Trilogy, Emerald Green starts where Sapphire Blue left off. Gwyneth Sheppard has only recently learned that she, instead of her perfect cousin, has inherited her family’s rare time-traveller gene. She has also just learned that her charming time-travelling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along, and to top it all off Gwen suspects the founder of the secret Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something – but no one will believe her.
As the end of the adventure draws near, she will finally uncover the secrets of the time-travelling society and her fate.
Once again I have chosen this book to represent the whole Ruby Red Trilogy. I love stories on time travel, and especially if done in a somewhat original way, which I think Kerstin Gier accomplishes. Gwen is normal and relatable, and she even addresses in the book some of the cliché’s we sometimes see in books of the same genre. I enjoyed this book series thoroughly and I think you will too!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
The conclusion to the much loved book series, Harry Potter, takes Harry and his friends on one last adventure, to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, before their final battle against their enemy, the Dark Lord.
This book almost recommends itself and I have a feeling that most you have already read this amazing book. The Harry Potter series is what got me into reading and it will always have a special place in my heart. It was a somewhat bittersweet feeling to read the final book and end that “chapter”, if you will, of my life.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
The final book in the Inheritance Cycle. Not so long ago Eragon Shadeslayer was nothing but a farmboy and his dragon, Saphira, was nothing but a blue stone. Now the fate of an entire nation rests on their shoulders as they go into the final battle against Galbatorix and Murtagh.
Again, again, again this book represents the whole Inheritance Cycle. I personally really enjoyed this series despite it being less heavy in romance, and more on politics and strategies. It has strong female characters, and the development of Eragon’s powers and skills, seem to me, natural and plausible.
This is also a book that applies itself to both men and women as it has a little bit of everything. (Not that the other books didn’t, but they generally have a little more romance.)
That was all for my Top 5 Favorite Books (at the moment). I hope you enjoyed!
Stay tuned for an upcoming Top 3 Least Favorite Books.