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My Top 12 Favorite Books and Series

August 14, 2018

I have ALWAYS loved to read. From an early age I couldn’t get enough. My earliest memory of reading is my mom and dad laying in bed with my older brother and I reading the Harry Potter books. Nowadays, I can read 3-4 books a week if I really get into it. I love being transported to other worlds and meeting new characters. I love the stories and how they make me feel. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite book series and solo books!

1.  Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: Hands down my favorite books of all time. I can read and reread these books and I’m pretty sure I always will. I have 4 different versions of the books.  Is it completely necessary? Not at all. Do I care? Nope.

Original Hardcover

Original Paperback 

Special Edition Paperback

Large Illustrated Edition (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3)


2.  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: These books are the perfect amount of fantasy, action, love, and steaminess that you could want! I have reread these books so many times because they are that good! The story line is unique and I love how she writes from the different character’s perspectives.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Mist and Fury
A Court of Wings and Ruin
A Court of Frost and Starlight

 

3.  Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas: Yes Sarah is on here twice. She’s such a good author! These books are so good. Again her story line is unique and she has so many amazing characters. I’ve reread these too and I’m so excited for the next book to come out in October! 
Throne of Glass
Crown of Midnight

Heir of Fire
Queen of Shadows
Empire of Storms

Kingdom of Ash (Oct 2018)

TOR Novellas:
Tower of Dawn
The Assassin’s Blade

 

4.  Joe Ledger Series by Jonathan Maberry: These books are so good. They are all about a secret elite team that helps stop terrorist attacks using some intense science stuff. They stop scientist who are trying to make real zombies, a madman trying to create a plague, a group of genetically engineered assassins, and more. And there is A LOT of action.

Patient Zero

The Dragon Factory

The King of Plaques

Assassin's Code

Extinction Machine

Code Zero

Predator One

Kill Switch

Dogs of War

 

5.  Dante Valentine Series by Lilith Saintcrow: A necromance, the devil, a fallen angel, action, and some magic make up this awesome series. I bought these books on a whim and I ended up loving them. They are super complex and you can’t help appreciate how much work went into creating the world these characters live in.
Working for the Devil
Dead Man Rising
The Devil’s Right Hand
Saint City Sinners
To Hell and Back

She also has other series that you can check out here.


6.  The Armenian Feud by Frost Kay: This was a newly discovered series and I’m so glad I found it! I actually found them on Kindle. This series follows a spy who gets tangled with up with the crown. Definitely a series worth reading! (I’m also reading and reviewing her new book and will be posting that soon!)
Rebel’s Blade
Crown’s Shield

Enemy’s Queen

King’s Warrior (Oct 2018)

Other Books:

Amber Vial

Emerald Bane

Scarlet Venom

7.  The Giver by Lois Lowry: I think this book was mandatory for everyone to read in middle or high school, but it is still one of my favorites. If you haven’t read it, definitely check it out here

 

8.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Now this was also a book that we had to read in school. I love this book. It’s has such an incredible story. It’s frustrating and sad to hear that this book is being taken out of schools due to its “sensitive” subject, but sometimes books are the best way to help people understand others’ struggle and lives. I also got my son’s middle name, Atticus, from this book!

 

9.  The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer: Yes, this is the same person who wrote the Twilight series. No, it’s not about vampires and a teen romance. This book is about a scientist who worked for the government and who tried to kill her. Now she’s on the run and fighting to clear her name.

 

10.  The Host by Stephanie Meyer: This book isn’t about vampires either. Our world has been taken over by “souls” who inhabit our body and use us as hosts to make our world a better and peaceful place. When one soul falls in love with a human, it changes everything.

 

11.  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins:  THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD!! I could not put this book down.  If you love psychological thrillers, this is the book for you.  When one woman who is going through a tough time sees something that she can't just shake, she starts asking questions that she shouldn't.

 

12.  Into the Water by Paula Hawkins:  I picked this book up at the airport and I am so glad I did.  This was yet another book that I instantly became hooked on.  This book had me on edge the whole time. I love a good murder mystery story and this one definitely fit the bill.

I hope you all enjoyed this list and maybe found some new books to read!  Please feel free to leave your book suggestions below.  I'm always on the hunt for new reads!

 

Always,

 

 

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