Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is a freebie, so I chose to do a list on my all-time favorite books. I gush about books I love. A lot. But it takes a lot for a book to make it to my all-time favorite shelf. These are some of the honored few!

In no particular order:

1. Holes by Louis Sachar - This was one of the first full-length books I read as a kid. I was always an avid reader, but this book and its story and twists and turns had me at the library almost every other day.

2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - OMG THIS BOOK. I've never been so excited about a book before. It released last year, but I know I'll be just as excited about it ten years from now as I am right now.

3. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - Favorite contemporary ever. EVER. If you haven't read this one, I'm demanding you go to your library or bookstore or Amazon and get yourself a copy immediately.

4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - Nobody will ever write anything as incredible as J.K. did with this series and these characters.

5. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken - This gorgeous book pretty much kickstarted my love for all things fantasy.

6. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst - Another one that added to my love for YA fantasy. I love everything about this book, from the talking polar bear to the romance to that amazingly beautiful cover.

Only six this week, but those are pretty much the main favorites of mine. What are some of your all-time favorite reads? Let me know!


  1. With you on Harry Potter! YA at it's perfection! Great list :)

  2. I have not read Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, but I plan to now!

    ~Nikki (Imaginative Adventure - Giveaway)

  3. While Ice is far from my favourite reteling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, it is pretty good! And I completely agree with Amy and Roger`s Epic Detour!

    Great list this week!

  4. I'll agree, Daughter of Smoke & Bone is THAT GOOD. Laini Taylor knows how to write, that's for sure.

    Also, I've always wanted to read Ice!

  5. I agree with pretty much all of these books as AWESOME! Except Ice but I haven't read that one yet.

    Great list :-D

  6. Oh, man. ALL time favs? Okay. Yup, Harry Potter (Book 3 if I had to choose just one), The Catcher in the Rye, Rose of Roogna, Tales of the Witch World, and Peter Pan have to be on my Top 5 list.


  7. I still have not read Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I've read nonstop good things about it though and need to read it soon! I've also skipped Amy & Rogers Epic Detour countless times, I'll look for it soon though (:

  8. Wow. Our top 10 are so similar! I love your loves. Hah. (Also on a side note, have you ever read the Golden Compass trilogy? They have talking polar bears, and the talking polar bears were awesome. Perhaps for that reason alone, you'd enjoy)

    My top favs:

    1) Howl's Moving Castle

    2) Graceling

    3) Harry Potter

    4) Brightly Woven

    5) Holes

    6) Blackbringer (Laini Taylor)

    7) Lament (Maggie Stiefvater)

    8) Specials (whole Uglies trilogy, actually)

    9) Pegasus