I was looking through my book collection the other day (yes, that’s something that I do) and I realized I’ve never actually said what my favorite books were. I may have mentioned some of the books in passing but have never really talked about them. Now before I begin, these are my favorite books that I own and not my all time favorite books. It was hard enough narrowing down my favorites in my collection to 10, narrowing my top 10 favorite of all time will not nearly be as easy, but I might be able to do a top 20 favorites of all time. Ohh, a post idea for the future. I’ll make a note of it.
And now for my top 10 favorite books:
1.One Day at a Time
This is my all time favorite book. Of course, it’s by Danielle steel and I’ve re-read it I don’t know how many times. I think I love it so much because I can see myself in the main character. As a dog walker, Coco Barrington is her family’s black sheep and she feels like she doesn’t live up to her family’s expectations of her. She just wants to forge out on her own and find her own way. I can definitely relate and identify with her struggle and I love that she stays true to herself. And on top of all that, there’s a superstar actor as her love interest. This will probably always be a favorite of my mine.
2-4. Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon
This series was my Harry Potter. I read this when I was younger and I don’t remember much of it, but it will always be a favorite because it stuck with me this long. I’ll have to re-read it to see if I still love it. I love the twist on the Peter Pan tale and how we’re able to see what it’s really like not to grow up while the rest of the world does.
I’ve re-read this one recently and I still love it. Even though it’s a middle school age book, it’s still interesting to me. It’s a supernatural mystery type book and I absolutely love the twist at the end.
6. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
I don’t remember this book at all, but I remember it being my favorite for so long, so it goes on the list. The book that sticks with you no matter how old you are, that book deserves to stay with you forever. I’ll have to re-read this one again too to see if it’s really one of those books I’ll love for a lifetime.
7. Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
I did my senior seminar project on this book. This is another one of those middle school age books that has universal appeal for any age. As you probably have noticed, a lot of these books are books I’ve loved for a long time. I think I love this one so much because it doesn’t act like it’s a book for younger kids which I find awesome. It doesn’t feel like I’m reading a kid’s book, just a book with a young protagonist. I love seeing how the main character, Tree, deals with her ever-growing world. She’s another protagonist that I can identify with because she African American, tall, and just trying to find her way. I’ll probably always love this book.
8. Meant to be
This book takes place in London, one of my favorite cities in the world, so you know this book is a favorite. It follows Julia on the search for her Meant to be, the one she’s supposed to be with forever, that she may or may not have met on a night she can’t exactly remember. She travels all over London with her insufferable travel partner and of course learns many valuable life lessons along the way. It’s a really funny book that I stayed up all night to finish because it had me that hooked.
9. Dreamland Social Club
Plain Jane returns to her mother’s childhood home in Coney Island and works to find her place between the freaks and normals at her school. Her mother died a couple of years before and now being in her childhood home will give Jane a chance to really find out the type of person that her mother was. While she’s doing that, she might also be able to figure out the mystery of the elusive Dreamland social club. I absolutely loved the mystery aspect to this book and how she tries to shed her plainness, not to a freaky level, but just to become her own person.
10. An Earthly Knight
Fairies and a girl trying to find her way (which seems to be a recurring them in this list) it doesn’t get better than that. And there’s also a little legend thrown in and I love how it was incorporated into the story. It’s just a really cute book.
I’ll admit, I’m not the best at talking about books, but I hope you’ve enjoyed reading a little about the books that I have loved. There are so many more books that I wanted to add which means I’m definitely going to have to do an all-time favorite books post. Keeps your eyes open for that.