I recently made it a goal to start reading at least two books a month. I used to be a huge bookworm as a kid, and I’ve stopped reading as I’ve grown older. I still enjoy reading, so I’m making it my goal to get back into the habit of it. In honour of my new goal and in honour of National Read in the Bathtub Day, I’m sharing with you guys my all-time favourite books!
Amazon sent me the all-new Kindle Oasis and I’m loving the fact that it’s waterproof and has the largest and highest resolution display of all the Kindles. If you’re still looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for your bookworm, the Kindle Oasis is perfect! You can get free one-day shipping on it with Amazon Prime, and you can get a free trial here. National Read in the Bathtub Day might be over by then, but you can still read together in the tub for Valentine’s Day.
Without further ado, here are some of my all-time favourite books! Let me know if any of these are your favourites as well.
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1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
Miles enrols at a boarding school in search of a Great Perhaps, and finds so much more. Looking for Alaska is such a wonderful book. It’s the reason why John Green is my favourite author, and the reason why I will continue to purchase every single book he ever writes. I even have a tattoo with a quote from the book.
2. Swallow by Theanna Bischoff
I picked Swallow out to read for my final essay in grade 12 English many moons ago, and I am so glad I did. Darcy and Carly had a difficult childhood, and after Carly kills herself, Darcy is left feeling guilty. It’s such a beautifully written novel and I honestly loved analyzing every little bit of it.
3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I usually disliked any required readings in school, but I really enjoyed reading Never Let Me Go. It’s set in a dystopian universe where clones are created and raised to be future organ donors. It’s heartbreaking yet beautiful, and definitely something I think every book lover should read in their lifetime.
4. Mistress of Dragons by Margaret Weis
I received this book as a birthday gift in elementary school, and it was what captured me into the genre of fantasy. It’s set in a world where humans and dragons coexist. This book is the first of The Dragonvarld trilogy, and I never got to read the other two because I could never find them at the bookstore. Once I re-read this book again (since I already have the hardcopy), I’ll be ordering the rest of the series to read on my Kindle!
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I’ve only read the first few books, but the Mortal Instruments series is so good. It’s a fantasy series with all kinds of supernatural characters and creatures. I liked the Mortal Instruments movie, but I don’t really like the Shadowhunters TV series.
6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why is a story about Hannah Baker, a high school student who leaves behind audio tapes explaining the reasons for why she committed suicide. I related to Hannah a lot in high school, which is probably why I loved this book so much. I am not at all a fan of the TV show though.
What are your favourite books or novels of all-time? Are you reading anything at the moment? I’d love to know in the comments!
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