Sunday, February 14, 2016

Top 12 Books of All Time

Hello everyone! I was bored and decided to make a list of my top 12 books/book series of all time (in order). There are so many series I love and it was hard to narrow it down to 12 (impossible to narrow it to 10) so here are my top 12. Let's just get right into it.

12. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
By: Rick Riordan
Books: The Lightning Thief (#1), The Sea of Monsters (#2), The Titan's Curse (#3), The Battle of the Labyrinth (#4), & The Last Olympian (#5).
*I have not finished the Heroes of Olympus series yet, thus why it is not included in this category.
I love this series. I started reading it in 5th grade and it is one of the series at the center of my reading career. I love Percy's sass and all the secondary characters. #5 is my favorite followed by #1

11. Twilight
By: Stephenie Meyer
Books: Twilight (#1), New Moon (#2), Eclipse (#3), The Short, Second Life of Brie Tanner (#3.5), & Breaking Dawn (#4)
This series is another series at the core of my reading career. I started reading it in the summer before 4th grade, right after my big Harry Potter kick. There's been a lot of hate these past few years but I love Twilight to no end and will forever be a Twi-hard.

10. Shadowhunter Chronicles 
By: Cassandra Clare
Books: TMI- City of Bones (#1), City of Ashes (#2), City of Glass (#3), City of Fallen Angels (#4), City of Lost Souls (#5), City of Heavenly Fire (#6); TID- Clockwork Angel (#1), Clockwork Prince (#2), Clockwork Princess (#3); Others- The Bane Chronicles (Novella Collection), The Shadowhunter's Codex (companion)
I've been reading this series for so long (not as long as Twilight and Percy, but still for a long time). I love all these books and I can't express how excited I am for Lady Midnight in less than a month!

9. The Dark Elements
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Books: White Hot Kiss (#1), Stone Cold Touch (#2), Every Last Breath (#3), Bitter Sweet Love (#0.5)
I love this series so much that I wanted all my books to match. They went through a cover change (that I did not like) in the US, so I ordered the last book from Australia just to have the matching covers. These characters to everything good to my feels and I love it so much!

8. Outlander 
By: Diana Gabaldon
Books: Outlander (#1), Dragonfly in Amber (#2), Voyager (#3), Drums of Autumn (#4), The Fiery Cross (#5), A Breath of Snow and Ashes (#6), An Echo in the Bone (#7), Written in My Heart's Own Blood (#8)
I have to admit, I've only read Outlander, but I loved it so much I couldn't NOT include it. I gave it an infinity rating when I did read it last month. I love it to death and I'm super excited to continue on with the series!

7. Academy: Ghost Bird
By: C.L. Stone
Books (In publishing order): Introductions (#1), First Days (#2), Friends vs. Family (#3), Forgiveness and Permission (#4), Drop of Doubt (#5), Push and Shove (#6), House of Korba (#7), Touch of Mischief (novella), Sound of Snowfall (novella), The Other Side of Envy (#8), The Healing Power of Sugar (#9)
I love this series to death, and I'm so happy that they're still being published. Even though there's 9 books and 2 novellas out, there's still about 10+ books left (so the author says) that are going to be published. I know that seems like a lot, but each book is only over the course of 1-3 weeks, so it's really not that many. It's just very detailed. And I love the relationships between Sang and her boys! It's perfect!

6. A Court of Thorns and Roses
By: Sarah J. Maas
Books: A Court of Thorns and Roses (#1), A Court of Mist and Fury (#2)
Even though the second book isn't even out yet, I know I'm gonna love it. I adored book 1 and am so excited to continue on with book 2!

5. The Host
By: Stephenie Meyer
Books: The Host 
Even though this book is upwards of 600 pages, I read it in one afternoon/night the first time, and in one school day the second time. I love it so much that I even bought the hardcopy instead of just having in eBook format. The characters are perfect and I love the sci-fi aspect. 

4. Lux
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Books: Shadows (#0.5), Obsidian (#1), Onyx (#2), Opal (#3), Origin (#4), Opposition (#5)
This was one of the series that got me back into reading (as in off of Wattpad from my 3 year stunt there). I am forever indebted to Jennifer L. Armentrout (who writes amazing series). I love the characters and especially Katy (who has a book blog-how amazing is that?!). 

3. Illuminae
By: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Books: Illuminae (#1) & Gemina (#2-unpublished currently)
This is one of the coolest books I've ever read. I didn't expect to connect with the story and characters like I did, but I got drawn in and punched in the feels so hard!

2. Harry Potter
By: J.K. Rowling
Books: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (#1), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (#2), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (#3), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (#4), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (#5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (#6), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (#7), The Tales of Beedle the Bard (companion), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (companion), Quidditch Through the Ages (companion)
Harry Potter is the first big series/semi-complicated writing I ever read. Magic Tree House does not compare. I read all 7 books in 3rd grade (in 7 weeks-I was very proud) and I just get so much nostalgia from reading them and looking at them. They take me back to a simpler time in my life of reading at the end of my bed and spending hours on this series. And when I would finish a book I would run downstairs and tell my parents that I finished the book. It was a very happy and proud moment for me.

1. Throne of Glass
By: Sarah J. Maas
Books: The Assassin's Blade (#0), Throne of Glass (#1), Crown of Midnight (#2), Heir of Fire (#3), & Queen of Shadows (#4)
I love this series so much that I ordered the UK editions as well as my American editions because they're so beautiful. I love these characters and this series so much, it's impossible not to obsess over them. I can't wait for book #5 (AND THE COLORING BOOK) to come out in September. I'm eagerly anticipating so I can spend an entire day just binging book 5 and then coloring in the coloring book (I'm getting 2-one to color and one to preserve). 

This took me a while because I had to do each series justice. There are a few that can be switched around in terms of order, but I think that at the time being, these are my favorites. 


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