Today I have decided to share with you some of my Favourites about reading. Some have been with me for long periods of time or in some cases are recently favourited. Each of these books or people have impacted my life in some way, shape or form. It could vary from being extremely entertaining or inspiring or the “reason I read” kind of book or author.
There a countless books in the world, so many I have yet to read. So while this may be a list of my favourites, know that this list will only grow bigger and bigger.
I will admit it, when it comes to reading I will always, ALWAYS go to Fantasy first. I rarely read out of fantasy (but I do so no worries my other genre loving peeps). Fantasy (like many who use this cliche) is my escape. When I look around me and see how messed up this world of ours is, I want to leave. But I can’t, so I turn to books, with other worlds, with their own set of screwed up problems, with their adventure and resolution.
I go there for magic.
Any type of magic in the book world, whether it be elemental or witchcraft/wizardry or pulling rabbits out of hats, instantly has my attention. I love to read about magical human beings (or maybe not human), who have the ability to wield forces that are unrealistic. If I had a magical power it would be all magic (don’t you dare ask me to pick and choose).
I could go more in depth and reveal my soul deep love for fantasy and write how it has allowed me to grow, learn from mistakes and have courage. But that will come another time. For now I’ll let you know that most of my points will always lead back to my desire to wield magic.
#2. Science fiction and Dystopia
#3. Historical fiction (I have a sweet spot for Sherlock Holmes spin offs even though I have yet to read a Holmes novel)
#4. Contemporary. I will be honest I am not a big contemporary reader. The stories don’t bore me (at least not usually) but I am always looking for an adventure, something different and outside of realistic element aka fantasy. I do try to read at least one contemporary a month to explore the reading realm.
#5. Paranormal/Supernatural. I hardly read from this genre because I find each story to be the same. Guy is super hot and muscular (not a complaint) and is a powerful demon/vampire/angel who is sent to kill girl who has hidden power or guy spontaneously saves girl from enemy/herself as she discovers her power. Some fight scenes, kissing scenes and cheesy romantic lines later and they all lived as happily as demons can live! But I’m a hypocrite. This is my guilty pleasure genre. Something about the predictable end and well…MAGIC always keep me hooked!
As I said this is the current list. With time, some titles will change many more will be added but for now I will share the current list. (Note: Eventually each or at least some of these mentions will get their own appreciation post)
#1: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
#2: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
#3: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
#4: The Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
#5: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
#6: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
#7: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
#8: Accidentally Fabulous series by Lisa Papademetriou
#9: The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
#10: Snow Like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch
And many more but I will cut the list here. There will be some huge rants about some of the books listed above.
#1. Marissa Meyer
#2. Morgan Rhodes
#3. Sabaa Tahir
#4. C.S. Lewis
#5. Leigh Bardugo
#6. Sara Raasch
#7. Marie Lu
#8. Sarah J. Maas
#10. Marie Rutkoski
Again there are so many more!
Favourite places to get books!
#1. That one time in a blue one moon when I win a giveaway! Hello free books!
#2. The Library– I am a TPL teen
#3. Overdrive–basically the library for ebooks
#4. Chapters Indigo –my home away from home
#5. BMV stores across Toronto– Hello cheap books!
Favourite places to read!
#1. My room –curtains drawn, window open, warm blanket if needed
#2. Living room couch
Bonus: Favourite Guilty Pleasure Reads!
#1. The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey
#2. The Divinicus Nex Chronicles by A&E Kirk
#3. Anything by Catherine Fisher, especially her Chronoptika quartet and Incarceron series
Well that’s it for this week my friends. I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about moi! Feel free to comment some of your favourites and I will write to you again next week!