My Top Five Favorite books of all time

Hey guys,

So with January being a new year, I thought it best to showcase my TOP 5 favorite books that I’ve read, ever. I’ve mentioned most of these through the years, but now it’s FINALLY time to reveal my FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME!

Let’s begin!

1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone

If you haven’t read this, well let’s just say I am VERY disappointed in you. If you are aren’t really a fantasy reader and want to get started, this is the direction I’d point you in. I PROMISE that if you read this series,  you won’t be as displeased as SNAPE .

 

2. The Lightning Thief by: Rick Riordan

If you haven’t read this yet, here’s a something you HAVE to put on your TBR. This book was the one that got me into reading! It did for me, what Harry Potter did for so many others. It made me expand my horizons, made me want to read! Without it, I doubt I would be standing here today.

Summary: 
   Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

 

3. The Book Thief by: Marcus Zusak

This book was SOO SAD. For those who don’t know, this standalone takes place in World War 2, and is told from a little girl’s perspective who is learning how to read, and who’s family is secretly hiding a jew in their house. It’s really grand and is very inspiring and I would recommend you read this ASAP!

Summary:

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

 

4. Steelheart by: Brandon  Sanderson

Easily one of my fav’s, Steelheart is the story of 16 year-old David who, when he is 10-years old, a star appears in the sky making normal everyday people develop strange super-powers. But here’s the catch, the more they use your powers, the more you lose control of your sanity. This amazing book is one of my FAVORITES! I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU LOOK INTO THIS if you’re looking for a young- HEARTBREAKING fantasy novel.

Summary:
   Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart — the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning — and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

 

5. Legend by: Marie Lu

ALERT: THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE DYSTOPIAN NOVEL

Summary:

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

I was ecstatic when I finished this! The plot Twists in this book are what sells this, they just come from so far away, so when they come flying at you,  they hit like a rock, hard.

That’s it! Those are my top favorite books, ever. Let me know in the comments below what some of your favorite books are! My names Jared, and I’ll have another post up soon.

Bye!

-Jared

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6 thoughts on “My Top Five Favorite books of all time

  1. Jared, I’m impressed! I think you’ve written more this last couple of months then all the time before that. Love reading your thoughts and insights.

  2. Thanks! I’ve decided this year is the time to start pursuing reading seriously. Hopefully I’ll be able to reach my goal of 100 books (I know, I’m crazy). Thank you for inspiring me through reading and writing! I really think that without having you as my librarian, I wouldn’t have made it this far! Thanks for everything! -Jared

  3. I feel like the first two books on the list is a given by now when it comes to these kind of books hahaha. a favorites list wouldn’t be the same without wizards and mythology.

    in regards to ‘The Book Thief’, although I enjoyed it, I almost wish I had read it before all the hype around it begun, because although my eventual heartbreak was real, it wasn’t as impactful as I believe it could have been if I hadn’t read it being described by hundreds of people beforehand.

    Brandon Sanderson became one of my favorite, if not THE favorite author, last year! I read ‘Mistoborn’ series, and I was gone. He is a pure genius of fantasy, world building and magical systems. I actually haven’t read Steelheart yet, but I am super excited to do so now that I have seen it being honored on a list as such!

    Great post, keep up the great work!
    -Sam. x

  4. Yay! Hopefully you’ll LOVE Steelheart, I did. Let me know when you finish what you think about it! I also LOVED the Mistborn series. while I did feel like the first half was a bit slow, it was necessary for the book when everything was resolved!

  5. Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are such classics – I agree that everybody should at least read these series 🙂 Oh and The Book Thief was amazing, sad but beautiful! I haven’t read Steelheart yet, but I did read The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson and loved it, so I hope to get to Steelheart soon!

  6. OOOH! You’re in for a treat. Mistborn and Steelheart are both my fav’s. Although they are written in very different styles, I like them though. Let me know what you think! Thank’s for commenting!
    -Jared

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