Favorites

Every time someone asks me what my FAVORITE book of all time is, I get stressed out.  How can someone even have one favorite?!?!  Is this really possible? I honestly don’t think so.  Instead of giving you guys just one, I’ve picked a few.

Favorite Author

For starters, my favorite author has been Tamora Pierce even since I picked up one of her books back in high school.  Unfortunately for me I had picked up the latest series that she had written (Trickster’s Choice) so I spoiled a lot of things for myself from her previous series.  Her characters, Alanna, Kel, Daine, and Aly, in particular are the embodiment of what a strong female protagonist should be.  None of them depend on men to keep them safe, they mostly all have at least one healthy girl friendship, and most importantly, they’re not anywhere close to being perfect.  I may have joked in my first post about Twilight getting me into YA but really it was Tamora Pierce and all of her series set in Tortall.  I have read all of them countless times and am not-so-patiently waiting for her next series about Numair to come out. I NEED IT BAD.

Favorite Book of 2016…and possibly of all time

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas.  This book took me COMPLETELY by surprise.  I have been in love with her Throne of Glass series since I read book one, but I wasn’t a big fan of ACOTAR.  I read it once and didn’t think twice about it until book two came out.  I. Was. Floored.  I have read it a total of four times since May and will probably read it at least once more by the time next May comes around.  Enough said.

Classic Favorite/ Currently Re-reading

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. The first time I read this (which was a couple of years ago) I remember loving it so much because of its sheer complexity.  The book in itself was like the very circus that was being written about.  It was magic and drew me in the from beginning.  I didn’t always understand why things were added but in the end, everything came together to form a masterpiece that will always stick with me.  And even better, this book is a great example of one that gets better the second time around because you start to pick up on all of the little things that passed you by the first time.  I always love recommending this one to people at the library!

So here it is.  Three of my favorites that are at the top of a very long list.  While I’m sure there’s a good chance that most YA lovers have read at least one of these, I hope at least someone finds something new to read.

“We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.”
Lloyd Alexander

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