If you haven’t read these books then there will most likely be spoilers ahead.
Books have always been a huge part of my life. I love the suspense they bring and that you can take yourself to a completely different world. There are so many books and authors that have inspired me to write and it’s why English was my favorite subject in school! I loved writing essays, had a poetry phase, and wrote some short stories myself (I will count fan fiction as well because yes, I wrote fan fiction. I’m a huge nerd so it was expected).
I wanted to share with y’all some of my favorite books that I’ve read throughout my life and why I’ve loved them so much!
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling — Hands down my favorite book of the series. I loved the story line and all the detail that went into the book. This was the story that really changed things in Harry’s life! Sure he fought Voldemort a few times and dealt with dementors but this is the book where EVERYTHING changes. I love it so much that I was actually pretty disappointed with the movie. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the movies and do love HPATGOF, but honestly they could have done so much better. It’s hard going from book to movie because it can’t all be the same but it just bugs me when huge plots are changed! Anyway, this is definitely my favorite book and love J.K. Rowling in every way.
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins — My aunt got me started on this series and I finished it insanely fast because I loved it so much. I read Catching Fire specifically in just one day! Reading it as a teenager, I definitely was loving the romance heating up between Katniss and Peeta – what girl wouldn’t fall in love with Peeta?! What really grabbed my attention was all the new characters and twists to the Games. Suzanne Collins brought in so much more to this world that I was craving to know more! And as I said before, I’m a huge lover of plots and plot twists. They’re just so intriguing and enticing that it really is impossible to put the book down.
- Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult — Jodi Picoult is one of my all time favorite authors. I really love the way she writes and what she write about it – it’s extremely real. I read this book in my early teens and would advise caution reading this as it involves multiple sensitive issues. The main plot of the book is a high school shooting. We follow a character who tries to understand the events leading up to this unfortunate terror and how it starts to change her own views of herself. Jodi Picoult has an amazing way of describing the characters and scenes that you truly feel you’re there with them yourself.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth — Okay so, yes, I have a favorite genre of books ~ What I loved about Divergent is that it took post-apocalyptic to a whole different level. Every member of society is divided into “factions” based on their personality types until one girl’s is questioned. It’s enticing and wonderfully written that you won’t want to put the book down! And yes, as suspected, there is a romance and it is everything. Honestly as far as young adult book romances go, this one is my favorite. I highly recommend this trilogy!
*Spoiler-ish alert – The last book I read in a day and was crying at 2am because of the end – prepare yourself*
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien — A book that literally needs no introduction. I will admit I have not read the full LOTR trilogy because of the length but I have started the books. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are my most favorite books + movies of all time. (I have 4 LOTR tattoos and I’m currently planning for a full sleeve!) The Hobbit is a perfect starter because 1 – it’s the beginning of it all and 2 – it truly is an easier read. Tolkien wrote this book as a bed time story for his children so you’ll find that it’s very descriptive. Nerding out real quick – there were some hardcore fans that complained that Peter Jackson messed up The Hobbit movies by adding more of his creative expression in some scenes. Seriously, I think a lot of people forgot about the intentions of the book and that if you were to go back and read the scenes that were “messed up”, Tolkien gave zero detail (ie. The final battle). Anyway! I highly recommend even if you’ve seen the movies.
I’m always looking for new reads! Drop your suggestions below for me 😊