Top Favorite Books

If you asked me what my favorite book is, I couldn’t tell you. There is a book from every genre that I could hug tightly to my chest and hold forever and ever. So if anyone is curious, I’m making a list of my favorite book for each category with NO explanation as to why.

YA Contemporary: THIS IS HARD. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 

LGBT YA Contemporary: Tied with Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde and They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Indie: As Simple as Snow by Gregory Galloway

Classic: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

‘“There’s more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”

– East of Eden

Children’s Classic: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Science Fiction: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Children’s Book: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Fantasy: A Game of Thrones (Book 1) by George R.R. Martin

“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” – A Game of Thrones

Young Adult Fantasy: A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Foreign Fiction (for me, any book that pertains to a non-Western culture or people): The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Romance: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes  (I’m extremely hesitant to call this a romance because of the subject matter).

Favorite Memoir/Essays: Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Fiction with Magic Elements/Magical Realism: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance Ruth E. Lang

Overall Fiction: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be a shadow.” – The Bell Jar

If a genre is missing, it’s probably because I read so little in that category or don’t like that category much to even bother listing it (i.e Thriller, Historical Fiction)

I hope you enjoyed reading my list of favorite books! Can you pick just one favorite? If not, what are all your favorites?

Note: This post has been edited. My favorite YA contemporary has been changed. An LGBT YA and Magical Realism category has been added since the original posting.


March TBR

Here is my March To-Be Read pile! I’ve been reading a lot lately, so my brain is hitting a rut. The way I fix that is by turning my brain off, then on again. Usually, I do this by watching (or bingeing) some TV shows. Unfortunately, my internet has been shite and I can’t unwind when I stream what I watch. I need to do something a bit mind-numbing before I read and I can’t do that. I might need to take a short break from reading because I’ve been overloading my brain with pages.

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – I’ve read the first couple chapters and I’m intrigued. I read a blurb that said it was like a classic book but with fantasy elements. I don’t know why, but I just love that feel. It’s also set in London, where I visited on my own a few years ago, so I can sort of get a visual on some places that already exist in real life.
  • The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – I’ve already read about 1/3 of this book already and I find it very interesting. However, I’m surprised by the pacing. In the Mortal Instrument series, every chapter is action-packed and the books keep you on your toes. I’m still liking The Clockwork Angel because I think the pacing works for the time period. I also appreciate that Clare slowed down a little. I feel like it shows she’s grown in her writing.
  • The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles – So far, I’ve heard mixed reviews but I’m optimistic! I think I’ll like this more than a few other debut books I’ve had the misfortune of reading. I’m staying open-minded, as I try to do for books written by first time writers. Especially if I can see actual effort and not a recycling of old plots, tropes, and world building. I feel like the book doesn’t recycle any of those things.
  • The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon – I can’t wait for this one! The Bone Season is one of my favorite books. I don’t know what it is.  I could easily say that the pacing was slow at times, but it was never boring even if it was slow. I like that this world is somewhat believable, minus the supernatural aspect.

What’s on your March TBR pile? Tell me in the comments!

Note: My March TBR changed due to getting a week long cold. Please read this post for my March Reads.