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. I will add that I actually rated Eat, Pray, Love 3 stars on Goodreads but it was one of the first memoirs I picked up on my own, thus having the most impact. Enjoy!
YA Contemporary: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
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: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 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
Foreign Fiction (for me, any book that pertains to a non-Western culture or people): The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini or The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Romance: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – I’m extremely hesitant to call this a romance because of the subject matter.
Favorite Memoir: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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 Historical Fiction, Thriller, etc)
I hope you enjoyed reading my list of favorite books! Can you pick just one favorite? If not, what are all your favorites?