Bloodlines, Blue Lily Lily Blue, Brigid Kemmerer, Cassandra Clare, City of Bones, Divergent, Gayle Forman, Gillian Rubenstein, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, If I Stay, J.K. Rowling, Maggie Stiefvater, Percy Jackson, Richelle Mead, Rick Riordan, Space Demons, Spark, Suzanne Collins, Vampire Academy, Veronica Roth
I was tagged to do this one a little more recently than the others by the lovely Renee, who hangs out on Tumblr at Book Boyfriends. Now, I must talk about 10 books that have stayed with me. Let’s do this.
1. Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
I think this sort of goes without saying…
2. Percy Jackson, by Rick Riordan
This series is the reason my sister reads. I will be forever thankful to Rick Riordan for writing these books.
3. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
This book was basically my ‘Welcome to Dystopian! There are things other than Twilight out there!” Before reading Hunger Games, I pretty much exclusively read Harry Potter and Twilight. There were other books, but The Hunger Games pretty much is the reason I read such a range.
4. City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare
Anyone who saw my series review of these books a few months ago will know that I have very mixed feelings about this series. But I think the fact that I read City of Heavenly Fire months ago, and am still thinking about all the issues I had with it warrants it a spot on this list.
5. Spark, by Brigid Kemmerer
I am constantly going back and rereading this, and it makes me cry every single time.
6. Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Every now and then I’ll almost start crying on the train because of the ending, but this was still a truly great series.
7. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
If there is anyone who has read this book and it hasn’t stayed with them, I want to meet that person and ask them what is wrong with them.
8. Vampire Academy/Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead
I only began reading these in March this year, but I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!
9. Space Demons, by Gillian Rubenstein
I have a bit of a funny history with this book, because we were in year 7 and we had to pick an Aussie author’s name out of a hat, and research that author and write a book report on one of their books. I got Gillian Rubenstein. Now, I did the assignment and everything (using a different book, who’s name I can’t remember), but then later went back to read more by this author. I immediately dismissed Space Demons because of the name. I then saw a book called Skymaze, which looked interesting until I realised it was the sequel to Space Demons. The same thing happened with Shinkei. So I was like “Fine. I’ll read Space Demons!” And I loved it. And I still love it, 8 years later.
10. Blue Lily, Lily Blue, by Maggie Stiefvater
This whole series, actually, but BLLB is my favourite (so far…there’s one more to go). They are just so amazing, and so different, and I just love them.
Renee Bookboyfriends said:
YASS YASSS YASSSSSS!!!!!! ALL OF THEM YAASSSSS!!!! I had a very very long twilight phase, but I at the same time was having a vampire academy and harry potter and hunger games phase. 🙂 It’s very understandable!
And oh god Allegiant! I always feel like a black sheep because so many people have said they didn’t like it and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! (even though it made me cry for hours)
and oh dear lord BLUE LILY LILY BLUE!!!!! *Flails* I JUST FINISHED IT LAST NIGHT AS YOU KNOW AND OMG YES IT HAS BEEN THE BEST SO FAR!!!! CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER THAT THERE. WAS. A. UNICORN. IN. THE. BOOK! A UNICORN!!!!!
oh wow, I think that whole Raven Cycle series is just going to stay with me forever!
And Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games too obvs. 😀
Oh, Allegiant made me cry for WEEKS. I’m not even kidding.
I just think it would have been better if the author had spent more time on it, getting Four’s voice right.
Oh, and The Raven Cycle! Talk about AMAZING, right?
And what really bugs me with people is when they say things like ‘I used to like Twilight, but now I know better’…that seriously irritates me! Like, you need to be ashamed of the books you liked? And you stopped liking them because people told you to? *growls in frustration*
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer said:
YESSS HARRY POTTER AS IF YOU COULD WRITE THIS LIST WITHOUT IT. I love these tags – it’s so interesting finding out which books have stayed with people, and why 🙂
Yeah, Harry Potter is like, the book above all books. All lists must contain Harry Potter.