Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature created by The Broke and the Bookish, where we share our top ten answers to the theme of the week.
Choosing the titles for this list was no easy feat. There are a lot of books and series that I've read and loved over the years, and it certainly made it hard for me to pick which ones I didn't want other people to miss out on reading! But, thankfully, I think I've managed to narrow it down to ten...
1. Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce
In general, I absolutely love Tamora Pierce. She is an amazing writer, and I'm a huge fan of her characters. I'm grateful that Macky got me hooked on reading her books, and I will always, always, always be a strong advocate of her series!
2. Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix
Yet again, this was another series that Macky got me started on. I think the concept behind this series is incredibly unique, as well as intriguing. I love what he did with this story, and I'm so excited that he's writing another novel in this world, this time about Clariel.
3. Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
I absolutely adored this series, mostly because I could see a lot of myself in Anne. It was great fun to read about Anne as she grew up, experienced all these different things, and eventually fell in love. She's certainly one of the most interesting fictional characters to me!
4. Little House series by Laura M. Ingalls
If there was one series I was obsessed with as a child, it would be this one. I just could not stop reading about this incredible family, and their journey. I thought it was so cool to learn about their journey, and to grow up along with the characters in the book.
5. Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate
My best friend and I were both obsessed with this series, what with their awesome covers and the little morphing flipbook on the corners of the right hand pages. Just reading about their adventures dealing with the Yeerks and the Andalites was exciting and different, plus I loved checking out which animals they'd morph into.
6. Fearless series by Francine Pascal
This series is actually one that I never finished, and I remembered it today when I was thinking about this list. I really liked it, mostly because I thought it was cool and different. Reading about Gaia was interesting, because she's a character with basically no fear.
7. Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini
I love books about dragons, and this series is definitely one of my favorites. It's not just the story that I love (and this reminds me, by the way, that I need to read the last book in the series), or the characters. I also love the story behind this book - Christopher Paolini is certainly an inspiration.
8. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
I reread this book a million times (or so) when I was younger, because I thought it was so good. I love that it's a story of survival and of friendship, and plus, I was endlessly fascinated with dolphins when I was younger. I also used to trick my sister into playing a game patterned after the book...
9. The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon
I discovered this series on accident, because I picked up the first book on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised at how invested I was after it, so I picked up the next one - and the rest is history. I loved the way this series was written, as well as the history/culture/magic written into it.
10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
This book was another surprise to me, as I picked it up in a bookstore at whim. I didn't know I would love it as much as I did (which is LOADS) and I still think Katsa and Po are the cutest thing ever. Plus, you know, Katsa is totally kickass.