Top Ten Tuesday So this week’s TTT prompt is Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years (you can extend it to 5 if you need to). I haven’t been an active reader for a long time (approximately 5 years), so I can safely make it all time favourite books ever.

On Goodreads, I have a shelf of favourite books. I have to really really love a book in order for it to end up on that shelf, and as a result the shelf contains just twenty books. At the same time, since I absolutely adore all twenty of these books, making a top ten was really hard! For whoever’s interested, my complete favourites shelf can be found here!

It’s hard to say much about my favourite books, because most of the time it’s just a case of feelings. But I’ve given it a try, sort of.


Harry Potter Kafka on the Shore The Vintner's Luck China Mountain Zhang The Count of Monte Cristo

  1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
    The one series I grew up with. I got The Goblet of Fire for Christmas when I was eleven, and promptly went out with my mom to buy the first three books too. I read them all in one go and from there on closely followed the series. Ah, and what a series. I still get super sentimental about everything related to Harry Potter. I am now rereading the whole series (currently finished books 1-5) and I still love everything about it.
  2. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
    My favourite Murakami book! Hard to describe (like all of them)…
  3. The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox
    I love love love this book. I wrote a review on it here.
  4. China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh
    This book is made up of fragments taken from the characters’ lives. It’s touching and the ending couldn’t be more perfect.
  5. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    Ultimate revenge story? Hell yes!
  6. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  7. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    I demand you to read this, is all.
  8. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    I knew nothing about this book when I started reading it, not even its genre. Which in retrospect was the best way to read this book!
  9. Vaslav by Arthur Japin
    I am sad there is no English translation for this book yet. It tells the story of Vaslav Nijinsky and well, Japin is a master with words and his historical fiction is amazing.
  10. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

Seraphina The Song of Achilles Never Let Me Go Vaslav The Scarlet Pimpernel

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS

  1. Eeee I just finished Shadow Scale (4 stars for me, but it’s great).
    I love Kafka on the Shore, it’s my favourite Murakami novel apart from Hard-boiled Wonderland.
    Ahh and Harry, the childhood favourite of our generation 🙂 Great picks!
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  2. HP is among my all time favorite series. I cannot say it’s the ultimate one because I loved it but for different reasons than I did ASoIaF so those two share the no. 1 spot. 🙂
    Also among my faves is Song of Achilles. SO happy I found that read. <3
    I still have to read Vintner's luck, jfc. I'll get on that asap! 😀

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