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.
Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS
- 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.
- Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
My favourite Murakami book! Hard to describe (like all of them)…
- The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox
I love love love this book. I wrote a review on it here.
- 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.
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Ultimate revenge story? Hell yes!
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I demand you to read this, is all.
- 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!
- 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.
- The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy