Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I Could Re-read Forever, so I decided to list a few of my favorite books. Because, obviously, any book I re-read has to be something I truly love and enjoy, right? Right. At first glance it looks like I only have six books on this list, but if you look closely you’ll notice that I count the series as one book.
1. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie // This book is an essay format of Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2013 TEDx talk and my favorite book of all-time. We Should All Be Feminists is stunning, deeply personal, and effectively provides a succinct perspective of feminism and gender equality. If I could recommend one book or TED talk to anyone, it would be this one.
2. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller // I read this book this month and immediately added it to my all-time favorite books. Miller’s prose and characterization of Patroclus and Achilles is incredible. It’s the most beautiful (tragic) love story I have ever read.
3. Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo // I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up Six of Crows. I was scared that I would be underwhelmed by Six of Crows because of the hype surrounding it. I’m happy this wasn’t the case. I immediately fell in love with these complicated, diverse, and morally ambiguous characters. I still think about these characters often.
4. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling // I have my issues with J.K. Rowling, but this series is still one of my favorites and one of the best written series of all-time. J.K. Rowling changed the game with Harry Potter and I can’t imagine my life without it.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis // There are people who read the Chronicles of Narnia in chronological order and then there’s me. I prefer reading this series in publication order so, in my opinion, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is an extraordinary and magical first book.
6. The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare // The final book in this series doesn’t come out until December 2018 but given that I love the first two books, I decided to include it on this list. I randomly picked up The Dark Artifices last year and immediately fell in love with the characters. This was my first time reading anything from the Shadowhunter world. I enjoyed it because I’m a sucker for works of fiction that focuses on close sibling relationships. This series gave me exactly that.
Have you read any of these books? Are any of these books on your all-time favorites list?