All-Time Favorites

I’ve organized my list by genre, but within the genre, in no particular order.  For the series, I’m going to link to the first book in the series.  I eventually hope to have links to all of these books, but it’s going to take awhile.  And they’ll all be to Goodreads until Amazon starts giving me a cut. 😉

Some of my all-time favorite authors:

  • Sarah Addison Allen
  • Jane Austen
  • Bill Bryson
  • Cassandra Clare
  • Roald Dahl
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Stephenie Meyer
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Mark Twain

Favorite books and series (by genre):

YA Fantasy:

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (series)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (series)
  • Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (soon-to-be series)
  • The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson (series)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (series)

YA “Romantic” Fantasy:

YA Dystopic Fantasy:

  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (series)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (series)
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner (soon-to-be series)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (series)

YA “Chick Lit”:

  • Girl, 15 by Sue Limb (series)
  • Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison (series)
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (series)

Middle Reader/YA Mystery:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (series)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (series)

Classics:

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen

General Fiction:

  • Holes by Louis Sachar (Middle Reader/YA)
  • Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Historical Fiction:

  • The Season by Sarah MacLean (YAish)
  • Frederick Wentworth, Captain by Susan Kaye (series)
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak (YA)

Chick Lit:

  • Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (series)
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding (series)
  • No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (series)
  • Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris (series)

Non-Fiction:

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
  • The Birth Order Book by Kevin Leman
  • Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
  • On Becoming Babywise by Gary Ezzo
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