Friday, May 9, 2014

favorite books

So now that it's officially summer break for me, I get to do one of my favorite activities...reading for fun! I absolutely love to read (my mom finally made me start going to the library in middle school because I would read a minimum of two books a week), and I am totally that nerd that will reread my favorite books multiple times. There's always parts I forget, and I love reading them again! So I thought for today's post, I would share some of my favorite books and series! 

I don't care if it's cliche. I LOVE The Hunger Games series. Suzanne Collins is an amazing author (and she went to my college!) and has that amazing talent to really pull you in and immerse you in the story. I read the first book in one day, and read the next two in the course of a weekend. I've also reread the series twice! If you haven't read them or have only seen the movies, I highly recommend reading them! The movies are fantastic, but the books are even better.

Another post-apocalyptic type series, just not as well known! I read the Uglies series throughout high school as the book came out, and it is still one of my favorites. (I think I need a reread this summer!) Slightly more sci-fi than a lot of the other series in this realm, but I promise it's not an overload (that's a lot coming from me, the proclaimed hopeless romantic who likes everything romance, girly and happy). This is another one that really pulls you in, and I'm still crossing my fingers for the day this becomes a movie! (I totally volunteer to play the lead character!)

Let's go classic here for a moment. My two favorite classic are The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice. I'm pretty sure it's like a law to read both of these books in your life (ahem, Dad. Looking at you. Get on it!). I have an obsession with the twenties (was a flapper for Halloween and have two other book series based in the twenties) and The Great Gatsby is just such an interesting trip into that decade. And I think Pride and Prejudice just speaks for itself. I'm a big Jane Austen fan, and have read so many parodies/spin offs based off the Austen books. I think everyone needs to at least give these two a try at some point!

I could honestly go on and on and on about all my favorite books, but I think I'll leave it here for now! 
What's your favorite book or series? I'm always looking for suggestions!


  1. I loved the Hunger Games series too! Have you read the Matched series? I love those as well! I'm currently re-reading them LOL! They remind me of a mix between Hunger Games and Divergent. Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela

  2. I love reading! These are great choices! I loved the Hunger Games :) I was always a nerd too and I still try to read at least one book per week! It is a great habit to have.


  3. I wish I had more time to read!! I love reading! The Great Gatsby is definitely one of my all time favorites!

    <3 Shannon

  4. Thanks for sharing! Most recently I read Lone Survivor... Not a tough read by any means, but definitely a great story. Have a great weekend!

    xo, Bekka
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