Having only been blogging for around seven months, I've got a huge pool of books to choose from. Which is good, but also makes it super hard to only pick ten. I already know I'm forgetting some that should have made this list, and like a mother forced to name a favorite child, I want to apologize to the books I've loved but had to leave out. My bookish heart is soooo much bigger than this list, I promise.
- Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor - This is the third list in a row this one has topped. You'd think I'd get tired of raving about it, but nope. Nearly every list that has the word "favorite" in it is going to have DOS&B on it for me.
- The Lord Of Chaos by Robert Jordan - this is the 6th book in the epically epic Wheel Of Time series. It sits right at the top of the these-books-keep-getting-better-and-better climb before the the-older-ones-are-my-favorites drop hits.
- Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - I actually just finished my reread of this book. Just as good the second time around. I'll be posting my first review for it later this week, so stay tuned for that!
- Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling - Whenever I want a good old dose of nostalgia, these books are where I turn. I grew up halfway in reality, and halfway in Hogwarts.
- The Sweep series by Cate Tiernan - My first true fangirl obsession. My reading record of nine books in five days was set by this series when I was fourteen. I also completely nerded out and asked for the entire series as my only birthday gift. Totally worth it.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - This trilogy also holds a very special place in my heart. It came right around the time I was ready to give up on the YA genre and revitalized it with a blast of Kick-Ass.
- Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - I love, love, love this book. Anderson doesn't sugar-coat things in her novels, which packs a huge emotional punch and lends so much weight to the message.
- Memnoch The Devil by Anne Rice - The 5th novel in her amazing Vampire Chronicles series, Memnoch changed my way of thinking. Lestat is still who I think of whenever I think of vampires, and this one may very well be my favorite vampire book ever.
- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - The only reason this isn't higher on this list is because it's a newer read for me. Doesn't hold as much sentimental value. But it's still such an incredible book, and I know it will always be one of my favorites.
- Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead - Don't let the title fool you. This isn't another carbon copy of Twilight. Rose is an amazing protagonist, the mythology is refreshingly original for its genre, and most importantly, this series gave birth to Adrian Ivoshkov. Crazy boys have never been so sexy.
There they are, my ten favorite pre-blogger books! Have you read any of these? Which books would make your Top Ten list? As always, link to your TTT if you have one in the comments so I can return the blog love!