Books I Love

Books: York and The Night Circus

This is a list of books I really like. My favorites, if you will. Things I would recommend if you were to ask me. They appear in an order that clusters together books that I enjoyed for similar reasons. I think. Don’t pay too much attention to that.

I talk about the Night Circus occasionally because it’s probably my favorite of favorites, or at least it’s in my top tier. I guess the books I like are more in the fantasy realm. I like books that read like/are influenced by fairy tales and myths, though I’m not usually too keen on retellings. A good atmosphere will draw me in. A good tragedy might also draw me in, especially in the classical sense. Someone has pointed out to me that I tend towards magical realism, which I now must explore…

This list is incomplete and by no means solid in any way.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor

His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

The Young Elites series by Marie Lu

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman*

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Illustrated by Jim Kay

The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Iliad by Homer

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

How I Learned to Drive, play by Paula Vogel

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Hamlet by Shakespeare

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Hearts & Other Body Parts by Ira Bloom

Mr. Penumbera’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks

The Cloud, graphic novel by K.I. Zachoppoulos, illustrated by Vincenzo Balzano

And for fun, these are a couple of books that stick out from my childhood:

The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix

The Truth Cookie by Fiona Dunbar

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

(I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t stay up until 4:00 in the morning reading The Hunger Games and Twilight)

(Also, Harry Potter is a classic, obviously, but I actually didn’t read it until high school, after all the movies were out. Sorry! My favorite one is probably the Prisoner of Azkaban. Probably.)

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