February 27: Top Ten Books I Could Re-Read Forever
One of the greatest pleasures in reading is re-reading. Sadly, however, it is not something I do anything like as often as I want to or used to. That being said, there are certainly books that I could quite happily read and re-read for the rest of my life (the top seven in this list fulfil those parameters, the final three are three favourites that I certainly will re-read at some point in the not too distant future).
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Unquestionably, the one series that I could happily re-read over and over again is Harry Potter. Whenever I dive back into the Wizarding World I glean an entirely different perspective, and that, I think, is truly magical.
2. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
As my favourite standalone novel of all time, this inclusion is firmly cemented on this list. It’s probably the most beautiful book I’ve ever read, with two wonderful characters and their adorable relationship.
3. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Regardless of how many times I read this book, and series, I’m reminded why I fell in love with the world and its characters in the first place. It is an incredibly hard-hitting piece of literature, and is a novel I truly believe everyone should read.
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
As my favourite trilogy, this was a no brainer. The first two novels in the series are masterpieces, it’s just a shame the concluding volume didn’t live up to expectations.
5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I know it has its flaws, but this entire series and its characters will always hold a special place in my heart.
6. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
As a series and as standalones, Alex Rider’s adventures were amongst my favourites when I was growing up, and I still appreciate diving back into his world as an adult.
7. Marley & Me by John Grogan
The only non-fiction book on this list is one of the only books that has the ability to make me cry. There’s something about the bond between man and dog that is truly beautiful.
8. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
My most surprising read of 2017 goes to this wonderfully crafted YA dystopian: I cannot wait for the sequel later this year.
9. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
The best thriller I’ve ever read goes to this incredible novel: I’ve been anticipating Terry Hayes’ second novel ever since I finished this book.
10. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
My favourite read of 2017 went to this heart-wrenching YA tale of love and loss: I can’t wait to dive into Adam Silvera’s past and future releases.
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