THE TOP TEN BOOKS OF ALL TIME, ACCORDING TO ME 📚
Inspired by @ListPrompts. This is a constantly changing list, so don't hold me to it a few days from now. No. 1 is always the same though.
- •Harry Potter 1-7 by J.K. RowlingI can't do a top 10 list that is 70% Harry Potter, so I'm cheating and grouping them together. Maybe I'll make a follow up list that ranks the Harry Potter series. There are so many reasons why these are the best things ever written, and if you don't agree/already know why, then I can't help you. Or send me a message, maybe I can. One thing I will say is that I wish I could go back and relive that feeling of reading them all for the very first time.
- •Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëI love this book. Charlotte Brontë gave us such a brilliant and in depth portrait of an independent and intelligent woman who carves her own path, despite the opposition that she faces from the world around her.
- •Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThose who dismiss this book as some kind of old timey chick flick are the worst, and probably sexist. Jane Austen wrote such perfect satire that it is still as funny and relevant today as it was back then. And so it happens to have a happy ending...added bonus.
- •Antony and Cleopatra by William ShakespeareThough it's technically a play, I can't not include some Shakespeare and Ant and Cleo is one of my favs. Definitely an awesome one to just read, especially as no one ever performs it live (haven't we all had enough of Hamlet already????). Another of my faves is As You Like It ❤️❤️❤️.
- •A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniYou know those books that you finish and you just can't stop thinking about? Few books have impacted me as much as this one in that way and I still think about it a lot, years later.
- •The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa GregoryAnother book that is maybe more representative of a series. I am a real English history nerd and I love Philippa Gregory's take on some previously ignored awesome women throughout this period of history (War of the Roses). This one is probably my favourite just because I loved this protagonist the most and the legacy of great women that followed in her footsteps (she was Elizabeth I's great great grandmother!).
- •Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie KinsellaEveryone needs a book that they can read just to cheer up/escape/relax. @jordyn recommended this book to me a few years ago and it has never failed to make me laugh out loud each time I read it.
- •Bossypants/Yes Please by Tina Fey/Amy PoehlerI don't read a lot of nonfiction, but when I do it's likely to be some form of autobiography or memoir. Couldn't pick between these two books, but both are hilarious and inspiring in equal parts.
- •The Twits by Roald DahlThis was one of the first books I ever read and I thought it was the funniest thing in the entire world. Thanks Roald Dahl for giving me a love of reading.
- •The book I'm currently reading.Ok this is a really pretentious way to say that I couldn't decide on number ten, but it really is true! I change my mind all the time, and I always think the book that I'm currently reading is one of the best. They don't always stand the test of time, but most of them do, which is why I couldn't pick just one to fit in tenth place.