Top Ten Favorite Books of All Time

March 3, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 40

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Books from the Last Three Years that I Consider All-Time Favorites

Oh, wow! Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I can’t choose a favorite of anything! Ten favorites, I guess I can handle, but even this is really hard. I’m going with books I’ve read in the past three years, not necessarily books that were published in the last three years.
ForbiddenbyTabithaSuzumaUnwindHunger GamesMaybe SomedayTheKissofDeceptionbyMaryEPearsonTheSeaofTranquilitybyKatjaMillayBoys of SummerThis Shattered WorldRock AngelGraveMercybyRobinLaFevers
  1. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – Whenever I’m asked the “favorite” question, this book is one of the first to come to mind. This book wrecked me – you can read about why I love books that make me cry here.
  2. Unwind by Neal Shusterman – Again, this book is always another book that instantly comes to mind when thinking of favorites. Easily one of the best dystopian series I’ve ever read. I love the moral implications and how much it made me think!
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I’m sure tons of people count this one as a favorite! This was really my first dystopian (I was late to the game) and I loved it!
  4. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – Ironically, I rated this book 4.5 stars and I’ve rated other NA books higher. I actually plan on changing that, though because every time I think about my favorite NA book of all time, this is the book I think of. Despite a small issue that I had with the subject matter, it stands out to me more than any other NA book!
  5. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – This one stands out in my mind as well. I was so blown away by the twist that I loved it!!
  6. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay – This is the book that stands out in my mind as my favorite dramatic contemporary, though there have been LOTS of others that came close!
  7. The Boys of Summer by CJ Duggan – There was just something about this book that really brought me back to my own teenage years and evokes really good (and some awkward) memories. I adore this series, but especially the first book!
  8. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – Definitely my favorite sci fi book that I’ve read in recent years!
  9. Rock Angel by Jeanne Bogino – This book was a little something different for me. It was a lot darker and grittier than the contmp that I usually read, but I loved it!
  10. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – This was the most recent read on the list. I tried not to choose too many books that I’d just read because they kind of have an unfair advantage and I don’t feel like I can categorize them as all-time faves yet. But I really loved all three books in this trilogy and I decided it deserved a spot!

So, what books make your all-time favorites list?

40 Responses to “Top Ten Favorite Books of All Time”

    • Nicole

      Yep – there are LOTS of awesome books out there that I still want to read! So many books, so little time!

  1. Brittany Jackson

    The Hunger Games is definitely one of my all-time favorites, too. I enjoyed Grave Mercy when I read it, too. I didn’t think I would, as I usually don’t read books that are based on that time in history, but I was pleasantly surprised. I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series.

    I didn’t think I’d be able to do a TTT, seeing as I’ve been busy, but seeing as this is the topic this week, I kinda want to do it now! XD

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! It was great seeing you! =)

    Brittany @ http://www.spacebetweenthespines.com/

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    • Nicole

      LOVE Forbidden! It’s always challenging for me to pick favorites – and all-time favorites sounds so huge and final – but I did my best!

    • Nicole

      It’s hands-down my favorite Hoover, though her other books are awesome as well. The only one I wasn’t crazy about was Ugly Love, but other people adored it.

  2. Amber

    Ooh, I’ve heard good things about KoD and SoT. I really want to read the latter. I’ve heard it has such amazing writing. I love The Hunger Games too, it was my first dystopian too, besides Fahrenheit 451. I actually own Maybe Someday (and KoD for that matter), but I’m a little hesitant over an issue I have with it so…Not sure if I’ll read it. I’ve heard Grave Mercy is great.

    Some books that made my list were Perks of Being A Wallflower, Rites of Passage and I’ll Meet You There. 🙂

    • Nicole

      I’m wondering if you’re issue with Maybe Someday was the same as mine – read my review if you’re interested to find out. Typically it’s an issue that can really dampen my enjoyment of a book, but for some reason, Maybe Someday has never left my mind as an all-time favorite!

    • Nicole

      If I know you, you’ve already read the spoilers for KoD, so it might not wow you quite as much as it wowed me. LOL! (It’s actually one of those books that I’m SO glad I read early before anyone was talking about it because it was almost impossible to review without kind of sort of giving away the big twist).

  3. Karen G.

    I have only read three from your list, Sea of Tranquility, Maybe Someday, and The Hunger Games. I will have to check out the rest of your list, thanks. 🙂

  4. Sue G.

    Some of my all time favorites are

    Serendipity by Carly Phillips (but really any of her books)
    The Driven series by K. Bromberg
    Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
    The Record Series by K. A. Linde
    The Legal Affair series by Sawyer Bennett
    The Barefoot Bay series by Roxanne St. Claire
    Black Lies by Alessandra Torres
    Dictatorship of the Dress by Jessica Topper

  5. Bregje

    I haven’t read any of these except for The Hunger Games, which I absolutely loved. Maybe Someday is high on my to read list! I haven’t had much luck with NA in the past but I feel like this might be a book that I would liked.

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