My Top Ten Reads

I’m the type of bookworm that struggles to have favourites when it comes to books, but that doesn’t mean to say I don’t have a current top ten when someone asks me. As books are forever being released I will make sure to update this list sporadically, but know that although my top ten may change overtime, there will always be a few certain books that hold a special place in this creative’s heart.

#1 Throne Of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

I am a huge die-heard fan of purely fantasy-style landscapes and tales, and what Sarah does with this book is truly an art to be admired. I loved the plot twists, loved the characters (especially the series’ main character Celaena) and really enjoyed the setting…may definitely, possibly be considering re-reading it again.

#2 Angelfall Series by Susan EE

I came across this series whilst flitting around a small bookstore about town and just loved the mix fantasy with post-apocalyptic that didn’t involve zombies. I mean, strong female lead, angels, end of the world…are you kidding me? If that doesn’t scream read me then I don’t know what does.

#3 The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

This is a bit of an older one, but was the first romance novel I ever braved and completely fell in love with. I have reread it over seven times at least and have purchased all of Jennifer’s books since then. If you love a little sappy love story this is something for you without a doubt!

#4 The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

I picked this up on one of my many book hauls , drawn in by the blurb. I loved the founding families and their connection to each other and the world they live in. By the time I was halfway through, I knew that I would be pre-ordering the sequel. A great book filled with old magic in modern times.

#5 A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson

Over the past year I have been really getting into murder mysteries and this is one I really could sink my teeth into, so much so, that I read it in a day. Holly is very good at keeping you on the edge of your seat and this book certainly did that.

#6 All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This is an extremely deep book and it hit me right in the feels with the ending. The two main characters Theodore and Violet are raw,real and flawed individuals that you come to know and love throughout the story. Definitely a memorable piece of fiction.

#7 The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

This is another one of those murder mystery styled book, but this one has a science-fiction vibe and an interesting twist as the lead character is what is named in the book as a Fantasist; a half-human, half-android princess set in a fantasy theme park. I really enjoys the plot twists and the setting made for an interesting backdrop for the overall story.

#8 Ink by Alice Broadway

This book initially drew me in with its beautiful cover art, but reading the story I realised it held so much more depth than on the initial glance. I loved the idea of tattoos being a part of someones identity and their story as they are and can be in real life and I really enjoyed walking alongside Leora on her path of self-discovery.

#9 Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

It isn’t a series that I’ve completed yet, however, but I love the premises and the story so far. It’s captivating and the female lead, Juliette is a complex and interesting character.

#10 The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

The first of this trilogy spin off prequel to The Mortal Instruments was a gift from my grandmother who upon first seeing it thought it would be right up my street, and although I was late to jump on the Cassandra Clare bandwagon she was right. I thoroughly enjoyed the setting and the magic mixed in with mundane life and I much preferred Tessa’s journey through the prequels than I did Clary through the main series, although my view of them all remain high to this day.