Top 5 Favorite Books
Ciao lovelies! Today’s post was a request from a lovely commenter under the name of Shadowborn! Thank you for your request!
So without further ado, here are my top five favorite books (in no particular order), and all have ratings underneath (1-5 hearts, 1 being worst ever, 5 being perfect!)
#1- The Harry Potter Series!
I know this one is super cliché cuz it’s everyone’s fave but it’s a super amazing book series! This series grows progressively darker as it progresses, paralleling Harry’s growth and progression into adulthood and loss of childhood naivety. JK Rowling expertly creates this other world in which readers are enthralled. This is a fandom you’ll probably never leave.
#2- Sherlock Holmes- Collection of Popular Stories
One of my favorite books ever is a collection of the most popular Sherlock Holmes stories! The book itself (like all of my beloved books) is at home in my library, but the stories in its pages are in my mind all the time! My faves are- A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red Headed League, and The Hound of Baskervilles. This book is a classic! I’m rating it 4/5! (Since it doesn’t include ALL the Sherlock Holmes tales, including one I want to read in the future, the Reichenbach Fall.)
#3- Anything by Edgar Allen Poe!
My fave stories by the classic horror author are: The Pit and the Pendulum, Tell Tale Heart, and The Fall of The House of Usher. These stories are timelessly scary and yet beautiful at the same time. Victorian gothic is truly the most beautiful of all literature, metaphorical, allegorical, and bone chilling all at once.
#4- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
My father got this book for me for Christmas a few years ago, and I adored it! The story is compelling, interesting, and all around- peculiar. (sorry for the pun! Dunno where that came from, hehe.) This book is now a film, that came out in 2016! I even got my boyfriend to read this book!
#5- Series of Unfortunate Events
I loved this series as a kid, even though it wasn’t a particularly cheery read. I enjoyed following Sunny, Klaus, and Violet Baudelaire through their miserable journeys, mostly because I liked seeing how their ingenuity helped them out! My fave child was Violet, I wanted to be an inventor just like her when I grew up. And now as an adult, I like how Violet’s character encourages young girls to be interested in Science and Technology. My favorite book was definitely the Austere Academy, it actually taught me the meaning of Austere and made me do research on emperor Nero! These books, though depressing, are valuable literature in the battle to encourage kids to learn! It is now even a netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris!
Once again, thank you to Shadowborn for the request!
What are you lovelies fave books? Let me know!