These are my top 10 favourite books from childhood all the way through to University! You’ll notice that I’ve already written reviews for some of the books included in this post but if you’re interested in reviews from any of the others please feel free to contact me via the ‘contact page’!
The books included in this post aren’t put in any particular order, although I will say that ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ is my all time favourite book!
I loved reading Roald Dahl as a child, although I love all of his books and have them all, ‘The Twits’ was definitely my favourite! His books are always silly and creative but also have hidden messages which are great for kids and adults alike!
As you’ll know from my previous reviews, I studied this book at University and absolutely loved it! Alice Walker’s work is always powerful and amazing and I’d say that you should definitely read at least one of her books during your lifetime (especially this one!)
I don’t have a psychical copy of this text as I borrowed it from a friend but I read this within two days; I was that hooked! If you’re into crime fiction like me, this is a must read!
One of my friends bought me this book for my 21st birthday and it’s the most beautiful book I own. It has interactive features and beautiful illustrations. The ‘Beauty and The Beast’ Disney movie is my favourite so the book is also obviously a favourite of mine!
This is my favourite book (so far)! If you’ve read my reviews on Hosseini’s work you’ll know that his work is always powerful and moving. The issues that he deals with are something that I feel everyone should have some knowledge about, and Hosseini is an author that truly explores the heartbreaking events that have/are occurring within Afghanistan.
Although not technically a book, the work of William Shakespeare will always hold a place close to my heart. Everyone will have read at least one of Shakespeare’s plays during their lifetime (or watched an adaptation) and his work is truly timeless. I actually wrote my dissertation on the work of Shakespeare and the links that certain plays have to the genre of Feminism. My favourite play is ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
This book is a classic for both children and adults. Lewis Carroll is an author that most people will be familiar with and all of his novels are extremely well written and his plots are creative and fun! This text offers a lovely form of escapism for anyone wishing to get away from all the stresses of life!
I very recently read this and just couldn’t put it down! This was recommended to me by a few people on my Instagram and I’m so glad that I bought and read it! I’ve also bought Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’ and plan on reading that soon! Flynn is definitely the queen of plot twists and crime fiction fans (if you haven’t already) should definitely read her work! The adaptations of her novels are also amazing, but you can’t beat a good book!
It was so difficult to choose my favourite novel of the ‘Harry Potter’ series so I decided to go with the last one. I read all of these as a child and should probably re-read them! The world that J.K Rowling creates is phenomenal and her writing is loved by readers of all ages, if you haven’t already read this then you really should.
I read this in an English class in primary school and a few times since. Although a short book, the plot to this novel is so heartwarming. It explores the life of a horse through the War and I’d therefore class it as a ‘war story’. The end of this book is definitely one that made my eyes water!