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This Week is Top Ten Books I Could Re-Read Forver
I used to re-read quite a lot when I was in my late teens, as money for new books was short. Although I don't re-read as much here are my favourite top ten:
- The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. Sabriel was my first fantasy read that I fell in love with. Growing up with out my dad, I kind of felt really closed to Sabriel, and I loved how strong she is, even in the face of something scary and dark.
- Lucas by Kevin Brooks. I first read Lucas for the 2005 NETBA (North East Teenage Book Awards). I was so happy when it won, as it was my favourite book out of the six we were asked to read. Again I felt a strong affinity with Caitlin. Years later, and I still cry every time I read Lucas despite knowing how it ends.
- The Glass Mountain by Martina Evans. Honestly the best charity shop find ever!
- Matched by Ally Condie. My first dystopia love.
- Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. I often find myself self narrating in Kishimoto's style.
- The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick. William Marshal is truly an amazing person, and the first Knight. I wish his story was taught more in history lessons.
- Half Hidden by Emma Blair. Omg, the story is so sad! I picked it up whilst visiting and Grandma and fell in love with Blair's writing style, and the snippets of history within.
- Soulless by Gail Carriger. Werewolves and vampires, what more could you want? Perfect mix of steam punk and super natural.
- A study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway. Magic, and mystery in the good old Victorian era.
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. This list would not be complete without it. Like Sabriel, this series got me through some dark days, and I still love being able to escape to Hogwarts.