Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It’s Always Difficult To Pick Favourites

My blog has been around a long time.  I started it back in 2006.  Six years!  I’ve read a lot of books.  As The Broke and The Bookish have requested, I’ve narrowed it down to ten (or thirteen).  You can see the progression, looking back at 2006 to now, how much more verbose I am in my reviews.  I’ve also read across the genre and age spectrum.  In no particular order, here are the Top Ten Favourite Books I’ve Read During The Lifespan of My Blog.

  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseinni
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  3. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, by Gregory Maguire
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
  5. 1984, by George Orwell
  6. Wicked:  The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire
  7. The Dark Tower III:  The Waste Lands, by Stephen King
  8. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (re-read)
  9. Dead to the World, by Charlaine Harris
  10. The Gum Thief, by Douglas Coupland
  11. The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch
  12. Wither, by Lauren DeStefano
  13. World War Z, by Max Brooks
I couldn’t do it!  I couldn’t just pick ten.  What are your favourite books that you’ve blogged about?

* Some of the early reviews seem to not have any spoiler warnings on them.  Oops!

*All book links lead to my reviews.


  1. 1984 is one of my all time favorites and Wicked is on my to read list!

    1. Wicked is great. I have the next two books to read as well.

  2. Anonymous22/8/12 11:18

    Thousand Splendid Suns is a heart breaking read.
    1984 and the Dark Tower are in my to-read list.

    I cheated and listed whole series instead of just picking one of them.

    1. I tried to not cheat, but it didn't work out.

      I love the Dark Tower. I haven't read the latest though. I think 1984 is a must for anyone who enjoys books that play with your mind.

  3. You ought to be given the opportunity to list a few extra...after all, you have been blogging a long time!

    Excellent list. Thank you.

    1. I forget how long I've been blogging sometimes. I still love it.

  4. Super choices, I love HP, THG and Wither.

    1. They're great books/series. I'm excited for Sever to come out.

  5. I loved The Hunger Games series. A few more of the titles on your list are books I want to read, so I'm excited to see that you liked them.

    1. Each of the books were absolutely amazing and difficult to put down.