Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorites from My Shelves

Posted March 3, 2015 in Reading / 18 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s list is the Top Ten All Time Favorites. I’m choosing to focus on the favorites on my shelves. These are all books that I own and love. In no particular order, I give you My All Time Favorites from My Shelves.

Green RiderHarry Potter seriesThe Chronicles of Narnia
The Storyteller's DaughterThe GiverCity of MasksIn the Forests of the Night
A College of MagicsTrickster's ChoiceCinder

1. Green Rider by Kristen Britain

I don’t know if it is entirely possible for me to even start this list without Green Rider. I found this book at a bookstore when I was in high school and I fell in love with it. My friend and I loved this series so much that we even designed Green Rider broaches and almost had them made.

2. Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

This list could not be complete without the amazing Harry Potter series. I don’t think this even needs to be explained.

3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis

Again, this doesn’t really need an explanation. It is simply the wonderful Chronicles of Narnia.

4. The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey

This was the very first fairytale retelling that I ever read. It is the story of the Arabian Nights. I blame this book on my fairytale retelling obsession.

5. The Giver by Lois Lowry

When I first read this book in fifth grade, I loved it. Reading it again with my sixth graders this year, I still love it.

6. City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

This book made me fall in love with Venice. Someday, I will visit Venice and see all of the places the Lucien and Arianna visited. Plus, there are times I wouldn’t mind being Arianna.

7. In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

This was the first vampire book that I read. I still love rereading it (about every year).

8. A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer

I really, really like this book. The magic isn’t flashy. Faris doesn’t even think it exists in the beginning. It is just a great book. There is an adventure and quite a few twists and turns.

9. Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce

First, it is Tamora Pierce. Second, I love Aly. Third, a really great book.

10. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This is the most recently read book on this list. I thoroughly enjoyed Cinder even though I was very skeptical at first.


These are the Top Ten All Time Favorites from My Shelves. Feel free to share yours as well and check out the rest of them at The Broke and the Bookish.


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18 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorites from My Shelves

    • Thanks! I think the reason I will always love Harry Potter is that I had to fight my school to be able to read them. Seriously. The school tried to tell my mom that I couldn’t bring the books to school to read and that I wouldn’t be able to take the Accelerated Reader test on them. My mom totally fought that one for me and won. So I will always have a soft spot for those books.

    • I totally agree. As soon as I finished it I was pushing my sister to read it. And she might when she gets out of college for the summer.

  1. I’ve never found anyone else who read In the Forests of the Night. I think that was my first vampire book, too. I loved it! I meant to read other books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, but my reading list took me in other directions.

    I think I’m going to revisit her books, though. 🙂

    You’ve got lots of great books on here! I love this list.
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    • I loved In the Forests of the Night so much and, I agree, it is hard to find people who have read the book. I have three other of her books as well. They are great reads and rather small so I can usually get through one in a day.