There are lots of favorites listed here, but The Great Gatsby is my favorite one of all.

My favorite books are listed below, organized by genre and author. When possible, they are linked to my blog review for them.


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Young Adult:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo 
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Me & Earl & The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 
Munmun by Jesse Andrews
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Trilogy)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
The Good Sister by Jamie Kain
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell**
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak


I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I've Ever Had by Tony Danza
Readicide by Kelly Gallagher
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Radioactive by Lauren Redniss
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides 

Literary Fiction:

The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Science Fiction/Fantasy:

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Graphic Novels:

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

**This novel has not aged well and contains several passages that are insensitive towards people of Asian descent. While I treasure my first experience reading Eleanor and Park and appreciate many aspects of the story, I can no longer recommend it to others. If you choose to read it, please be aware of these issues, and maybe check out this article about it.

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