#1 – Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie – This is my all time favorite book. I used to wish I could be Peter Pan or one of the lost boys (yes I was aware that I was a girl) and never have to grow up. I don’t even know how many times I’ve read this book. Probably around 100.
#2 – Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett – I’ve loved this book since I was a little girl. I really like one of the first movie adaptions of it too. I used to play outside and pretend to be Mary.
#3 – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Caroll – I have a 1920’s print of this book. It is one of my prized possessions.
#4 – Emma by Jane Austen – Honestly I love all of Jane Austen’s books but Emma is my favorite. It’s a perfect set up for a “chick flick” and it’s funny to think that they had those type of situations back in her era.
#5 – The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling – Do I really need a reason? I mean it’s freakin Harry Potter. It’s just awesome.
#6 – Peter and the Starcatchers Series by Dave Barry – This is a great spin-off series of Peter Pan. It’s also printed by Disney so that makes it awesome because Disney is amazing. I’ve read the first 4 books and I love them.
#7 – Julia of the Wolves Trilogy by Jean Craighead George – This book is a classic adventure/heroine story. My copy has all 3 books in one and it is phenomenal.
#8 – The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis – I didn’t read these books until the summer after my freshman year in college and now I re-read them almost every year.
#9 – Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry – My aunt bought me this book in Jr. High. At the time I had never read anything like it before and didn’t think much of it. When I re-read it a few summers ago I finally realized how deep this book actually is.
#10 – The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – John Green is my 2nd favorite author and this book really hits home for me. I’ve had several friends’ lives and my life changed due to the affects of cancer.
*Bonus #11* – The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – These books would keep me up at night. I would think and wonder and plan about what I would do if I was forced into the same situations that they were forced into.