It's time to get back to my "What Books?" feature. It's been quite awhile since I've had one of these posts. I should get back into the habit.
What is the "What Books?" feature?
I have so many book memories from my childhood. Different books touched me in different ways and had came to me at important times. I plan on running this feature every other week and featuring books that I love(d) for different reasons.
A lot of the topics and books that come to mind feature books that I liked when I was in elementary and middle school more than books I liked in high school and later. So there is more of a middle-grade focus. But this particular post will feature books that I loved as a child and that I love now.
See prior editions of What Books? here:
Movie Is Better Than The Book
Favorite Not-Super-Popular Book Series
Favorite Ghost/Scary Stories
Favorite Obscure Childhood Book
Favorite Books To Re-Read
Favorite Books That You Didn't Love At First
Favorite Cry Your Eyes Out Books
Books That Totally Freaked You Out
Books You Can't Believe You Haven't Read
I think my ideal job would be one where I could just sit and read all day long. I suppose that would be called "retirement". As much as I do read, there are still tons of series and books that I want to read but haven't yet gotten to. Some of them it feels like I'm the only person who hasn't read them.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Anything by John Green (I've only read Will Grayson, Will Grayson)
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (I've read the first two books)
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (I've only read 2 of the books)
Anything by Tamora Pierce
The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #2 and #3) by Phillip Pullman (I've read the first book)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
House of Night by P.C. Cast
Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Jessica Darling by Megan McCafferty (I read Sloppy Firsts years ago but no others)
The Queen's Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Anything by Robin McKinley (I've read Sunshine but that's it)
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
That's a brief list of the books I haven't yet read. It doesn't even touch the adult fiction and non-fiction realm (other than Tolkien) or the classic children's literature I missed (other than Narnia and Percy Jackson). I'm sure I'll think of tons more after I post this.