Eventually, this page will be a list of our top ten (okay maybe twenty…) books or book series! That way, if you don’t want to go all the way through our posts, you can tell what types of books we read just by viewing this page!

Jackie’s (Believe It Or Not) Short List of Favorite Books

When attempting to collect a list of my favorite books, I was reminded of a quote from the movie Ever After. The Prince asks the Lady to choose a book from a library, but she responds, “I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens.” A list of my favorite books tends to fluctuate with my mood and atmosphere. Furthermore, many of my favorite books might not be considered great works of literature, but to me recall memories of friends, family, and events that are dear. So here is the bare essential list of the books that I treasure and enjoy!

Authors: Kristin Cashore, Laurie R. King, Alexandre Dumas, Brian Jacques, Diana Gabaldon, Rick Riordan, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott

Fiction: The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott), Scaramouche (Raphael Sabatini), Somewhere In France (Jennifer Robson), Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh), The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)

Series of Books: The Horatio Hornblower series (C.S. Forester), Mary Russell series (Laurie R. King), Outlander series (Diana Gabaldon), Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien), The D’Artagnan Romances (Alexandre Dumas), The Arthurian Saga (Mary Stewart), The Scarlet Pimpernel series (Baroness Emmuska Orczy), The North and South Trilogy (John Jakes)

Young Adult: Fire (Kristin Cashore), The Blue Sword (Robin McKinley), The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (AVI), Crown Duel (Sherwood Smith), Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins), The Book Thief (Markus Zusak), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)

Young Adult Series: Protector of the Small series (Tamora Pierce), Lunar Chronicles (Marissa Meyer), The Seven Realms series (Cinda Williams Chima), The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis), The Percy Jackson series  (Rick Riordan)

Children’s: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (Susan Wojciechowski), You Are Special (Max Lucado), Old Mother West Wind (Thornton W. Burgess), The Paperbag Princess (Robert Munsch), Billy and Blaze (C.W. Anderson), Flip (Wesley Dennis), Dandelion (Don Freeman), The Treasure Tree (John Trent), Simeon’s Gift (Julie Andrews Edwards)