Amanda’s Ultimate Favorite Books List

Hello, lovelies! I thought, after my last post, it would be fitting to share a list of my favorite books. This list is honestly subject to change at any point depending on my mood, but this might give you some insight into my reading taste. Also, some of these are 100% on this list for nostalgia reasons.

Looking for Alaska by John Green
This book will always make all of my favorite book lists because it came to me at a time in my life when I needed it. I believe this book had a part in saving my younger self. So, I will always read it with love.

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
This is actually a new favorite. I read it last year and then again just before the sequel was released. I loved it even more after reading it a second time. For the Throne was, somehow, even better.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
There’s something about this series that just gives me exactly the escapism that I’m searching for when diving into a story. Sanderson really brings you into the world and makes you love the characters.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
I just really, really love this series. I cannot wait until my daughter is willing to read longer books with me so that we can read this series together.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
This whole series is my favorite. I love Chokshi’s writing. I would die for these characters.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
I’m total trash for the Grishaverse but the Nikolai duology is by far my favorite of all the books in this universe.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
There’s just something about this series and these characters that live in my brain every day.

All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle
I feel like this book just really impacted me emotionally. It’s one of the first physical books I read in one sitting after having my first child. It also made me cry.

Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Speaking of books that made me cry, this book destroyed me. I can’t wait to read it again.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
I got into fantasy with this series. It also still holds up as an excellent YA fantasy series (plus there’s a four-book spin-off series. That’s eight new books to add to your tbr!)

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
I love this series with my whole heart, but this is my favorite book in the series.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I don’t talk about this series nearly as much as I should. But every time I reread it, I’m reminded of how much I love these characters and their gritty world.

Almost Favorites

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Furyborn by Claire Legrand

I also have these books, listed above as my ‘almost favorites’. These are all books that I’ve only read once, but I think upon a reread they have high potential to move their way onto my favorites list. I do plan to reread a few of these in the next few months, so maybe I’ll do an update of this toward the end of the year.

What are some of your top favorite books?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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