Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Books!


Whew! I took an unexpected week off from blogging and I think it did me a lot of good. I’m going through some personal things at the moment, some of which I’m hoping to post about tomorrow on my late February wrap-up.

But for now, let me ease back into blogging with my favorite meme, Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)! This week’s topic is about our favorite books. For a long time now I’ve had a very stable Top 5, so for today I had to decide on my top 6-10, which was hard! I almost cheated…

Top Ten Favorite Books

AoGG Pride and Prejudice janeeyre Persuasion Harry Potter

attachments IMG_2049 tokillamockingbird littlewomen Hamlet

Anne of Green Gables is my all-time favorite book, but Anne of the Island should be on this list, too! I only left it out to make room for some others. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Persuasion are so close I could easily switch them around. Yes, my favorite Harry Potter book is the last! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows made me feel all the feels, and I thought it was the perfect ending to a favorite series. The rest of the books on this list probably don’t belong in that order, but I haven’t given it much thought before now. Those would be my next favorites, though. Attachments is my favorite book from this decade, so far. Short Straw Bride is my favorite historical novel. What else can I say to justify To Kill a Mockingbird‘s place in my heart and on this list? Little Women is another book that makes me feel so deeply! And Hamlet has always been, and most likely always will be, my favorite Shakespearean play (and favorite play in general, for that matter), no matter how cliché it sounds :)

There you have it: my ten favorite books! Do you like any of my favorites? And what are your most beloved reads??

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Books!

  1. We share a lot of the same favorites! I’ve never had the opportunity to teach Hamlet in the classroom (the ninth graders that I taught read Romeo and Juliet, which is a good one for their age group), but Hamlet is still my favorite! It’s hard to believe that you liked the final Harry Potter book the best! It was my LEAST favorite, as I felt that there was a lot of nothing going on between major action scenes. There was a point when Harry and Hermoine were camping in the woods and I could literally feel the writer’s block emanating off of the pages….I thought, “J.K. doesn’t know what’s happening next, does she? She’s stuck!” And Hermoine tried to convince Harry that it was too dangerous to go to Godric’s Hollow and I thought, “No! PLEASE go to Godric’s Hollow! I need SOMETHING to happen! I’m so bored!” But anyways…glad that you’re back!

    On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:05 AM, macarons & paperbacks wrote:

    > Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks posted: ” Whew! I took an unexpected > week off from blogging and I think it did me a lot of good. I’m going > through some personal things at the moment, some of which I’m hoping to > post about tomorrow on my late February wrap-up. But for now, let me ease > back “

      • That is hard to say! It’s probably a close tie between Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. I LOVE the climactic scenes in PoA with the time turner! But I also love the Tri-Wizard tournament and the drama of the ball. Plus those are the last “happy” books before the series turns darker and characters start dying off in droves. :-P

  2. I’ve made a vow (to myself) that this will finally be the year I read Anne of Green Gables! Can’t believe I’ve made it this far in my life without it. :) I’d really like to reread Persuasin soon too. I love Little Women and Jane Eyre, and just reread To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time in about 20 years! Great list.

  3. Such a great list Maggie! I loved Little Women, Attachments, The Harry Potter series, and Persuasion! Not so much with To Kill A Mockingbird though :(
    Pride and Prejudice is on my to be read list as you know ;D I’m wanting to re-read Jane Eyre too at some point :-) I’ve only read Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet of Shakespeare’s plays! >.< I did enjoy them though! Hope you're having a great day Maggie :-) Here's my TTT

  4. Excellent choices! Obviously, I love Hamlet, but Jane Eyre is my fave novel, Persuasion is my fave Austen, and I love the Anne and Harry Potter books too. And P&P. And I’m rereading Little Women right now and leading a read-along of it.

    I keep reading good things about Rainbow Rowell on all sorts of blogs, so I’ll have to try one of her books some time.

  5. I love all of the classics on your list! I just read Persuasion for the first time. How do you like Anne compared to Elizabeth?

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