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Here is a list of my 10 favorite books/series from all of my years of existence. I have many more favorites, but here are just a few that stand out.

01 The Land of Stories: Chris Colfer

I am not listing these in any particular order, but when I sat down and thought about which books/series I should put in this page, this series definitely was one of the first to come to mind. The series has two main characters, Alex and Connor Bailey who are twins. They go on adventures inside of The Land of Stories, a book that their grandmother read fairy tales to them from. I have a review on each of these books that you can look at on Goodreads, or even on here! The link for my Goodreads review is and my blog post review is here. Just to add on, if you have ever watched or heard of the television show “Glee”, you may recognize Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel, who is a main character in the hit TV show! The series starts with book 01: The Wishing Spell, then The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning, Beyond The Kingdoms, An Authors Odyssey, and last but not least Words Collide.

02 The Chronicles of Narnia: Clive Staples Lewis

The seven Narnia books and The Land of Stories books are the main books that really triggered my love for reading. The Narnia books tell a story about 4 siblings, Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter who go to live with a professor in the rural outskirts of London to stay safe from the bombings from World War II. They undercover a hidden portal that takes them into the world of Narnia where animals can talk, magic exists, and it is always winter but never Christmas. The kids have several deep fantasy adventures that leave me speechless! I definitely recommend this to any reader who loves a great fantasy series. My reviews on this series are on both Goodreads and this blog.

03 The Lunar Chronicles: Marissa Meyer

I love to read fantasy, so these books caught my eye the minute I started walking down the YA section in Barnes and Noble. There are 6 books in the series and they are basically retellings of all of our favorite classic fairy tales but in the future. For example, Cinder is the first book of the series, and she is like our classic Cinderella, only she is half cyborg half human. This is a super interesting and very clever series and I definitely recommend!

04 Artemis Fowl: Eoin Colfer

The Artemis Fowl series main character’s name is Artemis Fowl (obviously!). Artemis is a genius twelve-year-old who has a servant named Butler. Together the two get mixed up in weird situations with fairies and other mythical creatures – I definitely recommend to any reader who likes books that are supposed to be serious, but are actually hysterically comedic too!

05 I am Malala: Malala Yousafzai

I am Malala is an autobiography written by Malala herself. It tells the story of Malala’s life in Pakistan and her protest for education. This is a great book and I definitely think it is good for any type of reader to enjoy, and it is always good to learn the differences and similarities between different cultures. Follow me on Goodreads: ‘Libbylongstocking’ to see my review.

06Alice in Wonderland: Lewis Carrol

I love these books! They are very uplifting and positive and they make me smile anytime I re-read them! I definitely recommend these books to any reader, no matter what age or what interest! You have probably already heard of these books or movies before, but just in case you haven’t, the books tell a story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in the land of Wonderland.

07 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Lyman Frank Baum

Any time I read this story, I always end with a huge grin on my face. It is a very happy story with lots of adventure and joy. I love to read this anytime I am looking for a short, but really uplifting topic and characters.

08 The Fault in Our Stars: John Green

I wasn’t sure whether or not to pick up TFIOS, but when I did I was so glad I got the opportunity to read it! The content is a little inappropriate for my age group, but otherwise it was a beautifully written story by John Green. The two main characters are Hazel Grace and Augustus (Gus) Waters. Some may think this book was sad, but I thought it was too well written to be sad. I normally stay away from books with sad major elements, but this was a real surprise. See my review on Goodreads:“https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11870085-the-fault-in-our-stars” and my review on this blog.

09 A Wrinkle in Time: Madeleine L’Engle

A wrinkle in time is a cute story about 3 kids, two which are siblings and the other a friend travelto the 4th and 5th dimension looking for Meg and Charles Wallace’s father. Meg and Charles are the siblings, and their friend Calvin comes along on the journey.

10 Pippi Longstocking: Astrid Lindgren

Last but definitely not least is the grand old Pippalotadelicatessamackrelmintephraimsdaughtherlongstocking. Yep, that is her real name. This story inspired my love for reading the minute I picked it up. It is a hilarious tale filled with ups and downs and lots of laughs out loud moments. Pippi, the main character who is a young child, lives alone with her pet horse and monkey. She gets to stay up past other kids bedtime and do whatever she wants. She cooks herself pancakes for breakfast and plays make believe during the day. She has a strong personality and is a silly goose of a character. She wears socks that don’t match and shoes that are several sizes too big! I believe every human that walks the earth should read this book, it is the best!

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