The Harry Potter Series!
Seriously, this is the series that changed my life as a reader. I love how I get transported to Hogwarts each time I read these books. I also love how my heart races every time I read scenes in which Harry faces You-Know-Who, even when I know the outcome, the scenes get me every time. I re-read each of the books as the new books were published. I even re-read them again in the summer of 2011. And I've FINALLY convinced my sister to read them!
Another book that has touched me in an indescribable way. I have read this book at least 5 times and I recommend it to everyone. It gets my heart racing and every time I finish this book I am left feeling stunned. I also learn something new every time I read this book and I always walk away with a deeper understanding of the characters and the story.
The Graceling Realm Series
With amazing world building, it's impossible not to be drawn into the world of these books. Katsa is an amazing, kick-ass heroin and I loved her from the start. One of my favorite things about the series, is that each book takes place in the same world, but in a slightly different time and follows a different female character.
Throne of Glass Series
Another book with an awesome heroin and fabulous world building. The first book in the series sucked me in, spit me out, and left me dying for more; so of course I immediately purchased all of the novellas right away and downloaded book two, Crown of Midnight, on its release day. Now I am anxiously awaiting the release of the third book in the series, Heir of Fire.
These books are a bit on the lighter side (intended for a middle school audience, I think). They are fun to read and have great characters that you can't help but root for. They have a great pace and each book left me wanting more.
The Hunger Games
Another book that I've read multiple times, this book always makes me feel like I have been walloped upside my head. It's powerful and moving and has a kick-ass heroine.
So, when I read this book is was called Carnival of Souls and had a different cover. But anyways, I gave it 5 stars and I am really excited to see that there is a second book in this series.
The Heir Chronicles
I stumbled on this book at Barnes and Noble one day and I just felt drawn to it. Before I knew it, I had read the entire series. This is the type of book that you can't help but sucked into it.
The Sookie Stackhouse Series
This 13 book series started out super strong, I've read the first 7 books at least 5 times and loved them every time. The second half gets a little crazy, but the books are all still really good.
I received this book from NetGalley and was surprised by how good it was. It's about trolls, which is something I'm not used to. But I am totally looking forward to more from this series. Check out my review here