Top Ten Tuesday #3 (3/11/2014)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and Bookish, and this weeks Top Ten is: Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Fantasy Genre

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
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!

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
Ender's Game
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.

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)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 (Throne of Glass, #1)

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.
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
The Ascendance Trilogy
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 (The Hunger Games, #1)

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.

Untamed City: Carnival of Secrets
Carnival of Secrets
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 Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #1)
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.

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
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.

Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1)
Stolen Songbird
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


  1. Great list Emily. Like you Harry Potter basically changed the way I read and looked at genres. I think I am the only person alive that didn't like Graceling though =x I tried to like it but alas it wasn't meant to be. Thanks for dropping by my TTT

  2. Carnival of Secrets sounds interesting! I love that cover! Great list!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Great list! Harry Potter is lovely, isn't it? My TTT:

  4. People always look at me funny when I tell them I couldn't even finish Ender's Game. I don't know why, but we really didn't get along. Maybe I should try again one day...

    I'm completely with you about Harry Potter though :) I'm about due for a reread actually. And Graceling. And Throne of Glass (which was AMAZING). And The Hunger Games.

    Well, you get the idea.

    1. Yes, give it a second chance, or try Ender's Shadow :)

  5. So many great books here! I love seeing Harry Potter on any list (I don't think that I will ever get tired of seeing them on lists). I need to re-read all of them very soon too, I think. There are some on the list I don't know much about either, so I plan to look into them! :]

    Beneath the Jacket Reviews

  6. Yes to Ender's Game, Graceling and Harry Potter! I love those books :) Great list
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    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
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