Favorite Books

Apparently, I've gathered a small but dedicated clump of people who hang on my every word when it comes to book recommendations. Who knew!?

In honor of them (and so I can keep track), lists, and links to my reviews where possible.

Children's Books
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
Harry Potter, by J K Rowling (that would be me and the rest of the planet, then)
His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman
Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson (but I love all of her books)
The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo
The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo

Young Adult
the Twilight series, by Stephenie Meyer (Breaking Dawn is the best - the others just lead up to it)
the Eragon series, by Christopher Paolini
Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore
The Hunger Games series, by Suzanne Collins

Three Cities of Bells, by Elizabeth Goudge
anything by Alexander McCall Smith (except the von Igelfeld books)
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
Stardust, by Neil Gaiman (although the movie is just as good!)
The Pillars of The Earth, by Ken Follett
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson
The Time Traveller's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, both by Audrey Niffenegger
The Red Tent, by Anitia Diamant
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
The Magician's Assistant, by Ann Patchett