Favorite Books & Authors

I have read so many good books that I find it quite hard to decide what my favorite books are. Sure enough, there are some books out there that I enjoyed reading, but then there are books that I really loved to read; books that were magical, that had an engaging plot, books that were impossible to put down because they had a unique and captivating story to tell. These books have fired my imagination and helped me unleash my creativity. They captured my attention and cast a spell over me and that’s what makes them my favorite books.

So, if you’re curious to find out what my favorite books are, here’s a list:

The Bible

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Faust: Erster Teil by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Isa & May by Margaret Forster

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Ghost Writer by John Harwood

The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

My favorite authors are the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, Daphne du Maurier, Henry James, William Shakespeare, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, John Harwood, Audrey Niffenegger, Diane Setterfield, Tracy Chevalier, Kate Morton, Margaret Forster, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins and Mihai Eminescu.

My favorite genres are:

Victorian Literature, Classic Literature, Historical Fiction, Gothic Literature, British Interwar Literature, Books about Books, Literary Mysteries, Detective Fiction / Mysteries, Magical Realism, Children’s Fiction, some YA and Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories, Poetry, German Classic Literature and Victorian Fantasy. However, I read other genres as well. I like to step out of my comfort zone and try something new once in a while and as long as the book sounds interesting to me, I am determined to read it, no matter what genre it belongs to!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra
    Jul 31, 2009 @ 02:01:20

    I’ve read Faust,Turn of the Screw,Romeo and Juliet, and the Bible. Jane Eyre and Enchanted April are on my trb list.


  2. Andreea
    Jul 31, 2009 @ 09:13:21

    Sandra: That’s great. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did:)


  3. Anna
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 23:52:13

    Oh my goodness I just copied down your entire list and I’m gonna read it during the rest of my summer! Hope your move goes well!!


  4. The Book Whisperer
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 20:12:41

    Ooh, you like a lot of the same genres and authors that I do! And of the ones I haven’t read already, most of them are on my list. I’m going to enjoy looking through your reviews 🙂


  5. Dona Rachmel
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 02:42:49

    I really like your website and have read many of the books you have read. I was wondering how to determine if books contain foul language or x rated scenes. I have bought and borrowed so many books that really disappoint me and when I write to the authors they say people like this type of writing. I know what realistic means but I don’t need to see the f word and worse. How have you handled this situation? I read a novel a day and I am desperate for well written books, any genre will do. Thanks so much for the list. I will try and read them all.


  6. Amanda Teachnor
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 01:42:12

    I like a lot of the same books and genres that you do, and I like your website.


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