Favorite Books

Here is a list of my favorite books, in no particular order, with links to reviews that I’ve written.

Epic Fantasy
The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner – The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings, Thick as Thieves
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
Sasharia En Garde duology by Sherwood Smith – Once a Princess, Twice a Prince
The Blue Sword and Pegasus by Robin McKinley
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore
Abhorsen Triolgy by Garth Nix – Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman – The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Daughter of the Forest, Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Medair by Andrea K. Höst
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Urban Fantasy
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud – The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, Ptolemy’s Gate
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews – Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays
Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews – Burn For Me, Whit Hot, Wildfire
Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews – Clean Sweep, Sweep in Peace, One Fell Sweep

Retellings
Beauty by Robin McKinley
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

Sci Fi
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Silent Blade and Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews
Touchstone trilogy by Andrea K. Höst

Historical Fiction
The Lion Hunters series by Elizabeth Wein – Sunbird, The Lion Hunter, The Empty Kingdom
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
A Countess Below Stairs and The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson

Adult Contemporary Fiction
Amour et Chocolat series by by Laura Florand – The Chocolate Thief, The Chocolate Kiss, The Chocolate Touch
La Vie en Roses series by Laura Florand – A Rose in Winter, Once Upon a Rose, A Wish Upon Jasmine
Girl Before a Mirror and Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer
Unsticky by Sarra Manning
Something About You by Julie James
The Breakup Diaries by Maya O. Calica

romanceclass (Filipino romance in English)
Better At Weddings Than You by Mina V. Esguerra
Wedding Night Stand and What You Wanted by by Mina V. Esguerra
Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra
Cover Story Girl by Chris Mariano
Another Word for Happy by Agay Llanera
Choco Chip Hips by Agay Llanera
Feels Like Summer by Six de los Reyes
You Out of Nowhere by Jay E. Tria

New Adult Contemporary Fiction
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
The Ivy Years series by Sarina Bowen – The Year We Fell Down, The Year We Hid Away, The Understatement of the Year

YA Contemporary Fiction
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I Do and At First Sight by Elizabeth Chandler
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Graphic Novels
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Majorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Trese by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo


Photo taken by Ian Villar

Favorite books per year:
Best of 2010
Best of 2011
Best of 2012
Best of 2013
Best of 2014
Best of 2015
Best of 2016
Best of 2017

Favorite Literary Couples:
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

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