Top 25 Reads

So, I wanted to give you some insight into my brain and the playful friends there. These are the stories that happened to fall into my life and never really left. There are many more but here’s the bunch I would recommend you add to your library.

1) Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah –

This is the true life story of a young Chinese girl who becomes despised by her family and grows to be an amazing woman. I gave this title a ten out of ten.

2) Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice –

This is the tale of a vampire named Louis as he journeys from natural birth into unnatural birth as a vampire. I would rate this novel a nine out of ten.

3) The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice –

This is the story of the vampire Lestat. Need I say more? Nine out of ten.

4) The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice –

This story from Lestat’s perspective elaborates on the vampire’s history. I’d give this one an eight out of ten.

5) The Parasol Protectorate Series books 1-5 by Gail Carriger –

These novels are quirky, funny, romantic, and mysterious. I gave each one a five out of five on Goodreads.

6) The Jane True Series by Nicole Peeler –

These books are amazingly funny and sexy. If you like the Parasol Protectorate series you’ll love these, and vice versa. Nine out of ten on all of them except the second to last which got an eight for the ending.

7) The Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick –

This deliciously dark series is awesome. It follows Patch and Nora through many trials. A nine out of ten.

8) Divergent by Veronica Roth –

This dystopian novel is by far the best! It follows a teenage girl through futuristic America. A nine out of ten.

9) Insergent by Veronica Roth –

Following Divergent this story continues where we left off with Tris. An eight out of ten.

10) Allegiant by Veronica Roth –

This ending to the Divergent series flips previous ideals on their heads. A nine out of ten.

11) The Timeless series by Lisa Wiedmeier –

This series follows Cheyenne Wilson as she becomes Timeless and discovers her true destiny. A nine out of ten for the series.

12) Fated By Lisa Wiedmeier –

Each one of these accompaniments adds so much to the Timeless series. I have to give a heart felt nine out of ten. Hot guys, what can I say?

13) A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb –

This novel follows the spirit of Helen as she discovers what it means to be human and move on. A five out of five on Goodreads. A very sweet story.

14) The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver, Linger, Forever) by Maggie Stiefvater –

This story follows Grace Brisbane as she meets the wolf she’s had her eye on for years. Discovering that werewolves do exist. An eight out of ten for the series. They are beautiful visually.

15) Uglies by Scott Westerfeld –

In a dystopian world Tally Youngblood is only wanting to live life as normally as possible. But when the future’s technology makes it nearly impossible she must change or suffer. An eight out of ten. It keeps my wheels turning.

16) Pretties by Scott Westerfeld –

After turning Tally into a bubblehead she must attempt to regain normalcy in a superficial world. A nine out of ten.

17) Specials by Scott Westerfeld –

Being changed so many times only makes Tally more anxious to stop the government and their heinous rules. A nine out of ten for creativity.

18) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle –

A book that follows three siblings as they travel through time and space to rescue their father. An eight out of ten. (Don’t watch the movie!!)

19) Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson –

This story is a rendition of Romeo and Juliet. An eight out of ten.

20) The Host by Stephenie Meyer –

When extraterrestrials take over earth one learns what it truly means to be human. A nine out of ten.

21) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte –

This classic tells the story of unrequited love and tragedy. A nine out of ten.

22) Holes by Louis Sachar –

When a boy ends up wrongly accused and sent to a camp to work his history may save his family. A nine out of ten.

23) Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene –

Every single one. You can’t go wrong. A ten out of ten for content and variety.

24) Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare –

The love story of two torn apart. A ten out of ten for making history.

25) The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri –

A poem mixing religion, mythology, and folk tales depicting moralistic stories and the journey from hell to heaven. I haven’t read the entirety of the book but I give it a nine out of ten.


All of these stories are amazing and worth adding to your stacks. I recommend checking them out. (I didn’t order them from best to worse or vice versa, just made the list.)