Do you get asked that question much? On social media, in newsletters and more, that question pops up regularly. So, I decided to do it too- but only because I was actually asked.
By the books I've shared and pics I post, you know I enjoy a small variety of reads. To actually pinpoint to one book, out of so many, as an actual favorite, I just don't think I can do that. So I thought I'd share a particular title or series name from different genre instead. That way, it keeps me honest and allows me to focus on what I'd actually call a favorite.
When you think about it, it's really, very hard to do, so I came up with a visual solution.
Beneath the photo side are the titles and the genres they fall under. I also offered up a few sentences, explaining why they're my favorites. I didn't know any other way of doing it. I hope you enjoy and please, share with me your favorites too!
My Favorite Book Series According to Genre:
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - I loved this series because #1 it was original! Yes, Meyer used overly abused fairytales, but her craft was beautifully manipulated and created something beautiful. You were given terrible situations and watched each character grow and blossom into a history of people I'd love to see more of.
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini - Though I will soon be rereading this series (I didn't finish it years ago), it is still one of my favorites. It's much better, as always, than the movie and it's so much like the dreams I used to have as a child. No, I didn't want to be a boy, but I did want to ride a dragon and be someone's hero.
The Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tufo - You have heard me mention this guy so many times, you're probably tired of it, yeah? But if you'd just read them, you'd understand! Mark Tufo has created a world where a hero can both winner and loser and STILL BE COOL! Tufo's horror is relatable, realistically fake and so much fun, even in the midst of death that you can't do anything but enjoy it.
Young Adult Fiction:
The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer - I will forever love this book series for a couple of reasons. First, because it was the first book series I read after being diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease AND my hubby purchased me an iPad- it was the first series I read with new eyes (so to speak)! I loved the fictional romance, even with Bella annoying the heck outta me! The world in that series was made real for me and I'll never say a negative thing about it. Secondly, I enjoyed the clarity of both werewolves and vamps alike. She took great care to make them believable -even if the vampires sparkled.
Bildungsroman (Coming of Age):
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling - J. K. Rowling is the first billionaire to lose that status for her gift of giving. She came from poverty and rose to status all amateurs dream of! Her books are amazing and full of things both children and adults alike dream of! She will always be a hero of mine.
The Supernatural book series by various authors - Because who doesn't love those Winchester boys?
The Stella series by R. K. Ryde - I never imagined myself reading Women's Fiction or erotica, but it's not quite as it sounds. Um... well, sorta; it is but it's not. It's just so good what happens and to know the background of the stories (you can find out too if you search for her book titles under my Search on The Reviews page) are amazing! Ryde is a fabulous storyteller and I think anyone who picks up her series will not put it down! It may even make you blush!
The Clockwork series by Cassandra Clare - Not to be confused with The Immortal Instruments series, though they are related. It's the beginning of the stories that lead the reader into the Immortal Instruments. The characters are so fleshed out, prim and proper and so English; how could I not love them all? Not to mention, the romantic interests in the story didn't sicken me. I can't stand extreme mushiness (which happened nonstop in T.I.M's series).
Who Am I?
My name's Alyssa and I'm just like you. Within me are stories, looking to be told. I do my best to relay them to the public, as magically as possible.