Book swap: my three favourite books

April 21, 2013

I recently joined a book swap (which I'm sure is going to turn awesome) and the first of our "assignments" is to list your top 3 books. It's ment to get to know eachother but we all know it's nearly impossible to even pick three books. I've already done a similar post here so I'm going to cheat only a little bit. I'll list my three favourite styles with some examples. And you know, even that is hard!

1. Fantasy: Harry Potter
Nothing gets to me more than fantasy. And even better: fantasy series. It's probably no surprise that I'm obsessed with Harry Potter. That's the one book (series) I'll never have any doubts about. There are more ofcourse, I love the ones listed below as well but there's nothing so sweet as losing yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter. There's really no feeling like it. If I'm reading one of the books or even watching one of the movies, I'm almost in a kind of trance. You better not disturb at those times!

others: the Hungergames series, Twilight series, the Host, I am Number Four series, Divergent series

2. Teen novels: the Perks of Being a Wallflower
There's really no way to describe the type of books I mean so I just decided to call them teen novels. You know, the books that are not high standard but everyone still loves. Those that you shouldn't read as an adult (not that I consider myself one) because they're not serious enough? I love teenager books. Don't get me wrong, serious stuff works well too. But there's just something about books like these. The books I'm listing below are definitely not something you can put together in one title and they're not even worthy of the name "teen novel" but I'm listing them anyway. 

others: the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Slam, a kiss before dying

3. History/culture: Memoirs of a Geisha
I've pretty much summed up every book I love above. Well, that's not true. I was doubting whether to take "classics" or "children books" as my last "genre" (well ain't this the post of quotation marks) but I couldn't choose so I picked another one (so logical...). When I was younger, I went to the library a lot and I always chose books from the historical fiction section. I love stories where you actually learn something. It doesn't have to be non-fiction, you can easily tell what's real and what's not usually. I realize lots of books fall into this category and lots of them are children books but I do like to feel like I've gained knowledge or new insights after reading something. It's just such a good feeling. 

others: Water for Elephants (life in the circus), Life of Pi (zoo and more), the Kite Runner, the Other  Boleyn Girl, les Misérables (even though I've yet got to finish it), Perfume, Crusade in Jeans, Pillars of the Earth, Fiona
and for the Belgians & Dutch: Het Verdriet van Vlaanderen, de bastaard van Brussel


  1. I love how you split them into categories- much less troublesome on a book lover's heart! I really want to read and watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Everywhere here the small book costs $12+ and I just need to take the time and hit up the local library. I also haven't read Memoirs of a Geisha but the movie was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the swap!

  2. You cheated!! :P

    Haha, thanks for linking up with us! I've been hearing so much about Perks of Being A Wallflower - I'll have to read it soon. I don't usually read too many "teen" novels, but I think I'll make an exception.

  3. Yes to all of them!! I love Harry Potter so much! I put Prisoner of Azkaban as my top book! I haven't read Perks of Being A Wallflower, but I saw the movie and cried so hard that I'm a little wary to read it! lol Memoirs of a Geisha is a great book!
    Sincerely, Sara

  4. I am currently reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I'm in book 2 out of 10 now. Love them so far!

  5. I like the books that you picked. Like you I love to read fantasy and Young Adult. I love HP, who doesn't? ;) I've wanting to read the perks of being a wallflower but I haven't had the time.

    X Audrey

  6. I've never reread any book as much as I have reread Harry Potter! :)

  7. I have a copy of Memiors of a Geisha sitting on my book case that needs some reading! Guess I will be reading it soon!

  8. I love every single one of these books. I had such a hard time narrowing mine down, check out my latest post for my list.

  9. Hi there! I have ventured over from the Aloha Hop. Thrilled to be connecting with someone new!

    XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

  10. Love Harry Potter! I'm obsessed with it too. Are you already on Pottermore? I love that. :) I also really like the extras you picked, the Hunger Games and the Host are definitely good books too!

  11. Hi there fellow co-host! I'm a book-a-holic and love all there of your picks. So glad to have found your blog!


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