25 Favourite Books in 25 Years
It’s my birthday month and I’m about to turn twenty five years old! To commemorate the moment I thought I would share 25 favourite books that have had a profound effect on me.
These are not necessarily my most favourite books ever – although a lot of them are – instead these are the books that defined me in some way during the last twenty five years.
What are your 25 favourite books that have defined your life so far? Let me know in the comments below.
I would say that this is my favourite book of all time. Everything about it is perfect to me.
This book is beyond words. It’s so beautiful and very important. I wish more people read it.
I grew up with this series, and I still read every book each summer. This year marks the 10th year I’ve read them.
Has my favourite quote of all time: ‘if I loved you less I could talk about it more’
A brilliant story that got me into greek mythology re-tellings.
The first classic I ever read for ‘free reading’ and I loved it.
First classic psychological thriller I read. So intense and beautifully written.
This book led me on my side hustle path and I’m so grateful!
My favourite play of all-time. I can watch this/read this over and over again. Such a wonderful script.
One of the best books ever written I think.
I wax lyrical about this book on my blog, but it really reached me.
I can still picture myself as clear as day, reading all three of these books back to back in two evenings, from the comfort of the armchair in my brother’s room. He was at University so I designated his space my ‘library’.
Yes, I was a Twi-Hard fan. I got the first three books in the series for a return car journey from the a holiday from hell, and I was addicted from then on it. Thankfully, those days are long gone!
I was utterly gripped by this series depicting an alternative look at racial prejudice growing up. Still blind-sides me every time I think about it.
Read at school and skipped ahead because I had to know what happened.
I read this heart-wrenching and powerful story about the Apache warriors when I was 12 years old, for a Blue Peter competition. To this day I still adore it.
My first ‘adult’ book I read, with sex scenes! *gasp* It’s so typical of me that the first book I ever read with sex scenes is a flipping-historical fiction novel though isn’t it!
I read this nearly 1,000 page book when I was just 16 years old – and I’m still so proud of that fact! Also it’s one of my all-time favourite films.
One of those books I’ve re-read multiple times, every time wondering if I enjoy it or not. But something always brings me back.
I loved this series as a little kid, I’m pretty sure these are the books that taught me how to understand stories.
Auntie Ann reading this to us as children and I finally read it myself this Christmas – reading my Grandma’s copy from the 1950s.
Another childhood favourite which I read constantly growing up. Still love the story to this day, despite the religious rhetoric.
I have two copies of this book as the original copy I owned is wrecked from repeated reading.
The first literary book I truly enjoyed and understood, and I felt understood me.
I read it on Christmas Eve, just as I’m about to go to sleep, and it instantly returns me to childhood and the excitement for Christmas morning.
What are the 25 most important books in your life? Let me know in the comments below?