All of the books that made this list are series because I really love series. Take into account that if you take my advice and read any of these, you will get hooked and not be able to put any of the books down.
These books are in the best order I could come up with, because each series has its own special place on my bookshelf.
1.Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter, although deemed a children’s series, is one of the most life changing books you will read. These were the first books that really got me addicted to reading. They are brilliant and for any age. Rowling wrote this series so well that everyone will enjoy it. Whenever someone asks me for a book to read, the first thing I do is shove all 7 books into their arms and tell them it will be the best decision they ever make.
2.Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This series is about a bad-ass female assassin. It is just brilliant. The story line, the characters, the action, the plot twists. Everything about these books screams brilliance. Right now there are 6 books in the series, and every single one of them becomes better and more mind blowing than the one before it. She also wrote a series where the first book is called Court of Thornes and Roses, which is on my holiday To Read list.
3.Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
It’s difficult to explain this one, but it’s about an entire fantastic world hidden amongst our own. Wendy Everly is a 17-year-old girl who stumbles upon another world where she eventually learns of her true identity. This series was a perfect blend of fantasy, YA and a little bit of romance.
4.The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Dashner kept his reader on the edge of their seat. I’m good at predicting endings but in this series I could not even guess what would happen in the next chapter. The books made you think and kept you guessing at every moment. I loved the characters and this dystopian world won me over from the very first chapter.
5.The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
The first book, Clockwork Angel is set in 1878. We follow Tessa Gray as she searches for her brother. The characters, the setting, everything about this book is amazing. I enjoyed this series immensely more than her series The Immortal Instruments, as it is more compelling, and the plot twists keep you wanting more. I just bought Lady Midnight (the first book in Clare’s The Dark Artifices series), because according to reviews, it is just as good as Infernal Devices. I’m excited to see if it also makes my Top 10.
6.Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
I’m pretty sure everyone knows who this brilliant man is. However, if you don’t, he wrote a book which follows the adventure of small human like creatures called hobbits. They go on an adventure to save Middle Earth. This is and always will be one of the greatest fantasy works of all time. Tolkien’s style of writing is very descriptive and sometimes it gets a bit difficult to read. Although the story is definitely worth the time it takes to read this book.
7.Game of Thrones by George. R. R. Martin
Once again, I’m sure everyone has heard of the hit TV series which is based on Martin’s books. Although his books look thick and daunting, once you get into the story, reading it goes quickly. Although I have not finished reading all the books yet, they quickly made it onto my Top 10 list. I do plan on finishing the rest of the books in the next few months.
8.Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
This is the typical example of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’. I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I have read this series 3 times, and I also read a spin off series called Bloodlines. Her style of writing is very funny and entertaining. Although the series takes an unexpected turn, these books build this beautiful paranormal world right between our very own.
9.Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
I have always loved mythology, so these books were fun, exciting and easy to read. The books are short and Riordan incorporates Greek Mythology brilliantly into this teenage adventure story. We follow Percy as he learns that he is a demigod. The son of a god and a human. I loved Riordan’s take on the gods and creatures of Greek mythology. I have also read his Heroes of Olympus series, which is brilliant, bringing Greek and Roman mythology together. However, I will always love Percy Jackson for introducing me to Riordan’s many series on all types of mythology.
10.I am Number Four
I love a good adventure, and this series of books is one great adventure. The books just keep getting better as you read. We follow a group of teenagers who escaped their world before it was destroyed. These teenagers are now the only thing standing in the way of the Mogadorian’s invasion of Earth. These are easy to read and exciting at every turn, always throwing a new twist into the adventure.
If you have read any of these series leave a comment and tell me what you thought. Also feel free to tell me what your top 10 books are, I’m always happy to add new books to my To Read List.