Whether you like to read or not, we can all agree that there are some stories that need to be followed. Listed below are my five favourite books of all time. In these books, you will find worthwhile adventures, memorable characters, and a plot that hooks you in from the start.
A good girl’s guide to murder
This young adult mystery is one of the best I have read in its genre. A good girl’s guide to murder follows high school student Pip, and her journey to prove Sal Singh’s innocence in a murder case that occurred five years previous. With threats put on her life and family, what will it take for her to uncover the truth? What really sells this book to me is the unique set of suspects introduced. Each suspect has their own distinctive backstories that really makes you wonder who’s guilty or not. This book has a ton of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Throughout the story, you may feel like you have a pretty good idea of who did it, but nothing will prepare you for the end reveal.
Anne of Green Gables
As someone who has never been a huge fan of classics, I picked up Anne of Green Gables expecting to be disappointed. However, after reading a few chapters, I immediately became hooked on the story. It is the early 1870s when the Cuthberts decide to adopt a boy to help with farm chores. When that boy comes home to be a young, loud-spoken girl by the name of Anne, the Cuthberts are confused about what to do. In this story of becoming, we can see Anne grow as a person by making strong relationships with her community and those around her. This story tells us how important it is to stay true to ourselves and never change who we are for the approval of others.
Six of Crows
When thinking of a book to read, do you think of something with lovable characters, a fast-paced plot, and unexpected twists to keep you on the edge of your seat? If you said yes to any of those, then Six of Crows is the perfect book for you. Six of Crows takes place in the bustling town of Ketterdam. Notorious thief Kaz Brekker is faced with an impossible heist with an even bigger reward. He goes on to recruit a group of unique individuals to help him go through the heist. This book has a quick, intricate plot, perfect for those who love adventure. One thing that stood out to me when reading this book, was its magic system and its remarkable world-building. The author goes into large detail about Ketterdam and its way of life, making the story come alive.
One of the best dystopian novels of all time, The Hunger Games has clearly earned its spot on this list. In the country of Panem, each year a Hunger Games is run for the Capitol’s entertainment and a reminder to the different districts what happened at the end of the first rebellion. From each of the twelve districts, a male and female are chosen at random to fight till the death of all but the final remaining victor. When Katniss Everdeen’s sister gets picked, she makes a choice that could cost her life. As she goes through the games, she realizes the difficult decisions she will have to make in order to stay alive. The author, Suzanne Collins, does a great job at making an engaging plot with lots of depth behind it. The social-political significance behind this book adds to the story by making the book more meaningful.
Legendborn is the first book of series that has yet to be published. It is a retelling of an Arthurian legend taking place in a modern-day setting. We view the story through teenager Bree Mathews, a student attending the University of North Carolina. After Bree’s mother dies in an unexpected car crash, Bree quickly leaves her childhood home to attend university. On her first night on campus, she witnesses a magical attack that causes her to question her past and her mother’s death. She then teams up with Nick, a self-exiled legendborn to find out more about that strange night. Through her journey, she uncovers the shocking truth of the past. The main themes that can be found in this book are grief, adventure, and love. Through its world-building and thrill-worthy twists and turns, this book definitely deserves a read.