I'm a bibliophile, meaning I love books. My favorite place is Barnes & Noble. I've got too many books for the amount of space I have in my room. But although I've got more than enough reading material, I always go back to these favorite books of mine because nothing else can compare. I'll give r̶e̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶b̶a̶d̶ one sentence plot synopses for each so you're not left hanging.

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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{Plot: Two magicians are raised to compete in a game to see who has the superior form of magic, but when they meet they fall in love.} This book is my one true love. It sparkles with the most incredible magic. I first read it in eighth grade after some skepticism and it changed my life. I realized that I wanted to become a writer when I was finished. It's honestly my heart and soul. Even after re-reading it countless times and eventually recognizing its flaws, it still has my undying affection. Please, please read it.
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
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{Plot: A girl gets to visit the traveling show of her dreams but has to race against the clock to find her missing sister.} I like to call this book "the colorful Night Circus" because there are some similarities - but honestly, the nickname does it an injustice. It's absolutely beautiful in its own right. It got a lot of praise when it first came out and it deserves every bit of fame it has. The writing absolutely shimmers, it's like holding a dream. I've yet to read Legendary and Finale (because I don't have the money right now...) and it's killing me.
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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{Plot: A young boy tries to find a way to fix his late father's automaton and uncovers secrets in a world he never knew existed.} I remember reading this book as a 9 year old girl and being overcome with emotion by the end. It's simply written yet tells a powerful story of magic, creativity, and loss. The movie and its soundtrack are just as dreamy. (Also I recommend watching A Trip to the Moon!)
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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{Plot: A group of con-artist kids with various magical powers have to infiltrate an infamous court to pull of the greatest heist of all time.} Have you ever finished the first chapter of a book and thought: "Yo! This is gonna be really good!" That was my reaction reading Six of Crows. The writing and worldbuilding is just so incredible, it feels like you're reading a movie. It's got a big cult following now and for good reason.
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
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{Plot: The romantic and tragic origin story of the Red Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland} Marissa Meyer is the heartless one..... Joking aside this book is super whimsical and fairytale-esque with fantastic writing. It's perfect for lovers of Alice and Wonderland and/or the Cinder series (I haven't read that yet...) The ending is just heartbreaking though, it truly lives up to its title.
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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{Plot: In a dystopian society, books are outlawed and burned by 'firemen' to keep the peace.} This was actually assigned for my sister in her English class but she didn't want to read it so I did instead lol. It's different from all the other books I've mentioned but is so touching and truthful I needed to list it. As an avid lover of books myself it opened my eyes even more to the importance of reading. Ray Bradbury is an amazing author and I always recommend this book along with his short stories. (See the collection I made on it too.)

So yeah, these are my favorite books ever and y'all really need to pick at least one of them up. I'll be making a 'Gothic' addition to this soon as I read a ton of Gothic Horror and feel it needs to have a list of it's own.

Thanks for reading!!

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