21 books for 21 years

I turn 21 on Monday!!!!!!!!!! So here’s 21 books for 21 years, in roughly chronological order (roughly!)

  1. Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch
  2. the Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base
  3. I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
  4. the Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  5. the Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson
  6. the CHERUB Series by Robert Muchamore
  7. the Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen
  8. I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  9. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  10. Memoir’s of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  11. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  12. the Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells
  13. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  14. Everyday by David Levithan
  15. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  16. Nothing by Janne Teller
  17. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  18. the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  19. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  20. the Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  21. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

You know those books that just stick with you and you never really forget? Those books you read when you were 12 that somehow you still read? These are those books. The ones I go to when I need something to read (6, 8, 9, 12, 14), the ones I recommend to everyone and buy for everyone (12, 13, 15, 16), the ones I read to sound well-read and ended up loving (17, 18, 21), the ones I read as a kid that I still read (3, 4, 7). Whenever I travel, at least one of these books comes with me. They’re just those special books that I hold near and dear to my heart.

(Honourable mentions/ones that were on the list and I had to sadly cut: the Island Series by Gordon Korman; the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton; Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins; Nimona by Noelle Stevenson; Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar; the Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder; the Goldfinch by Donna Tartt)

Let me know yours! Thanks for reading!

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2 Replies to “21 books for 21 years”

  1. Love this idea. So cool seeing the journey through books. Books on my list would include People Might Hear You, Don’t Pat the Wombat, The Tomorrow When the War Began series, The Belgariad series, Blue Like Jazz, and Big Magic.

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