Hands down, the Harry Potter series is my favorite. I read all 7 books *at least* once per year and they are essentially a comfy blanket for my mind. (YES- JK Rowling is in fact the worst human ever and a confirmed Death Eater). I grew up with Harry- him and I were about the same age for almost every release and I was disappointed at 17 when I didn’t get my watch. I own multiple copies (and the ebooks, and the illustrated ones) and they would honestly be the second thing I saved in a fire (the first being my dog).
Another series that I read once (or more…they are quick) a year is The Hunger Games. Super fitting in 2020…cause big yikes. Katniss is easily likable, even though she doesn’t think she is and Peeta is the type of unconditionally loving person we all want to know.
Run, don’t walk…to snag You Were Born for This by Chani Nicholas. If you are interested in learning more about yourself and your birth chart, they make it so easy to go through each piece. Some of the pages are like a workbook with fill in the blanks and others are more of a ‘choose your adventure’ and you can skip to your sign or read about them all. Click the photo to head to Chani’s website (or check Amazon if they are out of stock!!)
I know, another YA series. I love reading about the Greek/Roman Gods, and Riordan is so thorough and fun. It is easy to fall for Percy and his friends and get transported into their adventures. I have only read both the Percy Jackson series and The Heroes of Olympus twice now, but there is still time to run through it again. 😉
Stardust by Neil Gaiman took me awhile to start, which was odd since I absolutely loved his book ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’. Once I started Stardust, there was no putting it down. Gaiman effortlessly transports you to another word and it was so easy to fall in love with these characters. Everything is so descriptive, that it was easy to imagine creatures from another world.
Circe by Madeline Miller was amazing. The story of Circe growing into herself, her power, and her witchcraft was inspiring. Circe is incredibly human and easily relatable since she is both good and evil in many moments.