Saturday, July 30, 2011

My Five Favorite Books

There are a ton of books, too many to count. Below are my top 5 favorites.

Harry Potter: Harry potter is my all time favorite book. I like them all equally. I have been a fan since I read the fourth book. It was the first one I read because I was 8 and I judged it by it's cover. I soon discovered I was missing a lot of information even though I had seen the first three movies. After I completed the fourth book, I started to read the 1st one. I had fallen in love with the books. It seemed that each book got better. I loved the characters and the movies are perfect. The cast members couldn't have been chosen better. 


A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket): One of the longest series of books I've ever encountered. I think The Series of Unfortunate Events needs spot #2. This book series had me addicted. And I mean addicted. I read all of the books in about two weeks. I remember going to the library and getting two to three books at a time. I would read one a night every day I came home from school. The thing that got me interested was the description that told me NOT TO READ the book. So, naturally I began to read. Even though Lemony Snicket decided to interrupt me during all of the good parts (if you've read it you know what I mean). The coolest thing was that there were 13 books. You got a little bit more information each book until it revealed everything. The movie is nothing like the book compared to story. If you've seen the movie but didn't know about reading the series, the series is a lot better. One of the coolest things for me about the book was that Lemony Snicket was a pen name. And the pen name is related to a character in the story (briefly). I enjoyed this, and I also enjoyed Lemony Snicket's biography book about the character. The series is superb and I would recommend it to anyone.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson): A series that can compete with Harry Potter. The Percy Jackson series places #3. The books are fantastic. When I first got them I wasn't sure if I would like them at all. I began to read and I was very fascinated. I soon fell in love with the series. I was reading the books at home and looking forward to the next. My favorite thing is that if you read this series, Rick Riordan has two series that branch off from this one. They are amazing too. This book follows Percy Jackson who never knew he was a demigod. He learns that his father is Poseidon, a Greek god. Percy goes to Camp Half Blood, which has other demigods as well. You will be hooked if you read these books. There is also a movie but it wasn't too successful. It is rumored that there is going to be a second one. This is a book that I will read countless times.





 The Dangerous Days of Daniel X: This was a book I was not looking forward to being read. My teacher began to read it and after the first chapter I began to like the book. It was odd at first, all of the alien names and what not. But I began to listen when the teacher read. She finished the book and I moved on to the second one, Watch the Skies. The books turned out being amazing. Daniel is a boy with fantastic powers. His goal is to destroy the aliens on The List, a list of the alien scumbags inhabiting the earth. Spot #1 is The Prayer, a vicious alien who killed Daniel's parents when he was kid. Daniel's parents had been alien bounty hunters. This book has got me hooked on the rest of the series, I might even have to try Maximum Ride after reading this wonderful James Patterson book. I thought it was an amazing series. Most of the kids in my class began to read the rest of the series and enjoying every second. This is a YA fiction series I would recommend to anyone who loves action and adventure.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: I read this book when it first came out. It was weird, it was like a comic book/novel. I was intrigued by the cover, so I took it from a shelf at school and began to read. Soon after I read it, it became popular. I had read all the books by the time the movie came out. I felt as the series progressed, the books got worse. I love each book, but the first couple were the best in my opinion. This is a series that I will read more than once.

       
These are my 5 favorite books currently.

4 comments:

  1. Have you read the 39 Clues seies? It has been one of my favorites.

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  2. No but I'll have to try it out :)

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  3. I love Roald Dahl. Have you read any of Jayde Scott's work Spencer? She writes great Y/A.

    Me, I just love writing slap-stick humour for kids. I'll always be a kid at heart. LOL.

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  4. I'll have to check her out. I also enjoy Roald Dahl

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