8 Of My All Time Favourite Reads

Since getting back into reading last year, I've rekindled my love for the written word. As a child I was an avid reader, it's pretty much all I did so I thought today it would be fun to share some of my all time favourite books.

Harry Potter - J.K Rowling: This had to be the first book that I spoke about, I grew up with Harry Potter and it always have a special place in my heart. It's a series that I re-read every summer, even though I've probably read them all 20+ times the story never gets old. There are still little elements that I forget and the character relationships always capture my heart.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky: I read this at university and the story will always stay with me. The letters that Charlie writers are something that I think we can all relate to, especially if you're an introvert. The quote 'we accept the love we think we deserve' is something I think so honest and true in all relationships.

Jacqueline Wilson: Particularly the 'Girls Out Late' series, as I read then when I was going through my teenage years the way that Wilson tackled really important issues like body image and eating disorders will always stay with me. If you were a child of the 90's then I'm guessing you will have at least read one Jacqueline Wilson book.

The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien: I read this at such a young age, it was first real adult book I ever read so will always be a firm favourite of mine. I never managed to get into The Lord of the Rings though as I just couldn't get past all of the singing.

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott: Even though I only read this at the start of the year I just had to include it. Considering when this book was written it tackles issues that are still relevant today, it evokes every emotion possible. There is a reason why this such a classic book and I'm already excited to read it again. 

BFG - Roald Dahl: Pretty much anything by Roald Dahl is a firm favourite but, in particular, the BFG. It's such a joyous story to read, like all Dahl books it takes you into another world and even as an adult I will regularly dig them out and have a read. 

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be - Paul Arden: I'm sure we all have those days where we doubt every single decision that we make? This is when I pick this up and have a 5 minute flick through and instantly feel inspired. 

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett: I feel a little guilty including this as the reason why I love the story so much is because of the film, but it's a very accurate translation. I remember wishing I could actually go to boarding school and have a friend like Sara Crewe.

What are your favourite books?

R x 

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