Top Ten Tuesday | My Favorite Video Games of All Time

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


So, the Top Ten Tuesday this week is a freebie that you could do anything you want with! Obviously, I made this blog because of my passion for literature and reading, but the other half of my heart will always belong to video games. And if you’ve ever wondered why my blog name is Mel to the Any, it is completely, 100%, without question, because it’s been my online ID for so long because of video games! But I figured it would be cool to tell you guys my top ten favorite video games, all of which have really shaped the person I am today! And I ranked them from my least favorite favorite to my most favorite favorite! I hope you guys enjoy!

(Also, enjoy this picture of baby Melanie realizing that few things in the world made her happier than the tanooki suit in Super Mario Bros. 3!)


Also, if you guys would like to add me on any gaming platform, here they are:
Steam: Meltotheany / http://steamcommunity.com/id/meltotheany/
Battle.Net: Meltotheany#1897
Origin: Meltotheany
League: Meltotheany
Discord: Meltotheany / meltotheany#9380


And let’s be real, I’ve been playing video games my whole life, I had to add five honorable mentions as well, just super quick:

Pokémon – Pokémon Yellow to be specific, because Pikachu would follow you around.
Dark Souls – Because it’s my brother’s favorite game, and few things in life bring me more joy than theorycrafting with him and ruining his playthroughs trying to be as good as him.
Age of Empires II – The number of hours I have clocked in from playing this classic game with my friends is a little ridiculous, but each night has brought me so much joy.
Hearthstone – I feel like I had to include this, just because I play at least one game of Hearthstone every night before I go to bed. (Also, I’m a Blizzard fangirl in general!)
The Sims Franchise – I’ve played this entire franchise on and off for so damn long, that I couldn’t compile a list without mentioning these games!


➽ 10.) RuneScape

Lord, help me. I didn’t want to put this on my list for you to all see my shame. But it had to come into the tenth place spot, because this is the game that got me obsessed with MMOS! If it wasn’t for this game, I would have never picked up WoW when it came out. And me and my brother were legit so damn obsessed with RuneScape when we were little. It’s funny too, because from time to time we will reinstall it, and try to play the “new” version, and we always have a good laugh.


➽ 9.) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

I have only played W3, but I loved it more than I have words to express! I’m so forever thankful for my friend Jake and for him buying me not only this game, but both DLC when they became available too! These games are actually based on a Polish book series by Andrzej Sapkowski, which has gotten pretty popular as of lately! I’ve only reviewed the first set of short stories, but they are glorious perfection. Also, team Yennefer forever, okay, thanks, bye!


➽ 8.) Child of Light

I’m weeping just thinking about how perfect this game is. The one liners in this? Perfection. And every time I start this game, I enter into a water colored heaven that I never want to leave. And seeing this main character grow? With her adorable companion? Lord, who keeps cutting these damn onions? Seriously, please pick this one up.


➽ 7.) Civ Franchise

The highlight of my week, every week, is spending Thursday night with my dear friend, Cory, playing Civ, and watching Critical Role. Right now, we are playing Civilization VI, but we have clocked in a lot of time with the older games too. And my heart is always so full playing with someone I care so much about, each and every week! (Until multiplayer SDV comes out… eventually, muahahaha!)


➽ 6.) Banished

Okay, I’m here to tell you right now that this is the game everyone sleeps on! I have played, and loved, many city builders in my life, but all of them fail in comparison to Banished. It is hard, but it is rewarding, and I love it more than words. Also, this entire thing was created by one dude, and it’s truly a work of art. I will play this game forever and ever.


➽ 5.) Spyro the Dragon

My Playstation didn’t see any other game except for this one for… a long time. I just remember getting this for Christmas back in the day, and me and my brother playing it the entire winter break, nonstop. Like, we’d take turns to eat and stuff. We were ridiculous. From collecting all the gems, to kicking all the sheep, to that final boss battle. All the nostalgia, all the feels, and Spyro will always be one of my favorite protagonists of all time. Let’s hope a remake doesn’t try to ruin it.


➽ 4.) Halo Franchise

Okay, so I have a soft spot for Halo 2, always and forever, but nothing emotionally impacted me more than those first commercials coming out for the xbox and Halo. Like, I was shook. Actually, to this day, I still think the Halo commercials are 10/10. The story is one I’m so invested in still. The memories from every midnight release. The memories from every LAN. The memories of MLG. Even the memories of my hands being so sore form hamburger controllers. This will forever always be a series that I will love for the rest of my life. It means so much to me. I actually hope to one day get a Master Chief tattoo on my thigh. Also, best quote from any video game ever? “Wake me… when you need me.”


➽ 3.) Transistor

Never have I ever played a game so beautiful visually, musically, and story wise. And the amount of money I have given Super Giant Games for merch is something I never want to think about. The story in this rivals the very best books that we all read and review, and if you guys are looking for a game you’ll never forget, please pick up Transistor. Also, if you’ve ever wondered about my twitter background of that image I use all the time? It’s from Transistor. The Art makes me week. Also, Bastion should probably be on this list too, but I honestly couldn’t fit it in. And both of these games will be so cheap for the Steam Summer Sale coming up. Please, please, please, I’m begging out, give Transistor a try, or at least the soundtrack.


➽ 2.) World of Warcraft

I’ll be honest when I say that I don’t know where I would be today without World of Warcraft. It has quite literally shaped my life and what it is today, and I will forever be thankful for this game. I have played it off and on for over a decade now, and it is easily the game I’ve clocked the most hours in. I mained a Warlock (meltotheany) in vanilla and through most of BC, but I switched over to shammy (xviv) in sunwell, when my guild needed it. But they were awesome and let me full gear both of them. I feel like I have played my shaman way more, but my heart always has belong to my warlock, but I’d probably going into BFA maining my shaman once again, let’s be real.


➽ 1.) League of Legends

League of Legends is the biggest game in my life right now. I am completely obsessed with LoL esports, and I don’t miss NA or LCK games. My favorite weekends are LCS weekends, and not only is it my favorite game to play, it’s my favorite sport to watch. I am a mid Morgana main, but Ahri is my second favorite. I also have a soft spot for Annie, because she was the first champion I ever played. Also, what a missed opportunity… Mel to the Annie… Ahhh, I should have been an Annie main! I love playing Lux and having my brother play Garen, because I’m ridiculous. And I love Zyra too, even though I dislike her rework, because she’s difficult to succeeded mid lane with now.


Okay! I hope you all enjoyed! I also hope I didn’t gush too hard! I know this isn’t book related (even though I’ve read so many books and lore behind most of these games), but I hope you liked maybe learning a little bit more about me and my passions! Also, if you’re interested in playing any of these multiplayer games with me, let me know! Happy gaming, lovelies! 👾

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Top Ten Tuesday | My Favorite Bookstagram Accounts

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Okay, so the real topic this week was “Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read” but I will never not reread a book that I love. Ever. Like, I’m excited to read everyone’s answers for this week, but I cannot honestly think of a single one or reason. So instead, I was going to modify it to just let you know ten books that I love and can’t wait to reread for the rest of my life, but I feel like you all know my favorites by now! (Plus, I just reread Strange the Dreamer!) So, I just decided to make this a freebie (like next week) and let you know how my top ten favorite bookstagramers, since I love boosting my friends whenever and however I can! Also, I didn’t want to miss out on another Top Ten Tuesday because I couldn’t relate to the topic! So, please don’t hate me, but please fall in love with these accounts! And obviously, these are in no order. These are just the ten people who I love interacting with on Instagram, and who I love their feeds! 📷💖📚


sissireads


Sissi has my whole entire heart. I love her more than words, and she is the romance recommendation queen.


beautybookcorner


Sue is a confirmed angel, and she gives me the best books and beauty recommendations!


faerieontheshelf


Ellie is phenomenal, and I was blessed to meet her by also being a rep for Imi’s amazing bookmarks!


according2jewls


Julie has the best Instagram stories on the entire website! Plus, she is one of the kindest, sweetest, and supportive friends a girl could ask for!


lair_of_books


Lilly is my book twin and her feed is filled with all my favorites. Plus, she’s my favorite, so…


fairlyliterary


Rabia motivates me each and every day, and I can’t picture my life without her or her friendship.


thewanderinggryffindor


Destiny takes the best picture and blows me away day after day with her photography.


booksandblends


Kayla is not only my best friend, but my go to book recommender, too. I love her so much and nothing makes me happier than her feed.

reader44ever


Jen (and Max) brighten my day every single day. Also, me and her love all the same books, so seeing her pictures (with the cutest pupper ever) always makes my heart so very happy.


acourtofcrownsandquills


Amy has the most beautiful color photos in the world, and I’ll be forever thankful for Instagram for giving me her friendship.


➽ BONUS: meltotheany


And obviously you should all follow me! Especially if you’re looking for awkward unboxings, and incoherent gushes about The Wicked King and Muse of Nightmares!


Ten more people that I love with my whole heart on Bookstagram:
Paloma, Destiny, Julie, Laury, Alexis, Lourdes, Shannon, Jamie, Imi, & Petrik!


Hehe, okay, I hope you all enjoyed and maybe found a few new people to follow on Instagram! And hopefully you all don’t hate me for not sticking to the Top Ten Tuesday topics this month! But I love you all, and please link me your Bookstagrams in the comments! I’d love to check them out! Thank you, and happy reading always, lovelies! 💖📚 📷

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books That Take Place In Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Books have the power to teleport us anywhere in the world, but most of the books I read tend to teleport me to made up worlds. But sometimes I read something that completely teleports me to another country, and my heart is filled with so much happiness, and my soul is filled with the need to explore, and that’s what this top ten Tuesday is all about this week! So, I’m going to gush about ten books that do not take place in my country, The United States, and that I love with all my heart!

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – Ghana
This amazingly crafted story does eventually come back to the US, but it starts in Africa, and the first glances we get to encounter are from two half sisters who were born in different villages.

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty – Egypt
This was easily one of my favorite books of 2017, and I will forever and always be mesmerized by Cairo. Also, give me all the hidden magical cities.

All But My Life: A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein – Poland
I very rarely read non fiction and/or memoirs, but I was able to meet Gerda a few times while I was in high school, and her book and her life are something I can’t even put into words. I have never read anything about WWII that has impacted me as much as this book and this amazing woman.

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab – United Kingdom
You guys know that I am not as in love with this series as other people, but I’m going to finally complete the trilogy next month, so I couldn’t resist adding this to the list. Also, London will forever and always be on my bucket list to visit. Always.

Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning – Ireland
This series does briefly start out in the US, but quickly spends the rest of the series in Dublin, Ireland. This series has always been one of my favorite settings of all time, and I can’t wait to visit! (Hopefully when evil Fae aren’t trying to destroy it!)

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden – Russia
There are few things I’ve read in my life that are more beautiful that the descriptions of the Russian wilderness in this book. I am completely biased, because this is one of my favorite books of all time, but this book truly teleported me, and I never wanted to leave.

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon – United Kingdom
I was just talking about how much I love and miss this series with a few friends, and if there is one place in the UK that I truly wish to visit, it would be Oxford. (Also, Imi has reignited my love of this series and I have a mighty need for that fourth book NOW!)

Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon – Scotland
I couldn’t compile this list and not add Outlander. From the food, to the castles, to the clothes, to the people, this book has completely made me obsessed with all things 1700s Scotland!

The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman #1) by Paullina Simons – Russia
If I could describe this book with one word, I’d use the word atmospheric. I felt like I was in Leningrad in the 40s, freezing, starving, and doing everything to ensure me and my family survive. The feeling from this book and the setting will never stop haunting me.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling – United Kingdom
I stand firm on my stance that I cannot complete a list without somehow incorporating Harry Potter into it. But truly, this is the series that sparked my love of the UK and I’ve never been able to shake the huge urge to one day travel there! I couldn’t write this T10T without mentioning it.

To be real with you all for a second, the number of books that take place in The United States is actually ridiculous. I wish we were prompted to put together more lists like this, and to stop pretending that The United States is the only place worthy of mainstream stories. But I can’t wait to read everyone’s lists! Please, if you haven’t already done yours – feel free to tag me! I’d love to add more books to my TBR that are set in other countries! Happy reading, my loves!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


And full disclosure, when you guys are reading this, I am totally at Huntington Beach in California right now, hopefully drinking and reading something good, while listening and looking at the Pacific Ocean! So, I’m so sorry if I don’t respond back right away! But I promise to make it up to you guys next week when I get back to home and reality! And I hope all of you like getting a sneak peak at my Spring 2018 TBR! 🌸💗


1.) A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

May 1st, 2018 by Bloomsbury
You all better get ready to see this on every single person’s T10T, let’s be real. Wild horses couldn’t pull me away from this book. I am so excited for the contents of this book, but I’m also just so excited to see where the series is going to go. Or more importantly, who the next series is going to star. *lips on mic* It better be Cassian and Nesta!

2.) LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

May 29th, 2018 by Knopf Books
I actually just received an ARC of this, so this is without a doubt going on my Spring TBR, but I actually have already scheduled a buddy read with a very gorgeous lady (inside and out) the first week of April! So, be on the lookout! Also, this is the newest thing to come from Jay Kristoff, and you all know how much I adore him and his writing. I have the highest of hopes, even with 1337 in the title.

3.) Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber

May 29th, 2018 by Flatiron
You all, I was one of about five people who walk this Earth and really loved Caraval. So, hi, hello, my name is Melanie, and I promise a couple people did like the first book to this! Haha! But for real, I’m going into this a little hesitantly, because I am not sure I’m going to enjoy this main protagonist, but I’m still 100% invested in this world, and I can’t wait to give this second book a try!

4.) Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian

April 24th, 2018 by Delacorte Books
Okay, this is another ARC I do have, but I can’t believe I haven’t picked it up yet! My blog tour is scheduled for the 13th, so I am going to get to this one VERY soon! And I hear it is super dark and twisted, and you all know I’m here for that!

5.) Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

April 24th, 2018 by Wednesday Books
Okay, now I just sound like a broken record, but I also have an ARC for this one! But this one is getting quite the mixed reviews, so I won’t lie, I’m a little apprehensive! But I’m always here for warrior girls, and look at this cover? Lord, my aesthetic.

6.) Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1) by L. Penelope

May 1st, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
This is an ownvoices book with a black main character who has healing powers! The synopsis says it is very reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, and I’m all about that forbidden love, especially set in a fantasy world! I do also have an ARC of this, and I’m buddy reading it with my friend Julie come Easter! We both have the highest of hopes!

7.) Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

May 15th, 2018 by HMH Books
It is almost blasphemy that I haven’t read anything by AHB yet in my life. But give me all the Sapphic books, please. Also, so many of my friends whom I love dearly absolutely love this author and all of her work. I can’t wait to finally read something by them!

8.) The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen

June 5th, 2018 by Balzer + Bray
This is a brand new young adult fantasy, from a debut author! I love supporting debut authors, and this book looked exceptionally appealing, so I couldn’t resist also receiving an ARC of it! But the synopsis says this is a book all about death and riddles and that sounds pretty damn intriguing, if I do say so myself!

9.) A Scandalous Deal (The Four Hundred #2) by Joanna Shupe

April 24th, 2018 by Avon
You all, I have been craving a good historical romance for some time now. So, my fingers just completely took over and requested an ARC of this book and purchased book one of the series! I haven’t read a historical romance since last summer, and my body is beyond ready. Hopefully this and book one will be everything that I’m looking for! And totally let me know if you’ve read book one in this series!

10.) Circe by Madeline Miller

April 10th, 2018 by Little, Brown and Co
Okay, so this one I feel a little bad putting on here, just because I’m going to start it on the 23rd! But like… Spring starts today, so I’m not breaking any rules here! But yeah, if you guys know me at all, or have visited my blog before, you probably know that I love all things that have to do with the Odyssey and the Iliad. This is probably my second most anticipated release of the year, and just thinking about it brings me pure happiness. I am so ready to read about my favorite witch of all time.


Okay, friends, I hope you enjoyed! I hope you’re having a wonderful week and an even more amazing start to Spring! Again, I’m so sorry if I do not respond right away, but I promise I will once I’m home or once I have a little more free-time and a lot more internet! I love you all, and, as always, I’m wishing you the happiest of reading! 🌻💛

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books That Surprised Me

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


So, this prompt is all about books that surprised you in a good or bad way! I figured I would try to live the best of both words, so I decided to break this up with five good surprises and five bad surprises! I hope you all enjoy! Happy reading, loves!


BOOKS THAT SURPRISED ME IN A GOOD WAY

The Queen’s Rising (Untitled Trilogy #1) by Rebecca Ross
This is the newest book to surprise me! I saw this getting a lot of lower ratings on Goodreads, so I went into this not expecting much, but I was blown away by how unique this world and plot were! I truly ended up enjoying this so much, and it was such a fresh take on YA fantasy, in my opinion!

Storm Born (Dark Swan #1) by Richelle Mead
Okay, I picked this up after I fell in love with Vampire Academy, and this was… everything. Shamans, the best love triangle, fae lands! I completely was blown away! Mead’s best work to date, I swear.

Black Iris by Elliot Wake
Okay, I thought this was going to be a dark, thriller, that could maybe be a little queer. And then it went and completely changed my life! My dear friend Silvia is doing an amazing feature on her blog called #QueerLitStories, and I wrote up a little post for her, if you all are interested!

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere #1) by Meg Elison
I thought this was just going to be another dystopian, and then it ended up being my favorite book of 2016. I still don’t have words for the amount of power in this book, but it’s a masterpiece. And I legitimately only requested an ARC of it off Netgalley because of the cover.

Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
Let’s be real, I went into this only hearing about the “spanking” scene, and everyone telling me I was going to hate it. But I ended up really, really enjoying it. The world blew me away, Claire is one of my favorite female leads, and Jamie… well, Jamie was nice, too.


BOOKS THAT SURPRISED ME IN A BAD WAY
(I don’t want to make anyone sad, so I’m just going to do a quick, one-liner, that hopefully won’t make you all hate me!)

The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1) by Melissa Albert
This was supposed to be a whimsical and fantastical tale, but instead I was given a mostly contemporary with the most annoying character who was never aware of her privilege.

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness
This was supposed to make me all excited for the TV show, but instead it almost put me to sleep every night, because it was so boring.

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray
This was supposed to be my intro to Libba Bray that was going to make me fall in love, but instead it was nothing but racist and fatphobic and unbearable to read.

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet
This was supposed to be a sexy new fantasy, instead I was given the most disgusting grey area consent scenes I’ve ever witness, while also being forced to see abuse romanticized.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl
This was supposed to be a new mystery favorite, but instead I had to be in the head of an older, white, rich, privileged in every way, male, who was racist, and transphobic, misogynistic, and just a downright awful human.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Okay, first and foremost, this T10T prompt is perfect for me. I have always been such a quote lover! Even from a young age, I was always writing down my favorite lines from books. I love lyrical writing more than any other aspect of literature, and I live for the quotes that make me feel absolutely everything. I hope I can share a couple new ones with you all, that you will fall in love with, too! Also, all of these make me an emotional mess, so heads up and enjoy! 💖

#1

“It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

#2

“Love is like the rain. It comes in a drizzle sometimes. Then it starts pouring and if you’re not careful it will drown you.”

― Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory

#3

“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”

― Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

#4

“Love is the bane of honor, the death of duty. What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms … or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

#5

“He kissed me with color, with drumbeat, and a surgeon’s precision. He kissed me with who he was, the sum of his life—and it was all encompassing. I wondered what I kissed him with since I was only broken parts.”

― Tarryn Fisher, Mud Vein

#6

“We notice the silence of men. We depend upon the silence of women.”

― Seanan McGuire, Every Heart a Doorway

#7

“She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness.”

― Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

#8

“I think you’re a fairy tale. I think you’re magical, and brave, and exquisite. And I hope you’ll let me be in your story.”

― Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

#9

“But if you stay, no part of this comm gets to decide that any part of this comm is expendable. No voting on who gets to be people.”

― N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate

#10

“If I was gay, I wouldn’t need an asterisk beside my name…… I wouldn’t have to explain that I fall in love with minds, not genders or body parts. People wouldn’t say I’m ‘just a slut’ or ‘faking it’ or ‘undecided’ or ‘confused.’ I’m not confused. I don’t categorize people by who I’m allowed to like and who I’m allowed to love. Love doesn’t fit into boxes like that. It’s blurry, slippery, quantum. It’s only limited by our perceptions and before we slap a label on it and cram it into some category, everything is possible. That’s me. I’m not gay, not bi. I’m something quantum.”

― Elliot Wake, Black Iris

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Could Re-read Forever

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


This week’s prompt was such a perfect prompt, in my opinion! I don’t do too many rereads, but these ten books I’m about to talk about are so perfect and I know I will reread them for the rest of my life, over and over! And prompts that allow me to gush like this, especially over ten books, will always be a prompt that I love! Let’s be real. These are the ten books that I could reread forever and ever!

1.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling
Honestly? I could make seven out of ten of these answers Harry Potter, but I try not to bore you guys too much, so GoF is the only one I will pick. GoF is tied with DH as my favorite Harry Potter, but I feel like out of all the books in this beloved series GoF is the one that is the best standalone. Also, this book holds my favorite HP scene of all time. And this is probably the book I’ve reread the most in my life, honestly.

2.) The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

I know the dreaded question all of us book lovers hate to hear is, “what’s your favorite book of all time?” And I know most of us are always inclined to say Harry Potter, because that series has shaped so many of us as readers, but if I truly had to pick a favorite book of all time, I’d pick The Name of the Wind. And this book? I could read it over and over, forever. Perfection.

3.) Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

I’ve heard there are two types of people who love this series: People whose favorite book is The Dream Thieves and people whose favorite book is Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I mean, this entire series is perfection, but this third book will always hold such a special place in my heart. And my friend Julie is making me want to reread it this very instant.

4.) Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor

I can’t believe I haven’t reread this yet, but I totally plan to this year. This is probably going to be the newest release on this list, but this book truly changed me as a person. I’m still unsure if I’ve ever read anything as beautiful as this book, and I know I will cherish and reread this lyrical book forever.

5.) The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden

This is also a 2017 release, actually, but I could reread this winter fairy-tale nonstop. I’m not sure I could ever get enough of this world, these characters, or all of the messages. This book still has me under its spell, and I cannot wait to reread this.

6.) Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

My biggest OTP is Kaz Brekker and Inej Ghafa, and for that reason alone I will never get enough of this book, and I’ll never get tired of rereading it. This book proves that romance and love come in so many forms, and the ending of this book is the most perfect ending of any book ever. That is the hill I will die on, happily.

7.) Saint’s Blood (Greatcoats #3) by Sebastien de Castell

This is my favorite series of all time, so picking a favorite book is so damn hard. But if I had to, I’d pick book three each time. Best characters, best fight scenes, best twists, best friendships, best adventures, best wit and humor, best damn series. I will forever and ever reread this, with a smile on my face.

8. ) Bad Things (Tristan & Danika #1) by R.K. Lilley

I feel like I just keep talking about this book now! But I’m going to be real with you for a minute (like I always am when this book comes up): This book has my favorite sex scene that I’ve ever read. On top of that, this book, and the rest of the series, is set in Vegas, which is where me and the author both live, and I love seeing the characters go to all of the places I go to a lot. I just love this book, and know I will reread it numerous times.

9.) Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) by Josiah Bancroft

I’ve been reading for a very, very long time, and I’ve ever read anything like this book in my entire life. This is the most unique fantasy book, and I feel like I could find something new to appreciate every single reread. Also, the imagery in this book is so perfect and I always feel teleported when I open this book up, and I never think that feeling will end.

10.) Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Never, have I ever had a book impact me the way that this book did. This is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, and it makes me feel every emotion under the sun. This book means so very much to me and this story is one that I will never get enough of, ever.


Okay, hopefully this wasn’t too much of an incoherent gush! I hope you all enjoyed, and I hope that I might have swayed you to add a book or two to your already overflowing TBRs! Happy Tuesday, lovelies!

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