Books I Highly Recommend (and not)

19 Dec

At the very beginning of the history of this blog, a little less than a year ago, I wrote a post titled “Some of my Favorite Books” which listed ten of my favorite books and series. Now, I realize that that list needs serious updating. And, where’s the list of my least-favs? Here I list the books I highly recommend, and afterwards, the ones that, frankly, I don’t.


  • The Books of Bayern series by Shannon Hale
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
  • The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini
  • Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
  • Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage
  • Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
  • Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Please keep in mind this list is subject to change!

Least Favorites:

  • Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan
  • The Capture by Kathryn Lasky
  • Bright Shadow by Avi
  • Jade Green by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

That’s all I can think of right now, and, as mentioned above, this list is subject to change! And I have another note on not-worthy-of-publication books. Molly, a relative, friend, and commenter, has asked me to warn  readers against one book  that she read and detested: Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson. She says this book was an utter waste of time and money, and I’m going to take her word for it! From what she’s told me, I can tell it’s horrid.



Posted by on December 19, 2009 in Book Rambles


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2 responses to “Books I Highly Recommend (and not)

  1. Molly

    December 19, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    This is the Molly Allegra is talking about…This book is truly dumb and I thank you Allegra from saving people the waste of time and money they would have had by reading it. Trust me you have better luck with quite possibly every other book in the history of the world than this one….[ a bit of an exaggeration. but it really really was bad ….Everything about it!]

  2. Caroline

    December 21, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    I also like a few of the books you have chosen, like PJ and the Olypians, and Ella Enchanted. Gail Carson Levine is a favorite author of mine. Have you read Fairest and Ever by her?



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