Books That I Will Read Over and Over Again

Hey all you bookworms out there! Here’s Lissy with another non-book review for y’all!

These are the top books that I will read over and over again.

1) Harry Potter Series

This should be pretty obvious. I love Harry Potter a lot, (and, I will admit, I’m still suffering from Post-Potter Depression,) and I will read this series again and again until the day I die and, I swear, my last words will be “Always.” This is my favorite books series, and one of the first books I remember falling in love with. The last one came out when I was 7 or 8, and my family and I went to a Harry Potter Party at our bookstore. I was dressed as Moaning Myrtle, and it was so fun!!!

2) Hunger Games Trilogy

People are always talking about “Oh, I love Hunger Games, totally Team Peeta!” But, as a whole, I don’t see Hunger Games as a pure love triangle. I’m Team Katniss. The first time I read Hunger Games I stayed up half the night reading it, and the other half of the night analyzing it and silently fangirling. (That’s the Lissy way!) I love this series and it will always be one of my favorites.

3) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I picked up this book not too long ago, but it’s automatically one of my favorite books! I love the characters and the Doctor Who reminiscent plot, and, even though I am very selective with my sci-fi, is one of the best books I have ever read.

4) Ender’s Game & Ender’s Shadow

Yes, I know these are¬†two very different books, but for the sake of time, I’m combining them. The plots are very similar, and feature the same characters. Ender’s Game is a book that needs to be listened to as an audiobook. I first heard it when I was camping this summer, and have listened to it about 10 times since then. I recently read Ender’s Shadow, and it made me love Bean even more than I already did!

5) The Fault in Our Stars

I’m asking for this book for Christmas. I love the plot and loved even more the finesse in which John Green carved out my heart, rolled it in glass, and then smiled as he shoved it down my throat. (I sobbed long and hard,) I hated and loved this book at the same time. (Hint: Read my review on it!
So those are my top 5 books that I will read over and over again. Thanks for the support, and Happy Thanksgiving if you’re in the US, and if not, Happy Autumn!

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Thoughts from Lissy, Episode 1

Sup people! Soo.. thoughts from Lissy.

 

I saw this today. I’ll try to type it up verbatim, but it’s pretty long. This is about fictional characters, and why we love and need fiction in our lives.

“When people turn to fictional characters, it is often because they want an escape. The stories of these people shelter us from the storm of our daily lives; they save us, if only for a little while. But when we really give in, become invested, let ourselves be vulnerable something changes. We begin to feel that we know them. It’s no longer just an escape, but part of us, something that makes us who we are.

These characters teach us that incredible adversity can be overcome. That people can love each other forever. That life can be an adventure. That magic can be real. And even if these miracles have never happened to us, we begin to go through life believing that, someday, they could.”

 

The resonance from that post is astonishing, really. That’s how I started to feel like I knew The Doctor, or Harry Potter, or Sadie Kane, or Garion. Because I felt like their adventures, their strife, their amazing life, could someday happen to me. That it was real. That I could experience it too, by just reading and watching their adventures, that I was part of a bigger something, that I could fly or cast magic spells. Sherlock Holmes made me feel important. Lily Potter made me feel loved. Iron Man made me feel invincible. And that matters to me.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and til next time,

-Lissy