August 2, 2016 by Zoë
Let it be known that I am very conservative about buying books. I almost always check a book out from the library for its first read and I don’t go on to buy it unless I think I will want to re-read it again, probably multiple times. I also wait to buy paperback books because I like the feel of them in my hands much better than the hardcover versions. As a result, I wait a looong time before I actually buy a book, which is why all the books on this list are old.
|1. Clariel by Garth Nix
I am behind on buying the Old Kingdom books, as you will see from book number two on this list as well. Clariel was really good, though. Really good and really dark.
|2. To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
Besides his Old Kingdom series, I am also a big fan of Garth Nix’s short stories. They’re not for everyone, but I really enjoy all the different worlds and settings that he comes up with.
|3. Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
I love Rosethorn. I love Rosethorn so much. I must own all the books with Rosethorn (even though I found this one a little disappointing).
|4. Forever Princess by Meg Cabot
I thought that this was the end to the Princess Diaries series until Royal Wedding came out, which confused and pleased me. I don’t own all the books in the middle of the series, but I’d like to own this one.
|5. Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli
I re-read this book every few years so it’s one that I should probably just buy. It’s the classic trope of a girl dressing as a boy and yet there’s so much more going on in this story about class and ethnicity and all sorts of things. It’s really good.
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