My Favorite Books of All Time, so far

Posted July 27, 2017 by Pamela Nicole in Reading / 4 Comments


What’s your favorite book?

Hahaha you mean to tell me I can only pick one?

Screw that.


For the most favorites of the favorites, these are books that in spite of whatever structural or otherwise technical flaws they may have, they have gone straight for my feels and thus, made them unforgettable, which means they’re super special to me and will always have a place in my heart no matter how many books I continue reading.


Some Girls Are

Some Girls Are


I’ve talked about this book before, but in short, it’s a pretty cathartic story for me personally, so it’s always been very dear to my heart.

Each time I think about it, I realized something new I had overlooked before. What has always stood out the most for me is that while there is such thing as kids not knowing any better, there are also kids and teenagers who are just mean, who are just fucked up, and enjoy hurting others.





So Over You


This one is so funny! It’s a marvelous teen story, with a some deep themes underneath. I don’t want to spoil anything but it was the first book I read (like four years ago) that dealt in some way with sexual assault.

It could’ve done a LOT of things better, but overall, it’s a pretty heart-warming story that is in order for a reread soon, actually.





The Lumatere Chronicles


These books messed with my feels something fierce. I cried, laughed and despaired along with them. They had this epic feel to them that just sucked me right in. They wered added to the list right away because of that.






Of Beast and Beauty


The best retelling I’ve read so far. Not only of this particular fairy tale, but really of all of them. I won’t claim that absolutely everyone will love it, but I can only speak for me when I say this book is amazing!






Strange the Dreamer

This is quite a recent read. I’m usually reluctant to think about recent reads I’ve enjoyed greatly as ‘favorites’ because sometimes it happens because of it’s own recentness. If after a while, it still rings true to me to label it a favorite, then favorite it is. But somehow, I know that this one will stand the test of time. It’s just something you know. I know it’s not for the hype, not for the pretty cover, but because this genuinely touched my dreamer heart.







All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

An unexpected favorite. I got it on a whim, but I don’t regret that decision at all. This is a World War II story like nothing had ever seen. It’s heartbreaking but full of hope too, and it’s perfect just because of that. It made me think about life and bad people and good people. Worth the slow pace!







The Winter King


Eeek! I know, I know, the cover is so cheesy and cringy, but this story is what a reader’s dreams are made of. It has fantasy, romance, action, fab world-building, high stakes, a bit of a tribute to all the good peeps who dream about legends and heroes, a role model of a heroine, a broody but surprisingly not a jackass hero… *sigh* Need I say more?






Cinder & Ella


It’s a retelling! Shocker. But no, really, this is the most emotional Cinderella retelling I’ve ever read. Geekiness, superstar, a girl with scars both inside and out… A great, epic story that made me cry so much at some parts. Those are the best, aren’t they?









Honorable mentions!

These are books that are favorites, but because of their utter epicness and how well written they are, rather than emotional attachment. Not to say that they didn’t give me feels, but what impacted me the most were other things, like, the aforementioned epicness, character development, plot-twistiness and originality.






What are some of YOUR favorite lovelies?!

Hi, I’m Pamela, your curly-haired bookdragon friend, here to talk about books, writing, introversion, and everything creativity! I also teach creative writing through workshops and online courses to spanish-speaking writers.

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4 responses to “My Favorite Books of All Time, so far

  1. The three books you included in your honorable mentions are actually some of my all time favorite books haha. The only book I’ve read that you’ve mentioned in your main post is Strange the Dreamer – but technically I’m still reading that and taking my time with it. Also, this is slightly random but I just recently discovered your blog and I’m blown away by how amazing it looks! You have such a great theme and layout. And your graphics for your posts are all great!

    • Haha, yes, my faves of all faves aren’t the most recent or popular, but yay for Strange the Dreamer! It’s definitely not a fast read, but it’s worth it.

      I don’t mind these kind random words at all! Thank you so much for stopping by Rachana! I’ve changed this thing so many times and I believe this is the winner too. It finally feels like this is how it was supposed to be XD

  2. Pam, I have to say that. This is totally unrelated to your blog post ahah but every single time I am visiting your blog, I love it a little bit more. Your design is just so clean and perfect and so, YOU, I love it so much. And your blog overall 🙂
    Okay now that’s out there, onto the post ahah. Choosing a favorite book is SO HARD to do, it’s like, one of the hardest things to do as a bookworm. I think my favorites are Looking for Alaska by John Green, Delirium by Lauren Oliver and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
    I’m so glad to see Strange The Dreamer on your list – need to read that one as soon as I can! 🙂

    • I have been meaning to read the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer I think since like 2012, when I discovered Goodreads and could get book recs that way. And Delirium! I read that one such a long time ago! My interested faded for the sequels, but I do remember loving Delirium! Great choices!

      And omg you’re going to make me cry. I’ve been in a blogging slump all year, trying to find my motivation and messages like this are always SO MUCH AWESOME to read because there’s no better motivation than that.

      Thank you so much lovely!