Shelby's Booklist

My Top 5 Books of All Time


  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  3. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
  4. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  5. Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Some of My Favorites 

  • Bookstore: Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble, any mom-and-pop second-hand store
  • Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, YA, Women's Literature, Historical Fiction, Multicultural Literature
  • Series: Harry Potter, Legend, Shades of Magic, The Mapmakers Trilogy, Six of Crows, The Winner's Trilogy, Bloody Jack, The Conqueror's Saga, Zodiac
  • Authors: J.K. Rowling, V.E. Schwab, Marie Rutkoski, Naomi Novik, Marie Lu, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Edwidge Danticat, L.A. Meyer, Bernard Cornwall
  • Long Read: Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • Short Read: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick
  • Poem: "The Waste Land" by T.S. Eliot
  • Place to Read: On the beach (under an umbrella!), on the couch with a pillow, on a plane (toward a new adventure), in the car

Top Ten Books I Read in 2018

  1. Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
  2. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  3. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
  4. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  5. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  6. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
  7. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
  8. The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
  9. Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen
  10. Wildcard by Marie Lu

Top Ten Books I Read in 2019


  1. The Folk of the Air Trilogy by Holly Black
  2. Nyxia Uprising by Scott Reintgen
  3. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  4. Rebel by Marie Lu
  5. Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
  6. Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell
  7. The Forestwife by Theresa Tomlinson
  8. Harbinger Series by Jeff Wheeler
  9. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  10. The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey

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