Hello lovelies! My name is Dakota Lynne and I am a digital content creator + fashion/lifestyle blogger based in Portland, Oregon. I love all things neutral colored + aesthetic, and my favorite days involve lots of coffee, taking pretty pictures, and reading good books, too. I’m so glad to be visiting Emily’s sweet blog today, it’s the coziest place on the web and I am so honored to be guest-posting!
Today I’m sharing with you a small list of my all-time favorite books! I’ll be honest and say that I am not an *avid* reader as I have been in college the past 2 years (and high school for much longer before then) which has stolen much of my reading time away. However, I just graduated with my Bachelor’s this week and finally have time to get back into one of my favorite hobbies! I am planning on picking up a few of these favorites again to rekindle my love for them, and finding some new ones, too. My favorite book genre is usually fiction, with a little drama and meaningful message included. I love how you can truly transport yourself into a new place with literature and absorb yourself in each character, place, and thing involved! Ah I love reading so much — and without further ado, here are my favorite books, ever.
This book. Oh, this book. The Goldfinch has to be my 100% favorite book I’ve ever read. Donna does such a beautiful job of translating so many emotions within her pages, and while the story is very drawn out (the book is over 800 pages), each paragraph draws you in more and more. I read it over the course of an entire year a few years back (I said it’s a long one!) and am dying to pick it up again! There is a movie newly released about it as well and it’s absolutely gorgeous (and starring Ansel Elgort, my king)!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is my all-time favorite childhood/teen book ever. When I originally picked this up, I think I finished within a matter of days — it is so eloquently written and the perspective it is narrated by just pulls at your heartstrings. Following each of the character’s journeys through the intricate pages brings you to tears by the end, but the story is so lovely and I really get sad every time I see a copy because I’m reminded I already finished it, ha! This one has also been made into a gorgeous movie and I highly recommend it!
While I will forever sing praises of the entire Harry Potter series, I always remember something special about this one. It is the longest book in the series, and has so many details that I think are incredibly special! The Order of the Phoenix is ironically the shortest film in the movie series, and while it was done very well they had to leave out so much to avoid it being 6 hours ha — so I feel like having read this book I’m a part of a secret club that knows way more about the storyline. I love it so much!
This precious novel has to be my favorite “classic” alive — I read it forever ago while in high school and just fell in love! There is so much richness in each character Harper writes about, and the storyline packs such a unique punch that makes you think about life in a different way. I love how the story is told through such an innocent lens, but tackles such heavy messages — it really brings things into perspective which makes it so unique. If you haven’t read this one, I can’t recommend it enough.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is the latest book I’ve read and such a good one! I have an immense love for older, “classic” books, but finding gems like this one make me so proud of our modern authors in this generation. This novel illustrates so many important messages surrounding motherhood, relationships, and responsibility — it was an immensely intriguing read and I loved every page. It’s been recently made into a TV show which is, I’ll admit, not my *favorite,* but well done nonetheless! If you have a chance, read the book before watching it — it’s so lovely.
And that wraps up the little list of my favorite books of all time! I have so many others I could talk about forever, but these ones always come to mind when I am sharing my favorites with dear friends. Now that my schedule is a little more clear I can’t wait to read them all again, and find some new ones too! I’m currently reading “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens and I’m loving it so far.
the entire credit to this article and its photos goes to Dakota Lynne, aka missdakotalynne