My Top 5 Favorite Dragon Books

I noticed that I have read quite a few books about dragons or with dragons in it. So, here are my current top 5 (at least the ones I remember 😉 )

1. Rachel Hartman –  Seraphina

2. George R.R. Martin – The Song of Ice and Fire

3. Alison Goodman – Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye

4. Jasper Fforde – The Last Dragonslayer

 5. Cornelia Funke – Dragon Rider

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Top 5 genre

I always thought that my reading was a little more diverse, but it isn’t. Children’s books, crime stories, and fantasy are the most dominant genres in my very small repertoire.

1. fantasy: YA fantasy, urban fantasy, any fantasy really
Harry Potter series (J.K.Rowling)
Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
Chronicles of Ixia (Maria V. Snyder)
Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R. Martin)
just to name a few (very, very few)

2. middle grade books and children’s books
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Rick Riordan)
The Thief Lord (Cornelia Funke)
Felicity Gallant series (Melanie Welsh)
43 Old Cemetery Road (Kate Klise)
again just to name a few

3. crime fiction
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (anything Christie really)
Beneath the Bleeding (Val McDermid)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
Flavia de Luce Mysteries (Alan Bradley)
Postmortem (Patricia Cornwell)

4. historical fiction
Phillipa Gregory – Changeling
Sam Thomas – A Midwifes-Tale
Celia L. Grace – Saintly Murders
Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
most of the historical novels that I know are written by German authors:
Iny Lorentz -Ketzerbraut
Andrea Schacht – Der Dunkle Spiegel

5. science fiction
Peter David – Into the Void
Ryan Attard – The Pandora Chronicles
Beth Revis – Across the Universe

My Top 5 Most Read Authors

1. Agatha Christie

The Murder at the Vicarage
The Thirteen Problems
The Body in the Library
The Moving Finger
A Murder is Announced
They do it with Mirrors
4.50 from Paddington
The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side
The Caribbean Mystery
At Bertram’s Hotel
Sleeping Murder
Miss Marple’s Final Cases
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder in Mesopotamia
Death on the Nile
After the Funeral
Cat Among the Pigeons
And Then There Were None
Nemesis
Hallowe’en Party

2. J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Askaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them
Quidditch Through the Ages
The Tales of Beedle the Bard

3. Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
Percy Jackson and the last Olympian
The Demigod Files
Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades
The Red Pyramid
The Throne of Fire

4. Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Guild
The Novice
The High Lord
The Ambassador’s Mission
The Rogue
The Traitor Queen

5. Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Shakespeare’s Landlord
Real Murders
A Bone to Pick

My Top 5 Crime Authors

1. Agatha Christie

2. Alan Bradley

  • The Sweetness of the Bottom of the Pie
  • The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag
  • A Red Herring Without Mustard
  • I am Half-Sick of Shadows
  • Speaking from Among the Bones
  • The Dead in their Vaulted Arches
  • As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

3. Val McDermid

  • The Mermaids Singing
  • Grave Tattoo
  • Fever of the Bone
  • Beneath the Bleeding
  • The Distant Echo
  • many more

4. Rhys Bowen

  • Her Royal Spyness
  • A Royal Pain
  • Royal Flush
  • Royal Blood
  • Murphy’s Law
  • many more

5. P.D. James

Top 5 Favorite Series

These are my Top 5 series (e.g. more than three books). Some of them have concluded others are still running and continued. I really enjoyed them all.

1. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
Percy Jackson and the last Olympian

2. J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Askaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. George R.R. Martin – The Song of Ice and Fire

A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm Swords
A Feast of Crows
A Dance with Dragons
tbc

4. Alan Bradley – Flavia de Luce Mysteries

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag
A Red Herring without Mustard
I’m Half-Sick of Shadows
tbc

5. Sarah J. Maas – Throne of Glass Series

Throne of Glass
Crown of Midnight
Heir of Fire (not yet read)
tbc