This one is a bit hard for me since I have many books that I love so much, the same goes for manga as well. In my list I will include both books and manga that I really love.
Book: Shel Silverstein’s poem books were the books I constantly reread as a child. I had to include them on this list because these were one of the books that I really remember reading as a child. One day, I hope to read them to my children.
Manga: Fruits Basket was my everything when I was younger! Before I had the internet, I had to rely on my sister’s friend to let me borrow the latest volume. I loved this series dearly and I am reconsidering rereading it.
Book: I stopped reading for fun when I got to high school. I was going through a tough period, and I didn’t want to do anything. My english teacher recommended Speak to me and I rekindled my love for reading. I really am grateful for my teacher, Ms. Lalonde.
Manga: Cat Street was amazing. I really felt the characters were relatable and this manga has a special place in my heart. I really recommend reading this series.
Book: I had to include Snow Flower And The Secret Fan, because of this book I discovered more of Lisa See’s books. Lisa See is one of my favorite authors! It’s such a beautiful and tragic tale of friendship.
Manga: Sakamichi No Apollon is really amazing! The manga was really amazing and the anime was just as good. I feel this manga is a bit underrated. I love the characters and the ending did make me cry.
Book: I love fairy tales and the Lunar Chronicles is by far my favorite series for fairy tale retellings. All the books have been great and the characters are amazing. I still have to read Winter, the final book of the series. My favorite pairing is still Cinder and Kai.
Manga: Daytime Shooting Stars is my favorite shoujo. I used to love Kimi Ni Todoke before I encountered this precious gem. Anyways, I really recommend reading this manga. I loved both male characters and the protagonist was one of my favorites. Please read this manga, you won’t regret it!
Book: The Harry Potter series is amazing and I really, really love this series. I would reread these books over and over again. And no list would be complete without including this series.
Manga: This shouldn’t come as a surprise. One Piece is still my favorite manga of all time. I have laughed, and I have cried with this series. I am truly grateful for this manga.