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Weekly Poll: What Are Your Favorite Books?

There’s really nothing for the imagination like reading a book. Sure, movies and TV tell us stories as well, but those are played out right in front of us and we don’t get to make any of the choices. With books, you have the ability to imagine things a certain way in your head–everything from exactly the way a character looks to their mannerisms. In fact, this difference is actually what makes it hard for people to enjoy the movie adaptations of books they love; the movies just don’t fulfill the ideas they had in their head while reading.

While it may be tough to find time to read as a busy teen, if nothing else, you’ll be reading books for class throughout your education. Reading is one of the oldest and cheapest (hello, public library!) forms of entertainment and we want to know all about your favorite books, writers and reading rituals.

Answer the polls below and then let us know more in the comments!

Do you love to read?

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What types of books do you like to read?

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What are your reading rituals?

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lcarolyn63 on October 12, 2014 at 16:44

    Right now I’m reading Moby-Dick, and I love it!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lcarolyn63 on October 12, 2014 at 16:40

    I love classics, historical fiction, and romance. Kind of a weird blend, but it works. πŸ˜‰ I will honestly read just about anything though! My favorite books are probably Little Women, the Hunger Games series, Phantom of the Opera, The Fault in Our Stars (I cried sooo hard!) Maze Runner, and pretty much any Ann Rinaldi book.

  3. Luthien Tinuviel

    Posted by Luthien Tinuviel on July 11, 2014 at 19:06

    I can never decide whether I like The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia better! I also really enjoy all the Sherlock Holmes stories, Montezuma’s Daughter, The Princess Adelina, and The Children of Odin.

  4. Sydney_Andrews

    Posted by Sydney_Andrews on October 28, 2013 at 09:22

    I love reading. Some of my favorite books are:
    The Hunger Games Series
    Striking a Match Series
    Chronicles of Narnia Series
    Christy Miller Series
    Kingdom Keepers Series
    Books of Bayern Series
    River of Time Series
    Princess Academy Series
    and that’s it lol. I also love reading magazines and online articles.

  5. Emilyitude

    Posted by Emilyitude on March 2, 2013 at 14:07


  6. habeng

    Posted by habeng on March 2, 2013 at 13:51

    I love to read!!! I wouldn’t love it so much if it weren’t for Harry Potter though

  7. nicki9q

    Posted by nicki9q on March 2, 2013 at 11:03

    I LOVE to read! My favorite books are Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Heroes of Olympus, and Kingdom Keepers!

  8. GigiJR

    Posted by GigiJR on March 1, 2013 at 18:55

    I love classics! Austen, Dickens, Gaskell, and all the rest. Gaskell is probably my favorite. I love, love, love ‘Wives & Daughters’
    Also, though they aren’t really “reading” books, the Kerri Smith books are incredibly fun.

  9. Winged Eloquence

    Posted by Winged Eloquence on March 1, 2013 at 17:13

    My primary genre is science fiction. I am aspiring to be a sci-fi author, and as you can imagine I devour science fiction like a Saiyan devours ramen noodles! My favorite books include:
    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength)
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Anthem by Ayn Rand
    …and others.
    I love the Sherlock Holmes short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
    I am also a gigantic fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation novels. My favorite Star Trek author is Diane Duane, and two of her books that I absolutely love are Intellivore and Dark Mirror.
    I am a fan of war novels as well, but I am definitely not keen on romance. I am addicted to classic novels such as The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Dracula by Bram Stoker, and even enduring Greek mythology like The Odessey and The Iliad by Homer. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte are the only two romance novels I actually like.

    I am not a big fan of fantasy, although I do pay my respects to the genre. I love The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, but that’s about it.

    I have a passion for intellectual subjects, and I hunger for knowledge. I keep an obscenely fat Thesaurus in my bookshelf for reference as I’m writing my novels, and my entire bookshelf is beset by classical and intellectual books. In fact, I own so many books that I have had to create a makeshift extra bookshelf on top of my bookshelf, if that makes sense. One of my favorites is The Dramatic Writer’s Companion by Will Dunne, which offers a very useful question format to help develop one’s characters in writing.

    I think I’ll stop rambling now; I’m quite sure you get the picture.

  10. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on March 1, 2013 at 14:19

    I LOVE reading! My most favorite books are Nancy Drew or other fantasy and mystery books =D

  11. Staci Anne

    Posted by Staci Anne on March 1, 2013 at 10:39

    I Love true stories or stories based off of real life events or people in this world. = )

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by Dancer619 on February 28, 2013 at 20:39

    I LOVE the Christy Miller books by Robin Jone Gunn!!! And Nicole, may I put in a suggestion for the monthly book club?!?! It’s a book I believe EVERY girl should read!

  13. xJesusLovesYoux

    Posted by xJesusLovesYoux on February 28, 2013 at 20:11

    Question, has anyone ever read Unwind by Neal Shusterman?

  14. xJesusLovesYoux

    Posted by xJesusLovesYoux on February 28, 2013 at 20:09

    Reading is one of the best things ever! I really love Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, PJATO, HoO, the Unwind trilogy, and many others! <3

  15. EmWriter

    Posted by EmWriter on February 28, 2013 at 13:52

    I love all books that include dragons!!!
    I also like fantasy, Sci-fi, and books about other worlds… My favorite book series is either The Inheritance series, Or The Chiril Chronicles!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Dancer619 on February 28, 2013 at 20:41

      Ohhhhh!!!!!!! Then have you ever read the Dragons in Our Midst series by Bryan Davis?! It’s AMAZING!!!!

  16. Remedy

    Posted by Remedy on February 27, 2013 at 19:12

    The O’Malley series was the best Christian series I ever read. Had action, romance, and faith! Perfect!

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by AbbiD on February 27, 2013 at 18:44

    I LOVE READING. The o’malley series by dee Henderson is my fave.


  18. hnj922

    Posted by hnj922 on February 27, 2013 at 18:19

    I love to read!!! <3 My favorite books are the Hunger games series, Jenna's Cowboy, a Texan's Promise, and sooo many more. πŸ™‚

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by godislove on February 27, 2013 at 17:58

    i adore reading but i especially love all of john green’s books and the book thief

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kitty on February 27, 2013 at 17:09

    I really like Sammy Keyes,Silent stranger,Shadow of the bear,Harry Potter,Deltora Quest,and Percy Jackson. πŸ™‚
    It’s really fun when two boy’s are competing over one girl,
    or when there’s a snob in a book it helps keep things interesting like on the edge of your seat πŸ™‚

  21. EmeraRider

    Posted by EmeraRider on February 27, 2013 at 17:03

    Harry Potter, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Inheritance. β™₯Right now I’m reading A Song of Ice and Fire.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by manderz051293 on February 28, 2013 at 09:46

      I just got reading the hunger games series πŸ™‚ I read the all in one day because I couldn’t put it down πŸ™‚ in my bible study we talked about how it related to the bible and history. It was pretty interesting.

  22. SingingSara6

    Posted by SingingSara6 on February 27, 2013 at 16:19

    I love to read!! I read more then I watch tv. My favorites are fiction usualy vampires or supernatural but I like romance books too. And of course I love reading my Bible πŸ™‚ Favorite book series: House of Night <3

  23. Carnation

    Posted by Carnation on February 27, 2013 at 14:51

    I read once in a while, but since I am a really fast reader you could say I have read a lot of books! My favorite books are:
    Les Miserables
    Percy Jackson series
    The Bible of course!
    Soldier X
    The Help
    The Invention of Hugo Capret
    The Giver

    • hannah_grace

      Posted by hannah_grace on March 7, 2013 at 17:21

      Oh I love Percy Jackson! That’s probably one of the best books I’ve read since maybe 4th grade.

  24. Marcy

    Posted by Marcy on February 27, 2013 at 13:00

    My Favorite Fiction:
    The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
    The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
    The Westmark Trilogy by Lloyd Alexander

    My favorite genre is fantasy, and my favorite author is Lloyd Alexander.

  25. ECRsinger4god

    Posted by ECRsinger4god on February 27, 2013 at 12:53

    I wish I read more………….I really should. I know I like reading fiction and romance. And…………..Christian material, of course πŸ™‚ I recently read a book called The Language of Sisters by Amy Hatvany. It was SO GOOD!

  26. Project Inspired

    Posted by boogirl on February 27, 2013 at 11:55

    I LOVE reading.
    My favorites:
    The Bible
    Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
    Pride and Prejudice
    Anything by Karen Kingsbury
    Anything by Leslie Ludy
    Elsie Dinsmore Series
    So many more!

  27. bethluvstheafters

    Posted by bethluvstheafters on February 27, 2013 at 10:47

    I LOVE READING!!!!!!!!! I am currently working on Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre πŸ™‚ Along with some of my fun books by Lois Walfrid Johnson or Janette Oke. Oh and I also like Shakespeare πŸ™‚

    • bethluvstheafters

      Posted by bethluvstheafters on February 27, 2013 at 15:15

      Oh yes, and as to what my FAVORITE books are, I love The Adventures of the Northwoods, The Riverboat Adventures, Anne of Green Gables, and of course… The Mysterious Benedict Society :D!

  28. brookiebear1277

    Posted by brookiebear1277 on February 27, 2013 at 10:38

    My favorite Books:
    Enemy Access Denied
    Kisses from Katie
    Slathbog’s Gold
    Crazy Love

  29. alyssamarie23

    Posted by alyssamarie23 on February 27, 2013 at 10:23

    I love reading! My favorite books are A Walk to Remember , Weddings by Bella series, and Kisses from Katie!

  30. JessicaAnne

    Posted by JessicaAnne on February 27, 2013 at 10:04

    I love all the books written by Robin Jones Gunn, and I just finished my new favorite book, “Kisses from Katie” by Katie Davis! Such an incredible book!! πŸ™‚

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by on February 27, 2013 at 09:37

    I LOVE Reading so much! I don’t like reading overly descriptive books, but for school I much. I find Dickens and other “classics” as such quite boring. But I love reading fantasy, adventure, and sci fi. I like exciting books, but I love reading books by people who can incorporate meaning and action all at once. πŸ™‚ Reading is basically just amazing. πŸ™‚ I’ll admit to not having read Lord of the Rings or Narnia, but I’m not saying they are bad, just not for me. I love Skulduggery Pleasant, The First Test, Harry Potter, Inkheart (not the movie), and the list could go on and on. πŸ™‚

  32. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on February 27, 2013 at 09:17

    I love reading all kinds of books but my favorite books are the Nancy Drew series! I love them. πŸ™‚ I am reading my sixth book in 5 days. (we just went to the library. :D)

  33. vickifay

    Posted by vickifay on February 27, 2013 at 09:16

    Anything written by Cassandra Clare is amazing. Nuff said.

  34. rainbowflash94

    Posted by rainbowflash94 on February 27, 2013 at 09:13

    Anything by Karen Kingsbury is amazing! πŸ™‚

    • nld133

      Posted by nld133 on February 27, 2013 at 21:14

      I <3 karen Kingsbury too… Unlocked is a good, read by her.

  35. Eurydice

    Posted by Eurydice on February 27, 2013 at 09:12

    George R.R. Martin, Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman, and Tamora Pierce are my current literary addictions.

  36. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on February 27, 2013 at 09:04

    My favorite books ever: Lord of the Rings!!!!!

    • hannah_grace

      Posted by hannah_grace on March 7, 2013 at 17:19

      I just started reading LOTR and I’m already loving it!

    • lotr1997

      Posted by lotr1997 on February 27, 2013 at 10:24

      Though I also love The Left Behind Series, and I love books by Francine Rivers, Beverly Lewis, and Donita K. Paul. I also enjoy Love Inspired Christian Romance novels! πŸ˜€

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by JPEC on March 1, 2013 at 09:36

        haha must be a homeschooler thing. I am homeschooled and I read those books, and all of my homeschool friends are like obsessed with them! (Posters of Frodo all over the walls and such) I also LOVE and I mean LOOOOOVVVVEEEE the Ranger’s Apprentice books! Best things EVER! Can’t wait for the 12th book to come out in october πŸ˜€

  37. claremead1998

    Posted by claremead1998 on February 27, 2013 at 08:57

    ‘Shadow of a bear’ <<<Best book ever!

  38. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on February 27, 2013 at 08:33

    I love “Is that really you God?” by Loren Cunningham!!! It`s an awesome book about hearing the voice of God.

    • jessicarose

      Posted by jessicarose on February 27, 2013 at 09:51

      Oo… I love that book! My parents practically made me read it because we are apart of the missionary ogrnaization that he started (YWAM). And I loved it!

  39. JesusFreak46256

    Posted by JesusFreak46256 on February 27, 2013 at 07:50

    lately i’ve been reading a lot of Francis Chan. he’s awesome <3

    • ashleyrawlings

      Posted by ashleyrawlings on February 27, 2013 at 11:04

      Francis Chan is awesome. I just finished the Crazy Love Bible study about a month ago…it was incredible!!!

  40. misstake

    Posted by misstake on February 27, 2013 at 07:48

    I LOVE reading! ^^ Especially Fantasy Adventure!

    My fav. books –
    The Edge Chronicles
    Dragonlance – The New Adventures
    The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
    Hikaru No Go
    and pretty much anything from Gail Carson Levien!