I’ve been wanting to do more of these posts – ‘5 Books My ___ Loves’ – so in honor of my cousin Felicia’s birthday, I’m sharing five of her favorite books (and just so y’all know, I have like 50+ cousins We have a weird relationship as cousins, as she lived with my mom and I for a while when I was in high school (she’s about eight years younger than me) so for a while we were like sisters.
I saw her some more after I got my job at the library, as she was almost eighteen and recently got a library card, so she was coming in to check out books every so often. She no longer lives in the area (or the country) after getting married, but thanks to Facebook, we’re still in contact and it’s good to see that she’s doing well.
Anyway, with that shortened history out of the way, here are five books my cousin Felicia loves.
Five Books My Cousin Loves
I’m not surprised this was one of the first books/series Felicia said she loved. While she didn’t read them until years after I did, I had no doubts in my mind she’d find her way to this series.
I can’t help but cringe at the Twilight books now. I think it’s more or less because the movies ruined the series for me, but who knows? I’ve never had an interest in rereading them, even after Midnight Sun came out, though I might just to see if I still enjoy them the way I did in high school.
Ahh, the Hunger Games. I actually saw the movies before reading the books (well, except Mockingjay Part 2). I can’t speak for my cousin here, whether she saw the movie or read the books first, but of course, we all know the book is better.
I don’t have much of an opinion on her choice here, as I’ve never read the Divergent series. However, I have heard in the bookish community that Hunger Games fans don’t typically like this one. I’m not sure if the books are similar at all, but that would be my guess as to why. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
I do love the final book of the Harry Potter series as well, so I can’t blame my cousin for loving this one. I have great memories tied into when I read this after its release… one of them being Mrs. Weasley’s infamous line, “Not my daughter, you bitch!”
Anyway, no offense, Felicia… but my favorite of the series is Half-Blood Prince.
Can’t say I’m surprised she picked this one. Pure nepotism going on here, but I’m not complaining. I love this book too.
So, these are five books that my cousin Felicia loves. I’m sure she has more, but these were the immediate top five that came to her mind when I messaged her about it. Maybe I’ll get some more out of her soon.