1. 'Harry Potter' book series - J.K. Rowling
When I started the 'Harry Potter' books I immediately loved them and couldn't get enough of them, but I think it took a bit of time for me to really appreciate how incredibly amazing these books are and what a brilliant storyteller J.K. Rowling is. There really isn't anything quite like these books out there and I'm curious to see whether there ever will be.
2. 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' - Roald Dahl
I read this book for the first time when I was 12 or 13 years old, I think, and it's a book you definitely look at in a different way when you're an adult. There are so many layers in this book, and this is definitely a good example of a book I feel differently about after many years have passed since I read it for the very first time.
3. 'The Notebook' - Nicholas Sparks
'The Notebook' is a story that, with time, only seems to get better and better. Every time I watch the film or read the novel again, I am once again amazed by the beautiful love story between Noah and Allie; definitely one of my all-time favourites.
4. 'Pride and Prejudice' - Jane Austen
It's not just 'Pride and Prejudice' but all Jane Austen's works really; I feel differently about her books now because I've come to love and appreciate her work so much more over the years and reading these classics has really become a different experience than when I first picked up these books as a 16-year-old girl.
5. 'The Hunger Games' - Suzanne Collins
I actually really enjoyed 'The Hunger Games', the first part of Suzanne Collins' trilogy, when I picked it up for the first time. However, since I've finished the series and know how everything ends, I just don't really like the books anymore and can't help but have a 'meh' feeling when thinking about them.
6. 'From Notting Hill with Love... Actually' - Ali McNamara
I have nothing but love for Ali McNamara and her novels. Her very first book 'From Notting Hill with Love... Actually' is chick lit at its best, and I don't think I really realised that when I read the book for the first time.
7. 'The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants' - Ann Brashares
Oh, how I loved 'The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants' when I was a teenager. I really loved this series, but about two years ago or something I finally read the fifth and final part of the series and that just completely changed the way I feel about these books. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but it just really affected my feelings towards this series.
8. 'Party Girl' - Rachel Hollis
'Party Girl' is a book which I loved from start to finish, and as I read more and more books I'm starting to appreciate more and more how rare it is to find a book in which you just love everything and how you just do not want the story to ever end.
9. 'Wickham Hall' - Cathy Bramley
I think the same thing I mentioned above for 'Party Girl' goes for Cathy Bramley's 'Wickham Hall' as well. This book really has everything in it I could ask for from a book, and as time passes I sometimes think about it and wish I could pick it up again for the very first time, enjoying it all over again.
10. 'Tempting Fate' - Jane Green
There are quite a number of novels out there that deal with the topic of infidelity. It's something I feel quite strongly about, and I am still blown away by Jane Green's novel 'Tempting Fate' in which she deals with this topic in an incredible way that really got to me. As I read other novels about cheating, I always think of this book and appreciate it even more, realising Jane Green really is a terrific author.