Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

Posted April 9, 2013 by Kara in Lyn / 14 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger.

I am going to cheat here and mention books I loved before I joined Goodreads. I have been a blogger for about 4 months now, but Goodreads really changed how I viewed books, and my taste drastically changed when I joined in 2010. This week, I will share my top ten favorite books prior to blogging on Goodreads.




Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire – I believe I would still enjoy this book, even today. This book, in my opinion, rivals Wicked and showed me that personality still has a place in the world.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – I’m not the highly religious type, but I still found myself loving this book. I love the imagery in the book, and I liked the progression of the story.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer – Don’t throw sticks and stones! I was, at one time, a Twihard. When I began to delve into other YA, I discovered how I never really enjoyed the story and just liked the companionship of other readers enjoying a book.

The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King – I fell out of love with King’s work (but I still do love the man) due to the material. This book, however, was the best thing he has ever written.

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts – I use to believe any book I finished was the best book ever. This book was given to me by a friend. I watched the movie, since I have always had such a large girl crush on Natalie Portman, and the book will always bring fond memories.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – One of the only high school books I enjoyed at that time in my life, I still believe that the book still stand the test of time.

A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare – My favorite Shakespeare play! I will ALWAYS love it!

I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan – This book helped me transcend out of my religious roots and become a little more honest with my views on Christianity. 

Life of Pi by Yann Martel – yes, I love this book. I will, forever and always, love the ending. The treatment of the animals, however, still makes me sad.

Viking Series by Tim Severlin – It was my first real exposure to the Viking culture and time period.


What books did you enjoy prior to joining the book blogging community? Leave a link below!

14 responses to “Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

  1. Sam

    I was never in love with Twilight, but I suppose it was the book that really got me into paranormal romance. I haven’t read many of the others, though Life of Pi is on my pile. I might regret reading it after having watched the movie though… that never seems to work out for me.

  2. YES to EYES. That was the second SK book I ever read, and it remains one of my favorites. It’s so different from his normal books, and it’s the first one I ever encountered Flagg in – and maybe my favorite version of Flagg. I haven’t read an SK book since the final Dark Tower novel. I was so mad at that point, because I felt like he had changed SO much as a writer. That may not be fair, but that series meant to much to me and the end, well. I could write a thesis on the DT series, but I won’t.

    Now I want to re-read TEOTD. 😀 I’ve read it three times I think!

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  3. I’m one of those people who couldn’t handle Gregory Maguire. Don’t know why, but I found his writing really offputting. Everyone I know wither loved him or hated him, which is funny.

    I totally loved The Lovely Bones and Life of Pi. Oh, also, Shakespeare’s great. My favorite play is Twelfth Night, though. 🙂

    • Maguire wrote one awesome book, and the others are just so-so. I’m not his biggest fan, but I do like the music from the musical Wicked!

      I need to reread Twelfth Night. I should get around to it this year!

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