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.
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.