I have been blogging for about a year and a half now. Although I am not at all a dedicated blogger about any one topic, my blogging shenanigans have caused me to read some books that I otherwise would not have. Nonetheless, I have still read more books before I started blogging than after.
That brings me to today’s Top Ten Tuesday list from the fine folks at the Broke and Bookish, the top ten books I read before I was a blogger. I am pretty sure several of these are in my top ten even if I included my time blogging, although I have gained a number more books in my time blogging.
- Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery. I have read this book a number of times in both English and French and I still love it every time. I want to go back and re-read the whole series again, though.
- The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I wasn’t sure whether or not to include this because I read it before I started blogging, but then re-read the series this summer. It would have fallen on my list either way, so I included it.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I still can’t get over how clever this book was. The movie wasn’t bad either.
- Marley and Me by John Grogan. I got the book after watching the movie and I was so glad that I did. It is hilarious one minute and had me crying the next. It also makes me want a dog.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I read this book over a summer (while teaching band camp) after my high school did the musical when I was in the 11th grade. It was such a good read. I now have it on my phone to read again, but I struggle with the whole reading on a phone thing.
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I remember reading this on one of our many flights home. I loved how the book was written and really got the kid… Except his hatred for orange… I didn’t get that.
- The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. I struggle to explain this. I mock the books, but they were the sort that really suck you in and make you want to keep reading. I confess, I enjoyed them, even though I wouldn’t do it again.
- Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I want to re-read this one too and then go on to the rest of the series. I read this during med school interviews after being obsessed with the musical soundtrack for years.
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I first read this in late high school (I think) and it was fantastic even then. I love the combination of adventure and animal facts and spiritual discussion.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I first read this in 10th grade English and I am still to this day so glad I did.
Many of the books I enjoyed then I still enjoy now (because it hasn’t been that long). I do notice that I am more open to trying some genres or picking up certain books based on reviews or lists I have read.
What are some of your favourite books from before you blogged? Have your tastes in books changed?