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Monday, April 8, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I read before blogging

Interesting topic today. It was especially hard for me because I have always been a reader, and I have READ so many books it was hard to chose my favourites.  Also, I didn't read a lot of YA before blogging, so it was an interesting list to compile. 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and Bookish.

Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger 

From When I Was Young

1) The Hunter's Moon by OR Melling- Read this for the first time when I was in grade four. I finally got my own copy of it for my sixteenth birthday from my mum. I have read it SO many times and still, it continues to be one of my favourite books. 

2) The BFG by Roald Dahl- This was the first book I had read by Roald Dahl and I feel in love with it. I have such happy memories of this book. Again, I still love this one now. 

3) The Harry Potter Series- I was thirteen when I read the first three Harry Potter novels (the fourth wasn't out yet), and I devoured them during my winter break. It was magical. Harry Potter has a very special place in my heart. 

From My Romantic Days 

4) Prince of Magic by Anne Stuart- Not sure that this book is particularly good, but I certainly loved it. I am pretty sure I have reread it a handful of times and I enjoy it every time. What can I say? 

5) Dirty by Megan Hart- This one has been on a number of previous lists. But I read it before I was a blogger and I was blown away by the writing and the story. Dirty is absolutely on my top five. 

6) Public Secrets by Nora Roberts- Yes I am including  Nora in this list. How could I not? This was one of my favourites from my pre-blogging days. 


Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult- Loved this book. I don't know what I can say about it. I thought it was incredibly suspenseful and it had me on the edge of my seat. However, it also had me contemplating my life. 

7) The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Neffenegger- This was an all out good book. Beautiful story, beautiful writing. It was a really good reading experience. 

8) Animal Farm by George Orwell- Read this in high school and I absolutely loved it.  This is funny because I did not like 1984 at all. But I thought Animal Farm was phenomenal. 

9) If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern- This was a cute novel. Ahern is best known for her novel PS, I Love You. But she really is a gem and her novels are sweet and inspiring. 

10) The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson- I've mentioned this a few times. This is a Gothic love story (sort of), and it is beautifully written. It's special. 

~Happy Reading Everyone! 


  1. I read the first Harry Potter book when I was in high school too- a friend and I exchanged books to read and he gave me that one. I remember being a little snotty- thinking it was a dumb kids book. I was wrong.

  2. I've been seeing so many bloggers mentioning The Time Traveler's Wife tonight. Maybe I should just give in a read it all ready?

    Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews
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  3. I loved the BFG when I was younger! And Animal Farm; that was really a phenomenal book, I thought the whole concept was rather interesting, and really quite true!

  4. Harry Potter is amazing! I need to read Animal farm still. Happy Reading!

    My Top Ten!

  5. I love Roald Dahl, but I still haven't read The BFG. I need to get on that. My favorite Dahl is Matilda, and i will be going to see the musical this summer on Broadway. Can't wait!

  6. The BFG was one of my earliest books, and I still love it today! BTW, I LOVE the tree at the top of your blog! :)

  7. You really got a busy week ahead Top Tens are awesome

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  8. I think I'm glad I read HP before blogging. Can you imagine all of those reviews at once!? Gah!! :)


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