Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger
A Northern Light/The Tea Rose/The Winter Rose/Revolution
by Jennifer Donnelly
As most of you know, Jennifer Donnelly is one of my go-to authors that I discovered before I was a blogger. I was introduced to her writing by my college English professor, and ever since then I’ve been hooked. I still have to read The Wild Rose which is the final in the Rose trilogy so maybe when I do read it, I’ll review it here on the blog.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
I remember reading this in grade school and it having such a profound affect on me. It really is such a thought provoking story, and it was such a wonderful experience to listen to the audiobook last year, and re-live all those feelings I experienced before I was a blogger, and also find new ones along the way.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I had a discount coupon to use from Barnes and Noble so I asked April if she had any suggestions. She immediately suggested Divergent, and trusting her as I do I bought it. Of course, she was right, and I absolutely fell in love with the story and the characters of Divergent. CAN’T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE! (Also, need to read Insurgent soon).
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
This is the book that first introduced me to the wonder that is Libba Bray. I’d like to think it was the beginning of a wonderful journey.
Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume
I re-call this being one of the first “big” books I ever read, and I loved it. It will always hold a special place in my heart. Also, it is also the school library book that I accidentally dropped in the bathtub. Opps!
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
“Read this. You’ll love it. It’ll make you cry.” This is what I was told when I was handed this book by one of my closest friends. Very valid points. Also, should never have tried to finish it on a bus on the way home. Cannot wait to read the sequel Fly Away very soon!
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Admittedly, I read Speak when I first heard about the man who wanted it added to the banned books list. Both curious and because I had seen April very angrily describing her feelings on the situation, I decided to go out and by the book to see what the “fuss” was all about. I’m so glad I did because I loved the story of Speak, and it made me very angry to think that someone was trying to ban it. Speak is one of those stories that should be read by all.
Searching For David’s Heart by Cherie Bennett
April and I both had to read this for the book club that we were involved in during our middle school years. I’ve read it many times since then. It is a beautiful story that never fails to pull at my heart strings and make me tear up.
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albon
A tear-jerking kind of book but one that has a tendency to come to me from time to time. It definitely makes you think and reflect on things.
Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh
One of my favorite fictional Titanic stories. I’ve re-read multiple times, and will probably be doing so again in the near future.
Have you read any of these books? If so, which ones? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments and be sure to drop me a link to your top ten list!
As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.