Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite books I read before I was a blogger

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic is our favorite books that we read before becoming bloggers. Before this blog, I actually had a book review blog that started in September 2010, so all books will have been read before that date. The bigger challenge will, I think, be trying to remember that far back!

#1. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden. I talk about this book (and series. and movie) ALL the time. It's easiest to just accept this now. I also reread the series about once a year. This is the only series that I regularly reread.

#2. It's a Book by Lane Smith. This should not require explanation.

#3. Warrior by Marie Brennan got me excited about adult fantasy novels again (or possibly for the first time).

#4. Slave to Sensation has a horrible title and an even worse cover, yet it turned out to be one of my favorite paranormal series to date!

#5. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong was an eighth grade favorite. Definitely should not have read it when I did, but it was so worth it. It's probably also why I made the jump to adult paranormal fiction instead of reading teen lit when I was actually a teen.

#6. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Dmitri and an epic love story. Done.

#7. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey was so unique; I probably couldn't describe it if my life depended on it, but I loved the story. Of course, I lent out my copy only to have it not be returned, so, that could be part of my memory issue.

#8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan is not something that I would have picked up from the reviews alone. I really needed the local signing to prod me into that purchase, and I am happy that I had the chance to read it (a) without freaking out too much about the whole zombie bit and (b) without prior expectations.

#9. The BDB series by J.R. Ward probably would not have appealed to me had I known how twisted some of the characters would become later on. I only read as many as I did because I got overzealous in my purchases after liking the first two and did not want to waste the money I had spent on them.

#10. anything by Christopher Pike, especially the Thirst books. I have intentionally not searched for reviews on these books, as I grew up on them and still pick them up from time to time out of nostalgia. I choose not to know what other people think of them in order to preserve my fond memories.

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