Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and The Bookish
This weeks "Top Ten Tuesday" is Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger.
It is crazy how joining the blogging community can change you tastes. I still love all the books on the list below but I just find its amazing how far I've come and how it feels like these books were from an entirely different generation.
I remember going to the book store, or library, and just looking at the cover of books. Checking each one out row by row. Then picking up one that looked good and reading the back cover.
Now, I never get a chance to roam the library or book store because I always know which book I am reading next. I barely every go based off of just the summary on the back cover.
If I would have stayed the same I would have missed out on the wonderful world of electronic books (mainly the ones you can not buy in stores). Not to mention I live in a small town, and now when I can't find the book I'm looking for I order it! Before I would have simply given up. Or just have not even known it existed
Thank you book blogging Gods. Thank you.
1. The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games #1
This was my first book in the dystopian genre. I loved it. It was like nothing I had ever read before and it is still one of my favourites.
2. This Lullaby
Sarah Dessen opened my work up to the "broken girl" character, and it all started with Remy and Dexter.
3. Girl in the Arena
Girl in the Arena was another book in the dystopian genre that I loved and still do. It plays on parts of our society and takes them to an extreme--like our loving for MMA fighting.
4. Pride and Prejudice
My first Jane Austen novel and I will admit that some parts were a little long and a little boring, but overall I admired Elizabeth Bennet and I loved Mr. Darcy.
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
I had to read this book for school in the tenth grade (I think) and I honestly believe that this book is responsible for my transition from child to adult. After reading this my eyes were open to the outside world and no longer centred on myself and my friend.
6. City of Bones
Mortal Instruments #1
Still one of my favourite series. The City of Bones was the first book I read, aside from Harry Potter, that took place in the fantasy world. It was my first book about demons. And I read it the first week it came out on a complete whim.
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter #1
Odd as it sounds I actually read The Chamber Of Secrets before I read the Philosopher's Stone. Weird, I know. But, I was 11 and someone told me about the Harry Potter series and this book was the only one available in my school library. Its still may favourite.
8. New Moon
Yes, the second one. Shocking I know. I loved Twilight, but New Moon was the first book that had me loving it, hating it, and just unable to put it down. Well, that's a lie. When Edward left I threw it on the ground and yelled, then went and picked it up again. Still have the exact same book...it's in mint condition even after being thrown. Now, that's quality.
9. Jessica's Guide to Dating On the Darkside
I will admit that I got this book because I was looking for something to read and this one had my name in it. Yep. Not a lie. Thankfully I really enjoyed it. In fact, I loved it.
10. Hush, Hush
Hush, Hush #1
Patch was my first Angel and my first serious bad boy. And Yes, badder than Jace Wayland. I mean Patch was going to kill her . That a BAD boy. This series is still one of my favourites.