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Top 10 Favorite Books Before I Was A Blogger
There are a lot of books I love, but I don’t really give a lot of thought to the ones that were my favorite pre-blogging. It’s sort of amazing, because this list is so totally different than what I read now. It’s getting a little hard to imagine my life without blogging, and while I’ve come across so many new favorites, it’s been nice to remember some old favorites.
- Harry Potter. No list is complete without it, and I loved Harry long before I even knew what a book blog was.
- The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. This book was my introduction to the wonderful world of historical fiction set in Tudor England. It’s been a long time since I’ve read it…and maybe someday I’ll actually re-read it.
- But Inside I’m Screaming by Elizabeth Flock. I’m not sure why I loved this one so much, but I did. Maybe it was something I just connected with at the time I was reading it.
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I first read this one in high school, and read it several times in high school/college, but haven’t read it since. One reason why I liked The Lovely Bones is that Susie is watching her family and friends deal with her murder and narrates the book from heaven. It’s definitely different, and every single time I read a book dealing with the afterlife or one that’s narrated by someone who’s died (which isn’t all that often) I can’t help but think about this book.
- Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts. Oh, teenage me. Actually, I did love Where The Heart Is- well, obviously, because it’s on this list- but there’s something about Novalee’s story that’s captivating.
- The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. There’s just something about Lily discovering what family really means. And it’s such a great coming-of-age story.
- Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen. It’s Pride And Prejudice. It’s classic. It’s also one of the classics that I actually love. Do I need to say more?
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. This one has stuck with me for a good 8 or 9 years, and even though I have never experienced what Melinda experienced, I still found her very easy to relate to. And it started me on the path of being a total Laurie Halse Anderson fangirl.
- The Pact by Jodi Picoult. This one was so hard to read, and there was a point where I had to put it down for a while because I couldn’t stop crying. Once I picked it back up, it was hard to put down. I just needed to know why.
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. This is a great re-telling of Dracula, and I love how there’s a connection between generations, and how the story of Dracula is connected to so many different people.