Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read Before I Blogged

I've decided to jump on board with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: Top Ten Books I Read Before I Was a Blogger.

Goodness! I know I'll miss some but here are ten off the top of my head (this is tough considering I've been reading pretty heavily since about third grade and I started blogging back in February 2008. That's still a considerable amount of books up for consideration to narrow down to ten!):

1. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - funnily enough, my grandmother bought me my copy while we were on a trip to New Orleans the year the movie was due out. If I'm not mistaken it was on display at the zoo of all places. I had my nose buried in it for the remainder of the trip! I also became a big Michael Crichton fan as well.

2. The Stand by Stephen King - I've told the story many times but to recap it was the end of freshman year in high school and I lugged that hardcover around for a week until I finished. 

3. The Ragwitch or Shade's Children by Garth Nix - I'm cheating and listing two here because it would be the first Garth Nix I read and I honestly can't recall which it was! Whichever it was, it hooked me and I could never understand why no one else had never read him. Thank goodness for Sabriel!

4. Jinn by Matthew B. Delaney - his one and only release! I came across a review of this book in Entertainment Weekly while stripping magazines at work. It piqued my interest and even though it turned out to be what seemed to me an inaccurate review, I loved the book anyway!

5. Naomi by Doug Clegg - I wasn't too sure about this one when I first started it, but after an afternoon of porch reading in the rain I was a die hard fan. Clegg is a must read for horror fans in my personal opinion. 

6. The Briar King by Greg Keyes - this was one of my first official epic fantasy reads and I couldn't get enough. I was a little picky though and Keyes kind of stayed my top fantasy read for a really long time. 

7. Icebound by Dean Koontz - it's tough to pick just one Koontz title considering I read through what seemed like his entire backlist over the course of one summer. This one got me through a summer of mono. (And yes, it took me at least a month to read!)

8. Jigs & Reels by Joanne Harris - one of the most amazing writers ever and an absolutely wonderful collection of short stories. If you think you aren't a fan of shorts, I highly suggest giving Harris's stories a try. 

9. The Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold - what can I say? This is an amazing book and one that I think is sadly out of print. 

10. Wizrd by Steve Zell - I don't remember anything about this book except that to this day it stands out as a favorite from when I was a teen. 


As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I wish I'd participated in TTT this week--fun post! I've not read a single one of yours this week.

Christina said...

The only one of these I've read is Jurassic Park, but I did love it. I was a huge Crichton fan in high school. Him and Ken Follett!

kimberlybuggie said...

So happy you chose Jurassic Park! It's on my list too! Happy Reading!

Ashley said...

Nice list! I have not read most of those listed. I am actually looking some up on Goodreads.

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Becky LeJeune said...

I know, it's such a random list! I did limit myself to one book by any particular author. In my early reading days (through middle school) I was a binge reader and would read an entire author's list before finding someone new.

Unknown said...

I haven't read any of these but have def. heard of them :)

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Amanda said...

Oh man Shade's Children was great. I haven't read Jurassic Park, but I really enjoyed Timeline.