Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme hosted by The Book and the Bookish. As a lover of books and lists, I knew I wanted to be a part of this awesome and creative feature! The weekly topics can be found on the Top Ten page.

 Top Ten "Older" Books You Don't Want People To Forget About

1. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine: I grew up reading Goosebumps. In fact, this series is one of the first to make me love reading. They are scary enough to make you want to sleep with the lights on and creative enough to keep you coming back for more.

2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I know no one will ever forget this book, especially with the movie coming out, but I think it was incredible. It's a harsh, honest look at life and F. Scott does not sugar coat anything. One classic that every reader should read.

3. The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: Another classic. It's epic, timeless, and leaves your imagination feeling full of hope and life. Good v.s. Evil is a universal theme and Tolkien hits it right on the mark. I'll never forget Frodo and his adventures and I'll make sure my kids read this series, this includes The Hobbit because it's just as, if not more, important for everyone to read.

4. The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan: Okay, so I must admit I'm currently reading this now, but I'm almost done. These books have been out for a while now, but I hadn't really thought about reading them until I saw the movie (I know, blasphemy!) They are amazing and any fan of Greek mythology and epic adventures will love it. 

5. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: Another epic series full of magic and adventure. Harry is a character that everyone knows on a first name basis and I'd like it to stay that way. I'll admit I haven't finished this series, but I will one day because Harry will forever have a place in my heart. 

6. Confessions Of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella: Okay, not as epic as the others on this list, but I love this series! Becky Bloomwood is the funniest character you'll meet. She is loveable and quirky and she'll remind you of yourself. Plus, we've all been in her shoes. Truly one of my favourite series.

7. The Baby Sitter's Club series: So I just have to mention another series from my childhood. Reading when I was younger was so important and I think it got me into m habits today. I could relate to everything these girls did even though I never really babysat. Also, I love series that go one forever, you get to know so much about the characters!

8. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: I hope they never stop making kids read this in high school because this was one of my favourite books to read. Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is always so eye opening. We forget how much everything we say and do affects those around us. This book is so important to literature, I'm sure it will never be forgotten.

9. The Giver by Lois Lowry: The original dystopian novel. With all the hype on dystopian now, I hope all these teenagers take the time to read this wonderful novel. I read it a long time ago and have been meaning to re-read it, buy I still remember it so vividly that I've yet to revisit that world. 

10. Shakespeare. All of it all the time. I was changed the day my english teacher made us open Romeo and Juliet. It was the first I read and certainly not the last. Even now, I'm trying to read all of his plays because his words draw me in and promise to never let go. School makes us read these for a reason. (And made it easy for us to understand them!) 

Feel free to tell me if you agree with my list, or your top ten older books!


  1. New follower! The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter were on my list too. Goosebumps is a great pick!

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Harry Potter is so amazing and it was such a part of my daughter's reading life, I hope that I get to read it to her kids as well.


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