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Top Ten Books I Read Before I was a Blogger

Monday, April 8, 2013

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The Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish.   This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is the Top Ten Books I read before I was a Blogger.  Wow.. I have to go back and look at my goodreads list for this.  I have been blogging for two years now .. actually this week is my bloggerversary now that I think about it.  So here is my top ten:




1. The 39 Clues by Rick Riordan I love love this series.  Each book in the series is written by a new author who continues the story from the last author!
2.Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury  I only gave this book 2 stars... which surprises me now because I have such fond memories of it.  All about an evil carnival!
3. Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson
I love this book.. I used to read a lot more science fiction before I started to moderate the Young Adult Book Club on goodreads.
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklynn by Betty Smith I also read this book for a book club and it is amazing... everyone should read it!
5. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin  I never made time to finish this series.  I am still bothered to this day that the TV series didn't use African Americans for the rolls.
6. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart I love this fantasy series... anything with Merlin is a winner to me!
7. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alex Dumas A long book but oh so good.  Take the time to read this... NOW.
8. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn -This is a book about a town that bans the use of some of the letters of the alphabet being used.  Really clever!
9. Fahreheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Don't burn books!
10. Little Women by Louisa Mary Alcott Such a wonderful classic tale! 
11.  Yeah there is a number 11 for me... countless Stephen King Books!!


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  1. I love Fahrenheit 451, but it's my only Bradbury book so far. I'll have to keep 'something wicked this way comes' in mind to read eventually.

    I haven't read A Wizard of Earthsea but I can't believe they'd make such a critical change to the TV series cast!

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    1. I was really surprised about the TV series too. It's kind of sad.

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  2. Earthsea's been on my TBR pile for aaaaages. I swear I'll get to it one day because it's got the best reputation... And Little Women, ah. I have such fond memories of those girls (oops, women!)

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    1. I love Little Women... I just don't read enough classics anymore.

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  3. Little Women! That brings back so many memories... I am going to start Fahrenheit 451, and am really excited. :)

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    1. Fahrenheit 451 is a really good book. I liked it a lot!

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  4. Oh, I love Little Women. I haven't read it since I was 13. I think I'm due for a reread.

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    1. Yes a re-read for sure!!! I read it just a few years ago and really like it. The movie was good too.

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  5. Great list, thanks for the comment on my blog. I really want to read Little Women!

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    1. Funny how many people are commenting on Little Women. I didn't think so many people liked it!

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  6. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorites. I need to find a way to read Les Miserables... if it didn't make me cry so much. Even my 8 year son liked the movie!

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    1. I want to read that book too... but there again it is sooooo long!!!!!

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  7. That series with the different authors sounds all sorts of awesome! Great list and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. Yea I love how we get to read a new author's point of view and they writing style!

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  8. Yes yes yes to Little Women, Mary Stewart's Arthurian series, and A Wizard of Earthsea. The first two only barely missed my list.

    Thank you for stopping by my TTT list earlier!

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    1. I love Mary Stewart's books. I picked them up on a whim!

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  9. I'm forever trying to get my mother to read Little Women, I used to love that book when I was younger. I wasn't too fond of Fahreheit 451, it was the only book in school I could't finish and I don't regret it.

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    1. I don't think Fahrenheit 451 is for everyone. It is really out there.

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  10. I have half of those sitting on my shelf right now. Little Women was great but I agree with 'Jessie' when it comes to Fahrenheit 451.

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    1. It is amazing how many books we have sitting on our shelves.

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  11. I haven't read any Stephen King books. Are they really scary? Might have to try one soon. Thanks for stopping by my TTT

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    1. They are not that scary actually. People act like they are terrifying but they aren't!

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  12. Little Woman, ah! Memories. :)

    Ps: Thanx for recommending reading the sequel of Wither. I can't wait to read further! :)

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    1. You should like it... I really like the Chemical Gardens!

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  13. Wow! Loving your list! It's full of things I want to read. To be shamefully honest, I've never actually read an Bradbury--*dodges rotten tomato*--but I really want to, if that helps. :D I also REALLY want to read me some Dumas. Have for a while, but haven't gotten around to it. Great list! Thanks for stopping by mine! :D

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    1. Bradbury is an author where you either like him or don't. I don't think there is any middle ground. So if you read one of his books and don't like it don't keep reading him!

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  14. Whoa, this is the first time I've come to a TTT and not read anything on the list - The Count of Monte Cristo and Little Women are on my TBR, though.

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. hahah! I saw a few lists where I didn't read anything on their lists either. And then I didn't even know what to comment!!! :)

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  15. I read Little Women so long ago I barely remember what it's about... definitely deserving a re-read! :) The only other one on your list that I've read was Crystal Cave and I literally just finished that this past weekend. It was fantastic! Thanks for stopping by!
    Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits

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    1. Oh wow.. I am jealous of you just reading the Crystal Cave. How fun to read it for the first time!

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  16. I started reading the 39 Clues! They're so cute, and I love how they're written by different authors (even though if Rick Riordan wrote them all I would be cool with that too haha).

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  17. Anything Louisa May Alcott could have made it on my list, too - such good books! I also loved A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN and the Earthsea cycle. Lovely list!

    Thanks for visiting my Top Ten, too!

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    1. I need to finish the Earthsea Cycle! I have only read book 1!

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  18. I am in love with that Stephen King image! I so want to steal it for the Chronological King series.

    Great selections on your list! I too love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Little Women. And people keep telling me how amazing Snow Crash is...I should probably get on that one, eh?

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    1. What is the Chronological King series?? I am dying to know!!

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  19. Little Women is a favorite of mine..I think I am like Jo in a lot of ways!

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  20. Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary! I haven't read any of the books in your TTT post, but Little Women is a book I've been meaning to read forever! Oh and also on my TBR list is The Wizard of Earthsea. I've heard great things about that series.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Wizard of Earthsea is a really good fantasy novel. You'll love it!

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  21. Ella Minnow Pea is such a fun book! My favourite teacher ever gifted it to me ages back. :)

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    1. Finally! Someone else who has read it!! I don't know anyone who has until now!

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  22. Omg, I love A Wizard of Earthsea. Not as big a fan of the later books, but that first one... so good. The casting in the miniseries seriously bothered me too - well, a lot of things bothered me, but that one was the most obvious. =/

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten :)

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  23. A Tree Grows in Brooklynn has been on my wishlist for so long and I want to read The Count of Monte Cristo but the size of it itimidates me.

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  24. The Crystal Cave! Ah, the memories. I agree about "anything with Merlin". :)

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  25. The Crystal Cave! Ah, the memories. I agree about "anything with Merlin". :)

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  26. Wizard of Earthsea is a good one. I really want to go back and re-read that one soon!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Great list! I've read & enjoyed a few of these, but the rest are on my TBR, so I'm glad you loved them :)

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  28. I really need to read the Earthsea books! I'll get to them one of these days.

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  29. The Count of Monte Cristo - "a long book but oh so good" YES! <3
    That SK montage is just WOW!
    I've read Something Wicked This Way Comes as well, but wasn't too fond of it...

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  30. I really need to reread The Count of Monte Cristo... loved it when I was young.

    You should read the biography, The Black Count, of Dumas' father.

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