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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

April 8th, 2013 by Debbie's World of Books

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week our topic is: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

This was a little hard because the main reason I started my blog was because I kept losing track of the books I read but here are some of my favorites growing up.

  1. Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
    Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey: I love Lackey’s Valdemar series and I remember visiting the bookstore every week to pick up a new book in her series.  Talia’s story was one of my favorites and one of the first ones I read.   I haven’t been as big a fan of her newer Valdemar books but I constantly go back to this one.
  2. Phantoms by Dean Koontz
    Phantoms by Dean Koontz: I went through a Dean Koontz phase back in the day but this was the only one that I read over and over and over.  It was one of those mass disappearance mysteries that always catch my attention and even makes reference to the Roanoke colony that disappeared and the Bermuda Triangle disappearances.  How can you not love a book with all that?
  3. The Wedding by Julie Garwood
    The Wedding by Julie Garwood: My aunt who was like a second mom introduced me to Julie Garwood and I devoured every book she has published and can’t get enough.  Her latest contemporaries have been pretty good but my heart still lies with her historical novels.  It was hard to pick just one to highlight as I could have filled all ten slots with her titles.
  4. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
    The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn: I cannot remember how I ended up picking up this book but I am so glad I did.  I’ve reread it so many times that I lost count.  It’s actually book 2 in the Bridgerton series but I didn’t even realize it was a series at the time.  Once I did I went out and bought every book that was out and then anxiously await each new book.  Garwood and Quinn are my go to authors for romances that also give me a good laugh.
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: How can I not mention Harry Potter?  I remember staying up late into the night (or early into the morning) finishing up these books on the day they each came out.  Loved them!
  6. The Secret Circle: The Initiation by L.J. Smith
    The Secret Circle: The Initiation by L.J. Smith: I grew up reading L.J. Smith back in my teens and The Secret Circle and Vampire Diaries were two of my favorite paranormal series. I suppose you could say it was the Twilight of my generation :)
  7. The Eight by Katherine Neville
    The Eight by Katherine Neville: I realize looking at these old covers they aren’t the most eye grabbing but seriously I loved them all!  This one combined all my favorite elements of mystery, riddles, romance, historical and suspense.  I actually read this for the first time as an assignment for a school class.
  8. Three Minute Universe by Barbara Paul
    The Three-Minute Universe by Barbara Paul: I was surprised by how much I loved this book.  I love Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager but was never a fan of the original series but this one cracked me up.  I also loved seeing how the crew deals with a species so different from us and how everyone has to learn tolerance and not making snap judgments about others.
  9. outsiders
    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: If you loved Simone Elkeles’s Perfect Chemistry you should check this one out. I loved both books and when I read Perfect Chemistry it immediately reminded me of The Outsiders.
  10. Long Live the Queen by Ellen Emerson White
    Long Live the Queen by Ellen Emerson White: This was another one of my favorites growing up. It had similar lines for me as Stolen by Lucy Christopher.  It deals with a teenage girl who is kidnapped and the relationship she develops with her kidnapper & how she must cope with everything that has happened all the while dealing with being the president’s daughter.

I didn’t have enough room to list them all but I also blew through David Eddings books, Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory series, Stephanie Laurens Cynster series and many, many more awesome series before blogging.

Posted in Books, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

5 Responses

  1. Angie

    I too loved the Secret Circle and the Vampire Diaries. I agree about them being our Twilight. I liked Secret Circle much better then the Vampire Diaries and am sad that show didn’t do so well. And The EIGHT!!! WOW! That book is amazing too. The second book .. Fire I think? Ughh snore that one wasn’t very good to me. Here is my list:
    Top Ten Tuesday


  2. Mary-Sweet Bookshelf

    Harry Freaking Potter! YES! I’ve re-read them all since blogging but man I will never get tired of these books.

  3. Elin

    Harry Potter <3 Love your list:)

  4. Lori

    The Outsiders is on my list too! That book turned me into a reader. <3

    My Top Ten

  5. Kailana

    Mercedes Lackey is an author I collect and then never seem to read much from… So terrible! I went through a Dean Koontz stage. I keep meaning to read his Frankenstein series. And I have of course read The Outsiders. :)

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