Top Ten Books I Read Before Blogging

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a Rewind: Choose any topic from the past that you didn’t get to participate in before. I had a couple years of only on-and-off blogging, so I thought I’d choose a post from that time. Back in April 2013, the featured topic was our top ten books read pre-blogging. Awesome topic! While I’ve read many wonderful books since I began blogging in Feb 2008, there were some great ones before then as well. Some have been reread and reviewed since then, and others will likely be reread and reviewed in future years! In no particular order:

  1. Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson: Perfect atmospheric bliss!
  2. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov: Creepy and brilliant.
  3. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway: I think I’ve read this a dozen times now.
  4. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath: Gets better with each reread!
  5. Possession – AS Byatt: Picked up on a whim, became my favorite book…
  6. The Awakening – Kate Chopin: I read this at just the right moment to pierce my heart.
  7. The Painted Veil – William Somerset Maugham: Maugham = wonderful.
  8. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller: You’ve got flies in your eyes!
  9. Harry Potter – JK Rowling: Yes, all of them.
  10. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte: I can’t believe I didn’t read this until I was almost 29.
  11. (Bonus novella) The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka: Kafkaesque is one of my favorite words.

Hmm. Is it obvious I read mostly classics pre-blogging?


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

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8 Responses to Top Ten Books I Read Before Blogging

  1. _giovannard says:

    The Bell Jar is one of my favorites! 😀 Great Top Ten!
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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  2. jesshenry1989 says:

    I got lucky and had to read Jane Eyre in High School. Completely life changing. Still have the very well worn paperback from that time. lol. Great list! 🙂

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  3. Curious Daisy says:

    I’ve yet to read The Awakening and I must change that soon. Happy reading!!

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  4. oh I love this top ten! you’ve read some beautiful life-saving classics!

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  5. EIP says:

    Great picks! I’ve read quite a few of these so I admire your taste, Jane Eyre is a wonderful book for example.

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  6. Kailana says:

    I hated The Old Man and the Sea when I read it the first time. I really should reread one day!


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