Top Ten Tuesday: April 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks topic is “Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger” and since I started blogging last week I decided to tweak the topic a bit. I started actively using Goodreads at the end of 2011 (i.e. tracking when read, rating books). My “Top Ten” this week is “Top Ten Books I Read Before Goodreads”. A good chuck of this list are the books that I read while in high school. I sometimes say I wish I read more in high school but then I look and realize I read a lot more than I give myself credit for!

1) The Princess Diaries – I will talk again and again about how much this series means to me. I began this series back in grade school and I honestly felt like I grew up with Mia. This series also help me become a Meg Cabot fan girl. I eat up everything she writes.

2) Harry Potter – those who have read know what this series can do to you and those who haven’t read don’t know what their missing out on.

3) Something Borrowed – this is embarrassing to admit but I picked up this book because it was pink. I probably read this before I was “mature” enough (I think I was 14/15 so not THAT young) but nonetheless it is to this day one of my favorite books!

4) The A-List Series – while everyone was in love with Gossip Girl I was all over the A-List. While this could be seen as the Gossip Girl of the west coast I thought the storyline was a bit more believable (still quite over the top).

5) The Summer I Turned Pretty – even though I found Belly to be a bit annoying at times I absolutely loveΒ Jer and Conrad. Plus this book was set in the summer and I love reading books that take place over the summer.

6) Stargirl – my best friend in high school was OBSESSED with this book (she was also obsessed with Perks but alas I put that one off till last year) so naturally I was semi-forced to read it. I throughly enjoyed the story of this beautiful outcast.

7) L A Candy – these are my guilty pleasures. I know this is not the best writing but I can’t help but love the story! And I never even watched any show Lauren Conrad was on!

8) Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling) – if there is one book that helped me in high school I would say its Sloppy Firsts. I connected with Jessica in a way that I never knew was possible. These books had a realistic quality that allowed me to connect to my real life.

9) Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies – I read WAY too many of these books in high school. I would bet that if I wasn’t reading something written by Meg Cabot in high school I was reading a Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies. I read a good chuck of these in one sitting so I always felt super accomplished when I finished one.

10) The Giver – This is one book I remember reading for school and truly enjoying. I actually liked this book I didn’t give it back at the end of the year.

24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: April 9, 2013

  1. Becky says:

    I love that you listed Simon Pulse. I should have listed Point Horror under mine! I used to regularly peruse the bookshelves for anything new with that logo!

  2. Vicky Hooper says:

    Oh wow, welcome to blogging! πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy it! I love Harry Potter and enjoyed The Princess Diaries, so will have to check out some of the others on your list too.
    Great list! πŸ™‚

  3. Brittany says:

    I loooove The Giver! I still remember reading that book in 7th or 8th grade and being totally mesmerized. Of course I agree with so many more too! Fun list πŸ™‚

  4. Rebecca says:

    I really want to read The Summer I Turned Pretty – it’s one of those books I bought a long time ago and just never read. I’m in the minority about The Giver – I really didn’t like it. : /

    Nice list! πŸ™‚

  5. CeCe says:

    …and LA Candy makes the list! I read the first book when it first came out and was actually very impressed – who knew L.C. could write? Haven’t read the other ones in the series though I have certainly had my eye on them.

    • The Polished Page-Turner says:

      UGH I liked them and I sometimes hate to admit it! I guess everyone has their guilty pleasure and these are mine πŸ˜‰ You should finish the series AND then totally read the spin off series The Fame Game cause I need someone else in my hole with me

  6. Nancy @ Tumbling Books says:

    I thought I commented on this, but I didn’t actually… lol

    I love the Harry Potter series (who doesn’t?) and I really want to give The Giver a try, because the first time I tried reading it I just didn’t like it. πŸ™‚ Great list! I haven’t read any of them (other than HP), so you gave me some good ideas.

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