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 love 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.