Top Ten Tuesday: Pre-Blogging Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley! 


This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger.  There were a few books that I read before I started blogging that I’ve since reread and reviewed on my blog, but I’ve decided to leave them out of this list.  So basically this is a list of my favorites before I started blogging that I’m most likely not going to review on this blog (unless I find time to reread them and want to review them).  These are in no particular order.
Of course.  My absolute favorite Harry Potter book is The Prisoner of Azkaban, and it really is probably my all-time favorite book.  I made some book pendants for myself and a few of my blogger friends recently (I got the idea from this blog, which I found via Pinterest), and the one I made for myself was of The Prisoner of Azkaban.  Jessie from The Daily Bookmark also picked a Harry Potter book–her favorite is The Goblet of Fire.
Please indulge me while I show some pictures–I’m pretty proud of my first attempt at making a bookish craft!
So you can see how little they are! 




I even did the backs, too! :D


From left to right, The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (made for Courtney at Abducted by Books), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (made for Jessie at The Daily Bookmark), The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (made for Steph at The Fake Steph), The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (made for Kate at Midnight Book Girl), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (mine), and My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews (made for Kim at On the Wings of Books)
My favorite of the series is Catching Fire.  I’m SO excited for the movie!!  As long as they don’t have the damn shaking camera effects they had in the first one, I’ll be happy.
If you’ve been on my blog before, you may have heard me talk about this book.  I read it in the sixth grade, and it was one of my first post-apocalyptic books.  I’ll always love this one a lot.  Michael Grant’s Gone series is supposed to be similar, and I just picked up a copy of Gone, so I’m excited to start that series!
I LOVE this series.  I know a lot of people that just couldn’t get into it, or they enjoyed the first book but didn’t enjoy the sequels, but I love all of them. Well, the first three books, at least.  I got the fourth book as a Christmas gift in 2011 and I still haven’t read it.  But I know I’ll want to reread the first three books before reading the last one…
This is a series I definitely would like to reread.  I’m happy that it’s being made into a graphic novel series as well.  I plan on reading the second book in the graphic novel series, Uglies: Cutters, during Dewey’s Readathon this month.
I read these just before starting my blog, and I read through them really quickly even though I’m normally a pretty slow reader.  I really loved the first book the most, but I enjoyed the sequels and can’t wait to read the prequel.
I read this book in college and I just really loved it.  It goes back and forth between a few different storylines and each storyline is really intriguing!
This is another one I read in my preteen years, and it’s one that makes me wish I had a worse memory than I do.  Let me explain–this book just has such a cool ending that I wish I could forget it so that I could go back and reread the book like new all the time.
I really love this series, and I enjoyed The Year of the Flood even more than Oryx and Crake.  However, I do want to reread these both before the third book comes out (which I’m pretty sure is supposed to be this September!).
What are your favorites that you read before you started blogging?  Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog!



    April 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Forget the books… haha. The craft is awesome— They look amazing!! What a cool idea! :)

  2. Dana

    April 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Oh wow! Love those…you did an awesome job!

  3. Jacque Smith

    April 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Your little books are SUPER CUTE. How did you do that?

    I listed Harry Potter as well. I would have listed the Hunger Games, but I read it after I started blogging.

    Here is my TTT:

  4. Kami

    April 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Those little books are amazing! How did you make them? I LOVE The Westing Game! It is such a fun clueish book. The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite Harry Potter book as well!

  5. Becky LeJeune

    April 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    THE WESTING GAME was fabulous! I'd forgotten just how much I loved that book – thanks for reminding me!

  6. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    April 10, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Thank you again for my little book. I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!

  7. LisaILJ

    April 11, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I really need to read the Maze Runner series. It has been on my TBR list FOREVER. Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  8. fakesteph

    April 11, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Ooooh, The Westing Game… how could I forget? And they are tiny and PERFECT. I can't wait to hang mine on my BEA badge lanyard. :)

  9. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    April 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    First off, I LOVE my Night Circus charm, and I'm totally wearing it in New York too!! I was so excited to actually see that you had the back of the book on there too, it made me ridiculously happy/ :)

    Also, oh my God, The Westing Game!!!! Maybe we should all do a big old re-read of that book!!!!! I named a dog after Turtle, and I'm pretty sure I went around kicking my brother after reading that book for the first time. The Maze Runner and the Uglies series are on my tbr piles (at least the first book of each). I was one of those that didn't like the Wicked books, although I kept buying McGuire's novels because I thought I must be missing something. Sigh.

  10. Jessica @ Books: A true story

    April 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    That book necklace craft is awesome!!! I wants one :)


    April 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I LOVE the little charms you made, they're so cute! :) I also want to read The Westing Game!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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