Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: What did I love before I started blogging?

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. They created it because they're "particularly fond of lists" and since I also enjoy lists, I've decided to participate in this fun feature.

This week we're listing our favourite books from before we started blogging. Sometimes I still consider myself a newbie blogger but I still have to think way back past two and a half years to think about my favourites from before I started this blog. I didn't really track my read books consistently (I think I started multiple lists several times but never kept with it. Silly.) so I'm going purely by memory. *Checks Goodreads* It appears I've added a ton of books I read prior to my blogging days. These were all obviously ones that stuck out and I came up with thirteen, in no particular order. I couldn't just pick ten!

Don't forget to check out their blog for a full list of everyone participating this week!

Jessica Darling series - Megan McCafferty
This was one of the first series that I couldn't wait for the next book to be released. It makes me really happy that so many bloggers have been discovering this series lately!

Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling

This was one of my first forays into chick lit and it holds a soft spot in my heart. I still remember not wanting to read the second book because I disliked Darcy so much in SOBO!

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series - Ann Brashares
Another favourite series. I loved these girls.

Nearlyweds - Beth Kendrick
This was the first Kendrick book I read and I absolutely adored it. I can still remember going for a walk in the summer evening after I finished it and thinking about how it had ended.

Georgia Nicolson series - Louise Rennison
My best friend, her sister, and I were obsessed with these books in late elementary school and high school. We would randomly quote the books all the time. In fact, sometimes we still do. COSMIC HORN!

Katie Chandler series - Shanna Swendson
I adore this magical chick lit series!

Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
Another early chick lit love for me. Becky Bloomwood may drive me crazy these days, but I still have fond memories of discovering this series.

Peaches- Jodi Lynn Anderson  
This is a really great and, in my opinion, underrated, young adult series. It has a similar feel to the Traveling Pants girls but it takes place in Georgia on a peach farm. A great contemporary series.

The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger 
My mom read this one before I did and kept hounding me to read it. I finally got around to it when the movie was coming out and finished it at 1am the day before (erm, same day as) going to see the movie. 

Anne of Green Gables series - Lucy Maud Montgomery
A classic from my childhood. I had a bit of an obsession with Anne and read the entire series one summer when I was...erm...12? Maybe? Anyway, my love of Anne goes way back.

Little House series - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Another series that I loved when I was a kid. I'm so glad my mom bought the boxed set for me early on in life (I think I was 3 or 4 when she got it) and hung onto it until I was ready for it.

Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan
This series is just so cool. It's filled with adventure and Greek mythology. I also love that this series was gobbled up by young boys. I used to love talking to those boys when I was working at the bookstore - so cute! This is a series that will apply to the young and old, similar to Harry Potter.


  1. Sophie Kinsella's books are so cute and fun, and I adored the Little House series! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/04/08/beforeblogging/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. Fab list! I think we might be book-loving twins - I've read and loved almost everything on your list, especially the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series and Jessica Darling. I've always wanted to check out Peaches - now that you're saying it's kind of like the Travelling Pants series, I'm definitely moving it up my TBR.

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my TTT!

  3. I also put Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin & Ann Brashares on my list! And I actually liked Darcy, as I read the 2nd book. I hope you do read it because you def. see another side of her, and I loved it :)

    new follower!

  4. I totally forgot the Little House books and the Sisterhood books! Awesome list, as always!

  5. I'm a huge fan of The Time Traveler's Wife too. Awesome list :-)


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