This is a freebie week at Top Ten Tuesday. Since I just started participating in Top Ten Tuesday, I thought I'd go back and look at past topics and choose one of those. This is the one that struck me - Top 10 books I read before I was a blogger. Since I haven't been blogging for all that long, I thought this one would be easy!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I absolutely loved this book and I'm pretty sure it introduced me to the dystopian genre, so I definitely need to give this one credit.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - I had to include this book because it got me back into reading. When I was a kid all the way up into my mid-twenties, I read A LOT. But, then I had kids and somehow couldn't find the time or the energy to pick up a book. For a long time, I barely read at all. But I was a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan and when the second-to-last Twilight movie came out, I finally decided to check the books out and see the movies. I tore through the entire series, reading one book each day. After this, I remembered what I was missing out on an got back to reading in earnest!
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb - Nowadays, I mostly read paranormal and dystopian books, but I started out as a true fantasy fan. One of my absolute favorite fantasy authors of all time is Robin Hobb. Her world building is absolutely amazing and I am always in awe of her books. Assassin's Apprentice is the book that started it all!
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone by J.K. Rowling - Like most people, I fell in love with this series when I read it the first time. I read it again along with my son as soon as he was old enough. I'm still working on my 9-year-old daughter to get her to read it too and I'm sure I'll read it again with her.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - This was the ultimate in cool sci-fi books when I was a teenager and I LOVED it!! Absolutely hilarious!
Delirium by Lauren Oliver - I just loved the concept of this book. I remember thinking that it was a brilliant analogy - comparing love to an illness. I especially loved how, even though you were completely against the procedure, you could almost understand why people believed it might be a good idea. I mean, love sucks sometimes, right?
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - I remember being blown away by the ending of this book and thinking, "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa - After reading this book, I just had to go out and read every other book by Julie Kagawa. The Eternity Cure is one of the next books I will be reading!
Unwind by Neal Shusterman - I absolutely LOVED this book. Like Delirium, I loved that it presented a social dilemma, but no easy answers. It made me really think. Love that!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - I had to include at least one book outside of my normal genre and this book was the one that stuck out to me the most. Very sad, but an amazing read!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
~Grab your current read
~Open to a random page
~Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on the page
~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! ( make sure that what you share doesn't give away to much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
~Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!
- Then go on over to Should be Reading and share your teaser in her comments section!
Meanwhile, I couldn't move, couldn't think, couldn't breathe. I wanted to curl into a ball, but the walls had no give, almost like I'd been entombed with my arms and legs extended.