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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in which you make a list of ten to do with a certain topic. This week’s topic is “Throwback Freebie: Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog, Favorite Books Published 5 or 10 or 15 Years Ago, Ten Older Books I Forgot How Much I Loved, etc. etc. Tweak however you want!” I’m gonna go with ten older books I forgot how much I liked. In order from oldest pub date to most recent.
Curly Carla’s Top Ten:
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding. OMG, I loved this book so much! Published in 1954. I didn’t know it was that old. The ultimate book on the breakdown of government…with little kids.
- A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1) by Madeleine L’Engle. Published in 1962. I read almost this entire series when I was a kid. I’m very excited to see the movie when it comes out and I will be reading this with my daughter after we finish The Chronicles of Narnia.
- Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance: Chronicles #1) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Published in 1984. I have read this series more times than ANY OTHER SERIES. I could probably quote it. These books get tricky because of the time jumps and changes as the series progresses but this one was my favorite storyline. Great series.
- Magic Kingdom for Sale–Sold! (Magic Kingdom of Landover #1) by Terry Brooks. First published in 1986, this author is FUNNY.
- Magic’s Pawn (Valdemar: The Last Herald-Mage #1) by Mercedes Lackey. Published in 1989, this was my first m/m paranormal. And it blew me away.
- Dawn (Cutler #1) by V.C. Andrews. Published in 1990, I’ve read all her books (and by all I mean the ones that SHE wrote), until I found out they were being ghost written then I stopped at the Landry series.
- Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park #1) by Michael Crichton. Published in 1990, I read this book AFTER I watched the movie and so many things were different that I vowed I would never do that again. And I haven’t.
- The Great Book of Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1-10) by Roger Zelazny. Published in 1999. Okay I cheated a little here. But I actually read this edition so I’m gonna count it as one. I even got my husband to read it and he liked it!
- Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld. Published in 2005. Not too long ago but I’m saving this one and a couple others for my daughter to read when she gets in high school or even junior high. Great book.
- Gone (Gone #1) by Michael Grant. Published in 2008. Again, not like a super long time ago but I think it’s enough to count it. This series was a really fun read.