Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday | Books Before the Blog

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and features lists on different bookish topics. Today's category:

Books I Read Before I Was a Blogger

I have a tendency to harp on about my old favorites, so long-time readers will certainly have heard these before. But I can never turn down the chance to proselytize about my favorite books, so here you are!

Sunshine by Robin McKinley: one of my most worn-out comfort reads

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #3): probably my favorite book in one of my favorite UF series

The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay: possibly my all-time favorite book

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Gentleman Bastard #1): hilarious, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting. Just an amazing book.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1): another funny and intense fantasy

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card: a mainstay of science fiction

Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese (Mercury #1): a funny and clever story of the Apocalypse

Fever series by Karen Marie Moning: unbelievably gripping. I've never really thought of them as separate books (except when waiting for Shadowfever).

Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher (Codex Alera #4): best book of a great epic fantasy series

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling: definitely my favorite HP book

What are your old favorites?


  1. I love love love Ender's Game and I can't wait for the movie to come out later this year. I hope they do it justice! Here is my list:
    Top Ten Tuesday


  2. Yes for Harry Potter. I still need to read the Fever series. Happy Reading!

    My Top Ten!

  3. Goblet of Fire is my favorite too! :)

    new follower

  4. I love all the Harry Potter books, and Goblet of Fire is AWESOME. But my favorite is definitely Prisoner of Azkaban. I just love that book, and it was the one where I realized JK Rowling had some serious plans for the whole series.

  5. You know what is interesting? I had a copy of Sunshine sitting on my shelf for ages unread and I donated it last year. Now I see that it is one of your go-to comfort reads and I am wishing I had not given it up. *sigh* Back on my wishlist it goes. ;)


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