Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week we are listing the top ten books we read before we started blogging. Now, I must admit, although I was an avid reader before I started blogging, the reason why I started blogging because I was in serious book rut. I was just reading my favourite books again and again and again.
- The Harry Potter Series by J. K Rowling – I can’t count how many times I have read and re-read these books. They are, simply, amazing books.
- The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit by J. K Rowling – Again, a classic series and one that I will never tire of.
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis – I read this in my wardrobe hoping that I would get to Narnia (Yeah I was that kid).
So I read and re-read these three series until I was blue in the face. And, at the beginning of 2012, I was beginning to get tired of them (I know – how can anyone tire of HP?). So I slowly, but surely, began to branch out
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I absolutely LOVED these books, and they really opened my eyes to other books. They also introduced me to Dystopian – One of my absolute favourite genres!
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – I was lent this by one of my friends who said I HAD to read it. And I loved it – I desperately need to read the rest of the trilogy.
- The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – This series is absolutely brilliant – completely snarky and sarcastic and a gem in the middle grade genre!
- The Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer – A protagonist that is so deliciously bad, but so likable at the same time. A great series and a original take on a old idea.
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – I am SO excited for the movie coming out later this year. The books are great – and I am desperate to read The Infernal Devices Series.
- The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan – My cousins introduced me to Percy Jackson and I fell in love. Such a great, light read and great world building.
- His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman – Another great series by a excellent author.