09 April 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #14

Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger 

I thought this was going to be easy. But it's not. In fact it's probably the toughest list I had to create. To pick just 5 books! That is insane! 

  1. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - This book made me cry. At it had a happy ending. Well, it was more bitter-sweet but still. I love it so  much and my heart skips a beat whenever I think about it. 
  2. Stolen by Lucy Christopher - Another tearjerker. Another great Aussie author. Another great crushable guy. Ugh! I have so much love and respect for this book. 
  3. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - I just love torturing myself with these depressing stories. This will be forever one of my all-time favorite books. I bought the UK hardback which looks like a diary and it has these awesome pictures and notes in it. It just made the book more real. 
  4. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma - Tabitha Suzuma killed me with this book. I sobbed so much I couldn't catch my breath.
  5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - VA seems to be on my every TTT list. I can't help it. This was my first major book obsession. I love Rose, Christian, Dimitri and Adrian. And most of all my Vampire Queen- Richelle Mead. 

1.  Delirium by Lauren Oliver - I love this book to infinite heights. It was the first book I read through Goodreads and it was my initial step into the YA kingdom. And I loved the dynamics between Alex and Lena! Oh dear lord. ALEX. I just break down everytime I remember those pivotal moments in the novel.
2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - I think it's a given that this book is golden. This book was like a shining landmark when it came to the relationship between the books written by MM and I shared. So many damn tears.
3. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta- I joined the blogging world pretty late , so I got to read many amazing books before ever starting a blog. Froi of the Exiles , in my eyes , is the only book that could ever match upto MM's other book Jellicoe Road which was just spectacular. There was so much heartbreak. So much hope and so much love. I had never pegged Marchetta to be a fantasy writer but dammit did she just nail it and cause an earthquake. This makes me cry even more because the series is over now and I still don't want it to be over.
4. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher - Oh My God. THIS BOOK. I am yet to come across a person who does not like this book. This book played with my emotions. And I loved it.
5. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James - I have all of Julie James books and this one has to be my favourite. SO MUCH FUN. All that sexual tension. The banter. The competition. In another time I thought I'd  go study law for becoming a lawyer because of this book. :P


  1. This is great list ladies, I would totally find it hard just listing 10 books but 5, you ladies have seriously outdone yourselves! I discovered Jellicoe Road and Stolen before I became a blogger and loved them! I need to pick up more books by Julie James and start the Vampire Academy series! :)

  2. I still need to read The Sky is Everywhere, I've heard so many great things about it! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/04/08/beforeblogging/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. Jellicoe Road is such a fantastic book. I first read it last year, and I was kicking myself for waiting so long to do so, because it was so incredible. The Sky is Everywhere is amazing too, it's so beautifully written. Brilliant list!

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  4. I still haven't read the Vampire Academy books despite the fact that my students love them! I really need to make time for the first one :)

  5. Vampire Academy is on my list too! You have a few books I really need to read soon. Great list!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  6. Great lists with great books! I love Julie James's books, too, and Practice Makes Perfect & Something About You are both my most fav, still can't decide which one I love more :)

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  7. I also had a hard time with this list, only because I was blogging from 2008, my blog wasn't just a book blog it was a personal blog as well and even though I've read since I was a child, I just could not remember books I read prior to blogging.

    I rely way too much on my Goodreads list. i'd be lost without it LOL

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    Have a great week!

  8. That Vampire Acadamy Book sounds interesting, love books about the unnatural.