Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list complete answers. This week's Top Ten list is:

Top Ten Tuesday - Freebie! Your time to pick whatever topic you'd like!  The topic I'm picking for this week is:  What are my top ten favorite books that got me into reading at a young age:

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emusca Orczy  (This book had adventure, romance, intrigue, suspense, and did I mention romance?  Also, it was beautifully written.)

2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  (Made to read it as a summary reading assignment in school, but it really got to me.)

3. A Separate Peace by John Knowles.  (Set in a boarding school and about two boys.  See I was reading YA even then!)

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  (Duh!)

5. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne  (Beautiful story.  A forbidden romance.)

6. Harlequin Presents romances.  (Too many to mention)

7. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe  (Just about anything by Poe, but this story in particular.)

8. All of Shakespear's plays.  My favorites:  Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Julius Ceasar and Hamlet.

9. The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  (An epic poem that I fell in love with when I read it.)

10. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry  (A beautiful story of love and sacrifice.)

Leave a comment and tell me what yours are!



  1. Great topic choice. I had a hard time enjoying reading in my young adult years because of being forced to read certain books for school. Being forced to read takes the fun out of it for me. To Kill a Mockingbird fell on that list....and to this day I don't really like it. Maybe I need to have a redo and try it again.

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    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  2. Holly, I agree with you. Funny you should use To Kill a Mockingbird as an example. I actually had it as required reading for school too and hated it. Then a couple years later, I watched the movie. It blew me away and so I went back and reread the book, and LOVED it. So weird.

  3. The Scarlet Pimpernel! I read the book last year, after being obsessed with the BBC movie with Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour. Have you seen that movie? I did like the book, but I did think it had some bad stereotypes, and I wish there was more of the Pimpernel. But I love the story!

    Totally agree - Pride and Prejudice - duh! Best book ever!

  4. I just know that I have always loved reading, but I think definitely Harry Potter. I can remember my mum reading it to me when I was about 7... I have re-read that too many times to count. I have always read anything put in front of me though, no matter what it is (I always read all the fine print, just for something to do :P) I also loved Trixie Beldon and the Golden Compass

  5. Quinn, yes! I have seen that movie and just loved it!

    Book Lover, Harry Potter is definitely a huge one. That's probably one of the greatest series of books of all time, IMO. I too have reread it so many times I can't count.


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