Top 10 Tuesday: Favorites without a blog post

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! The prompt for today wasn’t really speaking to me. So I decided to look through some old TTT topics and find one that sounded fun. I settled on favorite books that I have not blogged about.

I am still a pretty new blogger–it will be 2 years in June. And I did plenty of reading before that! One of my book goals this year is to reread some favorites and blog about them. Because some of these books are on my all time favorites list and deserve the spotlight here on my blog. Enjoy!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak // Although I hate the question “what is your favorite book,” this one always comes to mind. It’s definitely up there on my favorites list.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis // I finished this full series the summer before I started blogging. And I was blown away. I have posted a review of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe but would love to do the full series. These are great read aloud books. In fact, I need to get back in the habit of reading aloud to my husband.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett // I loved this book when I read it years ago. And I am unsure if I have ever read it again. Would love to reread it this year!

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostovesky // This is the novel that inspired me to take a Russian Literature course in college (taught in English luckily) and is still one of my favorite classics ever. I’d love to blog more about why.

The Lord of the RingsΒ and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien // I am certainly not as die hard a LOTR fan as you can find out there. But I do enjoy these novels quite a bit and would love to tell you why.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster // This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. I remember just loving it as a kid. And I don’t think I’ve read it as an adult! Would love to reread it this year!

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson // Same thing for this children’s book. I remember loving it as a kid (pre-Harry Potter even). It would be so fun to return to it now and see what I think.

The Giver by Lois Lowry // I had reread this book in recent years but it must have been pre-blog because I don’t have any review posted. Such a thought provoking novel that is both simple and sophisticated.

Shakespeare // Guys, I know I’m an anomaly, but I really enjoy reading Shakespeare. I took a great Shakespeare course in college, and a few more where were read some Shakespeare. Plus, I’ve seen several shows in London. I think I need to give the Bard some time and share why I enjoy his plays so much (and perhaps how I understand them too πŸ˜‰ ).

What are some of your favorites that you want to blog about?

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Favorites without a blog post

      1. Absolutely — I absolutely love Shakespeare (kinda obvious, given my blogging name, huh?). I’m reading LOTR for my sixth (maybe seventh?) time right now. I like Narnia and The Hobbit a lot, too. I thought The Help and The Book Thief were excellent, though I didn’t love them, and I remember The Giver being good, though I read it too many years ago to remember much more than that. I think The Phantom Tollbooth is clever, but I don’t actually like it, alas. My husband and son love it, though!

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        1. Always glad to find another Shakespeare lover! So awesome you’ve read LOTR so many times. The Giver is totally one of those books I remembered liking in like middle school and then reread and was just as impressed later. Too bad about The Phantom Tollbooth for you–glad you’ve read it though πŸ™‚

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