Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish where they post a list idea and everyone is welcome to post the list with their own answers. This week’s theme is “Top Ten “Older” Books You Don’t Want People To Forget About”.
1. Harry Potter – I’ve heard so many people say “I’ve read the first few, but now I’ve seen the film, there’s no point reading the books”. No no no! Harry Potter encouraged kids to read, and that has to be for a reason – to then decide that the film is exactly the same…so wrong!
2. Dragonlance Chronicles – these are seriously old, epic fantasy, and I loved them. I dug a copy out in our local second hand bookshop recently and was transported back to reading them as a kid.
3. The Farseer Trilogy – Robin Hobb is currently writing the latest book in her Dragons series, and while I love those, I also love her earlier stuff. I literally couldn’t put Assassin’s Apprentice down!
4. Forever – This should probably be compulsory for teenage girls. Enough said.
5. The Belgariad/Mallorean series – these are THE books that got me into reading. My dad started reading them with me in the evenings, and it got to the point where I would read ahead during the day, even though I’d end up listening to the same sections again that night, because I was so desperate to know what would happen!Harry Potter
6. Uglies– this was my first real foray into dystopian fiction, and I loved them – my little sister is currently reading them and totally engrossed.
7. Conqueror Series – I knew less than nothing about Genghis Khan going into these, and I wasn’t exactly a historical fiction fan either. These showed me what historical fiction could be like, and now I really enjoy it, rather than looking through the genre as a last resort!
8. The Hobbit – lots of people are put off by the length of The Lord of The Rings, but I genuinely think the Hobbit is manageable for everyone, and with the film coming out, I think it’s especially important to at least give it a try!
10. Salem Falls/Plain Truth/Nineteen Minutes – Everyone knows Jodi Picoult as the author of ‘My sister’s keeper’ but some of her other books are as good, if not better, in my opinion. I really enjoyed all three of these, and I don’t want to forget about them in the wake of other ‘moral dilemma’ books that came flooding in!