Top Ten Tuesday #31

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Books I Love that were Written Over 10 Years Ago

I think this week’s prompt is “Books I Love that were Written Over 10 Years Ago.” As bloggers, I think we tend to focus on the more recently published books when there are so many other awesome books written a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away ). Anyway, here are my top ten 15 books:

All of these books were published before 1990 and I rated them four or five stars when I read them.

What about you? Which books written more than 10 years ago did you love reading? Do we have any in common?

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Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s when I read it too. 😀 My teacher had us do an exercise where we rewrote the ending. That’s why this particular title stood out to me for all these years.

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  1. Greg
    Greg says:

    I remember those dragon PRince books! The cover artist is one of my favorites. I nevere read em though. And yay for LoTR! I read Dune too, years ago.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Rae! 😀 I’ve actually never read another book by Agatha Christie, but I’m familiar with other stories because of movies. I’d like to read more; it’s just a matter of when, lol.

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  2. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies says:

    Fabulous list! Seeing Where Are the Children brings back such memories — it was the first book of its kind that I read, and I remember being so shocked and blown away by it! These are all great choices, and it makes me happy to see Anne of Green Gables. I’m a very late arrival to Anne’s charm, but I love those books so much!

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Where are the Children was my first foray into that type of book too. 😀 I’m also very late to the Anne love. I still haven’t read more of the series. I need to, though.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I understand. I have a hard time saying that I enjoyed reading NIGHT as well. It was eye-opening. I learned things I hadn’t known yet. How it affected his life and belief really shook me. I can only imagine what it must’ve been like reading it as a Jewish person. I know it probably made you feel things I could never understand.

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  3. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard says:

    Oh, good choices! Agatha Christie, LOTR, Anne of Green Gables – all made my list, though a different Christie novel was my favorite. And some of your other picks are wonderful, too. I’ve not read all of them, but some are on my TBR lists, notably P&P, the Eva Ibbotson books, and My Father’s Dragon

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  4. anoushka
    anoushka says:

    HIII I’M NEW TO YOUR BLOG BUT IN LOVE WITH ALL OF IT??? the design’s STUNNING AND AM OBSESSED OK 😭 also i LOVE this post and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES IS THE MOST PHENOMENAL BOOK IN EXISTENCE, i love all of the characters TO THE MOON AND BACK they’re THE BEST EVER!! also YES to pride and prejudice I LOVEEE!! i havent read any of the other ones but most of them are on my tbr AND DID I MENTION THIS IS PERFECTION AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALL OF IT????? so excited to DEVOUR all of your future posts and cannot wait to interact more with youu!!

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      LOL. Yes, to me too. I had to recite it in one of my theater classes in college. The tongue twisters helped us loosen our tongue and we had to practice and practice until we could say them without being tripped up. 😀

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