Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
I read this book crammed up in a car ride from Spokane, WA to Seattle, WA. I remember getting to Seattle and telling my family that I needed to be alone for another hour so I could just finish the book. So, this book reminds me of road trips.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This is by far probably my most recommended book. I remember getting the eBook for this at 11pm from the library and stayed up several hours engrossed by it. The next morning in church I surreptitiously bought a physical copy off Amazon because I knew I just had to have it. That copy is now held together with packaging tape and has been held by more hands than a $20 whore…Okay, not that many, but still. This book reminds me of ultimate fan girling with all the ladies at work.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This is the book that kick started me out of college brain and into reading frenzy. In the winter of my senior and 5th year of college I was finally so tired of studying, particularly studying radiation physics. Enter this gem, which compelled me to keep reading till I hit 99 books that year. Go big or go home right? I plan on rereading this fall before KoA comes out. I am so ridiculously excited.
Intensity by Dean Koontz
I don’t read a lot of scary books, because I am a sissy. SoS this is about as scary as it gets, and let me just tell you that the first thing I think when I see an RV is that a crazy guy is driving it with a dead girl that he’s taking home to his kidnapped girl in his basement. I know. WHAT THE HECK. Sorry if I just spoiled a little bit of the book for you..
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This book has been my favorite for so long. It honestly makes me think of curling up with a blanket and devouring about Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth and their quirky relations. The 2005 movie happens to be my favorite, and I often times listen to the soundtrack while reading it. I am currently reading it aloud to girls at my work, because, it’s just that good.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
I remember my dad recommending this book to me..right before the movie came out. I was completely baffled. I read it listening to one of my favorite bands, Eisley’s – Room Noises album and thought it fit so well. So this book makes me think of that CD, which I still love to this day.
Jemima J by Jane Green
Loving this book makes me feel old, tbh. I remember when the internet was becoming a thing and chat rooms were the way you met people online. Like…what? This book makes me think of dial up internet.
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
I watched the show/movie series of this all the time with my sister. I didn’t actually read the books until a few years ago, and I truly fell in love with Gilbert Blythe so hard. Anyway, these books make me think of being a kid with a wild imagination. Fun fact, my current WIP features a girl with a vivid imagination.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
High school me thought I was so cool reading Palahniuk books. Looking back now, I am wondering why. His books are so sick and twisted that it makes me feel weird. So, I am sorry to say that this book, along with his other books, such as Choke really don’t sit well with me. I don’t like to fill my mind with these sort of stories anymore.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
You guys, I was 9 years old when this book came out, but it wasn’t until I was 12, when the Goblet of Fire came out that I actually read it. I remember 7th grade me had to lug all my textbooks around in middle school (we didn’t have the luxury of lockers). I stuffed Goblet of Fire into my backpack in order to protect it and carried my textbooks instead. This book makes me think of my ghetto middle school and my half Filipino/half white butt that didn’t really fit into the full Filipino clique with my bulky backpack and armful of textbooks. I wouldn’t trade this memory for actually hanging out with those kids.
I’m Curious \ ^_^ /
Have you read any of these books? What sort of memories do they bring to you? What is a book that had a significant impact on your life that you have specific memories of it?