Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

Happy Tuesday All! It’s time for another TTT and this weeks topic is books I love that were written more than ten years ago. Most of my favorite books fall into this category, so this is pretty exciting. Without further adieu, lets talk about some oldies.

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, first published 1999: I first read this as a teenager and absolutely adored this book, enough that I have a tattoo from the book. I think that’s saying something.
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, first published 1813: Like this wasn’t going to make the list? This is my favorite classic!
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, first published 2003: This book has all the feels, as they say. What a sad, wonderful story.
4. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, first published 1995: I could not put this book down when I read it, the story and the main character in particular just sucked me in.
5. The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta, first published 2007: I flew through this book in about two days when I read it a few years back. This hits a little too close to home when we consider some of America’s flaws, but this was such an amazing read.
6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, first published 1960: I suspect that we will see this on A LOT of this weeks lists, but I mean…. there’s a reason for it!
7. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen, first published 2009: I still think about this memoir from time to time now and I read this 12 years ago. There is just something about this memoir that when things get nutty in my life, I always think back to this read.
8. Soulless by Gail Carriger, first published 2009: I remember this book so fondly. I was in college when I stumbled across the ebook from my library one night and I read the whole thing that night. I think I was up until about 4 am reading. Not a big deal for 19ish year old Hannah, but I do remember sitting in class later that day yawning and wondering just how I let myself get so sucked in.
9. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, first published 1960: Listen y’all. We need to give credit where credit is due. What books turn us into readers? I read this book almost every single day as a kid. This book is one of the ones that made me the reader I am today.
10. The Witches by Roald Dahl, first published 1983: I’ve never read a bad Roald Dahl book, but this is another one that I read over and over as a kid. Anytime it was available at the library I took that sucker out and read it like I’d never get to read it again.

These are ten books that I loved that were written more than ten years ago. Have you read any of these? What’s on your list?

Until next time, Happy Reading!

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

  1. curlygeek04 August 16, 2022 / 7:05 pm

    I love that you’ve included Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl! It’s pretty hard to compare anything else to those two. I really enjoyed the Soulless series too, it felt very different from everything else that was being written at the time.

    • Hannah August 16, 2022 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks, it‘s important to remember where it all starts for us bookworms from time to time! And agreed on Soulless!

  2. Leslie August 16, 2022 / 7:57 pm

    Great list! Perks of Being A Wallflower made my list too!! I should have totally added some of the children books I loved- my kid is in love with Green Eggs and Ham right now!

    My Top Ten!

  3. Susan August 17, 2022 / 9:48 am

    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is my favorite book of all time! I rarely re-read books, but this one is different. I love it more every time I read it. It’s been fun to see it on so many lists this week 🙂

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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