Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a fun way to get yourself thinking and sharing about books and bookish things.
February 25: Top Ten Tuesday REWIND!
Yay a freebie! I looked through the past Top Ten Tuesday prompts and decided to go with top ten books I read before I blogged.
1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Atwood fan for life now.
2. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Same with Krakauer—I’m working my way through his catalogue too.
3. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Eye-opening! I still think about this one, more than five years after I first read it.
4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The first book my husband and I “bonded” over 🙂
5. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
I loved this book, and ‘Tis… I still have to read Teacher Man! It made me wonder about my Irish ancestors and what they may have gone through.
6. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
I read this my senior year of high school and was riveted at the time. In fact now that I’m thinking of it, I read this during a “pick-your-own” assignment—there were like 4–5 books we had to choose from and no one picked All Quiet, so I did.
7. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Read during my freshman year of college and I was totally transported to the nasty slaughterhouses at the turn of the twentieth century and the horrible conditions of the immigrant workers there.
8. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
My first chunkster—900-some pages and I read it in like two days because I could hardly put it down. I had read She’s Come Undone before this one, but I’m hooked on Lamb now. I just got We Are Water for this last Christmas and it’s in the queue!
9. 1984 by George Orwell
I read this five times over about two years in late middle school/early high school, I loved it so much.
10. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
I think it was the stark, matter-of-fact prose detailing this shocking multiple homicide that rocked a small rural community that made this a page-turner for me.
Honorable Mentions: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross, ARRGHCK and SO many more!!!