Top ten tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where the people of the blogverse do some spotlighting in groups of ten, ocassionally (*ahem* often *ahem*) pushing the rules to the limits. In the best ways.
This week it's all about favourite books you read before you became a blogger- I have been reading so much more and such a wider range of genres since I started blogging, but I did read quite a lot before, too, so I don't think I'll have a problem. (These are in no particular order, mind.)
1. The Spiderwick Chronicles-
This is a series that my siblings and mother read, too, and it was incredibly exciting getting the next book and reading it in a matter of days. I love the imagination and the creatures in the series, and it has stayed in my mind for years since I first read the books.
2. The Inkworld Trilogy-
This would be the first large book I ever read- I bought the first two books when I saw them in a bookshop and they sounded incredible, they cost a lot and I felt like such a spendthrift but was so gloriously happy and reading the series was wonderous.
3. Pippi Longstockings-
I read this for the first time when I was about 12, and had grown up seeing a video movie of it which I LOVED, and the book was just as amazing and exciting.
4. I Capture the Castle-
I'm pretty sure I read this just before I started blogging, and I adored it so much. It's one of my top ten favourite books of all time and I just love the feel of it, the plot, the characters, especially Cassandra.
The first "Classic" I read and it is such a magnificent book and I was immediately in love with the characters, particularly Anne, in whom I see a little of myself.
6. Moving Castle Series-
I love everything about this series- from Howl to Sophie to Calcifer to Howl to Sophie to the castle to the magic to Howl to Sophie to the seven league boots to Howl to Sophie.
These books were a fundamental part of my growing up and I read them alongside my brother and sister, and they were kind of a thing that was passed down through us.
8. Pride and Prejudice-
I must have read this the summer before I became a blogger and I'm so happy- it's about time I re-read it, especially with the Lizzie Bennet Diaries having ended and killed me with the feels.
9. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone-
I listened to them all on audio/my mother read them to my siblings and I as I grew up, but I think I was perhaps 11 (!) when I read the first book myself. I was a little mocked because it took me about 8 months to get through, as it was one of my first forays into that kind of reading, and I wasn't a huge reader at the time, but I got through it and loved it.
10. Lauren Child books-
Lauren Child- from her stand alone picture books to Clairce Bean to Charlie and Lola, I just adore most everything she does.