Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Throwback Freebie: Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog. As some of these books are classics, I didn’t write reviews for all of them. Thankfully I was able to track my reading on Goodreads and found the books which stood out for me in my first blogging year. If you’d like to check out my reviews, the link text will direct you there.
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
This epic love story became one of my all-time favourite books.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Another one of my favourite classic books. I love the gothic suspense and slow-burning forbidden romance.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Jane Austen’s characterisation is brilliant.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
This classic book has characters you love to hate.
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
The first book that introduced me to Philippa Gregory’s fascinating historical fiction. I then became hooked on The Cousins’ War series.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Wow, I found my Goodreads review:
I had forgotten how good this book is! A funny and touching novel. My favourite character is Beth. One of my favourites and definitely worth a reread.
The Arabian Nights
I remember finding a beautiful illustrated edition of this book in a charity shop and I still have it now. My edition has 13 diverse folk stories including Sinbad the Sailor and Aladdin. I’m actually reading The Wrath and the Dawn at the moment and it’s interesting to see where Renee Ahdieh drew her inspiration from.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I reread this book and it certainly grew on me.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
A highly entertaining coming-of-age novel which is also a parody of Gothic romance novels.
Popular by Maya Van Wagenen
This memoir of a smart teen trying to fit in at middle school is funny, witty and refreshingly honest.
Thanks for reading this list. Have you read any of these books? Please let me know in the comments. Until next time, readers!