Monday, October 1, 2012

Top Ten Older Books to Remember

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks topic is Top Ten "Older" Books You Don't Want People To Forget About (you can define older however you wish. Basically just backlisted books you think are great. Basically the point is to share books that could be forgotten about in the midst of all the new releases)

The thing is, I don't read many "older" books. I seem to stick with the newer ones. Older to me are the midgrad books I read when I was a preteen. Hmmm so this list might be a little all over the place.

1. Chasing Red Bird by Sharon Creech:
I used to read this book all the time. This is by far my favorite childhood book. This is why I reread it this year, just for nostalgia.

2. Just Ella by Margaret Petterson Hadix:
This book used to crack me up. I read it again this year and while I didn't like it as much as I used to, I still enjoyed it.

3. Janey's Girl by Gayle Friesen:
I was so madly in love with this book when I read it way back when. I think about it all the time and I know it's not completely forgotten because I had to put it on the holding shelf for someone at my library and it made me so so happy.

4. Just One Wish by Janette Rallison:
This book has made it onto plenty of my TTT posts, but that's because I ADORE IT. Janette is pretty well known but not as well known as I'd like. To me, this is her best book and I have to force myself to not constantly reread it all the time. I need to try and get more books off my tbr list and not reread the same things all the time.

5. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson:
Ah!!! I love this book!!! I think this is by far one of the best YA contemporary book out there. I really hope it sticks around for a long time.

6. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins:
I know that most people liked Anna better than Lola, but not me. Lola was my favorite of the two and it definitely doesn't get as much attention.

7. Far From You by Lisa Schroeder:
Most beautifully written book ever.

8. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons:
This is the most epic of love stories. Awwww

9. Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors:
This was one of the first books I ever wrote a review for. It's just so dang cute.

10. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
I have no words for this book.


  1. I only have seen the movie Ella Enchanted, but everyone says I should read the book. I liked the movie, but didn't love it. :) Great list.

    J'adore Happy Endings

  2. I forgot about Ella Enchanted. That was my favorite book as a kid. The movie kind of ruined it I think. Great list!

  3. Just one wish, Perkins books & Forbidden are on my list :) Lovely list!

    My TTT @thedailyprophecy

  4. I don't know these books and I haven't read them. I think I have a few on my TBR pile.

    My TTT

  5. Woot, Ella Enchanted! That is an all-time favorite of mine :). My co-blogger loved Amy and Roger's Eopic Detour! I haven't heard of any of the others, though. Here's Ours

  6. Just One Wish is a favorite of mine too! I loved it!

  7. I am actually not a huge fan of Just Ella. I felt like she took all the magic out of Cinderella. But it was an interesting look at the fairytale.

    I just read Lola and the Boy Next, and although I definitely liked Anna better, I did like Lola.

    Great list!

    Quinn from Quinn's Book Nook

  8. I still need to read Lola. Sigh. Someday, someday...

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