Oct 2, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (8)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Older Books You Shouldn't Forget About

What's an "older" book? I think that depends on who you ask. Some may say it's pre-Fitzgerald, while some may think it's what happened before they were born. I tried to think of how I would define it, and I decided it's books that just aren't current. We're currently in a world of vampires and werewolves, Shadowhunters and Casters. There's a certain...area of books that people are reviewing, usual books that everyone is talking about, so I decided to talk about books that aren't too recent, and that don't appear to be getting much limelight.

1. The Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
I think I read this before I started seventh grade, and it was weird and creepy and scary and good.

2. Ginger Pye, Pinky Pye, and The Moffats books by Eleanor Estes
Since I read these books forever ago, I don't remember a whole lot about them. They're children books, and they were what I looked for at the library. And I love them.

3. Star in the Storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow
I remember this being one of my first chapter books in elementary school. I think that because of that, it will always have a special place in my heart.

4. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
This is a book that I shall never forget. It's told from the point-of-view of a girl living through and witnessing the struggles and horror that is Yellow Fever. It's great.

5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I don't need to say much about this, except that you should never forget about it.

6. The Mediator series by Meg Cabot
I don't know how many people know about this series, but it's great. It's short and fun and just six books that make an entertaining read.

7. Anything and Everything Sarah Dessen
Read all of her books. Every single one. Just do it.

8. The Devouring series by Simon Holt
You have no idea what this is, do you? For that, I'm sorry. Sure, the first book starts out slow. But something pulls you in and you have to read it. Oh, and it's creepy. Very, very creepy.

9. The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
I feel like this is one of the first dystopians, that it got it all started. And it's definitely a good one.

10. The Wereling series by Stephen Cole
There aren't a whole lot of werewolf series, and this is one of my favorites. Three books, shortish, nothing fantastic, yet still great. I love them, and you should totally read them.

What books do YOU think people should never forget about? Tell me in the comments!


  1. I must read Uglies! I'm trying to get it from the library but the book is never there! Huh I'll go today again. I hope to find it.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday

  2. I have the Uglies books on my list as well. They are so great! Fabulous list!

    My Top Ten

  3. I adore the Devouring series! I have read the first two books and the last book is planned to be read in December. It's such a great, creepy series. :) And the covers are awesome! Great list.

    J'adore Happy Endings

  4. great list, i have the uglies on my list too! what a great series

    Katie @ Inkk

  5. I must read The uglies! It sounds like something I would enjoy. And fever & speak are on my TBR list as well.

    My TTT @thedailyprophecy

  6. Speak! I love that book and hope it's never forgotten! And so agree with Sarah Dessen! I read Uglies but never got into the rest of the series.

  7. I loved the mediator seres in high school! Speak was a very moving book. I'm definitely interested in the wereling! I'm surprised I've never heard of it before. Here's Ours

  8. I completely forgot to include Speak in my TTT list! Grr. I love that book so much. I have read Fever, 1793 yet, but I definitely need to.

    Quinn from Quinn's Book Nook

  9. I read Dessen's Along for the Ride and didn't really like it. :-/ I'll have to try a different book.

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-10-tuesday-top-ten-older-books-you.html


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