For those of you that don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018, where Jana posts in advance topics for us and we then make a post about them.
Since Thanksgiving is coming up in the US, the topic for this week is: Thankful Freebie
That means I get to choose the topic specifics. Here are the Top Ten books that contributed to my love of reading. (And believe me – I’m sure thankful I’ve read them!) Here we go!
Top Ten Books
That Turned Me Into A Bookworm
I have loved reading since I was a kid. I’m not entirely sure when steady book consuming began in earnest, but I remember being so proud of myself when I read my first “big book with no pictures”. I remember nights of staying up and reading too late during high school years. It was probably sometime in the the tween stage of 11-14 years of age that the seed really started to grow. I am so thankful to have acquired a love of books and reading – these are the books I believe contributed to this bookworm life. The ones I’m thankful to have been exposed to.
“Betcha can’t read this one without crying.” It was a challenge I took on readily sometime around 5th grade – and I failed miserably. I bawled big fat emotional tears, for chapters. What a gut wrenching story! If you haven’t read it, I challenge you to make it to the end without shedding a tear. Empaths beware, this is going to get you.
I loved these books. Every time we went to the library, I’d check out another one.
I’d never read a series before I discovered Clan of the Cave Bear. It was wonderful and I just might read it again some day. I still don’t jump into many series – but I no longer shy away from them. Like so many other readers, I felt the anticipation of the last book and was sorely disappointed.
I remember pouring over this one a page at a time, for long stretches at a time, when I was a kid. I was fascinated with the poetry, the artwork, as well as the messages tucked into this book. It was a true delight.
I’m sure these would be very dated today. My grandmother read them to me when I’d spend the night with her. That was in the 80s – and they were old then. These were delightful stories of children who misbehaved and how Mrs. Piggle Wiggle got them to understand their misdeeds and correct their behavior. These books have a special place in my heart.
After a long break in reading during my early 20s, this is one of the first books I picked up when I returned to it. It took me all over the world and was quite an adventure. It reignited my love for books and the worlds they contain within them.
My father read this to me when I was fairly young. I remember many winter nights, snuggled up next to him as he smoked a pipe and read me this story. He used different voices for the various characters and really made it interesting. It’s one of the fondest memories I have of my father.
What a fantastic children’s story. This was another good one that once completed, made me want to read more.
This was my first audiobook. It only took one (I played it in my car to and from work) and I have never stopped listening to them while driving. I love having books read to me, especially the more difficult ones. Listening while driving makes me a better, more passive driver and makes that time productive.
This book my fourth grade teacher read aloud to the class. It opened up my mind to different genres and the worlds hidden between the covers of books.
And that’s my list of the top ten books that have turned me into a bookworm! What books are they for you? Is there one in particular? I’d love to hear about it – and read it myself so let me know!