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Sometimes I forget that I read books before I was a blogger - when I just read books without taking notes, not planning when I had to have it read by, or just reading trash because I felt like it. And a lot of the books I loved before I was a blogger I've re-read so I can tell people all about them, but these are books that I read before I was a blogger, and I've never re-read. All fresh and new...ish.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
This was probably one of the first adult post-apocalyptic books I ever read, and I was instantly hooked. Yes, I know it's terribly dark and there's very little hope in the story, but hey, it was the end of the world after all.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I remember my grandmother gave me a beautiful leather-bound copy of The Secret Garden when I was about 12 years old. I must have read it a dozen times.
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1) by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables was one of the first books I remember getting out from the library. And then I pestered my mother to buy them ALL of the series, and I read them back-to-back-to-back.
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
How many people say this book started their dystopian addiction? It was also the first YA book I read when I wasn't a YA anymore.
World War Z by Max Brooks
One of my favourite ever zombie books and I think I read it in a single sitting.
Infected (Infected #1) by Scott Sigler
This series....if you love horror, you should definitely track down a copy of Infected. It made me feel nauseous, the first and only book that I ever had to put down so I could go and get some fresh air. Perversely, I loved it.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Ah this book - I fell instantly in love with Henry. And then they went and cast Eric Bana in the movie which just made me love him even MORE.
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
I first read this in high school, and then again a few years later and I loved the mix of historical fiction and strong women who did whatever was necessary to survive.
The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth #1) by Ken Follett
This is a bit of an odd pick for me, because I found the architecture bits nothing more than a good excuse to zone out, but the epicness of scope more than made up for it. I went straight on to read World Without End.
The Bronze Horseman (Tatiana & Alexander #1) by Paullina Simons
Yeah, don't really need to explain this one, seeing as it comes into my TTT's very regularly.
Room by Emma Donoghue
I have a fascination with 'issues' books, and this was pretty much as issued as it gets - I was totally enthralled by Jack and his way of seeing the world around him.
So, that's my list - I now have an overwhelming urge to go back and read every single one of them because writing about them has made me craaaaaaaaaaave them.
What are your pre-blogging favourites?