Top Ten Books I Read Before I was a Blogger
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I first started Harry Potter when I was in 4th grade and finished in 2007, so HP was never reviewed on here.
2. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
My friend read A Great and Terrible Beauty when we were in middle school think and I picked it up because of the beautiful cover. Luckily for me, it was the perfect blend of romance, historical fiction, fantasy and a strong heroine. This is such a great trilogy!
3. Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
I read Uglies when I was in seventh grade (so long ago!) and it was one of the first dystopians I read. The series has such a great premise and tremendous world-building.
4. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
I was wary of reading this because it was fantasy, but my friend wanted me to test it out first to see if she would like it (I'm such a great friend!). I actually really liked it, but I still haven't read the last book in the trilogy, so you could eventually get a review of that.
5. Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
I picked this up in the bookstore because the protagonist has the same name as me! It feels like so long ago that I first read this and I occasionally pick it up if I want something light and cute.
6. Model: A Memoir by Cheryl Diamond
This is the first memoir I've read and I loved it! It's about the experiences of a model, but I liked how Cheryl was able to stay out of all the bad aspects of modeling (drugs, etc) and become a strong role model.
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I read this in ninth grade, which is standard for most schools, so before I had my blog.
8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
This is one of my favorite books ever and the two times I read it (5th and 7th grade) were before Simply Books. Definitely check this out!
9. The Bayern Books by Shannon Hale
I still haven't read the last book in this series, but The Goose Girl, Enna Burning and River Secretswere all awesome! These are some of the only high fantasy books I like. They are more like MG so I don't know how many of you will like these now, but I really enjoyed them when I was younger.
10. Tangerine by Edward Bloor
I read this in my 7th grade reading class and loved it. Beware of the big twist at the end!