Happy Top Ten Tuesday!  This week is a freebie, so I went with a topic from before I started participating: Top Ten Books I Read Before I Started Blogging.

I was a voracious reader when I was younger, gobbling down entire trilogies in a weekend, reading ten or twenty books per week during the summer, literally reading the entire YA section of my library by the time I turned sixteen.  (Luckily, we had an awesome inter-library loan program, so I was then able to read the entire YA section of several nearby libraries by the time I finished high school.)  I didn’t keep track of what I read then, much to my disappointment now.  There are books that I absolutely loved, and I just cannot for the life of me remember what they were called.

But these are books that I either read right before I started blogging (like Room and The Diviners), books that made a real impression on me (like the Fearless series), and books I still own that have moved across the country with me (I still have all my Tamora Pierce books, and I refuse to get rid of them).

So, read on for a list of ten great books (or, at least, books that I remember being great) from before I wrote reviews:


– Room by Emma Donoghue 
– Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk 
– Fearless (series) by Francine Pascal 


– Song of the Lioness (series) by Tamora Pierce

– Daughter of the Lioness (series) by Tamora Pierce


– A Great and Terrible Beauty (series) by Libba Bray 

The Diviners by Libba Bray


– Looking for Alaska by John Green
– Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
– Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher