I don’t normally participate in Top Ten Tuesday, but I absolutely love the topic this week! I love hearing people’s memories that are associated with books and I love sharing mine! (If you don’t know what this meme is, its hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and every week there is a topic and you list your top ten books that fit that topic)
10) Anne of Green Gables
My Mom read this out loud on one of our road trips. I liked it so much that we stopped at a small used book store on the coast and my Dad bought me the next two books in the series. I never read them but it was a great memory!
9) Baby Island
This is another one my mom read on a road trip
We rented a beach house in Oregon for Christmas. On the way to the house we stopped at a small used book store and I found this book in their ridiculously tiny YA section (they had less than 10 YA books) It said it was an “Advanced Reader Copy” I was confused thinking it meant that there were two versions, one for people at a standard reading level and one for advanced readers. (This was way before I started blogging) I asked the lady working the store and she explained to me what it actually meant. After buying it and getting to the beach house I spent a good portion of the weekend curled up in a recliner as I devoured the book!
7) Kitty Pryde & Wolverine
I don’t remember how I got this graphic novel but its the first one I remember reading. We had rented a beach house in Oregon (different house than #8) and I read it there. There was a loft in the house that was where I read it.
6) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
I went to Savannah, Georgia as part of a Girl Scout trip (the founder of girl scouts was in Savannah when she started it) One of the things we did was take a ghost tour. At the end there was a gift shop and I bought this book because it took place in one of the place we had just seen. I don’t remember much about the book but because I read it my parents let me see its R rated movie. It was the first R rated movie I ever watched and one of two R rated movies I got to watch before I turned 17.
5) Crime and Punishment
My parents finished their basement one year before I left for college. They put a bedroom down there and I got that room for 1 year. I had this teal and blue striped comforter and my mom made matching curtains and we painted the wall a really pretty blueish teal. I am sure I read plenty of books down there but this book in particular makes me think of that room. Probably because the basement seemed super creepy while reading that book when I was supposed to be sleeping.
4) A Separate Peace
This book was part of my required summer reading the summer before I started High School. We went on a family road trip in my parents Nissan Armada. I got the back row to myself (my Sister got the middle row and my Brother wasn’t born yet) and I remember stretching out and reading this on the way to wherever we were going.
3) A Child Called It
I was staying the night at my friends house and we built a fort and then were reading in it. I didn’t bring a book with me so I borrowed one of hers. I read this entire book in 1 night.
2) Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Another one my mom read on a road trip
1) Harry Potter
I actually have 3 memories with Harry Potter. The first is my 3rd grade teacher reading us the first book (we asked her to read the second book to us too but she said we would have to read it ourselves) The Second is sitting in the front of Big Lots with my best friend Alyissa while our moms shopped and racing to finish the book first. And third was sleeping over at my Aunt’s house and buying the newest book from Walmart at midnight when it was released.
This book didn’t make the list because I don’t know what book it is! It was some required reading for school over fall break, but we went to Disney World over fall break. I didn’t have a lot of spare time to read on the trip so I stole time when I could, including in line for the Toy Story ride! My mom still makes fun of me for this 6 years later and I think of this whenever I happen to be reading while standing in line
I know it is probably impossible but if by some random chance you can tell what this book is please tell me!!!! Its really bugging me that I can’t figure it out!!
Do you have any memories related to books? Tell me your favorite in the comments!