Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-- Books = Memories

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (July 24th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books That Are Linked To Specific Moments In My Life






1.  The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

  • What is this linked to??  Discovering YA all over again.  This book made me realize that as a gal in her mid-20's, YA was still going to be my go-to.

2.  Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

  • What is this linked to??  Elementary school.  Memorizing "Sick" because I wished I was able to come up with so many cool ailments as Peggy Ann McKay.

3.  Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

  • What is this linked to??  College.  Staying in from partying with my friends because I wanted to readddddddd.  And being alone when I was at the scary parts (AKA-- all of it) and thinking someone was going to break into my house.

4.  Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

  • What is this linked to??  The first year I lived in the house I'm in now.  That was the summer the TV show came out and I knewwww I had to read these books.  It also reminds me of my tiny little toddler putting his finger to his lips to say "shhhh" just like Aria.

5.  The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin

  • What is this linked to??  I will remember this forevs as my first ever audio book!  It reminds me of driving in my old car (a 2001 Malibu) & having to rewind 999 times because I couldn't figure out how to listen and push pedals and turn the wheel.





6.  Trapped by Michael Northrop

  • What is this linked to??  This book review was my FIRST EVER POST!!  It will always remind me of the day I took the plunge into the blogging world.

7.  How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

  • What is this linked to??  I read this book during the first month that I went back to college to finish my degree-- I was a 30-year-old college student & would read this while I was waiting for class to begin.  It was an awkward time.

8.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

  • What is this linked to??  This is the book that I read for my first ever book club meeting with the FYA Book Club that I belong to and LOVE.

9.  Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

  • What is this linked to??  Nothing really-- except I will always remember reading this on my steps because I was not okay and for some reason I felt like the steps were a safe place???

10.  Crash & Burn by Michael Hassan

  • What is this linked to??  It's not really a "beach" book, but I remember reading this on the beach and staying until it was getting dark and the high tide was coming in and I just could not stop reading!!  I was obsessed.





What books are linked to specific memories for you??

17 comments:

  1. It's amazing how books can evoke such strong sensory memories. Brilliant list! My TTT

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  2. I love it when books are linked to certain memories! I need to read more E. Lockhart, I thought after We were Liars I would try more of her stuff but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Soon I hope!

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    1. Her stuff before WE WERE LIARS is AMAZINGGGGGG.

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  3. Where the Sidewalk Ends totally brings back elementary school!! Love that one!!

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    1. I was so obsessed with it!!! Those poems were so weird and cool!!

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  4. Oh, I loved Where the Sidewalk Ends when I was a kid. It's such a classic.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  5. I don't remember where I was for most of the books I've read, but some do have those type of connections for me and I love it!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  6. I've never read the 'Liars' series nor have I watched it, but the show does seem like the kind of story I could become "hooked" on even though I suspect I'd often be annoyed with or mad at the characters. ;)

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    1. The PLL books are definitely addicting in a guilty pleasure kind of way. I didn't read allllll the books because after 9 I got bored, but the first 8 or so are decent. The show was definitely different from the books-- but equally addicting!!

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  7. I love it when there's a book that you just cannot put down... even when it's getting dark and the waves are coming in...

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    1. Ahhhhh yes!!! I can't wait to read on the beach this year!!

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  8. I just finished the last Ruby Oliver book last week, and I will miss her dearly. What a trip it's been with her.

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    1. Oh I am so jealous you got to be with Ruby Oliver just this year!!! I miss her desparately!!

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  9. So many cool memories associated with books. Number 6 made me smile because of the blogging connection :)

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    1. I'll always remember my first because I was sooooo nervous to post it!!! Although, not sure why since no one was reading my blog!!!

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  10. I was not ok during Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock too! Except instead of steps, I read it curled up in my bed thinking my blankets would somehow protect me from what I was about to read haha

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  11. The Diviners would be awesome to read for a book club. :)

    Check out my TTT and my current giveaway

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