TTT: Books Written Before I Was Born

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. There is a new topic each week for bloggers to join in with their own top ten. If you’re looking for some new or different book blogs to read, hop on over to her site and check out some of the links.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was submitted by Davida over at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog. If you’ve never been over to her blog, you should stop by. She always has insightful posts, author interviews, and questions.

The topic is Books Written Before I Was Born. I decided to go with all books I’ve already read and really enjoyed. There are, of course, a ton of books written before I was born that I have yet to read. As usual, so many books so little time…

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
1969

The Illustrated My by Ray Bradbury
1951

The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
1942

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1960

Persuasion by Jane Austen
1818

The Lorax by Dr. Suess
1971

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
1970

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
1964

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
1938

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
1593

Being as I don’t have reviews for most of the above books, I think I need to do some re-reads very soon.

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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16 Responses to TTT: Books Written Before I Was Born

  1. stefani says:

    I read Rebecca last year and it was quite good, I definitely want to read more Du Maurier! Happy reading! 😀 My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/books-written-before-i-was-born-the-classics-edition/

    • Cheri says:

      It’s the only Du Maurier I’ve read, and I’ve read it multiple times. I was excited when I saw they did an adaptation on Netflix, but then heard it was terrible and haven’t had the urge to check it out.

  2. I’ve never read (never even heard of!) The Moon is Down. I’ll add it to my list.

    • Cheri says:

      Back in 1992 I was taking a train from Detroit to San Diego to get married to my high school sweetheart. Of course, that meant a bag full of library books for the long trip. I don’t recall which Steinbeck book I had intended to borrow, but it was checked out so I decided to give this one a go and LOVED it. As I’ve recommended it through the years I’ve noticed that not a lot of people are familiar with it, not even avid readers.

  3. lydiaschoch says:

    The Lorax was a fun read.

    My post.

  4. Great list! Persuasion is one of my favourites and I absolutely loved The Giving Tree, too! Rebecca is really high up on my TBR and hopefully, I can read it this year 😊

    • Cheri says:

      In real life, I rarely run into people who are familiar with Persuasion. They all know Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice, of course. But in the book blogging world, many list it as a favorite. I find that so interesting.

  5. I had to read To Kill A Mockingbird for school, it was okay, but I didn’t love it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/02/top-ten-tuesday-301/

  6. I feel like we’re all aging ourselves with these posts, but it’s fun to see what was written before everyone was born.

  7. Well, I’m old… several of these books couldn’t be on my list (but to be honest, I really dislike The Giving Tree and I threw away the copy someone gave me to read my kids)!

    • Cheri says:

      I definitely felt old reading some people’s lists, lol. I get where you’re coming from on The Giving Tree. We didn’t have the book until someone gave it to my 2nd child (I don’t remember reading it growing up, although I had tons of Dr. Suess) and I always hated how the tree was a doormat instead of standing up for itself. <– That was an odd sentence to write!

  8. Poinsettia says:

    Persuasion is wonderful! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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