Top Ten Tuesdays #325: Before I Was Born

Posted February 2, 2021 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 2 Comments

Books Written Before I Was Born:
Read & Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.

I was born in September 1991, so all of these books were published sometime before then… sometimes even just a few months before! I’ve read some classics during high school, of course, but am trying to include more recent reads here. There are a few books I’ve already read and a handful that I hope to read.

Recent Reads

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)The Face on the Milk Carton (Janie Johnson, #1)Twelfth Night (Barnes  Noble Shakespeare)

I read MUDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS a few years ago because I was hoping to watch the movie (which I mostly enjoyed). I’ve been adding some Agatha Christie books to my TBR as of late and this was one of the two I’ve read in general (I read AND THEN THERE WERE NONE in high school). I also read THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON in maybe middle school? and randomly decided to reread it a few years ago. I’ve been meaning to continue the series but haven’t yet. When I was introduced to Serial Reader back around 2017, I read TWELFTH NIGHT and ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND to cross a few classics off my TBR. The app breaks a bunch of books into bite-size segments to help you plot out your reading. I’ve been meaning to reread D’AULAIRES’ BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS for a couple of years too – I tracked down my copy that I bought for sixth grade English class and hope to get to it someday.

Alice's Adventures In WonderlandD'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

On my TBR

Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1)Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)

In keeping with the Agatha Christie reading, DEATH ON THE NILE is next for me… again, because a movie is coming! It was supposed to be in 2020, I believe, but was pushed to September 2021 #COVID. I’ve been watching the Aurora Teagarden Mystery movies on Hallmark for a few years and added REAL MURDERS, the first book in the series, to my potential TBR someday. I’m trying to get into more cozy mysteries. SANDMAN by Neil Gaiman was published a year before I was born and that’s a graphic novel series I should really prioritize. I haven’t read OUTLANDER or watched the show, but I’ve considered reading the book series to watch the show. I’ve heard so many weird/mixed reviews and the book is sooooo long. And finally, THE GOAL is a fiction book that’s based on some real-life principles used in manufacturing. Lame, I know, but it’s mostly related to my job and would be super beneficial to read at some point!

Outlander (Outlander, #1)The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

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