Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week’s theme is ‘Books Written Before I Was Born (submitted by Davida Chazan @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog)’, and I just know this topic is going to make me feel old as hell. This week I decided to talk about books that were all published the year I was born, in 1991, and were therefore all written before I was born!
Blood Price by Tanya Huff: This is the first in Huff’s urban fantasy series starring a human detective and the vampire she teams up with to solve supernatural crimes, who, naturally, is the illegitimate son of Henry VIII. I still need to finish this series!
Regeneration by Pat Barker: I had to read this one during my A Levels and I believe it’s something of a modern classic here in the UK, but it wasn’t really for me. Mostly thanks to the use of the phrase ‘furry cup’ during a cunnilingus scene that has haunted me ever since I read it.
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett: Pratchett is an author I’d really like to try, and I’m particularly interested in his witch novels!
Wise Children by Angela Carter: This is another one I had to read during my A Levels, and another one I was not a fan of. Even by Carter’s standards, this novel is WEIRD.
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang: One day I will get around to reading this one, which has been sitting on my bookshelf for years.
All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey: This is one of those classic series I never got into as a child, to be honest I don’t think I was even aware of it until I was an adult and I heard other SFF readers talk about it, but I know it’s loved by many.
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson: Wilson was my favourite author during my late childhood and early teens, and thanks to the CBBC series Tracy Beaker was a huge part of many UK childhoods.
Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques: This is another series I simply wasn’t aware of as a child and I so wish I had been! I loved animal books as a child so I would have loved this series. Oh well!
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: Will I ever read this book or watch the series? Who can say? I would like to give it a try at some point, though.
The Awakening by L.J. Smith: We started with vampires, so we might as well end with vampires. I never got into The Vampire Diaries, but I remember the TV series being HUGE throughout the 2010s.