Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today’s topic was “Throwback Freebie”. So today I’m talking about 10 “older” books I love. You can take older with a grain of salt here. I’ll be talking about some classics, but also some books from the 90s.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë // Published in 1847 // This definitely counts as an older book, right? I haven’t read many classics, so you’ll have to bear with me on this topic. I adored Jane Eyre though, I think it’s my favorite classic so far.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien // Published in 1954 // Who is surprised? NO ONE.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt // Published in 1992 // This book is 2 years older than I am. That’s so weird to think about? I adore this book though, and I would highly recommend it. It’s about a group of college kids in New England who commit murder.
Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer #1) by Robin Hobb // Published in 1995 // I wasn’t even 1 year old when this was published. Isn’t that absolutely insane? Robin Hobb has been creating incredible characters and worlds for my entire life.
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin // Published in 1996 // I wasn’t even 2 when the first ASOIAF book was released. I’m now 22 (at least for a few more days) and I am waiting for the next one to come out. Not-so-patiently.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen // Published in 1813 // Another classic I actually enjoyed! I know, it’s rare. I thought I wouldn’t love it, because it’s one of the most hyped-up classics ever. But I found myself actually enjoying it.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl // Published in 1964 // I read this when I was a kid, in Dutch, and absolutely loved it. I haven’t re-read it in years though. How can you not love this story? As a chocolate-obsessed person, I am gutted that Willy Wonka isn’t real.
Koning van Katoren by Jan Terlouw // Published in 1971 // This is a Dutch book, and another one I read as a kid. This is about a country called Katoren. 17 years ago, the King died. In the meantime, the ministers have been running (and ruining) the country. 17-year-old Stach goes to the ministers and asks them what it takes to become the next king. He’s then given 7 impossible tasks.
Wise Child (Doran #1) by Monica Furlong // Published in 1987 // Another childhood favorite that I haven’t read in YEARS! I do remember reading this multiple times as a kid though.
Gravity by Tess Gerritsen // Published in 1999 // I actually only recently read this one. It’s set in space (in the ISS) when a deadly and unknown virus breaks out.
There you have it, 10 older books that I absolutely adore. Like I said, you should take older with a grain of salt here. Some of these are classics, others are about as old as I am. Have you read any of these? Which older books would you recommend?