Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's edition is to make a list of books that were your favourite before you were a blogger. Before I got into blogging I rarely, if ever, read YA fiction so my list will be all adult novels. Some are books I read for pleasure and others I read for class. Enjoy.
Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai- I read this for my Gay Literature class at York University. It is about a homosexual boy coming of age in a war torn country. Excellent read.
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman- I also read this one for class. I read it in my Neo-Victorian Literature class and it is about a young girl who is a prostitute. It is full of weird medical history, grave robbing and sexuality.
Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald- I read this book when I was in high school and it was absolutely stunning. There are a few disturbing parts but it is so well written.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood- I read this one for fun and it is a great dystopian read. I mean it's Margaret Atwood so it's gotta be good.
Jack Maggs by Peter Carey- This was another one from my Neo-Victorian Literature class. It is a re-telling of Great Expectations by Dickens and it is very well written.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini- If you haven't heard of this book you must be living under a rock. Great read about a boy growing up in Afghanistan.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden- Another great historical read.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel- This was just turned into a movie which lived up to the books standards. Definitely read the book before seeing the movie.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger- Loved the book, not the movie. It was really well done and had me crying.
The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart- I read this book for my Canadian Literature class and I absolutely adored it. It tells some Canadian history and it also shows humanity in a great way.
While adult fiction may not be something that you normally read, if you get a chance I hope that you can try one or two of these out because they are so well written and they are all beautiful stories.