Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Top Ten Favorite Top Ten Tuesday Posts

I haven't had the time to participate in Top Ten Tuesday very often lately, but this week's reminiscing topic appealed to me. Although this weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish now, I actually started my own Top Ten Tuesday feature back in 2009 a year before they began hosting it. So, even without a lot of recent Top Ten posts, I still have a lot to choose from.

So, here are my favorite Top Ten Tuesday posts of the past - some that I came up with and some that The Broke and the Bookish hosted:

  1. Top Ten Books That Taught Me Something - when a book can both entertain you and open your eyes to new things, that is a special book.
  2. Top Ten Authors I've Never Read - the funny thing about this list of famous, sometimes classic authors  that I'd never read back in 2009....is that I still haven't read 6 of them! But I did read 4 of them in the past 6 years, so I am making progress.
  3. Top Ten Book Group Books - I belong to several book groups and always enjoy discussing what I read - these 10 stand the test of time and are still great choices for any book group.
  4. Top Ten Books I Enjoyed More Than I Expected - one of the best things about book groups is that they often encourage me to read - and love - books I might not have ever tried on my own.
  5. Top Ten Books Read in 2009 - it's always fun to look back and see what I enjoyed reading years ago, and many of these are still favorites.
  6. Top Ten Debut Authors - Some interesting choices here and a bit of clairvoyance on my part, since some of these have since gone on to become very popular authors!
  7. Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition - still a great list of lesser-known authors/books, though some of these authors are now much more popular.
  8. Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made Into Movies - well, two of these were made into movies (and I was right - I cried my eyes out watching Still Alice), but Hollywood needs to listen to me on the other 8!
  9. Top Ten Books That Tackle Tough Issues - still a good list, and these would all make great choices for book group discussions, too!
  10. Top Ten Travel-Related Books - just in time for summer, this list included both novels about traveling as well as memoirs with a strong sense of place.
That was fun! I enjoyed revisiting my older Top Ten lists - I think I will try to make time for participating in Top Ten Tuesday more often. This reminded me how much I used to enjoy it!

NOTE: Many of my earlier lists on this list included links to similarly themed lists for kids and teens/YA, back when I used to maintain two book blogs.

What are your favorite Top Ten topics?


  1. There are so many interesting old top ten topics, I hope I get a chance to do some of them at some point. I haven't really been doing TTT long enough to chose a list for this week's topic, so I chose an archived topic to do instead.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/top-ten-tuesday-10/

  2. Great list!! I had a tough time deciding which TTT posts I wanted for this week's theme.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-my-ten-favorite-top-ten.html

  3. I've been busy making comments on the actual blog posts. Isn't it fun to read back over what we wrote several years ago. I'd be really curious to read an updated Favorite Book Club selections.

  4. Great list! I think that books that teach you something are important!

  5. I love your ninth one. Books that tackle hard issues are always some of my favorites.

    Great list! I loved all the ones you listed.

    Here's mine

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