My Top 5 Books — Books I Read Before Goodreads

Posted May 22, 2018 by Stephanie in My Top 5 Books / 16 Comments

Today I’m sharing 5 books that I read before I joined Goodreads, which was back in early 2011. Those were the times where I had to go to the bookstore  and their tiny English selection to see what they books had. I’m excluding the Artemis Fowl books for this because I read  the Dutch translated version when I was 13 so they don’t really count. Sorry, Arty.

Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
YA, Paranormal
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This is the book that introduced me to Kim Harrison and her wonderful writing. I really love this trilogy and feel like it doesn’t get enough recognition or that not many readers know about it. My favorite character was Barnabas and I’m still mad Madison couldn’t have ended up with him somehow. 

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
YA, Paranormal/Fantasy
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Wings was my first book that was about faeries. And oh I loved it so so so so much. And these books are still four of my all time favorite covers. The faeries in this book are pretty different from the ones you see these days that are more deadly but they still have a place in my heart. Oh and team Tamani all the way, right?!

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
YA, Urban Fantasy
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Christina from Booklover’s Tea Party recommended this book to me and I thought well why not it sounds good. I really didn’t think I’d still be reading books in the Shadowhunter world. So the book that began it all will always be special to me. And I’m so glad Christina got me to read it so many years ago.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
YA, Dystopia/Science Fiction
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The Host is an amazing book. You can say whatever you want about Twilight. Hate it or love it (I love it personally) but The Host is the one that I think is Meyer’s best one. The movie of The Host was awful, though. Absolutely the worst movie adaption ever. But seriously I looooove this book and in the days before Goodreads all I did was reread this book. I must’ve reread it 6 times or so in total and I hope I can reread it this year because it’s been a while. And let’s just all agree that Ian O’Shea was the best damn human being, okay? 

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Urban Fantasy

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Bitten is the book that introduced me to the awesome Kelley Armstrong. I’ve also read a couple of her YA books but Bitten is my favorite of hers. I’ve only read the first two books in this series so I do have some more reading to do. Elena and Clay will always be two of my most favorite couples in literature and the side characters were all amazing as well. + I really liked the tv show.

Which of these titles have you read or what books that you read years 
ago would you recommend?

16 responses to “My Top 5 Books — Books I Read Before Goodreads

  1. I am loving this tag! I am not sure I would even remember what I read before keeping track on GR. I have yet to read The Host and I really should because it sounds amazing. 🙂

  2. Great idea for a post! I only joined Goodreads a couple years ago, so I had to try to remember what I read before then – wasn't easy!

  3. I love the werewolves in Kelley Armstrong's book. I was gutted at the lack of focus on them later in the series but the spin off novellas were great! I'm a big Nick fan!

  4. My Goodreads only really includes books I've read for uni or my blog reviews cross-posted so it isn't an accurate tracking of what I've read at all. Only my blog wrap up index really is xD But about the books – THE HOST. I literally love that book SO much. Ugh. I loved Ian and Wanda like crazy. And I loved the Mortal Instruments as well <3

  5. Nice picks! I loved The Host! Really want to read Bitten as well! And I have to check out Kim Harrison, I've heard good things!

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