Today's Top Five Wednesday is Books From Before X. So I chose Goodreads because I have data on that.
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill - I think I stole this from my Dad back in college. I remember being so proud of myself for reading this intelligent non-fiction book. It was really interesting and probably not written too high, sense I could read it.
The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford - This was the only book I was assigned in high school that I actually liked. And yes, I did have to read Pride and Prejudice in high school. I hated it. I didn't come to love it until college. Anyway, in high school, I had no background information on the Mitfords, I just liked this book. Now, I know more about them and am intrigued. I have read it again a couple of times since then and it just fuels my need for more info.
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice - Here's another one I first read in high school, but this one was for fun, not assigned. I still love this whole series. It might be nostalgia, but I just love reading her books.
The Cat Who Series by Lilian Jackson Braun - I think I started reading these books in middle school and I still read them for comfort reading. They are not gory, and the comfort stems from the quiet, methodical life led by the protagonist and his Siamese cats. In fact, it might be time to read another one.
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews - According to Goodreads, I read this on November 26, 1988. Now, I realize I was not on Goodreads in 1988, but I did keep my book journals then. I went through my journals and added all the books to GR later. There are a zillion sequels to this book, and I read none of them. Even in 9th grade, I recognized that this was not great literature and abandoned the series. Good job, past Adrienne.
In going through this little activity, I have realized that I have a lot of books on my Goodreads that don't have the date read labeled. I feel that I am going to have to go back through my past journals and add those dates, because I know they are recorded somewhere!