Top Ten Tuesday: Books Written Before I Was Born

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. 

This week’s topic is books written before I was born. I was born in February of 1987 and it turns out I have a lot of books published before that on my physical TBR so I’ve chosen 10 of them. 

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald published in 1925

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier published in 1938

Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton published in 1943

The Mahe Circle by Georges Simenon published in 1946

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming published in 1964

Sula by Toni Morrison published in 1973

Tilt by James Creech and Rudy Durand published in 1978

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald published in 1978

Teach Your Own by John C Holt published in 1981

Redwall by Brian Jacques published 1986

Some of these have been on my tbr for many  years and some are new additions, but I still hope to read them all at some point. Have you read any of these?

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books Written Before I Was Born

  1. Somehow I never realized before looking at your list that BEDKNOBS and BROOMSTICKS was written by the same author who penned THE BORROWERS! I loved the latter as a child. I don’t remember ever reading the former, although I did love the movie. Thanks for the walk down memory lane 🙂

    Happy TTT!


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  2. That cover summary for Tilt is amazing. I’m not sure how high quality the actual writing is if it’s a novelization as some of the Goodreads reviews claim, but frankly the movie ALSO sounds bonkers amazing and now I want to compare them. I bet I would genuinely have loved it as a kid though; I lived for arcade pinball (I actually had a friend who had such a machine in her basement; it was incredible).–RS

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