Today’s “official” Top Ten Tuesday topic was the top ten books read so far in 2015. I don’t know if I’ve blogged enough since January to come up with 10 titles, so I decided to cheat a little and do last week’s topic instead. I’ve been participating in the TTT meme on and off since 2012, so I had plenty of posts to pick from, but it was fun to go back and look at how my lists (and reading preferences) have changed.
Top Ten TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) Meme Topics
1. Blogging confessions – I remember going over weird (quirky?) things that I do to decide what to share. I can be pretty reserved, but I let loose with this topic.
2. Favorite places to read – Mmmm. Just thinking about my favorite places to read puts me in a happy mindset.
3. New-to-me authors of the year – This is a great topic that gets recycled every year. It prompts me to go back over my reading and evaluate what worked, and who I’ll be keeping an eye out for going forward.
4. Things on my reading wishlist – Now this was a difficult prompt! I don’t give much thought to what I’m searching for when I pick up a book. I either pick it up or I don’t, and I either enjoy the story or I put it down. But really digging into my preferences, and realizing that there are holes (or at least shallow parts) in my favorite genres was interesting and informative.
5. Books from my pre-blogging days – Some of the books I liked from the days before blogging do not stand up to the sort of scrutiny I’ve developed as a reviewer today. And that’s okay. I continue to harbor a lot of love in my heart for those old favorites.
6. Favorite character names – When I think about a book a couple of years after I read it, I remember the world-building and the plot, and possibly a character or two. I do not remember character names, unless I’ve done a reread. My brain’s just not built like that! That made this topic a difficult one. However, going back over my favorite books in search of names made me remember why I love a lot of the books I do!
7. Authors who take up the most space on my shelves – Easy peasy, and fun to do. I took note of where my book hoarding proclivities and blogging interests diverge.
8. Favorite picture books – I use this post as a reference point whenever I go to a baby shower. Building a picture book library for friends’ children is one of my greatest joys!
9. Most intimidating books – What I loved about this topic was that it spurred so much discussion (both on the internet and in real life). It turns out that everyone is intimidated by books!
10. Scariest book covers – I’m not going to lie, there are some book covers I can’t look at full-on. They’re just too creepy! That said, it was a lot of fun to compile this list.
Did any of these make your list last week?