Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Loved As a Teenager

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Throwback Freebie! I decided to go with Ten Books I Loved As a TeenagerI refuse to admit how long ago this was, but you can probably guess from the book choices. You’ll probably notice I was really into YA horror back in the day. I’ve come a far way from that.

1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


I don’t remember much about this book now, but I remember I read the entire series. I loved it. I can’t wait to reread it and see the new movie.

2. Remember Me by Christopher Pike


This was my favorite book back in the day. I loved it so much. Heck, I loved all of Christopher Pike’s books.

3. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney


If you grew up in the decades I did, you remember the faces on the milk carton. I think we were all a little bit fascinated with them. This book took it to a new level.

4. Say Goodnight, Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver

My first tear jerker, I believe. I adored this book so much.

5. Double Love by Francine Pascal

My older twin neighbors gifted me a bunch of Sweet Valley High books growing up. I was too young to read them at the time, but luckily my mom held onto them for me until I could graduate from Sweet Valley Twins to High.

6. The New Girl by R.L. Stine

After falling in love with Pike, I found Stine.

7. The Awakening by L.J. Smith

Stine lead to Smith. I can say that I read this series WAY BEFORE it became a major TV show hit.

8. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

Obviously, I read this one in my late teenage years.

9. I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

All those Pike, Stine and Smith books lead me to discover this gem. Another book I read before it became a major motion picture with some famous stars. Even that movie is super old now! 🙁

10. Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

I could have inserted any Nora Roberts book here. In my very late teens, my mom introduced me to her books. I was hooked and read pretty much all of them I could get my hands on.

Did you read any of these books as a teenager or am I just too old?

27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Loved As a Teenager”

  1. I’m really interested in going back and reading the vampire diaries book series. I’ve heard it’s pretty different from the show and that D & B get together! ((Gasp)). Loved seeing your list <3

    1. Thank you!
      Yes, I think it’s pretty different. The books were good, though, so I’m sure it would be worth it!

    1. I can understand that. He’s quite the writer. I started reading Stine and Pike in my early teens, so I think King would have been way too much then! 😉

  2. Quite a few of these were my favorites when I was growing up too (I’m obviously 21 like you 🙂 )

    I’ve never read Flowers in the Attic but a few people have recommended it to me making me very curious. It was on sale a week or so ago and I was tempted but the reviews were decidedly lukewarm.

  3. Can’t say I read any of those books. Mind you, I didn’t actually read much in my teen years. Not reading was my great rebellion in school haha.

  4. Oh my goodness, I loved Lois Duncan books as an early teen. I was so delightfully shocked by them. They might have been the first “contemporary” books I read. Before that I was reading mostly fantasy.

  5. Yes to RL Stine!! I loved the Fear Street books. I never read Pike, which is crazy. I should’ve! That’s a new Nora Roberts to me…will have to check it out.

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