Top Ten Tuesday - Books Before I Was Born (1978☺️)

  

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 weeks topic is.... Books from before I was born back in 1978


Below is my lists of my favourite older reads including greats such as Austen, Orwell and Tolkien plus some other relatively well know authors too 😉. Have you read any of these? I have read them all once, some of them more than once, some them more than half a dozen times!
Published 1949


Published 1954


Published 1813

Published 1902

Published 1957

So this wasn’t published as a book till 1979 however the radio play it was based on came out in 1978 so I’m claiming it!

It was published in October 1978, I popped in to the world in the November!

Published 1942

Published 1964


Published 1962




58 comments

  1. We're twins! I was born in 1978 also :) Pride and Prejudice made my list also. I hope you can stop by:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2021/02/top-ten-books-written-before-1978-222021.html

    Colletta

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  2. Of these I've only ever read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and it's a favorite.

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    1. I loved reading it when I was little, Ronald Dahl was the best.

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  3. Hitchhiker's guide!!! I need to read those! Love the Christie's cover. A clockwork Orange I've never read but the movie we watched in school (can you believe that) and I remember it being freaky!!!

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    1. The movie in school? All of it? That is a teacher skirting on the edge of coolness/insanity!

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  4. I have read several of these and the Hitchhikers guide has been a favourite for many years. I have tried to read 1984 several times but had to put it down about 50 pages from the end due to the rats and the fact that its all so depressing, a great book nonetheless.
    Here's My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. 1984 gets harder to read the closer to the end, it took me several attempts to get there. I love the Hitchhikers guide books, real classics!

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  5. Love this. I read Pride and Prejudice and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I read those multiple times to be honest. And they are some of my favorites. :D

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  6. Great list - I really loved Pride and Prejudice!

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  7. Some great books here! Love Dahl and the Famous Five would be such a nostalgia trip... though not sure it would survive the test of time! And Baskervilles is, to me, the perfect detective novel.
    I did put a little twist on the topic this week: rather than disappearing into the classics (where there are so many that I love but rarely blog about) I went for books published in the year I was born!

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    1. Baskervilles is so good, I’ve just listened to the audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry. It’s a brilliant listen.

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  8. I'm rereading LOTR this year and I'm very excited :D Happy reading! :D My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/books-written-before-i-was-born-the-classics-edition/

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  9. 1984 was such a good story.

    My post.

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  10. I have not read Clockwork Orange. Glad to see you liked it!

    I remember 1978 well. It's the year I got married!

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  11. I also had a Blyton and a Dahl book on my list this week. I loved Charlie and The Chocolate Factory when I was younger (though that's not the one I chose).
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/02/top-ten-tuesday-301/

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  12. I hadn't realized The Stand was that old! I read it last year, and boy! Was it a door-stopper!

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    1. It’s huge, the book keeps defeating me but I’ve nearly finished the tv show.

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  13. Another '70's baby! I was born in 1975 :) Other than LOTR and P&P, I haven't read any of these. Looks like I need to revisit the 70's!

    Happy TTT!

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  14. I've read A Clockwork Orange and Hound of the Baskervilles.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  15. Such a good list! Love a few of these, and most of the rest are on my TBR! :)

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  16. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pride & Prejudice and The Stand are favorites of mine too:-)

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  17. I'm seeing loads of Hitchhikers, Tolkien, Christie, Dahl, and Doyle in the prompt this week, and I'm loving it!

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  18. Hitchhiker's Guide was such a good book. Alas, I was already in grade school when it came out.

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  19. Yay for late 70's babies! I had such a hard time picking books for this one. You did good!

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  20. Oooh! I want to read Pride and Prejudice too! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  21. Such a great list. I still need to read that Agatha Christie but I've read and enjoyed everything else on the list.

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  22. You've got a year on me, but I remember most of these. Great list! I still love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory :)

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  23. It's been so many years since I read The Stand but I remember it very well. It was always my favorite from King.

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    1. I’ll hopefully finish the book one day but I’ve really enjoyed the tv show.

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  24. I read 1984 in... 1984, it was all the buzz back then ! I read the first six books and love them, and I grew up with The famous five, I read them all, I pressured my father to buy another each time I finished one :)

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    1. I’ve still got all my famous five books, I still enjoy them!

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  25. Pride and Prejudice and The Lord of the Rings are favorites of mine as well. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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  26. Great list! I forgot to link up this week, but my mom got me hooked on Agatha Christie as a youngster and she's one of my fave authors to this day!

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  27. Three authors here also feature on my list-I had to feature LOTR, Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton!

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