Top Ten Tuesday: Don’t You Forget About Me…

(For those who have seen Our New Favorite Fun Movie… see what we did there?)

This is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten “Older” Books We Don’t Want Forgotten.

This could go a lot of ways. We have already highlighted several favorite older books on this blog too.

Mary’s Picks:

1. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery – There is no danger of Anne-with-an-E being forgotten anytime soon, but I love this lesser known work by the same author!

2. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster - This one is certainly “older” – 1930s? And it is very sweet and a lot of fun! Click the title for our review.

3. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry – I recommend this book all the time, but to little avail. People, look past the fact that it’s a Western, and remember it won a Pulitzer Prize! A classic epic tale of the American West!

4. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley - Sometimes it’s all about the storytelling. This 1980s classic remains my favorite Robin McKinley book!

5. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner – I read an article a couple years ago about how Stegner, once so popular, has been largely forgotten. I can’t remember where the article was published, but I do know that shouldn’t be the case! A wonderful writer. (And another older Pulitzer Prize winner, incidentally!)

Elizabeth’s Picks

6. An Old-Fashioned Girl and Eight Cousins by Lousia May Alcott – Like Mary’s L.M. Montgomery pick, my favorites by Louisa May Alcott are her lesser known ones

7. Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Lost Prince by Francis Hodgson Burnett – Again some of the lesser known ones and with male protagonists to boot :-)

8. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers - I loved the movie as a child and was super happy to learn it was a book series! My sister even gave me Mary Poppins in the Kitchen for my last birthday, which is a mix of a story and a cookbook. Perfect for the girl obsessed with books and Food Network. I can’t say I’ve actually made any of the recipes though, because that would requre me to actually cook instead of just pretending like I might…

9. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter - This is another where I saw the movie first but still read and loved the book. I also adore the sequel!

10. And Both Were Young by Madeleine L’Engle – Another of the lesser known works. Completely different from A Wrinkle in Time, but I love it more.  After all, I said I would name a future daughter after the MC in a previous Top Ten Tuesday :-) .  Click the title for our review!