Books Written Before I Was Born

February 02, 2021


Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! I almost missed making this post (again) because I got all caught up in Animal Crossing. I know, I know... I'm addicted. Whatever! I've finally got a 5-star island and I intend to keep it that way!! Anyhoozits... This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and this week's TTT theme is Books Written Before I Was Born. I decided to show you the books that were published in the year of my birth that I actually read. Can you guess what year I was born in?

the neverending story

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende


flowers in the attic

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews


the bloody chamber

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter


Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl


amelia bedelia helps out

Amelia Bedelia Helps Out by Peggy Parish


oh say can you say

Oh Say Can You Say by Dr. Seuss


the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


the dead zone

The Dead Zone by Stephen King




Have you ever read any of these books? I have a few of them slated as re-reads for some time in my life. Have you guessed my birth year yet?

xo, Natalie

28 comments

  1. I'm only 1 year older than you but I confess to looking up the year of publication on Goodreads! 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. I've seen Hitchhiker's on a few lists already! I really need to get that one and read it!

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  3. I read The Neverending Story in 2020 and it was a lovely read, I will definitely be buying my own copy at some point. Happy reading! :D My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/books-written-before-i-was-born-the-classics-edition/

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    1. It used to be one of my favorite stories :) Thanks Stefani!

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  4. The Bloody Chamber is one of my favourite books ever! And I have never read The Neverending Story, but have warm memories of the film. 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. I'm off to check it out. I think I preferred The Neverending Story in book format more than the movie (although I did love the movie too).

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  5. I didn't know The Never-ending Story was a book! I was only aware of the film (although I haven't seen it).

    My post.

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    1. Oh yeah, it was one of my favorites when I was a kid :) I can't believe you haven't watched the movie!!!

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  6. I remember reading Neverending Story and Hitchhiker's Guide when they first were published here in the US, so I have a pretty good idea when you were born!

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    1. Oh wow! I'm glad I'm not the only one who got their hands on them soon after publication ;)

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  7. I remember having read The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories years ago, and it's so good! I'm terrible with dates, so I have zero idea when the books were published off the top my head tho��

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    1. LOL that's okay. Keep believing I'm 27 :D
      And I agree... The Bloody Chamber was super good!

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  8. I'll admit to looking up the year of publication for these as I'd not heard of any of them except Hitchhiker's Guide and I had no idea when that was published!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/02/top-ten-tuesday-301/

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  9. Looks like you were born a few years after I was (1975). I actually haven't read most of these, although I have read a few.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I hope some of the ones you haven't read yet become those you will read :)

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  10. All this topic did was make me feel old! ;) I have two years on you. I only know that because I was hoping to use The Flowers in the Attic on my list for today and looked it up.

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    1. Hahaha! It made me feel old too :) But we're not! Although I'm finding that the lists this week are very telling on how 'young' we are.

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  11. I used my year this week just like you! I think I had just about all the Amelia Bedelia books growing up! I don't really like the new ones they've come out with, though. The year I was born The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts came out, so I'm guess I'm just a biiiiit younger! ;P

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    1. Just a bit :) And I agree, with regards to the newer Amelia Bedelia books. I read the old ones to my kids instead.

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  12. Flowers in the Attic, that’s a blast from the past. I remember reading another of her books I think it was called My Sweet Audrina and really enjoying it but I’d be interest to read it now I’m older!

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    1. I've wondered the same thing. Would I appreciate Flowers in the Attic more now that I'm older?

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  13. Oooh! I also want to read the Neverending Story! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  14. Nice take on this week's topic! Oh Say Can You Say is so much fun to read! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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    1. It really is. I remember tripping over my tongue reading it :)

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