Top Ten Books Written Before I Was Born

Top Ten Tuesday:
Top Ten Books Written Before I Was Born

TTT for February 2, 2021
#TopTenTuesday

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Obviously, this is way too broad, so I’m going to choose these among the books I read in 2020:

Please click on the covers to access my reviews when available

These were published in 1849 and 1908:

  Civil Disobedience Sanshiro

These in 1920, 1926, 1927:

  The Mysterious Affair at Styles    The Big Four

These in 1928 and 1931 (two):

  The Mystery of the Blue Train Monsieur Gallet décédé Le Chien jaune

These in 1932 and 1934:

  Peril at End House  Murder on the Orient Express

Are any of these on your list?
Which one did you prefer?

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Written Before I Was Born

  1. Great TTT list! I don’t think I would have been able to do this just with books I read last year. Of course after reading your list I feel like picking up an Agatha Christie next!

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  2. I have read almost all of Agatha Christie, even her poems. I have all but one written under her name Mary Westmacott, but haven’t read them yet.

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  3. I read a bunch of Agatha Christie books in high school and college including The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Mystery of the Blue Train. I know I enjoyed both of them but can no longer say which I thought was best. It would be hard to choose a top ten list of books written before I was born but it’s fun to ponder. The Grapes of Wrath, The Secret Garden, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Jungle, Rikki Tikki Tavi, The Little Prince, and The Sound and Fury come to mind.

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  4. Some people read hardly any books that are older than they are so this topic would not be so broad for them. But for classics nuts there will be a wide field!

    I have Le chien jaune on my shelf. Maybe it will be my next French read.

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    • Classic mysteries are really cool. My favorite by AG are And Then There Were None, and Mystery on the Orient Express (more enjoyable if you haven’t seen the movie or totally forgot who did what)

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