Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Wish I'd Read as a Kid

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature / weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we make a top ten list from a given topic.

This week's topic is

Top Ten Books I Wish I Had Read as a Kid
1. The Harry Potter series. I was 14 when the first book was released, and did not hear about the series for several years afterwards. I am still enjoying them as an adult, but I might have enjoyed them even more back then.

2. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I wish I had seen the movie too.

3. The Wizard of Oz (and the rest of the series). There is a whole series? I did not even know it was a book when I was a kid.

4. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I just know this would have been a big hit with me in my early teens.

5. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Such a good book deserves an early discovery.

6. Anything by Dr. Seuss. I did not even know about him until recently, but I think I would have loved his books as a kid.

7. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. If I had been Percy's age when I read this, I might not have found the book quite so superficial.

8. The Hardy Boys series. I loved Nancy Drew as a kid, but I never read a Hardy Boys mystery.

9. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. I actually wish someone would have read this aloud to me when I was a child.

10. The Hunger Games trilogy. I have no interest in reading these books now, but 15 years ago I would have devoured them,


Enbrethiliel said...


I had to grin at your comment for The Wind in the Willows. I've tried--over and over again--to read it to my little brothers. For some reason, they just hated it. =(

Well, their loss, right? ;-)

And I know what you mean about good books deserving early discoveries. I have The Lord of the Rings on my list, too.

TwoBibliomaniacs said...

Wind in the Willows is a good choice. Alice in Wonderland would have made my Top 15 list! Totally agree with your commentary on Harry Potter

Tevya said...

I'm a new follower. :)

You have a great list, but I have to tell you - You should totally read The Hunger Games trilogy now! I read it last year and absolutely loved it. It's very emotional, and the topic is hard to stomach, but it's an amazing read!

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