Happy Tuesday!! As always, this Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful blog The Broke and the Bookish. I hope you’re ready to get nostalgic, because this week’s theme is Top Ten Books from My Childhood that I Would Love to Revisit. I had so much fun remembering all of the books I used to love when I was younger, and this list just might inspire me to go back and actually reread a few of them. So, in no particular order:
I distinctly remember loving this book when my teacher read it to us in third grade. I loved how Jess and Leslie were able to create this fantasy world in the nearby woods, a place where they could have fun and just be themselves. I envied them so much- until the terribly tragic ending, of course. Little third grade me was so shocked and devastated! (If you’ve read the book, then you definitely know what I’m talking about!)
I’ve never actually read this entire series (for some reason I stopped after the third book) and I’ve never even seen any of the movies. But I still think the idea of this series is really interesting, and I love fantasy! This is definitely a series that I might get into again sometime in the near future.
I didn’t read every single Nancy Drew book (there are so many!) but I did read quite a few and I really enjoyed them! I remember idolizing Nancy because she was kind, helpful, and always figured out the mystery at hand. She seemed so old to me back then- I think she’s sixteen years old in the original stories- and it’s strange to think that I’m older than her now. OH, THE NOSTALGIA.
That’s right: Suzanne Collins wrote books other than The Hunger Games!! When the latter trilogy was published I remember thinking, “Hey, that author’s name looks familiar…” That’s because when I was in fifth grade I was put into a more fast-paced reading enrichment class/program, and one of the books we read was her novel Gregor the Overlander. It’s a mix of sci-fi and fantasy, and I loved it so much that I continued on with the rest of the series by myself. If you’re looking for a unique fantasy series, give this one a go!
Having a dragon for a pet? Flying on its back? Defeating evil people? Sign me up! This epic fantasy series thrilled me when I was younger, although it took me quite a while to get through at first. There are a lot of details I don’t remember, though, so it’s definitely one of the series I’m considering reading again.
My fourth and fifth grade teacher (I had the same one for both grades) used to read this book to us every Halloween because we loved it so much. Back then I thought it was really scary and creepy, but I wonder if it would be so spooky now… either way, I’m sure this would be a blast to reread!
THIS BOOK. People, this book is fantastic. It stands for Big Friendly Giant, and it is a ridiculous, hilarious, adorable story. The same teacher that read the previous book to us also read this one a lot. I always thought that the giant on the cover was so cute- just look at those huge ears!
I remember being fascinated (and a bit confused!) by this story when I was younger, and I think it would be really interesting to read it again. It was one of the books that introduced my to the science fiction genre, and it was definitely different from anything else I had ever read at the time.
I had a thing for mice when I was little- I thought they were the most adorable animals ever! A lot of the books I read had mice as characters, but this was one of my favorites. I felt so bad for the mice in this story because they were always afraid that the owl would get them… funny, owls are now my favorite animals!
I told you I had a thing for mice! I’ve read this book probably four or five times, and every time I read it I fall in love with it all over again. It’s beautifully written and simultaneously heart-wrenching and heart-warming. It’s a children’s book, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t pack a punch!
What were your favorite books when you were younger? What do you think about the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!