Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten books that we wish we read when we were younger. For some reason, young Holly stuck with certain authors and books that were quite different from other readers. (Mainly, I just read Nancy Drew and Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings over and over again.) There are so many books that I know I would have loved had I read them when I was younger–because I really enjoyed them when I read them for the first time recently!
I’ve linked my reviews to these books (if I’ve written one) if you would like to hear more of my thoughts about them.
1. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. This book is everything that Young Holly would have loved. I read it a few years ago and boy, had I definitely been missing out all this time! (My thoughts)
2. Matilda by Roald Dahl. I read this book for the first time a few summers ago and IT IS PERFECT. Young Holly would have ADORED reading this book! (My thoughts)
3. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I listened to all of these audiobooks while I was abroad and I thought they were so fun, suspenseful, and exciting. (My thoughts)
4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I also listened to the audiobook of this novel when I was studying abroad and it was so lovely and quaint and moving.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. To be honest, I’m still working my way through this series (*gasp!*). But it’s so good so far!!
6. Holes by Louis Sachar. I read this book and watched the movie adaptation a few summers ago and wow, what a bizarre, witty, wild ride!! (My thoughts)
7. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison. While there are definitely some things about this book that I’m glad I didn’t read when I was younger, overall this was a fun and funny read. (My thoughts)
8. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. People had been telling me to read this book for YEARS before I finally read it recently. It was so fun! (But have I seen the movie yet?? Nope.) (My thoughts)
9. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. I had been meaning to read this for YEARS, and I finally read it after graduating from college. Did I cry? You bet. (My thoughts)
10. Girl Up by Laura Bates. This is the only non-fiction book on this list, but it definitely bears mentioning. I read this when I was in college but I so, so wish it had been around when I was in middle school and high school! (My thoughts)
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday!! What books do you wish you had read when you were younger? What do you think of the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!