Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I wish I had read as a kid

Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish  This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a Freebie or pick any topic of my choice.  So, I'm going with Ten Books I Wish I Had Read As A Kid.  Somehow growing up I seemed to miss out on a lot of the classics. I'm not sure if it was because my head was stuck in Anderson's Fairytales or whether it was because of my sister and I fighting over who got to read the next book in the Little House on the Praire series from the box set we got from the school book fair.   All I know is, I feel like I missed out on some books that I know I would've loved as a kid.  This will be a mixture of books that I haven't read yet and ones that I read as an adult, but know kid me would've loved. 

Books that I still want to read:  

24213161011151.  I always feel like I've read Peter Pan, but I know that I haven't yet.  I even started to read Peter and the Starcatchers once by Dave Berry, but then stopped because I wanted to read Peter Pan first. Must fix this soon.  

2.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.  There really is no excuse for this one, I even purchased three different copies of it recently.  


3485733&4.  The Borrowers and Wind in the Willows are two books that I know I would've enjoyed.  



5&6.  I've always been curious about The Velveteen Rabbit and only know James and the Giant Peach from the movie sadly.  

Books I've read as an adult and wish I'd read as a kid. 

782854371907.  I would have loved The Tale of Despereaux, an adventurous mouse wanting to be a hero.  Yep, just the kind of book for me.  

8.  Somehow Eloise speaks to the child in me.  I love her adventurous spirit and to dream of exploring The Plaza.  She fits in with my love of Pippi Longstocking.  

23257622109841 9&10  Harriet the Spy and Emily of New Moon are two more books that I've only read recently but really enjoyed.  

Did I hit on any of your favorites? Or are there any books that you've read as an adult, but wished that you would've read as a kid?  Feel free to leave a comment or link to your own Top Ten Tuesday.  


Ms. Yingling said...

The Borrowers! Love the whole series! I should go back and see what titles were new in the 70's and I missed; both my school and public libraries had older collections, although I did read newer titles from Duncan and Conford. Hmmm. I'll give this some thought!

Unknown said...

Me too! I didn't really read when I was little because I had problems with my eyes so I feel I missed out on a lot of these books. I only really got to listen to the books my dad would read to me, like the hobbit and the indian in the cupboard and the narnia chronicles etc. The Borrowers was one my Grandad read to me though :) I will definitely be reading all of these books to my kids.

Great list
Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

Brandy said...

So.....I've read all of these but the only ones I actually LIKE are Emily of New Moon and The Tale of Despereaux.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I would have liked to read Eloise and Harriet the Spy too as well as Madeline and Ramona.

Captivated Reader said...

I wish I had read Judy Blume's books as a kid!

Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

iloveheartlandX said...

Great list! I definitely read a few of these when I was a kid, though not all of them.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/top-ten-tuesday-63/

Amanda K Thompson said...

Peter Pan was one of two here I did read as a kid and I loved it. The Velveteen Rabbit, however, completely traumatized me. >_<
I can't think of any I would have wanted to read as a kid right off. Maybe the Ever Afters, just so I could love them sooner. ^_^

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

This is a brilliant list. You need to join our 1001 Children's Books You Must Read group and read these along with us!

Katy K. said...

I have read all of these except for James and the Giant Peach. I love Emily of New Moon and the Tale of Despereaux and the Borrowers. The others... Peter Pan hasn't really aged well, sad to say, and I never really got on with Alice or Harriet, though I read them both multiple times.

Brenda said...

I'm happy lots of these books are in my library. I'd hate to go back and see what else I've missed. Although, I know I haven't read much of the Boxcar Children either.

Brenda said...

I also never read Madeline until I was an adult. But Ramona the Pest, now that was a gal I enjoyed.

Brenda said...

You mean Velveteen Rabbit isn't about a cute bunny? I'm traumatized now :)

Brenda said...

Is your group on Goodreads? I might take a look at the list and see.

Brenda said...

Seems like lots of people agree with you about The Borrowers, may see if we have a copy at the library.

DMS said...

I read and loved James and the Giant Peach, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Harriet the Spy as a child. I believe I read The Borrowers- but it's fuzzy. As an an adult I read Alice in Wonderland. I still need to read The Tale of Despereaux! :) Thanks for the reminder!

Brenda said...

The Tale of Despereaux was so good. Happy fourth to you.

Petra said...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is such an amazing book. I hope you get to read it soon. Great topic. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

Got My Book said...

I was actually very disappointed by Peter Pan when I finally read it.