Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books From My Childhood
March 24, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: Top Ten Books From My Childhood That I’d Like to Revisit. I have always been a fairly avid reader, and it was fun to go back and think about some of the books that left an impression on me all those years ago. Here’s a list of the ones that came to mind immediately that I definitely would like to read again (click on the link to go to the Goodreads summary):
FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl: I vividly remember reading this book aloud in 4th grade. It is read every year in one of the classes I work in, but for some reason, I have not yet reread it!
Superfudge by Judy Blume: I remember I adored this book, but I have very little recollection of it at this point. I did buy it for my niece though!
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling – Another one I remember loving, but really have very little recall of.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary – I remember loving all things Beverly Cleary. I also bought this gem for my niece for….you guessed it….her 8th birthday
Trixie Belden by Julie Campbell – Oh how I loved Trixie. I wanted to be just like her, especially investigating crimes!
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol – Another crime fighter that I loved to read about!
FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume – What girl didn’t want to read this book during those tumultuous years of prepuberty and puberty? I just want to go back and remember what it is all about!
Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal – Who didn’t love Sweet Vally High back in the day? I’d love to go back and at least read the first one in the series (I’m not sure I could take the time to read them all at this point).
FROM HIGH SCHOOL:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – I remember being so excited to read this book in high school because some students were not allowed to read it (thank goodness my parents are not the book banning type), and I knew it contained more adult themes. I think I’d have a totally different take on it if I read it now!
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – I remember I loved reading this book (I was so convinced that I would be a lawyer at that point)!
What books from your childhood still stick with you?