Top Ten Tuesdays #33: Childhood

Posted March 24, 2015 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 16 Comments

top 10 tues watercolorTop 10 Books from my Childhood I’d Like to Revisit

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books based on that week’s prompt… and then we stalk other people’s answers to add a million books to our TBR. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Links go to Goodreads or my review.

childhood standalones

The BFG by Roald Dahl | This was one of my absolute favorites when I was younger so it deserves to be on the top of the list. I remember being so mesmerized by the story, the cute little pictures, and the writing style. It was my first experience with something fantasy-esque, since it’s about giants.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein | I used to flip through this book of poems ALL the time when I was in elementary and middle school. The illustrations were awesome and the poems were so funny and clever.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine | Just looking at the cover of this book makes me nostalgic! I remember LOVING this story. Reading the reviews and summary on Goodreads just now is making me definitely want to reread.

Holes by Louis Sachar | Not sure this one needs an explanation! A total classic.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry | I read this one back in elementary school and it’s stuck with me ever since. I know I have the book somewhere and would definitely revisit it. Very powerful.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White | I can’t remember if I read this for pleasure or if I read it in school, but either way – I remember loving it. Who didn’t?! This would be a fun, quick read to go over one more time.

childhood series

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney | I was just talking to Emily on Twitter the other day about Finding Carter, the MTV show about a girl who finds out that her mother isn’t her real mother; she was kidnapped when she was younger. It follows her as she gets used to her “new” family and deals with drama with her kidnapper/Mom. The Face on the Milk Carton is a really similar story and it’s probably why I like Finding Carter so much! I’d love to revisit this whole series.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket | This would definitely be a bold reread, since the series has 13 books in it, but I have a feeling anyone could speed through them. I’ve been itching to read this one again because I totally forgot most of the happenings in the series. Plus, it’s going to be adapted into a TV show for Netflix!

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares | I have the follow-up book to this series sitting on my shelf and I haven’t read it yet. I’ve been thinking of rereading (or maybe listening to the audio) of the full series before reading the final what-happens-10-years-later book.

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi  | Looking back, I now realize that THIS was my first adventure with Holly Black! I’m pretty sure I only read the first one or two books in the series, but I think I’ll appreciate her writing style even more now if I read the whole thing.


Do you plan on revisiting any of these?

16 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays #33: Childhood

  1. I’m hoping to revisit “Number the Stars”! Along with the entire Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series (even though I’ve read the adult book of it she put out)!

  2. Emmah

    I plan to revisit “Number the Stars”, as I also loved it in elementary school when I read it! And I also really want to revisit the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series (even though I’ve already read the 5th book)!

  3. LOVED the Sisterhood series, I used to faithfully read it at the start of every summer vacation when I was younger. I only recently found out there was a follow up series, and I’ve been sort of hesitant to read it because I’m afraid it’s going to ruin my view of the series! Also, Where the Sidewalk Ends was my favorite of all the Shel Silverstein poetry books!

    Cristina @ Girl in the Pages recently posted: Top Ten Books From My Childhood I’d Like to Revisit
  4. This is the second time I’ve heard of Face on a Milk Carton. First off, I’ve never heard of missing kids being put on milk cartons, and second, MILK CARTONS. I think I’m going to have to check out this series. Nice list!

    Valerie recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday #48
  5. hahah we WERE just talking about The Face on the Milk Carton this week! i can’t wait for next monday (it’s monday right?!) for the new season of Finding Carter! its going to be awesome! GREAT list this week! I haven’t read Ella Enchanted yet, but it’s on my TBR!

    Emily Alfano recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday (84)
  6. I thought the SAME THING about Finding Carter! I didn’t watch it though, because I thought “hey, I read that book, and it was about JANIE!”. Apparently, my loyalty is to Caroline B. Cooney 😉 And I remember reading bits and pieces of Where the Sidewalk Ends. As for the rest of your list, they do sound good! But I was, um, in college by the time a lot of them were published. I now feel ancient 😉 Great list!

  7. […] This discussion post was inspired by Kristen’s recent post about always being an enthusiastic reader and, the more I thought about it, Jamie’s older post about how reading wasn’t cool when she was younger. It got me thinking about my reading story a little more and how my parents have been pretty huge influences on that… as well as some other hobbies. You can see some of the best books from my childhood here! […]

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