Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I Want To Revisit
I love re-reading in theory but I kind of fail at it. I would LOVE to revisit some old childhood/teen favorites but I also get scared to taint the childhood MAGIC and the FEELS I have surrounding these books if they don’t hold up. Anyone else feel like that?
1. ALL JUDY BLUME BOOKS: I loved her Fudge books and Freckle Juice as a kid and then as a pre-teen I LOVED books like Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret, Blubber, Tiger Eyes, Deenie, etc. JUDY BLUME WAS/IS MY QUEEN.
2. ALL BEVERLY CLEARY BOOKS: Oh my god my childhood was alllll about Ramona, Henry Huggins and Ralph S. Mouse! Also loved Muggie Maggie.
3. All RL STINE: I wouldn’t want to go back and read ALL of them (I did as a kid) but there are a few favorite Goosebumps books I want to reread. BUT what I want to revisit most is the Fear Street Saga!
4. Sweet Valley High Books: OH MAN. I would love to see what I think about Elizabeth and Jessica as an adult. As a kid, I was an Elizabeth but wanted to be a Jessica.
5. Little House on the Prairie series: This series is the one, aside from the Boxcar Children, that REALLY made me the reader I am today. I actually think I AM going to reread this series.
6. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: I was just so enchanted by this book as a kid.
7. Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassidy: OMG DID ANYONE ELSE READ THIS BOOK?? It was one of my all time favorite books but I feel like NOBODY has heard about it. I don’t remember a thing about it but it was my FAVORITE. That one and Mud Blossom. Two I don’t hear much about!
8. 1984 by George Orwell: I read this in either middle school or high school and I remember LOVING it. I wonder what I’d get out of it as an adult.
9. To Kill A Mockingbird: I LOVED this when I read it in school and I think it’s definitely one that demands to be reread. AND AHHH THE HARPER LEE NEWS DELIGHTS ME.
10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: I read this in high school and I distinctly remember wishing I didn’t have to analyze it and do big projects with it for school because I loved it and I just wanted to READ it. I think this reread WILL happen.