Monday, March 23, 2015

10 Childood/Teenage Favorites I'd Like to Read Again

Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt from The Broke and the Bookish is a fun and nostalgic one:

10 Books From My Childhood or Teen Years That I'd Like to Revisit

I was a voracious reader as a kid -- and still am, of course -- and it was a blast to think back and reminisce about favorite stories from long ago. Most are from elementary school and two are from high school (and apparently whatever I read in middle school wasn't good enough to be remembered almost two decades later). I had already been planning to re-read a few of these, but there are several that weren't really at the forefront of my mind until I started compiling my list. What fun!

This tale of two kids who take up residence in the Metropolitan Museum of Art has stuck with me through the years and I'm planning to re-read it soon, since I'll be visiting the Met on my trip to NYC in May.

I own both this book of poems and "A Light in the Attic." It's a blast to look back through them from time to time.

I read every single Nancy Drew book there was! Now, of course, there are plenty more ghostwritten modern-day Nancy Drew mysteries, but I'd like to relive some of the old classics. If I ever have a kid, I'd love to read these with her. 

I read "Jane Eyre" in high school and loved it -- and I also really enjoy the movie version(s). 

Ditto "Huck Finn" -- another assigned read that I ended up loving.

Since I work at a library, I'm constantly encountering and flipping through picture books that I loved as a kid -- so those don't really qualify for the list since I'm constantly "re-visiting" them. But just for fun, here's a small sampling of beloved early reading books and series:


  1. Great, great books on your list. From the Mixed Up Files, Berenstain Bears, Indian in the Cupboard. And I had forgotten about that Charlotte Doyle book.

  2. The Indian in the Cupboard - I forgot about that one, but I loved it too!

  3. Jane Eyre is my favorite book of all time. I heart that book SOOO much. I had forgotten about Amelia Bedelia. Such a cute book. Great list!

  4. Great list of favorite books. All still being read today.


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