TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS FROM MY CHILDHOOD AND TEEN YEARS I’D LIKE TO RE-VISIT

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books From My Childhood or Teen Years That I’d Like To Revisit. Seriously. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Only TEN??? Man, the girls over at Broke and Bookish like to torture us, don’t they? Fine, fine, I’ll do my absolute very best to stick to ten. I mean, I’m not promising anything, but I’ll try.

Childhood:

Matilda - Roald Dahl       
Matilda and The BFG – Roald Dahl
 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome       
Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
             Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Ryrie Brink
A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little House In the Big Woods –  Laura Ingalls Wilder
Caddie Woodlawn – Carol Ryrie Brink

Teen Years:

A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving (New Cover)       Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes
      Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins      

 

Travels – Michael Crichton

I would have included Anne of Green Gables if I weren’t already re-reading it. I’d also include the Trixie Belden books, Coraline by Neil Gaiman and I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, except I’ve definitely re-read those already as an adult. Probably more than once!

20 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS FROM MY CHILDHOOD AND TEEN YEARS I’D LIKE TO RE-VISIT

  1. M.

    Oh man, lucky! I had to try and track them down and my friends and I swapped them back and forth like contraband… and I still have only read like a quarter of them! Hmm… I tried re-reading a couple of the Trixie Beldens and I enjoyed them, but they weren't as complex and immersive as I remembered. Of course, reading them when you've never read them before could be better (you have no expectations) or worse (there's no nostalgia). They're very similar in terms of the type of stories as Nancy Drew. I really don't remember the Bobsey Twins anymore!

  2. M.

    Oh man, lucky! I had to try and track them down and my friends and I swapped them back and forth like contraband… and I still have only read like a quarter of them! Hmm… I tried re-reading a couple of the Trixie Beldens and I enjoyed them, but they weren't as complex and immersive as I remembered. Of course, reading them when you've never read them before could be better (you have no expectations) or worse (there's no nostalgia). They're very similar in terms of the type of stories as Nancy Drew. I really don't remember the Bobsey Twins anymore!

  3. M.

    Haha! I'm so not surprised that your mystery fascination started early! I read a fair number of mysteries (both intended for kids and not) in my childhood and teen years, but they have kind of blended together in my memory a bit. There were definitely a lot of them though!

  4. M.

    Haha! I'm so not surprised that your mystery fascination started early! I read a fair number of mysteries (both intended for kids and not) in my childhood and teen years, but they have kind of blended together in my memory a bit. There were definitely a lot of them though!

  5. M.

    Me too! His stories are what I think of when I think of children's books. Of course now, as an adult, when I look back I can see that they're also kind of twisted in a lot of ways, but still. Hey! Maybe that's why I turned out the way I did! You have just witnessed an epiphany. 🙂

  6. M.

    Me too! His stories are what I think of when I think of children's books. Of course now, as an adult, when I look back I can see that they're also kind of twisted in a lot of ways, but still. Hey! Maybe that's why I turned out the way I did! You have just witnessed an epiphany. 🙂

  7. Katrin

    I have only read Matilda and John Irving! I read a lot of detective stories when I was a kid and teen. And I still love to read the Nick Twisp diaries at least once a year1

  8. Katrin

    I have only read Matilda and John Irving! I read a lot of detective stories when I was a kid and teen. And I still love to read the Nick Twisp diaries at least once a year1

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