Books I Wish I Had Read As A Child

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Books I Wish I Had Read As A Child.

Here are some of mine, in no particular order…

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  2. Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
  3. Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
  4. The Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin
  5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  6. Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary
  7. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  8. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  9. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  10. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

I didn’t read most of these until I was an adult, and some of them I still haven’t gotten around to reading yet! Let me tell you, the FOMO is real πŸ˜‰

What are some books you wish you had read as a child? Tell me in the comments or drop a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out!

15 thoughts on “Books I Wish I Had Read As A Child

  1. All solid choices. I loved Islands of the Blue Dolphins so much I turned around and read everything else of his I could find at the library (which probably consisted of a lot more titles in the 90s than there would be now, sadly), but so many details of that one have slipped away it’s probably time for a reread.

    I do wish I’d read the Alice series. I’m not sure why it never appealed to be me, when I read Shiloh and loved so many of her other books, but in retrospect it seems really cool for people who grew up reading those books to have what feels like a million pages of material at their fingertips, presumably more well written and cohesive than an episodic book-of-the-month series.

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    1. I also read Shiloh first before finding the Alice books many years later. It’s nice that we can at least go back and read the books we missed out on!


    1. I’m the same way with the Anne series! Only read the first and it was as an adult. I want to read the entire series though, hopefully this year! I’ve seen the Narnia movies at least so I don’t feel too left out on that one πŸ™‚


    1. That’s so cool!! I always thought that series was for “teenagers” so I never picked it up, I was probably too young at the time anyway! I still consider it a “classic” though and hope to read it sometime.

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