Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Books I wish I had read as a child. I was super fortunate growing up because my parents put a high value on reading early and reading often. It didn’t take long before my favorite place to stop on road trips was the big bookstore in the neighboring town, and before I ended up actually working in a library. However, there are some books that either came out after I was a child, or ones I wasn’t aware of, that I wish I had read.

  1. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  3. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
  4. Goosebumps by RL Stine
  5. The Hardy Boys by Franklin W Dixon
  6. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal
  7. Babysitter’s Club by Ann M Martin
  8. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  9. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  10. The Giver by Lois Lowry

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  1. Goosebumps + BSC certainly created some pretty magical childhood memories for me. I wouldn’t trade those for anything. Only problem is I’ve been afraid to try rereading either one as an adult, lest the magic disappear.

  2. I wish I’d read Goosebumps as a kid too, I’d only read about half of one book when I was 10 but never finished it because I got it from a classroom library and then went to another school before I could finish it.

  3. I read both Sweet Valley High and Babysitter’s Club as a kid. My friends and I even started our own baby-sitters club in our neighborhood. LOL. I didn’t read Goosebumps, but I read his books directed at teenagers. I think Goosebumps came after me.

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