Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
A new prompt is provided each week, and this week’s prompt is books I wish I had read as a child.
Let me start by saying that I was a voracious reader even as a child, so I read a lot of books, but there were some that I wish I had read. I probably would have, except that they weren’t published back in the olden days when I was younger. Here’s my list:
- The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling — this series wasn’t even written when I was young, but I adored reading it in my 20s.
- The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan — this series also wasn’t written when I was a kid, but I hear everyone gushing about it, and wish I could have read it back then.
- The Eragon series by Christopher Paolini — another series I’ve heard a lot of murmurs about, but that wasn’t around when I was a child. It’s been recommended to me, but it doesn’t appeal to me today the way it might have when I was younger.
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov — this book has been on my TBR for such a long time, but I haven’t gotten around to it. I would have liked to read this when I was in high school and in the habit of critically analyzing books the way high school teaches you to.
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes — I always loved Alice in Wonderland, but I think it would have been really interesting to young Leah to be able to read more about what made the Queen of Hearts become who she was.
- The Winternight series by Katherine Arden — I absolutely loved the entire series, and I know that I would have loved it as a kid too.
That’s all I can think of, so rather than drag this out, I’m making this into a Top Six Tuesday.
What are some books that you wish you had read as a child?
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