This week’s topic is: Books for My Younger Self
I was about 14 when the first book in this series came out. It didn’t become popular in my area for another year or two though so I wasn’t reading YA as much anymore.
This year I read the first book and enjoyed it but didn’t continue the series. I feel my younger self would have loved this series though.
While my mother was a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh she never bought the books, which I find very disappointing as an adult.
I listened to the audiobook of vol. 1 during the first few weeks of quarantine with audible stories.
I have read this book a couple of times now, including listening to the audiobook earlier this year, but I was 20 years old the first time I read it. I know this would have been one I would have enjoyed as a child, if I had every picked it up.
I was 13 when the 2004 movie for this book came out. I thought it was very interesting and exciting but I never realized it was a book or I didn’t try to borrow it (not sure which). I also watched the first season of the TV show that came out in 2017.
This year I listened to the first book and though it was very good and depressing. I didn’t continue the series but I might go back.
Another book that I loved the movie for as a kid but never read the book.
I also listened to this book this year. I quite enjoyed it and was surprised by how similar the movie was to the book.
I haven’t actually read this book but I did just buy a physical copy of it so I will be soon.
I really enjoyed this movie and think the book would be something my younger self would love.
Another Gaiman book.
This was the first Gaiman book I read and that was in 2016. I wish my younger self would have found his work because it is fascinating and dark, which I use to love.
I finally read The Hobbit in 2015. I really enjoyed it and wish I had read it as a teen. I do remember owning a copy of the book at one point but never actually reading it.
This is a story most children have read it seems but I hadn’t even heard of it until I was an adult. I read it in 2018 and thought it was quite good and I can understand why it is so popular.
This book came out in 2012 when I was 21 (I didn’t’ read it until 2017 though). If this had been out when I was a child I would have devoured it. It’s a retelling, great characters and a strong female lead. I would have been all over this as a kid/teen.
I do own the whole series and want to do a reread of it soon.