Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self

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. 

This week’s topic is: Books for My Younger Self

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

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.

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

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.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

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.

Holes by Louis Sachar

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.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

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.



3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self

  1. Ah, I really wish that I had read The Little Prince when I was a kid as well! I’d heard of it but I don’t know why I never picked it up. I read it a few years ago for the first time and found it so delightful! Great list 🙂

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