Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Past Me Loved and Present Me Wants to Reread


Shocker: I read a lot as a kid.Before I could read, I made my parents read to me constantly, and after I learned to read on my own, there was no stopping me. I'm very attached to my books from my childhood and most of the books on this list are books that I own my mom's hand-me-down copies of as a kid and still today, which made them even more special to me, and of course they still are. So here are ten books I loved as a kid and still love today and would love to reread.  


 

1. A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
I never finished this series, I got to book eight or nine and then for some reason never finished. I would love to see how this over-the-top series finished. 

2. Nancy Drew, Carolyn Keene
I love Nancy Drew's sass and fearlessness.

3. The Little House on the Prairie series, Laura Ingles Wilder 
This was one that belonged to my mom, and I haven't finished the series and I would love to. 

 
4. Alexander and Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst
As a college student, I can relate to poor Alexander about 6/7 days of the week. I love the illustrations in this book and it would definitely cheer me up on a horrible, no good, very bad day.  

5. Junie B. Jones series, Barbra Park 
Junie B. Jones always cracks me up! I remember both of us cracking up when my mom would read these out loud to me! 

6. Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo
This is one of the first books that I read on my own that I LOVED. I read it multiple times and I would love to reread it. This was one of the first books that really made me FEEL something.

 

7. The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
This was another one that was passed down from my mom, and one we always read together.

8. Time Stops For No Mouse, Micheal Hoeye
I read this one in elementary and loved it! It has great adventure and mystery.  

9. The Borrowers Afloat, Mary Norton
Another book that I read my mom's copy off! I love the illustrations in this one.


10. Ramona and Beezus, Beverly Clearly 
Another book that always made me laugh! I love the Ramona books, but this one is my favorite I think. 

14 comments:

  1. Nancy Drew was one of my favorites growing up too. I didn't list her books, but she definitely was a favorite. And, oh, how I loved Beverly Cleary. I read all of her books that I could get my hands on when I was growing up.

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  2. I feel like I would have been able to cope with Because of Winn-Dixie better as a I child than I would now. I don't know what it's about, except that there's a cute dog and that cute dogs always die, so there's no way I'm ever going to read this now. TOO MANY SADS.

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    1. haha! I don't think there is any dog death in this one... but it has been a very long time since I have read it!
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  3. Nancy Drew, Beverly Cleary, Junie B. Jones, the Little House books... we had so many favorites in common! Great list, Mallory!

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  4. I loved every single Ramona book! I think those were my favorite.

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  5. What a great list! I loved Nancy Drew and especially loved that particular one - The Hidden Staircase. Not sure why except the idea of hidden anything was appealing. Loved Beezus and Ramona and read them all to my daughter. And, of course, the Little House books. Oh, and I totally loved Alexander and his bad day. Read that one over and over. Have you seen the movie they made? I have not, but have been tempted. My list was from my teens - a very long time ago. LOL

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  6. I think I remember doing a book report on Because of Winn Dixie once, and I can't believe that I didn't appreciate it then. That's definitely one I need to revisit too!

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  7. I enjoyed reading the books in the Little House on the Prairie series. I've forgotten a lot of the details and should probably reread them at some point!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:
    http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-10-books-from-my-childhood-or-teen.html

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    1. I never finished the series, I only read the first three or so but I read them many times. I would love to revisit it too!
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