Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten Books From my Childhood/Teens I Want to Revisit.
This week’s theme goes really well with Hannah’s #ReRead2015 Challenge. Although the books I’ll list aren’t on my personal challenge for this year, I just might have to take it up next year!
Books I Read When I Was a Child
(AKA, when the only genre I read was historical fiction.)
Little House in the Big Woods || Little House in the Highlands
American Girl: Felicity || American Girl: Molly || American Girl: Addy
Dear America: Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie || Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow
Books I Read When I Was a Teen
(AKA, when I didn’t really know Teen Fiction (or YA) existed.)
The Truth About Forever || Saving CeeCee Honeycutt || Plain Truth
I will revisit these books sometime soon. American Girl and Dear America comprised a huge part of my childhood, and I devoured every single Little House series one summer in elementary school. Dessen will forever be a favorite author of mine, as will Picoult. I own Hoffman’s next book, Looking for Me, but haven’t read it yet. I remember loving her writing style and storytelling. In fact, those books I read as a teen were my first reads of those authors, and I’ve been a follower since.
What books made it to your top ten? Do we have any overlaps?
10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books from Childhood I Want to Revisit”
I totally forgot about the American Girl books and the Little House books, but definitely loved both series!
American historical fiction was basically ALL I read as a kid!
I think I would have been so lost if I hadn’t known YA existed when I was in my early teens. I’m eighteen now (so still a teenager!) but I’ve been reading a lot of adult fiction and classics lately, but when I was younger I adored YA fiction. I could really relate to the characters, especially since they weren’t too much older/younger than I was and I was going through a lot of the same situations as the characters in those books.
Anyways, great list! I also loved Little House on the Prairie… I wanted to live in a log cabin so badly!
You know, I completely forgot about the American Girl Dolls and the Dear America books… wow!! Brings back some memories. I still have two dolls stored away somewhere.
AG and DA were my bread and butter as a kid!!
I loved “A Little Princess” when I was a kid, and “Black Beauty”. Also “Little Witch” by Anna Elizabeth Bennett; and a book called “Magic Elizabeth” about a little girl who goes to stay with her creepy aunt and discovers a magical doll. I think I was really into British stuff, magic and rags to riches! Apple hasn’t fallen far from tree, LOL.
That’s awesome! I discovered Brit lit too late, so I’ll have to read those eventually!
they are great books for adults, too! Better than Harry Potter in my opinion, lol
I read the American Girl, Dear America, and Little House on the Prairie books, too! Like you, I refused to read anything that wasn’t historical fiction. I was so obsessed with American Girl that I accidentally had eleven dolls (don’t worry. Most were on sale. My parents only paid full prince for two). I think I read most of the Little House books, but I don’t think I read any of Caroline’s or Rose’s books. I own almost the entire collection so a reread might be in my future. Good list!
Accidentally, hahaha. Yeah I own five, and my mother has one, too. We even went to the AG store in Chicago. Bad idea >.< I spent so much money!