Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Reads

Thanks to the Broke and the Bookish for the always wonderful Top Ten Tuesday. This weeks topic: Top Ten Books I Wish I'd Read As a Kid

For this post I am going to consider "kid" as childhood through teenagerdom.   These are all childhood classics that I didn't read as a kid, and still haven't read to this day.

10. Lois Lowry, The Giver
9. William Golding, Lord of the Flies
8. Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
7. Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
6. J.K Rowling, Harry Potter (Books 2-7)
5. Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
4. Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
3. L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
2. Richard Adams, Watership Down
1. Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (I have read Huck Finn)


  1. I wish I'd thought of the Wizard of Oz. I loved the movie when I was younger but I've still never read the book.

  2. +JMJ+

    I know I read a bunch of classics as a child, but most of them were wasted on me. =( Some of them are titles on your list! So I guess I'd say that I don't feel too bad for reading something later in life than others do, if I end up loving it more than they do. (Silver lining? LOL!)

  3. Excellent list! I'm planning to read The Giver for a challenge this year. That would be a great idea for a challenge--reading books you didn't as a child.

  4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a title I failed to add to my list, but should have. Every time I pick it up I am tempted to read it but I can't help but think my 14 year old self would have liked it better.

  5. Love your list....A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my all-time favorites :)


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