Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:

Top Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love to Revisit

There are dozens and dozens of books that I want to (and plan on) revisiting, so, in order to tone it down to ten, I wrote this post thinking of the ten middle grade books that I would love to read again for the first time.  Ready?  Here's my list!


10. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Magic by Betty MacDonald
Before there was Harry Potter, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle made me believe in magic within my own world.

9. Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
I was very much drawn to the more wacky and humorous stories as a kid.  Turns out that hasn't changed much.

This was the first time I had encountered a fairy tale as told from a different point of view.  And it was awesome.

7. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Oh, I loved this book so much.  I can't wait to read it to my kids one day.

6. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
As a child that was not at all drawn to cowboys or Indians, this book still managed to win me over.

5. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I was a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan as a girl.  Somehow it escaped my knowledge that Ms. Wilder was a real person until high school.  When I found out.... *fireworks in brain*

4. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Having many siblings myself, I loved stories about siblings watching out for each other.

3. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
This book slays me.  So, so fantastically awesome.

2. The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
As the brunette sister surrounded by blonde beauties growing up, I found a lot to relate to in this story. 

1. Matilda by Roald Dahl
Oh, Matilda.  You will always be my favorite.


What's on your list?

16 comments:

  1. Ahhhh how did I forget about Laura Ingalls Wilder?? I loved her books too. I changed the topic a little bit to fit my personal reading (I did books I'd like to read again for the first time because I couldn't think of enough books/series I had read as a kid...I did a LOT of rereading) but after reading a few posts I'm realizing there are SO many I've forgotten and I totally could have come up with a list of 10. =\ Oh well... My TTT!

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    1. That totally happens me to me on Tuesdays... Reading others' list makes me realize what I had forgotten!

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  2. This is great! I'll have to refer back to this. Dorothy has been reading so much that I'm running out of suggestions, but there's a few on here she hasn't read.

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    1. Good luck! Plights like Dorothy's and my daughter's make me feel a lot of empathy for my parents efforts to provide me with adequate reading material. :)

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  3. Looking at all these books make me wish I loved to read when I was a teenager/child. I hated it, though. So, I have nothing to look back to like that. Sigh.

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    1. Interesting! Most people continue to be either the readers or the non readers that were as kids into their adult lives. What happened to make your reading habits change?

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  4. I love love love! The Ordinary Princess! It's one of those books I think people don't even know about and they're totally missing out! I also love the dealing with dragons books too!

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    1. Yay! So glad you love that book too! I must have read TOP a billion times growing up. Also, DWD is the bomb. :)

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  5. I read the Jon Scieszka Three Little Pigs book for the first time last year and I loved it. It was so clever! I wish I had read it as a kid, but I'm glad that I have found it now! I haven't read many of these (bar Roald Dahl), but it seems like a great list! :)

    Beth @ Miss Inga Page

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    1. Oh, I love everything Jon Scieszka produces. I recommend all his books. Even as an adult, they're awesome. As is Roald Dahl. :)

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  6. I love Miss Piggle Wiggle and Dealing with Dragons! I also love Roald Dahl, and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a classic! Great list!

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    1. I love them all, too! It was so fun to make this list. Glad you enjoyed.

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  7. Such great books! Is it weird that I have never read Matilda? I have seen the movie and loved it. Note to self: read Matilda. Ha

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    1. Haha, I'd definitely recommend reading it! I only saw the film once and a long time ago, but I remember being severely disappointed.

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  8. I've never read The Ordinary Princess but it's on my TBR now! Thanks for sharing. (I love Matilda and James and the Giant Peach =D I adore Roald Dahl in general. c:)

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    1. Isn't he the best? Hope you enjoy Ordinary Princess!

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