(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. The above photo was taken and altered by me for the purpose of this post.)
It may come as a surprise to you that I wasn’t as big of a reader when I was younger as I am now. I know, you’re shocked! Believe me it was not because I didn’t enjoy reading. I most definitely did. I didn’t read that much because I didn’t know what I liked to read, and because any reading I did, I did for school.
But as I got older, and I came into my own I eventually found books that I liked to read, and wanted to read not because I had to, but because I had a choice. Besides a few select titles I really do not remember some of my childhood faves. So for today’s post I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. Instead of talking about the books from my childhood/teen years, I’m going to talk about the top ten books I wish I read as a kid or a teen, but didn’t.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Island o the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Of Mice and Men by Jon Steinbeck
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
Top Ten Tuesday Extra!
I thought it would be fun to share some of the books I read as a child/teen that I read and enjoyed.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
One Evil Summer by R.L. Stine
A Grass Rope by William Mayne (I know I read this one when I was a kid, and barely remember it. But I put it on here because it was one of those books I remember reading, remember enjoying, and wanting to revisit it someday).
Socks by Beverly Cleary
The Stinky Cheese Man by John Scieszka
(Images featured in this post from GoodReads)