Top 10 Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I Would Love to Revisit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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As I mentioned in Breaking Up with My Books, I've loved reading since I was a child. I loved visiting the library and borrowing books at random, so I rarely re-read anything. If I owned all the books I read as a child, these are the ten I would pick up right now:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
I started re-reading the Harry Potter series last year, so I'm looking forward to continue with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. When I first read through the series, I took a big break before reading this fifth book — I hope it doesn't end up happening again ...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
I am such a scaredy-cat, but I remember this to be one of my favorite books to read. (I was reminded of this while reading Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, which also contains really creepy stories.)

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
As I mentioned in my Top 10 Childhood Favorites, this book holds a very special place in my heart ever since my fifth grade teacher read it to us as a class. I have a feeling that I'd still love it if I read it today.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
This is long due for a re-read. I've only read this once and can barely remember anything about it :(

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
I have absolutely no idea how I came across this book, but I know I discovered it by myself after browsing the shelves at my library.

Summer in the City by Elizabeth Chandler
If you were to ask me my favorite book in high school, this would be it!

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
This is just one of those fun and WEIRD books you want to read over and over again.

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
The boxset that Beezus and Ramona came in was one of the very first boxsets my mom bought me through Scholastic book orders. I am almost certain that I begged for it after reading Dear Mr. Henshaw in class, so shout out to all the elementary school teachers who still read in class!

The Cam Jansen Mysteries by David A. Adler
I was browsing through the "Readers Also Enjoyed" section on Goodreads for a couple of the books I mentioned earlier and I came across this gem! I can't believe I forgot about this series!

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
I don't appreciate poetry as much as I did when I was younger, so I'd love to spark that interest again.

Researching these books makes me wish I had a list of all the library books I've ever borrowed as a child/teen. I'd love to know which books from your childhood/teen years you're hoping to re-visit!


  1. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark was the beginning of my love of scaring myself silly reading/watching creepy things. I loved how the art really enhanced those emotions. I was obsessed with that book! I remember reading A Light in the Attic too, with my grandmother. And Harry Potter of course!! Lots of great books. :)

  2. We have a few in common! I mentioned Beezus and Ramona, and Charlotte's Web too :) Plus, you can't go wrong with Harry Potter - that's going to be a lifetime favorite for me :)