Top Ten Books From My Childhood I’d Like to Reread

March 23, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 25

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books From My Childhood I’d Like to Reread

The books below are some of my favorites from when I first started reading, up until around 12.  As a child, I read kid books, teen books, adult books, as well as anything else I could get my hands on, like our family’s old set of encyclopedias, and all kinds of magazines.  But these ten books (well, they’re actually much more than ten, because many of these were part of a series) are some that stand out as being memorable or for lots of different reasons.  And now, as I’m getting ready to post this, I see that I included nothing from Judy Blume!!!!  That’s a huge oversight, as I LOVED all of her books, but I’m too tired to make any changes right now.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Beezus and Ramona (and all of the Ramona books) by Beverly Cleary
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
The Long Walk by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)


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25 Responses to “Top Ten Books From My Childhood I’d Like to Reread”

    • Stephanie

      The books are crazy. Well, the TV show is, too. But I was so young when I read it, and I just wonder if I’d have the same reaction to it today.

  1. Literary Feline

    Shel Silverstein is a good choice! I hadn’t thought of those two books. The Outsiders made my list too. Oh, how I loved that book. I really need to add Harold and the Purple Crayon to my daughter’s library. I don’t know how we don’t have that one.

    How the heck could I forget Encyclopedia Brown! I adored those books when I was growing up.

    Great list.
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    • Stephanie

      Didn’t you just wish you could attend Sweet Valley High – even for a day?

    • Stephanie

      I have no idea what happened to my old copy of A Light in the Attic. I’ll have to check out this special edition.

      And I’m glad to hear you’ll be sharing this book with your son!

  2. Kel @ Booked til Tuesday

    I keep finding more and more great kid books I missed. I think Where the Sidewalk Ends is the only one on this list I’ve read. Hmm, maybe I’ll take a quick walk through the children’s section of the library this week. Great list!
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    • Stephanie

      At the very least, you should check out a Sweet Valley High book, just to see what YA looked like back then. Oh, and The Outsiders – that one is a classic, IMO.

    • Stephanie

      The Outsiders movie…I could not decide which one of those boys I loved most. I think it changed every time I watched it. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      I have to confess I have not read the Sherlock Holmes books. But I just bought the complete “Heirloom Collection” from Audible a few days ago (nearly 60 hours worth), and I’m looking forward to checking them out.

  3. Laura

    I love your blog title by the way 🙂 I must’ve been the only person in my year at school not to read flowers in the attic… was it the early stages of becoming a book snob? Maybe more likely that my mum wouldn’t let me read it!
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