TTT: Top Ten Books From My Childhood I Want to Revisit

Posted March 24, 2015 by Wendy in Top Ten Tuesday / 11 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! 

This week we’re talking about top 10 books from our childhood (and teen!) years we want to revisit! Well I was an AVID reader ever since a little kid. So many to choose from! Here are some of my favorites that I’d love to revisit!

1. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine: Oh you guys. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It is my absolute favorite Cinderella retelling of all time. I recently watched the live action Cinderella movie and I just kept thinking oh my gosh, I need to go reread Ella Enchanted! I reread this book to death back in the day — even know, nearly what, 10 years later? I can hear the lines in my head. I need to go dig this out and reread.

2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Spear: I went through a period of time when I read nothing but historical fiction… and I really love this one! I loved Kit and her journey and Nat Eaton <33 one of my childhood favorites!

3. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander: I don’t remember much about this series, I just remember that I was OBSESSED with this series and loved it to death. I wonder if I would like it if I reread it? Not sure because I can’t remember if this was more MG fantasy? But I did love this series!

4. Holes by Louis Sachar: This was one of my absolute favorites! It was smart and funny and just so good! I loved the flashbacks and how everything pieced together. I definitely want to revisit!

5. The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix: This was one of my first fantasy loves!! I have this trilogy to reread because I want to read Clariel so. I can’t wait!

6. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal: I adored this series back in the day!! Jessica and Elizabeth — they made me wish I had a twin sister!

7. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner: I loved this series so much that I made a fort in my house and pretended it was a boxcar and I wanted to live in it. I took my reading seriously… haha.

8. The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin: I wanted a babysitter’s club!! I tried to convince my friends to form one with me. They didn’t want to. SIGH. These are books I want my kids to read one day!

9. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt: I adored this book when I was younger! Just… loved it so much. Um but I made a whole new ending up in my head. Haha.

10. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene: I was a Nancy Drew FANATIC.  At my library I remember I had a 4 book limit. I would go in and get four in the Nancy Drew originals series, devour, return, get the next four and REPEAT. I played the Nancy Drew mystery computer games too (and still do when I have time!) Nancy Drew is the best.

What books from your childhood did you love and want to revisit? Tell me your favorites! I loved going on this trip down memory lane!




11 responses to “TTT: Top Ten Books From My Childhood I Want to Revisit

  1. Abhorsen!! Another series we should totally reread together. I think I read Lirael like 5 times in middle school. Sweet Valley High! Omg I almost forgot about those books. Nancy Drew!!! I loved those books when I was a kid. My mom used to read them to my sisters and I and then when I couldn’t get enough I started devouring them all on my own.

  2. That is the only way to read Boxcar Children. 😛 I never read Holes. My son has seen the movie and wants to read the book. I really wish I kept all my Boxcar, Babysitter, and Sweet Valley books. I think my kids would love them.

  3. Nice list! WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND made my list as did THE BLACK CAULDRON (one of these days I’ll get around to reading the whole Prydain series).

  4. I forgot so many books! I totally forgot about Sweet Valley High and Babysitter’s Club and ahh just SO MANY! Lots of good picks. I’ve never read the book Ella Enchanted (honestly I had no idea there was a book version *rolls eyes at self*) but that’s one I’d love to give a read. Loved the movie! You read a lot of good books growing up! 🙂

  5. Sweet Valley High!! YES. That made my list this week too, man I used to devour those non-stop! And same goes for the Babysitter’s Club – I can’t believe I forgot to add those to my list >.< I've never read the Abhorsen books but they're actually on my tbr shelf 😀 Awesome picks here Wendy^^ Here's my TTT post this week!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  6. Oh yay! We both put Sweet Valley and Babysitters Club! I put the Sweet Valley Twins series though. I think I liked them better than the HS ones. I can’t remember. Haha. I was obsessed with Marianne and Logan from BSC. I wanted to have their relationship. LOL. I wasn’t as big on Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew, but I did read them!

  7. I totally skipped this week because my mind was blanking and I don’t care to revisit any of my childhood books haha. I don’t even think I read all that much?? I can’t remember. Like Nancy Drew, and Tuck, and Babysitter’s Club.. nope. I’ve heard of them, but never read them. 😛