Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Books i Wish i’d Read as a Kid

January 25, 2011

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday. . .as always brought to you by the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish


This week: top 10 books i wish i’d read as a kid.  i limited myself to books that would have been around when i was a kid because otherwise my list could have been endless.


i’m leaving these without explanation this time because i think they are sort of self explanatory classics.  (and yes, i have read some of these since but not as many as i’d like. . . so i’m going to try to get on that.)


As always, in no particular order


1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

2. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

3.Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

4. Any of the Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene

5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

6. The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien

7. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

8. The Eloise books by Kay Thompson

9. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

10. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie



This is little me reading about dinosaurs instead of reading any of these lovely classics.



  1. +JMJ+

    Most of them are “self-explanatory classics,” but Bridge to Terabithia, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry haven’t quite reached canonical status . . . which makes me guess they are some of the books you did get to later in life. Am I right? =)

    • Sadly, no. i guess i was using the term classic loosely here but i know what you’re saying.

  2. Some good choices, some of which I’ve still yet to get around to reading even as an adult!

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