It’s Tuesday, I’m currently watching Blacklist with my mother, but just now her friend called and she doesn’t seem to stop talking any time soon – so here we go! Here are the books I wish I’d read as a child – some of them I read later, some of them I never had the chance to catch up on!
#1 Harry Potter by JK Rowling
I obviously did manage to read Harry Potter at some point, but I remember all of my classmates in third and fourth grade absolutely loving the series and talking with my teachers and being absolutely thrilled – and I think that, had I joined in at that time, the experience would have been even more overwhelming because my imagination would still be the one of a nine year old!
#2 Winnie The Poo by A.A. Milne
While I read the small children version and watched all the movies, I never actually read the classic original book! That would have been super cute!
#3 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
Can you believe I never read this book or even watched the movie – I have literally no idea what happens… She falls into some hole, then eats a bunch of cakes and talks to animals – maybe?
#4 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
I’ve obviously watched the movie several times, a classic, but when we read the whole Roald Dahl collection, my bestie and I shared reading Mathilda, and while I had the time of my life reading it, I do wish I would have been a happy kid to imagine all of the factory with all its wonders!
#5 Little Women by Luisa M. Alcott
I’ve always wondered how I’d take in this book as a child and now, especially with the movie, I do wonder… Would I have been patient enough to read it or would the stories have bored me?
#6 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I actually own this book, but I was too old when I was given it for my birthday in order to let it count as “reading it as a child” – up to this day, I sadly haven’t read it! But it’s my plan, to someday read it while sitting in a cozy armchair in a small cottage…
Well, that’s it – my mom wants to continue Blacklist now haha! I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to tell me all about your childhood favorites and the ones you missed out on in the comments! Happy reading!