Top Ten Tuesday: books I wish I’d read as a child!

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

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (Barnes & Noble Collectible ...

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

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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

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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

Little Women (150th Anniversary Edition): With Foreword and 200 ...

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

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!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: books I wish I’d read as a child!”

  1. Little Women was one of my favs as a little girl. I first read it when I was 8. Anne of Green Gables was another fav. ☺️☺️☺️💜💖

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  2. I have Anne of Green Gables on my list as well. I read books similar to it with my granny back then and I think I would have enjoyed Anne too. 🙂
    Also, while I have read Charlie and the chocolate factory as a kid and Roald Dahl is still my favourite author, I still think that I might not have understood his books quite as well as a kid as I do now. I might even not have loved them as much as I do now. :I

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    1. Oh, I bet reading with your grandma was so special!!! And I know exactly how you feel! I also loved Roald Dahl, but I feel like Mathilda had so much more to it than a fourth grader was able to understand! happy reading!


  3. Great list! I quite agree that books that you read in childhood always stay with you forever in that special place in your heart and it becomes hard as one gets older to find these special places for these books. That is why childhood, I guess, is so special – things just stay there – and it is so wonderful and magical.

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    1. Thanks is much! And you are 100% right, that is so true!!! I don’t think you’ll ever experience the books in the same light and state of mind as in your childhood! Happy reading!

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