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Top Ten Tuesday: April 28th, 2020

Hello lovelies! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s prompt is books I wish I had read as a child.

For this post I pick books that I’ve read as an adult that I wish I had read as a kid, and books I haven’t read and feel like I missed out on since I didn’t read them as a kid. Some of the books I’ve included here where published after I was out of high school but I’m still including them here because they’re the kind of book I needed as a kid.

*Links will take you to each books Goodreads page

1. The Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan

This was one of those books that I know would have had a huge impact on me as a kid. I was 25 before I was diagnosed with dyslexia and I think if I had read this book when I was a kid it would have been caught sooner. It’s also an all around great story that I would have devoured as a kid.

2. City of Ghosts By Victoria Schwab

This was such a fun read when I read it back in 2018. Cassidy and Jacob and their adventure was exactly the kind of book I would have loved as a kid.

3. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

I never did read this series and looking back I feel like I missed out not reading it as a kid. One day I’ll get to this series. Maybe listen to it on audio?

4. Coraline By Neil Gaiman

Part of me is glad??? I didn’t read this as a kid? I feel like it would have given me nightmares. But now as an adult I wish I had read it. Still haven’t read it but it’s on the TBR Pile!

5. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

This is another one I feel like I missed out reading as a kid. And the movie didn’t make me want to read it unfortunately but I’m sure I’ll read it one day.

6. All Fall Down by Ally Carter

While this wasn’t my favorite series by Ally Carter I did really enjoy it when I read it last year. I listed to all three books on audio and really enjoyed them. This is definitely a series I could have used in middle school.

7. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

I love these movies and I’m sure they only scratch the surface of this series. I know I would have loved it and I really wish I could go back and then as a kid.

8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone By J.K. Rowling

I have a confession to make. I am a DIE HARD Slytherin and I have only ever read the last 3 Harry Potter books. I know I know. I keep telling myself I need to go back and read the first four but books 6 and 7 were so disappointing for me I don’t want to add fuel to the fire so to speak. I love the world Rowling created but between those last two books, the movies and what Rowling continues to tell us…I can’t bring myself to read them. But I do wish I had experienced growing up with Harry, Hermione, Ron and Draco.

9. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis


I tried reading this one when I was around 12 years old or so but I just couldn’t get into it. My parents also about me a bind up of all 7 books and it seemed impossibly long and to hard to get through. But I wish I had stuck it out and given this series a change.

10. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This is a book I really needed in high school. Granted it was published after I had graduated but…I really needed this book when I was 16 and wondering why all my friends thought guys were cute and I just…didn’t.

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