I am technically cheating writing this on Monday while waiting for my transfer, but I like being involved in this group, so I am going to do it and schedule it for tomorrow anyway. I haven’t done it for a few weeks, so it will be nice to do a post like this again.
This weeks Top Ten is Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit. I think this is one of the hardest lists that I have seen since I have been participating in this meme. How to chose just Ten books from my childhood and teens to revisit! Well, here goes nothing:
- The B.F.G Roald Dahl: The first entry in my top 10 and my hands down favourite Roald Dahl book. I may actually dislike made-up words in books but so many of the books I read have them, and are improved by them. It’s just such a brilliant world and story, right out of a wacky child’s imagination (well Dahl’s, but I think we all know they may be one and the same). I definitely need to revisit when I get home.
- Bad Girl Jacqueline Wilson: I can’t remember what this book is about, just that it has a purple cover and that I was heart-broken when I lost my copy. I’d like to revisit it just to remember why it sparked such a reaction in me back in the day.
- George’s Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl: I had this in a 3-set with Matilda (featured later) so it’s not a surprise it also finds itself on here. I’ve always loved science, so the wonderfully weird experiments he performs were right up my street. I wonder if it would appeal as much now as I have wandered a little way from the science world?
- The Chronicles of Narnia C S Lewis: To say revisit is a little stupid about these books, and I have never actually read past the first third of The Magician’s Nephew. The point is though, I got through that bit multiple times, so I’d like to revisit, and well, finish them.
- The Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket When I was younger, these were crazy and slightly scary in a clever way. While I always knew they were ridiculous, they were not impossible, which is always a worrying thing for a child. I can’t help but wonder if they are as captivating to an adult mind, or whether this ridiculous levels of pessimism and sadness would be to much.
- His Dark Materials Phillip Pullman: I can remember really liking the first book, and struggling the further through the trilogy that I got. I really liked the concept, but sometimes found it incredibly hard-going. I think a revisit as an adult who will probbaly understand the depths and undertones much more is probably in order.
- Holes Louis Sachar: I do think this book, which my Dad recommended way back when, is fairly underrated. I just really liked it. It’s so simple in it’s concept, and is definitely due a re-read.
- Matilda Roald Dahl: The final entry by Roald Dahl. As a book lover and slight nerd, this was a great book as a child. I haven’t read it since I was a pre-teen I think, too long.
- To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee: This is probably not considered much of a Children’s books, but I read it as a 13 yr old, and it instantly became my favourite book. I have never revisited it in the past decade, something that I think needs changing.
- The Harry Potter Series J K Rowling: I have put the wonder that is Harry Potter last because it should be on everyone’s revisit list in my opinion. It probably doesn’ belong here, because I have revisited it more times than I should admit to, and don’t think I will stop in the near future.
What books from you childhood and teens do you think are worth a revisit, and why?