Top Ten Tuesday: Books from my childhood and teens I’d like to revisit

toptentuesdayI 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?

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