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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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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