Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I’d Read as a Kid

This week’s TTT is a freebie, so I chose one theme from the archives. TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

-I read this for the first time in high school French class. I love it so much. I never even knew about it until that class, but I wish that I had.

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

-I read this for the first time in college. I wish I’d read it in middle or high school. This was the kind of book I needed to read then.

3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

-Still never read this book, though it’s kind of a quintessential classic for children.

4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

-I recently moved out of my apartment complex. At that complex, people had a habit of setting their unwanted things near the elevator on each floor. I recently found this book, along with a few others, and it made me think how I never read it as a kid.

5. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

-Same as above.

6. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

-Same as above

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

-In late high school, I went on a quest to read all of C.S. Lewis’s books in this series. I think I maybe read four. I wish I’d read these when I was younger.

8. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

-I wish I’d read all the books in this series. I’d seen the movie several times over, but never read the book or any of the others set in Oz.

9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

-I wasn’t even familiar with this story until I watched the Johnny Depp film version.

10. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

-Still never read this.

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I’d Read as a Kid

  1. renee says:

    Definitely agree with “The Little Prince” (which I still haven’t read, though I have seen a movie version and read bits of it in French class) and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower (which I read last year and liked but probably would have loved in high school).

    I can’t believe you weren’t familiar with Charlie & the Chocolate Factory until the Johnny Depp version! Did you never see the first movie? It’s good but pretty freaky for a kid’s movie (the Oompa Loompas freaked me out so much as a kid!).

    • Shannon says:

      No I never did see it! I think my mom thought it was too creepy and never showed it to me. I was kind of an isolated little kid that read a lot rather than watch movies. I read a couple roald dahl, was read some, but never that one! weird, i know 🙂

  2. darkjade68 says:

    Ok now you’re Piquing My Interest…

    I believe “The Little Prince” is My Brother’s Wife’s Favorite from when she was a kid, though I’ve never read it.

    In truth, I wish My Mom Read to me as a Kid, I would really have Loved that, and I still Love being Read to… I was Read “Interview With A Vampire”, and “Hitchhikers Guide To The Universe”, and really enjoyed it.

    “Little Woman” would have been good, I really like the Movie.

    I also Love Jane Austin Films, but have never read any of her books.

    I too wish I had Read “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”… I actually started to Read it like a month ago, but haven’t picked it up again… GET ON SKYPE AND READ TO ME!! Lol

    “The Jungle Book”, I would have loved as a Kid… Loved the Cartoon, Hee Hee

    “The Secret Garden” another one I would have liked to have read.

    And The “Narnia” Books. And “The Wizard of OZ”, I really like this List, Lol

    “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”, may have read that in School.

    “The Old Man in The Sea”, I also think I read in School.

    Great List Shannon

    DJ-

    • Shannon says:

      You were read Interview and Hitchhiker’s Guide? Geez no wonder you turned out so smart…I just read Hitchhiker’s Guide last fall and I’m sure some parts of it still went over my head.

      • darkjade68 says:

        Ha, I’m sorry, I didn’t explain that very well… I meant that someone read “Interview” and “Hitchhikers” to me later, when I was in My Twenties

        Although I would have liked to have had those read to me when I was a Kid, Lol

        Nah, no one Read to me as a Kid, I wish they did… My Mom did use to sing “The Itzy Bitzy Spider” to us though, Lol

        My Brother on the other hand read to his Boys for years, Very Cool

        DJ-

  3. lightningpen says:

    Hi, I wish I would have read Born on the fourth of July in high school for one! And Dune before I got into middle school, because I know I would have loved it! The idea of looking back to look forward as a different person, is one game you’ll play in odd and wondrous ways! Everything seems to matter by a certain age! We are moonbeams, everywhere without moving! Thank you for the follow! Keep writing the pen flat!

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