TTT: Books I Wish I Had Read as a Child


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. There is a new topic each week for bloggers to join in with their own top ten. If you’re looking for some new or different book blogs to read, hop on over to her site and check out some of the links.


What a fun topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! I’m telling you, this list is going to shock many of you.  Like I am now, I was an avid reader as a child. I mean, I read a LOT of books. So sometimes it even surprises me how many classics I haven’t read. Now, some of these titles I have read at this point.  Mostly from reading them to my boys when they were young.  But, embarrassingly enough, I haven’t read them all yet. Some day…


The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L’Engle

by Roald Dahl

Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson

Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll

The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams Bianco

The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame

The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

by Johanna Spyri


About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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5 Responses to TTT: Books I Wish I Had Read as a Child

  1. RS says:

    Wow — I’m really surprised about The Velveteen Rabbit! That’s been one of my favorites since I was teeny-tiny. (Though as I commented on another blog, it also probably taught me to care about my stuffed animals’ feelings way too much.) Great picks all around.

  2. Matilda was one of my favourite books when I was a kid!
    My TTT:

  3. lydiaschoch says:

    I heard a rumour that The Secret Garden is being made into a film. So keep an eye out for that if you’re interested!

    My TTT .

  4. Same. I read like crazy as a kid, but there are a lot of books I somehow missed out on. I’ve read some as an adult (MATILDA, for instance) and I’m still a bit incredulous that they somehow were not on my book-mad radar. So weird.

    I have read all of the books on your list, although not all of them were as a child.

    Happy TTT!


  5. A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite series when I was around 12 or so. Such a great read — whether you’re an adult or child!

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