Top Ten Childhood Faves I'd Like to Revisit

toptentuesdayHappy Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme, brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Childhood Favorites I’d like to revisit.

10. Holes by Louis Sachar

Sachar_-_Holes_CoverartThe dark humor had myself and my brother laughing out loud when we were kids. We loved it so much we even got my mom to read it too!

9. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

cwebThis book was one of the first that I remember having me in tears at the end.

8. The Giving Tree by Shel SilversteinThe_Giving_Tree

This story is still as heartwarming to me now as it was the first time a teacher read it to me.

7. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

61Bdfhwu+OL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ loved Hatchet when I read it back in 5th grade and am very happy that it’s still a favorite of children today. This survival story has always stuck with me, even though I haven’t read it since then.

6. The Witches by Roald Dahl

200px-TheWitchesMy 3rd grade teacher read this book out loud to us and ever since, it’s been one of my favorite Roald Dahl books. I’ve read it a handful of times since, but am hoping to find time to revisit this book in the future to enjoy it again.

5. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

The_Face_on_the_Milk_CartonI loved Caroline B. Cooney’s books when I was younger, especially The Face on the Milk Carton. I believe that I read the whole thing in one sitting the first time through and I even sought out the sequel.

4. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

PhantomtollboothThis book made my love of words not seem so dull and boring when I was a child.

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

9780142410318bAnother Roald Dahl favorite, this book combined comedy, wonder, and fear to create a beautiful world I wanted to be a part of as a child.

2. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

51TTM0JBDTLFor a while when I was a child I wanted to be Harriet. I spied on my neighbors (or tried to) and even kept a notebook of the things that I observed.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

http://www.jkrowling.com/The Harry Potter series has been a favorite of mine since I first picked up Sorcerer’s Stone in 7th grade. I would love to revisit this book (and maybe I will later in the year for a reread). Part of me wishes I could pick up this book with fresh eyes as if I’d never read it before so I could get swept into this world all over again.

0 thoughts on “Top Ten Childhood Faves I'd Like to Revisit

  1. Alex Hurst says:

    Great list. Unfortunately, I’ve read “The Giving Tree” enough times now that the message has warped into something terribly sad, but those other books I’d love to read again… I did read HP in full last year again, and got so much more out of it this time around!

  2. keionda says:

    Hey Amanda! When I did my Top Tuesday post, I completely forgot about these books! These books on your life basically summed up my life so I can’t believe I forgot about them! (Especially Holes) 🙂
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Amanda Marie says:

      Hi Keionda! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Holes was a great book. I think I might re-read it this year.

      I will stop by your blog as well to check out your list. 🙂

  3. Keionda Hearts Books says:

    Right?? I’m OBSESSED with the movie but read the book in middle school. Definitely need to reread:) Also, for some reason my account was linked to a WordPress account I don’t use anymore. Here’s the right link: keiondaleilewis.com.
    Don’t know why it did that. :/ Following you on Twitter now! <3

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