Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Reread Me Please!

Today's Top Ten Thursday (by The Broke and The Bookish) is all about reminiscing. These are books that I read years and years ago, and--for whatever reason--haven't reread since. Many of these may also appear on my TBT feature because they're awesome.

Here's my Top Ten Books from My Childhood that I'd Love to Revisit

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls: I loved this book. I think I read it three times during sixth grade. It made me cry every time. If you haven't read it, no matter your age, you should definitely give it a try.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare: I read this in 7th or 8th grade and fell absolutely in love with it. Nat was probably my first book crush that I recognized as a crush. 

Feed by M.T. Anderson: I read this during the summer between 9th and 10th grade, I think? I was old enough (and the internet was old enough) that I recognized the parallels to nascent social media sites and was creeped out and awed by the experience.

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer: I read this in 8th grade, and while I struggled with the writing a little bit, I loved the plot. I want to reread it desperately. Also, a refresher would be necessary before attempting the sequel.

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin: We read this in my 7th grade English class, and I adored it. I suggest it to everybody. It's a great mystery. 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle: I can't remember how old I was when I read this, but I loved it. And I read the second and third, but never the fourth and fifth. It was so good and interesting. I'd love to revisit it and see if I'm still amazed by it.

The Giver by Lois Lowry: When I read this in 4th grade, I was blown away by the concept. It's the first semi-official dystopian I'd read, and now it's one of my favorite genres. I would love to reread it.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine: Oh gosh, I read this book probably four or five times. I loved it. Everything about it was wonderful and amazing and heartbreaking. I was so disappointed when they made the movie into a kids' comedy. It's not a comedic book. It's meaningful and so good. It might have funny moments, but it's not a funny book. 

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: I identified with Anne so much, and I have no idea why. Maybe it was because she was really the first heroine of a book who was also a reader? Anyway, I loved this book. I think I read it twice in early elementary school. And I read the sequel, but try as I might, I never could read the rest of the series.

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett: While I only read this once or twice, I was so in love with the story that for a stretch of time, I was collecting editions of this book. I wish I could approach it again without knowing the story. 

What books would you revisit, lovelies? Anything you're shocked isn't on my list? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Yay someone else that loved the witch of blackbird pond!!
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