Top Ten Books From My Childhood I’d Love To Revisit
I constantly struggle with the urge to reread – I want to do it SO much more than I do, but with so many new reads building up on my TBR, I rarely get the chance. I’m signed up to the 2015 Reread Challenge, and so far I’m failing spectacularly. Must. Do. Better.
If I had the joy of winning the lottery and reading every day instead of working, here are some childhood favourites I’d like to revisit…
1. Harry Potter: Do I need a reason? Really?
2. The Switchers Trilogy: I was around 10 or so when I read these, and I’ve never actually finished the trilogy. Tess is a switcher, which means she can take the form of any animal, but she must decide which form she will take forever by her 15th Birthday. Adventures ensue.
3. The Children of the Famine Trilogy: I think I’ve only read the first two in this series. Little-me was an awful series-finisher, apparently. I read this when I was learning about the famine in primary school and I loved this story – three children seek out their long-lost Aunts during the famine in Ireland in 1840 so they don’t have to go into the workhouse.
4. The Princess Diaries Series: I started reading The Princess Diaries when I was 12 or so, and I adored this series! I owned all 10 of the books, but sadly these were some of the books I purged when I hit the “I’m too old for these now” phase. How I wish I had have kept them! Normal-geekish girl finds out she’s actually a princess, and still has to face the trials and tribulations of high school.
5. The Malory Towers Series: A series I turned my nose up at for a long time due to its age (I think it was originally released in the 60s?), and teen-me was having none of that! Once I started though, I was hooked. An all girls boarding school, bullies, adventures and drama!
6. The Mediator Series: Another Cabot series I read and loved as a young teen – I owned close to all of this series, but alas it was another one I got rid of years ago (which partly explains why I’m such a hoarder now!). I am still dying to know what happens at the end, and if I ever see these at a great price, I’m snapping them up!
7. The Girls Series: I adored Jacqueline Wilson books when I was growing up, but I don’t know if there are many of them I would revisit now as an adult. The Girls series was Wilson’s YA series as opposed to children’s and I think the storyline would still be relevant today. I have a signed copy of the fourth book, and because of that I never purged these. Thank, God!
8. His Dark Materials Trilogy: Another series I never did manage to finish, but would love to read as an adult. Even when I read these as a kid, I knew I’d have more appreciation for them as a grown up because there are some seriously heavier themes going on here.
9. The Adrian Mole Series: I’m not sure if this is a YA series that progresses into an Adult series, or if the entire series was originally intended for Adults, but I started this one quite young. Yet another one I have yet to finish, but I’d absolutely love to. I was addicted to reading this repeatedly when I was younger.
10. The Bar Code Tattoo Trilogy: An amazing dystopian read, and I would LOVE to get my hands on book 2 and 3 to find out what happens. Luckily, I still have my original copy of the first book. I think I need to treat myself soon…
Which books from your childhood would you like to revisit? Have you read any that made my list? Let me know in the comments!