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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I Want To Revisit

March 23rd, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week our topic is: Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I Want To Revisit

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday but this one caught my eye because I was just going through the books I loved when I was younger trying to find new books for my daughter to read.

  1. The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley.  I think every child goes through their animal phase and I read every book in this series that I could get my hands on.
    The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  2. Sweet Valley Twins/High – I was at a library used book sale and came across Best Friends and remembered how much I loved this series and really grew up with it. I moved on to Sweet Valley High and even read some of the Sweet Valley University books.
  3. Nancy Drew – It has to be these yellow covered classics.  I loved them and read them all.  Sadly I didn’t find the newer versions (though I guess these days those “new” ones are probably considered old now) of them as interesting though so never got into them.  At the same library book sale I mentioned above I also saw they had a Nancy Drew kids version that I tried to convince my daughter to read but no go so far.
    Nancy Drew
  4. Christopher Pike – a couple years ago I went back and re-read The Vampire Diaries series by LJ Smith because it was one of my favorite series growing up.  Christopher Pike was another favorite author and I haven’t gotten back to reading these again.
  5. Long Live the Queen by Ellen Emerson White – I loved this book and just realized that it’s actually part of a series and is book 3.  I so need to go back and read the rest of the books!  It was amazing to watch the strength the heroine has after being kidnapped because she’s the president’s daughter.
    Long Live the Queen by Ellen Emerson White
  6. The Secret of the Unicorn series by Josepha Sherman – I loved this series!  Who wouldn’t get caught up in the story of a girl who gets swept into a fantasy world where she gets to bond with her very own unicorn, has a cute guy fall for her and be friends with a queen?!
  7. The Baby-Sitter’s Club by Ann Martin – this was another series I read during my Sweet Valley Twins phase and it was just wholesome fun to read.  I am tempted to go back and read it to see if my daughter will enjoy it.
  8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – I honestly want to go back and re-read this one because I can’t remember what it was about but I remember it being one of my favorite books.
  9. The Xanth series by Piers Anthony – I went through my fantasy phase in high school where I read all the Piers Anthony, David Eddings, etc books.  It’s been awhile since I’ve read straight fantasy and would love to get back to it.
  10. Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks – this was another series that truly caught my imagination.  I wish I had a cupboard that could bring things to life!

Posted in Books, childrens, Young Adult

3 Responses

  1. Chrissi Reads

    I used to love The Babysitter’s Club. Seeing them around a few lists is making me feel really nostalgic! Great list. :-)

  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    OH I LOVED Indian in the Cupboard! She’s such an incredible writer…did you ever read her other books? I’m struggling for the names right now…um, Broken Bridge, I think it is? And the sequel is Under the Bridge or something? ANYWAY. Those are incredible and totally converted me to loving everything by Lynne Reid Banks. xD
    Here’s my TTT!

  3. Laura @ canido52

    Sweet Valley high & babysitters club – I think we were teenagers about the same time! Great list :-)

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