Top Ten Tuesday – Childhood Favorites Worth Revisiting

Posted May 27, 2014 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 10 Comments

I am not normally a re-reader. I’m typically of the frame of mind that I have too many books that I haven’t spent time with, why would I want to waste time on a book I’ve already read? That’s obviously silly because spending time with a favorite can be a real treat. I discovered this after re-reading one of my first books this past year, one of my all-time favorites: The Secret Garden. I loved finding new reasons to love it from a more mature perspective. I remembered it being much more magical when I was a child but it was still an equally lovely book a couple decades later.

The following are all books that have permanent slots in my memory as being the books integral to the reason I love reading as much as I do today. Were they amazing pieces of literature? Probably not, but they still left a massive enough impression on me to this day. I’d love to revisit each and every one of these just to see if some of my recollections of them being favorites still hold true today.

Juniper (Doran #2) by Monica Furlong
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Moon Bridge by Marcia Savin
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
The Nancy Drew Series by by Carolyn Keene
The Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
The Secret of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Dreadful Sorry (Time Travel Mystery #1) by Kathryn Reiss
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

What childhood favorites would you love to re-read? Leave me a link to your post and I’ll be sure to stop by!

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10 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Childhood Favorites Worth Revisiting

  1. I would love to take the time and go back and re-read more of my childhood favorites! One of the perks of having kids — the excuse to read the books you want to read all over again. 🙂 I managed to read my favorite Roald Dahl and Edward Eager books with my son, but I would like to go back and revisit Island of the Blue Dolphins again! And while I’m at it, I’ve been thinking about rereading The Witch of Blackbird Pond too. Great topic!!
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  2. Oh my gosh, so much nostalgia here for me! I loved Juniper (though not Wise Child quite as much). Also loved Island of the Blue Dolphins, which possibly contributed to my love of dolphins. I’m not sure if I read The Secret of NIMH, but I did read Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, which I assume is part of the same series. I don’t remember anything about Catherine, Called Birdy other than that I read it and enjoyed it at one point.

    Ella Enchanted is one childhood book that I continue to return to again and again. Also, I freaking loved the illustrated book The Voyage of the Basset when I was younger.
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