This is my first Top Ten Tuesday and I'm really excited to start participating! Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, each week a different "Top Ten" topic is chosen and a whole bunch of bloggers share their thoughts. I'm all about community, so here we go!
For this being my first post, I actually had a bit of trouble coming up with books! I read so many books as a kid, that I covered most of the typical picks for children's books. I really did read them as a child! So, I've actually read most of these titles, but wish I could have read them as a kid...if they had been around all those years ago.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
-I've read all of these, own all of them, and have listened to them on audio and recommend them all the time. I first read them when I was in my early 20's, but I think I would have appreciated them even more, if I had been 10!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
-Again, I read these in my early 20's and SO wish I could have had them a 9 or 10.
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
-I just read this for the first time this past year and I fell SO in love with the story and the land of Bayern. I can see why kids and adults love the writing and I think, as a kid, I would have been even more enchanted.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-When I was a teen, there wasn't nearly the YA market that there is now. As a 16-year-old, I think Katniss could have set my YA reading world on fire (no pun intended) and really got my friends and I talking about books geared for our age group.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
-Seeing a pattern yet? I read mainly realistic fiction as a kid and all of these great fantasy books would have boggled my mind as a kid!
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
-When I listened to this in my car over the summer, I remember wishing that my mom could have read this aloud to me when I was little. Such a fantastic family book.
Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
-I actually hadn't heard of this one until I started working at my current job and I love the book! It would have made a great read aloud in our family.
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
-I would have eaten this up as a little girl and probably would have attempted to BE Nancy.
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
-This is actually one I haven't read, but wish I had as a kid. And really need to read it now.
And that's only 9, but close enough!