Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I wish I'd Read as a Kid



Top Ten Tuesday is a great meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Books I Wish I'd Read as a Kid. So, there are some books (mostly children's classics) that I haven't read yet, but I wish I'd read as a kid; or, I have read them, but as an adult and that kind of took away the magic.

Top Ten Books I Wish I'd Read as a Kid are:
1. Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll): I read it as an adult and thought it was entertaining, but nothing special. I'm sure that if I'd read it as a kid, I would have liked it better.
2. The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis): I only started reading the books recently.
3. Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie): I haven't read Peter Pan. I really should.
4. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne): When I was a kid, my grandpa would narrate the story to me and I was really interested in it. Now, I can't find inspiration to read this book. I wish I'd done it in my childhood.
5. Matilda (Roald Dahl): I've read quite a few Dahl books, but never Matilda, which is a bit odd. Now, there are just so many other books to read.
6. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter): Such a cute story! The first time I read the story was when the movie Miss Potter was released.
7. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett): I love the movie, such a timeless story.
8. Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery): Again, love the movie, haven't read the book.
9. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket): They sound so fun! I would have loved the books as a kid, and I hope I'll like them as an adult.
10. Charlotte's Web (E.B. White): It has been recommended to me many times. It sounds absolutely lovely.

8 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I wish I had read all those too :( But I did read Peter Rabbit, but why did I never read Anne of G, I mean I loved the tv-series

Bookworm1858 said...

You must read Matilda! and Anne! I also recommend The Secret Garden but that's less important.

Teacher/Learner said...

Wow, this a great list! I haven't read many of those either. Charlotte's Web can be adored at any age--please don't avoid reading this!

Pepca said...

I could copy the list:)Except that I read Peter Pan and Matilda (a great book, although it still gives me creeps when I remember it - SPOILER: something to do with worms, yuck)

Okie said...

What a wonderful idea for a list. There are a number of books I wish I'd read but I never formally read a list. I've started my way through some of them lately and I really enjoy them but I can't help wonder how reading them as a child might have influenced me differently.

Kudos to you for making this list and best of luck getting around to reading them. Enjoy. :)

Becky said...

I'm with you on the Jules Verne. I could do with reading that now actually.

I've never been an Alice in Wonderland person though, just too bizarre for me.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I've read all of these but Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea . . . which, come to think of it, is on my reading schedule for this year. =P

But I should add that I didn't get to The Chronicles of Narnia until I was in college (when The Last Battle totally blew me away) and didn't appreciate Peter Pan until I reread it last year (when it seemed as if I was reading it for the first time). So I'm a firm believer that it's not so important to read a children's book in childhood as it is to read the right book at the right time. =)

Good luck getting around to all of them! May this year be that right time!

Jayme @ Horribly Bookish said...

I read Anne of Green Gables after watching the PBS series. It was good but I wish I had read the book first. Nice list!