Top Ten Tuesday: Revisiting Books from Child/Teen Years

Welcome to another TopĀ 10 Tuesday! Today’s T10T topic is: books from your childhood (or teen years) that you’d like to revisit. This sounds like a fun one, going down memory lane, so here are my top ten picks!

1. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer. This is the only book in the saga that I haven’t reread, and frankly I can’t remember everything that happened, so I’d like to revisit this book and try to refresh my memory (because I really feel like the movie didn’t match up to the book…).

2. The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith. I read all four books in my junior year of high school, and I remember liking them, but I can’t really remember much about them. So I’d like to revisit these books and see if I still like them as much as I did at the time.

3. “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon. Though this is essentially a children’s picture book I remember loving the artwork and the simple story behind it that I would love to revisit this one and hope that it puts a smile on my face.

4. The Just Ask series by Chris Arvetis. I LOVED these books as a kid. I think I even had the whole set. They were science books that were easy to understand with drawings and illustrations as told from the point of view of a kid mouse. So good. Out of date, but so good.

5. The Wishbone series by a variety of authors. Do you remember Wishbone? He had his own TV show and everything where he was a DOG who loved BOOKS. Oh, I loved it. I tried getting into the books, but I never did, so I’d love to revisit them now.

6. The Fushigi Yuugi manga series by Yuu Watase. It’s my favorite manga series of all time and I always love revisiting it. Love, action, adventure, death. I mean, what’s not to love? Plus a beautiful art style. Really, anything by Yuu Watase I want to get my hands on (again or otherwise).

7. “A Certain Slant of Light” by Laura Whitcomb. I read this for last summer reading project for school in high school and I absolutely loved it. It’s about a ghost who takes over a girl’s body (not in a malicious way) and falls in love with another ghost who’s in a boy’s body. It’s a really great story.

8. “Blood and Chocolate” by Annette Curtis Klause. I remember loving this book when I read it in my teen years. There was something about the werewolves and the world in this one that just sucked me in. Though the movie version of it sucked hardcore, the book itself was spectacular. I’d love to reread it and see what I think now.

9. “The House of the Scorpion” by Nancy Farmer. I’ve praised this book several times before in various posts, but I haven’t read this book since high school. I’d love to read it again and see if I still feel the same about it after all of this time. It is a really good book, though, from what I remember as it deals with clones and the repercussions of living in a world where your only value is for your master.

10. “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis. I haven’t read the Chronicles of Narnia since middle school, and I think I’ve only ever read the first book. I remember loving it, though I think it was difficult to get through at the age I was at because Lewis writes with much more intricate prose. But I do remember loving the movies… So yes, I’d revisit this one and all of them, really.

What books from your childhood or teen years would you revisit?