Top 10 Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

Posted March 24, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment, Top Ten Tuesday / 0 Comments

toptentuesdayThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday’s meme is to reveal the top ten books I enjoyed as a child, and would like to revisit now that I am older. Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for creating such a fun meme! Out of all the books I’ve listed below with their synopses courtesy of Goodreadsonly number 1 is a book I’ve already revisited as an adult (I still loved it). Other books, like It, had an effect on me to such a degree that I wonder if I would have the same reaction reading now that I’m an adult. So without further ado….

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Here’s my “Top 10 Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit:”

Sometimes you love a good scare…

The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King1.) The Eye of the Dragon by Stephen King

A fantasy of heroic adventure, set in the kingdom of Delain. It involves a king who is poisoned, a young and beautiful queen, a prince locked in a high tower while his younger brother assumes the throne, and an evil magician who harbours terrible secrets and malevolent plans.

It_cover2.) It by Stephen King

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.

It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .

The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.

Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Terror with a side of … incest? LOL!

Flowers in the Attack3.) Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

It wasn’t that she didn’t love her children. She did. But there was a fortune at stake–a fortune that would assure their later happiness if she could keep the children a secret from her dying father.

So she and her mother hid her darlings away in an unused attic.

Just for a little while.

But the brutal days swelled into agonizing years. Now Cathy, Chris, and the twins wait in their cramped and helpless world, stirred by adult dreams, adult desires, served a meager sustenance by an angry, superstitious grandmother who knows that the Devil works in dark and devious ways. Sometimes he sends children to do his work–children who–one by one–must be destroyed….

Charlotte's Web

A warmhearted story of friendship that crosses species…

4.) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

An affectionate pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, White reminds readers to open their eyes to the wonder and miracle found in the simplest of things.

One of the most classic love stories of all time…


5.) Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell’s Classic novel of Civil War South with vibrant scenes and great characters. A book that even Rhett Butler would give a damn to read. If yoy loved the movie, you’ll love the book!

A series that kicked off my addiction to series…

Sweet Valley High #16.) Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal

Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are identical twins at Sweet Valley High. They’re both popular, smart, and gorgeous, but that’s where the similarity ends. Elizabeth is friendly, outgoing, and sincere — nothing like her snobbish and conniving twin. Jessica gets what she wants — at school, with friends, and especially with boys.

This time, Jessica has set her sights on Todd Wilkins, the handsome star of the basketball team — the one boy that Elizabeth really likes. Elizabeth doesn’t want to lose him, but what Jessica wants, Jessica usually gets … even if it ends up hurting her sister.

Meet the Wakefield twins, their guys, and the rest of the gang at Sweet Valley High….

Books that became hit films, primetime t.v. movies, and straight-to-DVD releases…

Chain Letter7.) Chain Letter by Christopher Pike

When Alison first read the chain letter signed “Your Caretaker,” she thought it was some terrible sick joke. Someone, somewhere knew about tha tawful night when she and six other friends committed an unthinkable crime in the desolate California desert. And now that person was determined to make them pay for it.One by one, the chain letter was coming to each of them … demanding dangerous, impossible deeds… threatening violence if the demands were not met. No one out of the seven wanted to believe that this nightmare was really happening to them. Until the accidents started happening — and the dying…

I-Know-What-You-Did-Last-Summer-Book-Cover8.) I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

It was only an accident — but it would change their lives forever. Last summer, four terrified friends made a desperate pact to conceal a shocking secret. But some secrets don’t stay buried, and someone has learned the truth. Someone bent on revenge. This summer, the horror is only beginning….

trick or treat9.) Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Not long after Martha moved into the Bedford house, the phone calls began: Trick or treat, Martha. You’re dead. Elizabeth Bedford had been murdered one year earlier, on Halloween night, in the very same room. The murderer was never found, and now the killer is back–for Martha.

My most memorable Battle of the Books novel…

The Root Cellar10.) The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn

It looked like an ordinary root cellar. And if twelve-year-old Rose hadn’t been so unhappy in her new home, where she’d been sent to live with unknown relatives, she probably would never have fled down the stairs to the root cellar in the first place. And if she hadn’t, she never would have climbed up into another century, the world of the 1860s, and the chaos of Civil War.

My list may not seem appropriate for a child, but I did actually read most of these in elementary school or middle school. Some of them I bought via book sales or the store, some came from the library, and the others I found lying around my house. Did any of these books make your list?


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0 responses to “Top 10 Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

  1. Ugh, I need to read Gone With the Wind, and Flowers in the Attic was a really creepy read for me… And actually you’re not the only one, I read a lot of books that probably weren’t age appropriate growing up as well, but somehow I managed to add a lot of children and middle grade books on my list this week. Off topic, but I totally approve of your Pitch Perfect gif, haha. I’m already ready for Pitch Perfect 2 to come out.

    • FITA is pretty crazy! I’ve read the entire series, and it just gets even crazier. I used to be addicted to VC Andrews when I was younger. Dawn is also anther good series.

      YES! Pitch Perfect 2 is at the top of my movie list this year. The first film never gets old.

      • I haven’t heard of the Dawn series, but I’ll give that one a look! And did you know Pitch Perfect was based off of a book? I saw it in the film credits the last time I saw the movie, and it completely surprised me. I’m sure it can’t be as good as the movie, there’s just some books that can’t effectively include elements like music or singing. Or at least it’s rare to find them.

        • Yeah, I did. I looked on Goodreads, and read the reviews of people who read it. It is different. They say it’s more like a documentary of people who compete in Glee clubs. Many liked it, but others were disappointed thinking it would be fiction like the film.

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