Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Everyone is welcome to join in.
This weeks Top Ten is Top Ten Books I Wish I Read as a Kid.
1. Any of the Nancy Drew Mysteries
Right when I started reading high powered again, I was the perfect age to enjoy these. I remember being in the library and thinking they looked very old and they must smell.. bleh! I'll take out this Choose Your Own Adventure (!) instead.
**Note.** I am looking at this Goodreads list on Favorite Childrens Books and totally just realized that I started the Little House on the Prairie books at book 2! No wonder I didn't like them! Now back to your regularly scheduled list.
2. The Series of Unfortunate Events
I feel like this may have come out near the end of my childhood, but I will probably never read it now and thus never know what I could have experienced.
**Note.** Seriously why is Watership Down on the aforementioned list?
3. Julie of the Wolves
I owned this story. I bought it because the main character had my name (shallow I know. Sue me. I was 11). The cover was really cool and engaging. But yet, I never read it. I think I finally gave it away.
**Note.** Okay. Seriously. I've added like 14 books I read as a kid to my goodreads childhood shelf in the last 5 mintues.
4. Wayside School is Falling Down
I read (and LOVED) Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger and I believe I had the math games trivia fun book, but I am almost positive I never went back and read the two that came before "Stranger". I think I would have really liked them.
5. Where the Wild Things Are
I've never read it. Never seen the movie. Still don't really know anything about it. Maybe when I have a kid of my own someday, I'll make sure to give this book so I can read it...
6. Winnie the Pooh
I think I read this book, but I am not sure. I think reading it instead of watching the VHS would have been awesome to do. The more I think about it, the more I am starting to feel like I did read it... now I am not sure.. so I'll make this list 11 just in case.
7. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
I didn't even know it was a book until I just saw it on GR. I really liked the movie and probably would have liked the book even more had I known of its existence.
8. The Neverending Story
Another case of I loved the movie, but never read the book. It was so magical. In actuality, I would probably go back and read this one. I think it could hold some magic for this 24 year old kid.
9. The Polar Express
I've never read it. I've never seen the movie with Tom Hanks either. I don't really feel like I am missing anything, but it could have been a cute tradition.
Could have been something magical (if you excuse the pun)