Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, so head on over there if you want to learn more. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children To Read. I have a two-year-old son and a 3-month-old daughter, so I chose ten books I hope they enjoy reading (or listening to) as they grow up!
1. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
How could I not include Harry Potter in this list?! I grew up with these books and movies, and I can’t wait till the day I can start reading them to my kids before bed. 🙂
2. The Giver by Lois Lowry
I will always consider this one of my very favorite books. I first read it in school and I believe it is what first sparked my love for science fiction.
3. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Something about reading this book was so much fun. Maybe because my cousin and I used to play in the woods growing up and pretend we lived there and made everything we needed. I still can’t look at an acorn today without thinking about Sam making acorn pancakes!
4. The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
I’m finally reading these books now as an adult and they are wonderful. Much like Harry Potter, I’m excited to read these to my children and share the world of Narnia with them.
5. The Doll People by Ann M. Martin
This is one of my favorite books, and one I have read multiple times. It was so fun to imagine these dolls coming to life when no one is looking. The Doll People will always have a place in my heart. I hope my kids feel the same way.
6. Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene
I have been slightly obsessed with Nancy Drew since I was a kid when my friend Krystle and I discovered Nancy Drew pc games and used to play them together. I had the first ten books long before that, but only now am I starting to read them. I’d love to collect them all.
7. Matilda by Roald Dahl
Can I just say ALL of the Roald Dahl books? Matilda was always one of my favorite books and movies.
8. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe
Omg! I almost forgot about this book, but I thought it was great back in the day. A vampire bunny that sucks the juice out of vegetables. Who’s in?
9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This is a wonderful book that kids and adults alike can both enjoy. How amazing would it be to find a beautiful, secret garden where you could go read?
10. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Aside from telling a really awesome story, these books teach important lessons, such as being the lion in a world full of sheep, and fighting for what you believe in.
Putting together this post was like taking a trip down memory lane. Did any of these books make your top ten list?
Thanks for reading!