TTT: Childhood Favorites to Re-read

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit.

imageTo re-read myself:

  1. The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
  2. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  3. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
  4. Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job by Willo Davis Roberts

imageTo re-read with my kids:

  1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  3. Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
  4. The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery
  5. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  6. The Green Book by Jill Paton Walsh

I’m linking up: Top Ten Tuesday

18 thoughts on “TTT: Childhood Favorites to Re-read

  1. Lauren Marion says:

    I love The Princess Bride! It’s my all-time favourite. I managed to re-read it about 2 weeks ago! I’ve never read The Neverending Story but I’m planning to at some point this year.


  2. mtsedwards says:

    Omigosh – the cover to that Babysitting book is just priceless! Brings me back to my days as a bookworm huddled over the new books stack in the library circa 1985. Wow!

    The Story Girl – why have I never heard of this?! Some L.M. Montgomery fan I am! Must put on queue!


  3. rudejasper says:

    I can’t believe I forgot to include The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword – I need to re-read them right now! I’ve not read The Neverending Story but I just bought it on Audible yesterday:). I loved the movie and am interested to see how different/same the book is.


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      McKinley is such a favorite – I try to re-read a few of her books every year. It’s been ages since I read Neverending Story, and I LOVED the movie as a kid (Atreyu was one of my first crushes). From what I remember, the film is only the first part of the book and the book actually follows Bastian as he makes his wishes.


  4. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard says:

    Wonderful list! I did love Homer Price and its sequel; they always made me laugh. I still have a copy on my children’s book shelf. I love The Blue Sword, but didn’t discover McKinley until college. And don’t kill me, but I really didn’t like The Outsiders. I’d been a pretty sheltered kid, and gone to a rural elementary school; The Outsiders was a real shock to my system. If it hadn’t been assigned by my middle school (small-town/suburban), I woudn’t have finished it.


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Homer Price is very funny – I especially enjoy the sheriff’s spoonerisms. 🙂

      McKinley was a highschool find for me. I practically lived in the YA fantasy section of the library!

      I think I enjoyed The Outsiders precisely because it was shocking. I had a sheltered childhood too (homeschooled), and found the book on my own in my early teens (maybe even as young as 11-12?) after seeing part of the film at a neighbor’s house. I remember really loving that Ponyboy held on to hope even after truly horrible things happened to him.


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