This is my FIRST EVER Top 10 Tuesday Post. (And, if you cannot tell by the title, I am a little bit excited about it.) I have seen it around the blog-o-sphere FOREVER, but I never really tried it myself...until today, when I saw the awesome topic. Top 10 Books From My Childhood That I Would Love to Revisit.
My childhood was crammed full of books. I loved so many that I had a pile of thirty waiting in a pile to be photographed for this feature, but I had to narrow it down to ten. It was a tough decision, and there are more that I could think of that I just don't own, but in the end, here are the top 10 books from my childhood that I'd like to revisit:
I loved Heidi. She was so sweet and loving, and I teared up more than once reading this as a seven-year-old. Not to mention the fact that after finishing this book, it was my life's goal to try goat cheese for the first time. (I did two years later, and it wasn't bad!) Also visit the Alps, but that hasn't happened yet. This copy was handed down to me from my mom's old attic, and I honestly love this particular edition more than any other I've stumbled upon. I don't know if the illustrations in here are from the original or if they are unique to this particular version, but they are so cute and they add to the overall story rather than distract from it.
2. Millie's Unsettled Season
3. Peter Pan
4. Anne of Green Gables series
5. Swiss Family Robinson
Looking back, there's probably no accurate way you could get ALL those animals on ONE island, but when I was seven, I didn't care. I remember crying a couple times (it was much easier for me to cry over books when I was younger, and I think the emotional scarring is why I'm tougher to crack now) and deciding that one day I was going to live in a tree house too. Yeah...that never happened, BUT I got to visit the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse at Disney World, and let me tell you, it was fantastic.
6. Crown and Jewel
7. The Indian in the Cupboard
8. Peter and the Starcatchers
9. Ella Enchanted
I first discovered this by borrowing my friend's copy during a boring few hours at summer camp. This is by far one of the best retellings ever created. The movie is terrible in comparison to the book. Even if Anne Hathaway sings "Somebody To Love."
10. Princess Academy
It's sad that I actually just finished this series a few weeks ago. I loved reading about Miri and quarry speech in this book. It's definitely one of my favorite books by Shannon Hale.
What are some of your favorite childhood books! Let me know in the comments below!