Monday, March 23, 2015

Top 10 Books From Our Childhood (Or teen years) That We'd Love To Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Christina's Picks  
The truth is that I wasn't much of a reader when I was younger. When I finally learned to love reading I didn't branch out much, I had specific book series that I read that were VERY LONG that I read through. And once I got into my teen yours I discovered books that I'm still rereading now, so I don't consider them as belonging to my childhood.

Thoroughbred series by Joanna Campell
I went back and forth between SC and TB as my favorite series, but I think I like a lot more of the TB series. I've been collecting the books at library booksales since 2005 and I've got all but three books in the series out of over seventy. I don't want to reread the whole series, but I'd like to revisit the first four books and maybe some of Melanie or Cindy's books.

Saddle Club series by Bonnie Bryant
I tried to collect all of the books, but then I realized that I just didn't love all 101 (plus special editions). So I got rid of half my collection and just kept the ones I loved. My favorite ones involve Kate Devon and the Bar None Ranch, Phil, Tess, and such. My favorite books in the series are a two parter called Wagon Trail and Quarter Horse where the Saddle Club travel on the Oregon Trail as part of a reenactment trip.

Phantom Stallion series by Terri Farley
Not my favorite series, but I did really enjoy it. For a children's series there was plenty of sexual tension between Sam(antha) and Jake. I totally shipped it!

The American Girl series by Various Authors
I especially want to reread Josefina and Felicity's books, but I'd also like to revisit Kirsten and Samantha because I don't really remember their books anymore.

Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keen
I didn't read them much when I was younger, but I did listen to the first two books on cassette tape quite a few times. The only problem is that I was reading the first couple of pages out loud to Sarah and I couldn't help mocking it... really, I couldn't stop myself. I felt horrible.

Sarah's Picks
I did read quite a bit when I was a child but like Christina I didn't branch out much and most I don't think I would revisit but there were some, mostly classic's, that I'd like to reread.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Truthfully, I didn't read this until I was 18 in my Children's Lit class but I loved it and would love to try a reread.

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I read these as a kid but never thought much of rereading them until I became friends with a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan.  Now I'm thinking about trying some of them out again (just don't tell her I told you

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkin
I first read these in 7th grade when the movies first started coming out and I hadn't read much fantasy before. I think it's definitely time to try them out again.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
My mom read this book to us and I remember bawling my eyes out.... almost makes me wonder why I want to put myself through a reread but I

The Young Underground series by Robert Elmer
This is another series my mom read to my brother and I (Christina was still a bit young) and we really enjoyed it. I was finally able to get the last book in the series that I needed a few months ago so now I just need the time and the motivation for a reread.


  1. I think Samantha was my favorite american girl.

  2. American Girl! I loved those books! The Little House series also made my list! Great picks

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    Erica @ Read It. Note It.

  3. I remember reading and enjoying some of the Saddle Club books! I loved Nancy Drew too. Great list :-) My TTT.

  4. I remember reading Where the Red Fern Grows in 5th grade and I still can't even watch the movie without sobbing.
    Rosie // Rosie Reads

  5. Awesome picks here^^ I actually only first read LotR as an adult, but I'd love to revisit them already :D And unfortunately, I never read the Nancy Drew books growing up...maybe cause I went to a French school...but I do wish I had! Here's my TTT post this week!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  6. Saddle Club! American Girl! Little House! Nancy Drew! These were definitely among my childhood favorites as well :)

  7. My mom used to read the Little House on the Prairie books to me when I was little. I loved them! And I had all the Nancy Drew books. I dont think Ive read any of the other ones you picked though. <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books