Top Ten Tuesday: Books from My Childhood





So this is my first time doing a Top Ten Tuesday, as hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is Top 10 Books to revisit from childhood. I’m super pumped about this one, since I was literally just talking to someone about the change in YA from when I was a teen, till now. So onto the list….



1. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal aka the books that sustained me. Sweet Valley High made being a teen seem cool and dramatic, which I soon learned it wasn’t but they were just awesome. I didn’t read the grown-up version that came out a few years ago, but I would love to find some of these around and revisit.

2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I think this one speaks for itself. Whenever I get stressed I grab an HP book and travel back to Hogwarts.



3. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. Recently, I met Rachel Hawkins and her infectiously funny personality reminded me that I need to grab this one again.

4. Grimm Fairy Tales. This may be a weird one but the Grimm brother’s always knew how to spark my imagination. Now, as a writer, I love reconnecting with their slightly (a lot) disturbing characters.




5. Wicked Lovely, by Melissa Marr. I was on the tail end of my “childhood,” for this one, but I’m counting it. First and only time I’ve read a book about fairy’s and not wanted to throw it. Plus, with a movie coming out sometime in the future, this definitely warrants a revisit.

6. Gossip Girl, by Cecily Von Ziegesar. So trashy. So good.


7. Anything V.C. Andrews Clearly, my parent’s did not monitor my reading habits–God Bless them for that. Love these books; original soap opera romances.

8. The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabot. Yes, Yes, Yes. I cannot wait to revisit these with the whole royal wedding book coming out. Being told I’m actually a Princess, is my life-long dream.



9. Anything by Lois Duncan. She was the original writer of teen thrillers and these books were beyond convoluted. To this day, Lois Duncan remains an all-time favorite for her ability to make my heart race.

10. Daughter’s of The Moon, by Lynn Ewing. Teen me LOVED this series. Unfortunately, I kind of aged out of it and missed the last two books. I’m going to have to grab those off Amazon and find out how it ended.


So that concludes my list. What books do you want to revisit? 



6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books from My Childhood

  1. I listed Flowers in the Attic as well. I think it was the start of my fascination with books that are slightly disturbing and emotionally distressing.

    • Thank you! I loved Lois Duncan growing up (still do). If you have not read them, her non-fiction books about her daughter are really good too, sad, but very intriguing.

    • Thanks for stopping by, so glad to see you found some similarities. I actually met Rachel Hawkins recently and she’s hilarious. Made me love Hex Hall even more!

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