Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Wish I Had Read As A Kid


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is about books you wish you could have read as a kid, which was such a fun topic to think about. I don’t have ten books for this post, but these are the books that I feel would have really added to my life growing up, or made me a better reader. For sure these are books that I’m going to own someday for my future children.

1. A Tamora Pierce’s Series

Honestly any of these books would have been awesome to read as a kid (probably age 10-15). I loved fantasy but I don’t think I read any books with female protagonists and Pierce’s books would have been very inspirational for me.

2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling 

Yes, I was one of those religious kids that never read this series growing up. Honestly I don’t mind that part at all, I just think it’s a fun series that I would have really enjoyed as a kid.  At least I’ll be able to read it to my kids (once I have them).

3. Anything by Ursula K. Le Guin 

Not only would these books have shaped me as a reader but also as a writer! Of all the books on my list these are the ones I would go back in time to give to my teenage self. 😀

4. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

I have a lot of reasons for including this book on my list. First because it’s written by a queer woman and I would give anything to have let my teenage self know that it was okay to be bisexual.  Second because as a teenager I thought comics and graphic novels were not as good as ”real” books, and this definitely proves that bias wrong. And third because of all the other books Bechdel mentions in this series, I could have got a TON of books to add to my TBR.


5. A Happy Death by Albert Camus 

I think this book would have been fantastic for me to read just as I was getting into my Russian Literature phase (age 15). Would have been very inspirational for my writing.

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And that’s all I got for this week! What books do you wish you could have read growing up? Don’t forget to share you Top Ten Tuesday post with me. 



  1. I totally agree about Tamora Pierce! When I was young it seemed really hard to find good heroines in fantasy novels. I’m glad there are more options now. I would have loved her books when I was young.

  2. I hope your future kids love the Harry Potter series. They’re such great books. (And I was a religious kid, too, although my parents decided Harry Potter was okay for us. It was a bit of a surprise since other books like that weren’t always allowed!)

    My TTT .

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