Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I’d Love to Revisit

March 24, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 10

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

I actually just cleaned out my room and found a load of my old books that I haven’t read in YEARS so this topic has come at the perfect time for me.


Firstly, I don’t care what anyone says, I am counting HP as 1, otherwise my entire list would be taken up with The Boy Who Lived!
I am ALWAYS saying that I would love to read the Harry Potter books for the first time again. They were the best books from my childhood and opened up a whole world of magic to me. Every so often I pick them up and read through the entire series again, then I’m sobbing by the end because it’s all over again. Never gets any easier!


I used to LOVE Meg Cabot during my teenage years. Everyone was all about The Princess Diaries, but I never actually got into them. But she wrote some other really awesome series which got me through my teenage girl years.

I really loved her 1800-Where-R-Uย series (now known as the Vanished series), which was all about a girl who got struck by lightening and could suddenly find anyone anywhere in the world from just looking at a picture of them. Apparently it got turned into a TV series, but for me the books were just so perfect, and had the totally irresistible but forbidden Rob. I totally loved the entire seires, but my favourite had to be the final book Missing You.

Then there was Avalon High, which was based on a modern day high school reincarnation of King Arthur and all his buddies, which was such a good book!

And last but not least the All American Girl, about a normal girl who saves the life of the president, without actually knowing it at the time, and ends up invited to the white house and gets to hang out with the presidents super hot son. Really loved this series mostly because of Sam, our very reluctant heroine, who makes us clumsy girls every feel better for the fact that at least when we mess things up or blurt things out, it’s not in front of the President and the whole of America!


I really loved the Alex Rider series when I was a teen. Not just one for teenage boys! I read it over and over but haven’t actually touched it in a while. Would love to read this one for the first time again, the development of Alex through the entire series is both fascinating and heartbreaking.

Noughts and Crosses was the book that changed everything for me and opened me up to a whole world of YA books. This book effects me so much every single time I read it and I would love the chance to be able to experience it for the first time again, all that emotion!

Eragon was my first big step in to fantasy and although I finished the series when I was 20, it was something I started when I was only 12 so it counts!!! I love reading a new series and this one was by far one of my absolute favorites. I’ve been planning a re-read of these ones for a while.


I used to read Percy the Park Keeper books every night before bed. I always wanted to have animal friends when I was a kid so was super jealous of Percy! I still have all of my copies of these books and I’m defiantly saving them for my future kids!

LOVED The Jolly Postmanย when I was a kid, this was one of the books I just recently found and I sat there for a full half an hour opening all the little envelopes in the book and reading all the letters. Just shows that you don’t have to just be a kid to be entertained by The Jolly Postman!

I read a lot of Jacqueline Wilson as a kid, and if I was to list them all then my TTT would be VERY long! Instead I picked my favorite, Secrets, because reading this book made me read Anne Franks diary. I may have to find some time soon to re-read my JW books, they are just too good to be forgotten!


What do you think of my choices? Did you read any of these books?

What’s on your list this week?

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10 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I’d Love to Revisit”

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I was actually quite late to them myself. By the time I started reading them the first 4 books had already been released. Reading them at 30 must have been just exciting, after all HP is not just for kids!!! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Haha I often find that when I see other peoples TTT’s. Glad I could help. Happy reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Chrissi Reads

    I loved reading some of Jacqueline Wilson’s books. I became too ‘grown up’ for them but I’m glad children are still reading them. They always make me smile when I see a child reading them! Great list!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I will never be too old for my Jacqueline Wilson books, they are still all lined up on my bookshelf. Really hoping I have a daughter to share them with one day in the (far off!) future ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Amanda Marie

    I read all of the Meg Cabot books while I was younger. My favorites were the 1-800-Where-R-You series and the Mediator series. I haven’t read any of those in years.
    Thanks for sharing your list!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I loved Meg Cabot as a teen. I only recently discovered that I am missing When Lightning Strikes from my 1-800 series, must be fixed immediately! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚