Wednesday 12 September 2018

Top 5 Books For My Younger Self

I feel like this prompt was actually about books you would want your younger self to read so it would help them in some way, but honestly, my list just books I think I would have appreciated a hell of a lot more when I was little.

1. Narnia

Spoiler alert: I never read Narnia as a kid. Not a single book. It wasn't even on my radar until I was maybe 11 and my cousin showed me the movies and I thought they were pretty cool. Still, haven't read them. Honestly, wish my parents read them to me when I was a kid.

2. Lord of the Rings

Another shocking revelation. Also never read this trilogy. I feel like I missed out on an integral part of my childhood by never reading these. It's like when my father never made me watch Star Wars and so I still haven't. One day.

3. A Series of Unfortunate Events

Not as big of a deal, but I feel like this would have been really fun for my little "doesn't like to read"child's brain.

4. Percy Jackson

I read this series when I was in the eighth grade and honestly, I was in a bit of a romance heavy phase of my life and I didn't really pay attention to the action and all the fun stuff because I just wanted some kissing to happen. Child me would never have cared about that. Just overall really bad timing.

5. A Wrinkle in Time

I didn't even realize this book existed until the three years ago. And I didn't realize it was this really well know, well-loved children's book and now I feel like I've been left out.

What books you would you guys want your younger selves to read?

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  1. I'd like to have had books like Magnus Chase when I was younger, books that weren't just fun but also with very diverse characters

    1. That's a really fair point. My childhood was very full of straight white people.