The Broke and The Bookish ask what are the top 10 books you wish you read when you were a kid
1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - Lots of people seem to have read and loved this book. I own a copy and have since I was a child but I've never actually read it. I think I missed my window. It's like E.T. I never saw the movie and I think I've missed my shot.
2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll - I read this as an adult (fully annotated copy. It's pretty sweet) but I never read it as a kid and I wish I had. That was and is my favorite of the Disney animated movies and I wish I could have compared the two when I was younger.
3. The Little Prince by Antonie de Saint-Exupery - Another one I read when I was older, in a high school French class, but one I think I would have loved as a little kid. Ah well, c'est la vie.*
4. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - Being a girl I fell strongly into the "I love horses!!!!!" stereotype when I was little and I'm surprised I never read this one. I had the movie. And I read some other horse series (Thoroughbred something or other) but never this classic.
5. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne - Another case where I was familiar with the Winnie the Pooh TV shows (animated and live action people in fur suits, which is a bit creepy now) but I've never actually read any of the original stories.
6. A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler - This isn't so much I missed them when I was a kid as they were published after I was out of this range. But they look like something I would have loved when I was little.
7. Nancy Drew series created by Edward Stratemeyer - I had a full collection of these when I was little. Some were my grandmother's, most were my mom's. And that sat on the shelf in the top of my closet. I assume they made it in the move, which means these are most likely sitting in a box in my mom's basement.
7 this week. That's no bad. I'm almost to 10.
What books do you wish you'd read as a child?
*I think I took a combined 6 years of French and that is roughly all I remember. I think I deserve some sort of medal for forgetting so much.