Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #85 - Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fabulous gals cover at The Broke & The Bookish. This week's topic is -

Top Ten Thirteen Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

What a great topic! This one really made me think but I suspect if any of you are a regular reader of the Outsider then you'll have heard a lot of these books mentioned over the years. These are all firm favorites and are books read before my teen years. If I included teen books we'd be here all week. Having listed all these titles I'm now really in the mood for a massive re-read so I might have to find time to squeeze them in. Maybe I'll dedicate a month to doing just that in the summer, always a good time for easy reading when the weather is hot/warm/still feels like winter...

These are all standalone books or the first in the series. if it's a series I probably loved every single book as you tend to do when you're a child! Also note my amazing inability to count to ten! I'm amazed I stopped at thirteen as I could have kept going forever...

The Belgariad

'Salem's Lot

Tales of Alderley

The Owl Service

The Dark Is Rising Sequence

The Hobbit

Little Women


When Marnie Was There

Jane Eyre

The Earthsea Cycle

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Anne of Green Gables


  1. Dahl, Tolkien and King all feature on my list as well-but all different books!

    1. 'Salem's Lot was my first King read, at the age of ten! It will always be special even though it's not my favorite King novel :)

  2. Ooh, some good fantasy here! I like it! I barely remember Matilda, but I'd like to re-read it because I do remember loving it. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  3. I absolutely loved Roald Dahl. His books are still so wonderful now. My TTT.

  4. 'Salem's Lot was on my list too. I read it as a teenager, which was probably a long time before you read it. LOL

  5. Roald Dahl WAS my childhood - I loved all of his books and would definitely like to revisit them in the future :-D I'd also love to actually read Anne of Green Gables and Little women!

  6. Roald Dahl was on my list as well! He was my childhood hero and saved me from school with his books!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz
    Here is my TTT; http://www.thebooksbuzz.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesdays-top-10-books-from-my.html

  7. I loved Matilda! It was the first book I'd ever read that I actually identified with the heroine, because of her love of books. That made it my favorite book for more than a year. I should really dig it out again. Great list.

  8. David Eddings made my list as well :). And holy cow - you read Salem's lot before you were even a teenager - brave girl!

  9. Great list! I have never read Matilda, despite the fact that I loved the movie. I must rectify that.

  10. The Hobbit....I didn't read it until later in life, but I am so happy I reread it! I loved it more the second time around.


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