Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites Revisited

Top Ten Tuesday

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  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by Jo Rowling: I don’t re-read a lot of stuff from when I was a kid. Not unless it’s for a class, and I don’t have classes anymore! This one is the exception, though. I can read it always and still enjoy it!
  2. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: I am honestly shocked at myself that I haven’t yet listened to the BBC radio play.
  3. Tintin by Hergé: Gonna be honest, I can’t re-read this anymore and not be majorly annoyed. BUT I have a soft spot for the TV show which I used to watch with my Dad. Good times.
  4. Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer: I could re-read this on any given day. Or re-listen. Nathaniel Parker should do more audiobooks …
  5. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot: I haven’t re-read this series since, I think, the eighth grade. But when I did start reading them, I was addicted. And now with the new series coming out, I’m thinking I might be inclined to revisit Mia’s diaries …


  1. Redwall by Brian Jacques: I don’t live in this world anywhere near as much as I did as a child, and my reactions upon the last reread were more critical and less whole-hearted an embrace. Even so, the draw was still there, if lessened; I could feel as well as remember why the Redwall books exercised the powerful hold over my imagination that they did.
  2. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: no surprises here! The first three are best for impulse rereads, unless the goal is to reread the entire series. We shall not discuss how many times I have done exactly that.
  3. The Old Kingdom books by Garth Nix – Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen (Clariel wasn’t written back then): I was worried, you know; I loved these books so much as a teen that it seemed unlikely they would be as good as I remembered. Happy surprise, they are!
  4. Silverwing and sequels by Kenneth Oppel: I wonder how many kids, like me, were utterly bewitched by bats because of these books?
  5. Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books about Alanna, Daine, and Kel: there are a few things that annoy  me, but I still have to reread a Pierce book every so often. And there’s some great fanart out there.


  1. The Famous Five by Enid Blyton. Actually Secret Seven too. And well, anything by her. The Faraway Tree, Amelia Jane, The Naughtiest Girl, Mallory Towers. I read all her titles and loved them. I’m sure I won’t love them as much now being an aware reader but back then, they were amazing.
  2. Nancy Drew. I loved mysteries.
  3. Trixie Belden Mysteries. Can you sense a pattern here because I can!
  4. Anything by R. L. Stine though I particularly loved The Fear Street series.
  5. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Oh I loved this book so much. I don’t know where I got the secondhand copy from but it was amazing and I read it and reread and internalized most of it. It was good times.

4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites Revisited

    • Indeed. I was an adolescent when I became aware of them and only got to read them when we moved to Canada but I imagine that some kids grew as Harry, Hermione and Ron did. Kind of amazing.

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