Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!
Today’s topic is about books that I loved but will never re-read again. This is probably a bad thing to say as a reader, but I almost never re-read books. I always keep the books I love on the shelf because I love looking at them, running my fingers along the cover, and looking back on fond memories with hopes that I will return to them again. There are so many books out there in the world and so little time so I never manage to re-read them. Well, sometimes I do if it’s an absolute favorite and I’m in one of those awful reading slumps. So I thought for today’s topic that I would mostly focus on favorite childhood books that I loved, but now as an adult, unless I end up getting married and having kids, will probably never re-visit again.
Arthur Adventure Series by Marc Brown
If you grew up in the 90’s, then you probably remember reading these adventure stories about Arthur and his friends. He’s an aardvark so he starts out with a long nose, but later on, we know him without that nose.
Captain Underpants by Dav Pikey
I grew up reading these books so it makes my heart happy knowing that today’s kids will know who this guy is.It was a childhood favorite so of course, I watched the movie. It follows the books quite closely will fans will be satisfied.
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
Junie B. Jones was another childhood favorite, but will probably never re-visit.
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
We all loved the maid who always followed the rules, but didn’t always go about doing them the way that was needed, especially those messes. There was always a lesson to be told and she never sat in her messes.
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
You’ve probably heard of The Hunger Games, but did you know that the same author wrote a series about cockroaches for children? It’s a gross sounding book, but I loved it as a kid. But now, I’m not so sure.
The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin
I loved everything about these books as a child so much that I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to start my own babysitting business. I still have a few of the books somewhere that I’m hoping to pass on to my future daughter someday.
Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary
I loved all of the books by Beverly Cleary, especially since every series all connected somehow. Unless I have a daughter or someone to share them with, I don’t think I’ll be re-visiting these anytime soon though.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
This was one of those movies that I watched over and over again as a kid and the book was great too.
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Remember this one? The book that had a plot that was gross but you loved every moment of it? Especially when he wins the bet of eating fifteen worms?
How to be Popular by Meg Cabot
This was based on a gag gift that the author received as a kid. The plot is super cute and teaches that popularity isn’t everything. I haven’t read it since I was a kid, probably because the subject matter doesn’t apply to me anymore, so I don’t think I’ll ever read it again.