My love for books comes from my childhood when my language and literature teacher made us start reading at least one book a month, that and the amazing librarian we had at school.
I remember pretty well all the books i read since then, so many of them have mark my life forever. but
Many times while reading a blog entry or watching a booktuber talk about a children’s book i haven’t read or read when i was older i can’t help but think, what if i read ‘x’ in my childhood too? how could have changed my life?
Seeing there are many books i wish i read as a child i decided to share some of them with you. I’m sure you read some of them yourselves, so you are more than welcome to share your experience and how do you feel the books changed you in the comments section!
I remember watching the movie adaptation so many times, it’s a shame i didn’t know it was a book. I know Roald Dahl has written some amazing books and i wish i would’ve read any of them when i was little… but i guess i’ll have to conform with the opportunity of reading them being older.
Actually, this book is sitting on my tbr right now, maybe i should go check it asap.
Another movie i just loved when i was a child was Harriet the Spy, i just loved it… yet again, i didn’t know it was a book until a few years ago… i’ve been planning on reading it soon, since i purchased it not long ago, but i still keep wondering how much little Clemence would’ve enjoy if she read this book and the sequels when she was little.
When i was in my teens i had to write a book report in English, and the one book i got for that was this one. At the time i didn’t know it was such a known children’s book and apparently, no one around me knew either, i found out when the movie was made. I enjoyed the book when i read it, but i’m like 100% sure i would’ve enjoyed it even more if i read it when i was about 9-10.
I’ve been seeing this book everywhere for a few years now, and never really thought about reading it, only now that the book is getting a movie adaptation i wish i would’ve read it when i was younger and before the movie comes out… anyway, I think i’ll give it a try before the movie premieres next year.
I wish i would have read any of Judy Blume’s books when i was at the right age for them… i remember reading one when i was about 16 but it just isn’t the same.. is it? … it will not stop me from having some of them in my tbr but still.. i wish i read them when i was little.
Last but not least, the Nancy Drew series. These is the kind of books i was looking for when i just started reading and i really wish i knew back then about this series… it’s just so much fun and i love book series because you keep meeting the same characters which is awesome. So yeah, these books could’ve been a great addition to my childhood’s readings and loved books but i guess it will just stay in the ‘what if’ …
Have you read any of these books in your childhood? did you like them back then? would you reread them as a older person?