Allison: Top 10 Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

Top 10 Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin – I grew up loving these books. I can still vaguely remember when my parents bought me the subscription from the Scholastic book club and having the poster to hang up in the locker during elementary school. They were my favorites and I would love to be able to revisit the whole series one day.

The Pony Pals Club by Jeanne Betancourt – These books were such an important part of my childhood as a horse lover. I remember waiting for the next one to come out and wanting to find out what happened to Pam, Anna, and Lulu along with their ponies Lightening, Acorn, and Snow White. I never actually finished the series though so it would be good to revisit it and see it though.

Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh – This book helped flourish my interest in the Titanic during my teen years and holds a special spot on my book shelf. I have admittedly re-read it before and would love to do so again.

The Giver by Lois Lowry – Ahh! This book. Always. I have re-read it before and would love to do so again.

Staring Sally J. Freedman As Herself by Judy Blume – If I had to pick one Judy Blume book to re-read, it would probably be this one. For some reason, this has always been my favorite Judy Blume book but I haven’t actually done a re-read of it before. Maybe I should try to fix that sometime soon?

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl – This has always been such a whimsical book for me. So creative. So many different fun characters. Such a good book for children or for those who are children at heart!

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix – I remember reading this book for the first time at a younger age and having a lot of feelings regarding governmental control and policies. I think it may have been my first real exposure to such a topic as population control. Now that I’m a bit older I’m curious to see how my views have changed if I were to re-read this. Also, apparently this was a whole series of 5 books? How did I not know this?

The Odyssey by Homer – I have no idea why but I have recently been thinking about this book and wanting to do a re-read of it. I remember reading it in sixth grade and watching the companion movie along with it and really enjoying it. It would be interesting to see if six-grade Allison actually knew what she was talking about or not!

Heidi by Johanna Spryi – When I was younger my mom handed me her copy of Heidi and told me that to read it. I remember flipping through the pages of this relatively old copy of a book and falling for this gem of a novel unable to put it down. I still have my mom’s copy of Heidi sitting on my book shelf, which has now been passed down to three generations of our family, and loved by every single one of us.

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein – If you have followed me here at Good Books and Good Wine, you may know what a special place Shel Silverstein’s books have in my heart because of the connection between myself and my grandmother. Admittedly though I haven’t done a re-read of his books in far too long though so it might be time to pull this one off the shelf, dust it off a bit, and indulge myself.

 So, those are some of my favorite books from my childhood that I would love to revisit some day.

What are some of yours?

As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish

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Allison is 27 years old. She is always looking for new books, good music, quality/epic adventures, and a normal sleep schedule. She currently works with the elderly.


  1. Shel Silverstein was definitely a favorite for me as a child! I had most of his poetry books 🙂 And yessss to the BSC – loved those girls and their stories!

  2. Oh man, I used to love The Babysitters Club! And Roald Dahl was another favorite of mine when I was younger, although I gravitated more toward Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  3. Great list! I loved the Giver when I first read it when I was 18! I need to reread it again before next month because Lois Lowry is going to be in my town for a library event. I’m super excited!

  4. i totally forgot about the babysitter’s club when i was writing up my post for this week! i used to devour those books when i was younger! thanks for reminding me of them! great list! p.s. i LOVE the name of your blog! this is my first time checking it out!!

  5. I read Heidi as a child and loved it. I have often wondered if I would be so pleased with it now if I were to reread it.

  6. The Babysitters’ Club! I went to the library to get one of those installments and the librarian refused to give me the book because she thought it was too mature for me. My grandma set her straight, but it really soured me towards libraries. I sort of want to re-read that series right now. 🙂

  7. I am actually trying to collect and reread the BBC now! Those WERE my childhood when I was in elementary! Love them!