Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Ten Books I Would Recommend To My Children

ADDENDUM: I realized as I was clicking Enter to submit my TTT link that I did the wrong topic...oops. Whatever. Bear with me, I'll do this week's next week. Sorry for my complete lack of intelligence. I'm still on Europe time. 

So, when looking at this week's Top Ten Tuesday I was a little lost trying to think of WHO I want to recommend books for. A friend? Did that in a discussion post. Guys? Meh, didn't really catch my attention. Then I guess I must have been feeling emo because the idea of what books I would want my future children to read came to me and I got really excited trying to think of what books I would LOVE my children to read and which books I will unabashedly push for them to read or which books I want to read to them one day. SO, without further ado, these are the books I want my unborn children to read, fall in love with, and learn from...

Harry Potter

Uh...Must I even explain myself on this one? 
I'll sit here for an hour if I try to explain the amazing that is Harry Potter. 

The Chronicles of Narnia

I would love love LOVE to read these to my kids as bedtime stories. 
It's exactly what I plan to do :)

The Giver

I think this book is perfect for children to read to begin thinking outside the box. Exploring the world that is not all sunshine and rainbows and discussing very deep issues in a simple way.

Number the Stars

I think this book is amazing. I loved reading this book as a kid and I think it also opens up the topics of brutality in a very peripheral way. Not directly talking about the devastation of the Holocaust but it opens up the discussion for children to begin understanding selflessness and the ugliness of World War II.

The Book Thief

This book is the most beautiful and poignant thing I've ever read. I would LOVE for the kids to read this and understand the beauty that lies within words. *sigh* I just can't talk enough about this book. 

The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Augustus' story is tragically beautiful and I think all humans should read this to put things into perspective. I'll start crying if I try to explain more...

Thirteen Reasons Why

I love this book. It is dark and sad and I want my kids to know the consequences of their actions of how they treat other people. This book is perfect for kids to begin to understand how their actions can hurt others and the consequences of those actions. Harsh but true. 

The Babysitter's Club

Who didn't love these books growing up?! They are fun and light and teach responsibility of having a job :)


Why yes, I am going to push a book about a little girl who loves to read...take the hint kids.

The Hunger Games

Obviously this will be introduced when they are older but the ideas of sacrifice, love, standing up for what you believe in oozes from these pages. I want my kids to learn from Katniss...I should sign them up for archery lessons...

Who are YOU recommending books for this week??


  1. I'm ashamed to say I haven't read quite a few on this list, The Book Thief, The Giver, especially when I've heard amazing things about them.
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  2. I'm about to start the Book Thief. I hope it's as amazing as all the things I've heard. Also, it's always a good idea for Harry Potter, always.

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  3. Amazing list. I loved The Babysitter's Club books. I kind of wish I could go back and read them all again! Matilda is a great choice as well. I adored Roald Dahl.

  4. Thirteen Reasons Why is an absolute must read. I actually have recommended it to a lot of friends and family. Great list!
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  5. Ohhh! Bustin out some classics!! I LIKE IT! I haven't read Thirteen Reasons Why, but now you have me intrigued. Ahhh... and heck yeah Matilda and OBVI The Babysitter's Club... just seeing that cover makes me want to go read one. haha I CAN'T WAIT until the baby bettys can read them!! That and Sweet Valley High. hahaha

  6. Awesome list! I especially love Thirteen Reasons Why and The Fault in Our Stars. <3

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  7. Haven't read the Book Thief or FIOS. I need to get on that. Also, haven't read HP. *hides* But I love the Giver and Number the Stars. Both great books for kids and I totally agree about Hunger Games (once they get old enough). Great list! :)

  8. I agree with all of the books on your list! Really amazing for people of all ages, especially kids :)
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  9. Love The Hunger Games, Matilda and OHMYGOSH I still have my collection of babysitter club books, love them!

    Really want to read The Giver, Number the Stars, The Book Thief and The Fault in Our Stars!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
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  10. Ooo, I might chose what books to recommend to my kids next week! Anyway, I agree with all these. HP, Number the Stars, Matilda are all some of my all-time favorites.

  11. When I have children, I will SO read all of those books to them. Great choices <3

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  12. I've read most of these and would definitely agree! There are no words to describe how awesome Harry Potter is, The Book Thief would make me start sobbing again to describe how beautiful it is and Katniss is one kick ass character! Nice choices!

  13. This is the perfect list! :) Obviously I agree with the Baby-Sitters Club and Harry Potter, half my blog is centered around those two lol. The only one I haven't read on here is The Giver and it's already planned as my November classic!

  14. Our future children would be great friends because Harry Potter! Hunger Games! BSC! <3 I want my kids to love those as much as I did (still do!). Great list! I hope I have at least one girl, because I'm not sure boys will appreciate the BSC quite as much as I did... Hahaha

  15. YES! I love love love this list! What a fun topic! And I agree with a ton of them.

    I can't believe I still haven't read The Giver. I really should get on that.


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