Top Ten Tuesday was originally started by The Broke And The Bookish, where a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The hosts are currently on a break from TTT, so I’ve decided to go back through the topic archives to find things to write about until we begin again for real. The topic this week is Books I Wish I’d Read In School. There are plenty of books that, while most people read them whilst at school, I didn’t read until I was a lot older, and some I haven’t even got to reading yet…
The Harry Potter Series
Yes it’s true, I didn’t read the Harry Potter books until a few years ago! I tried picking them up when I was about 10 years old and I just couldn’t get into them, but I am so glad I decided to read them eventually (in light of realising that no matter how many times I watched the films, there was plenty I still didn’t understand!)
To Kill a Mockingbird
I wish I’d had the chance to properly study this book at school, because the writing is so beautiful! To delve deeper into this story would be such an experience.
I still haven’t read Jane Eyre, but it’s another classic that I wish I’d had the chance to study. I’ve heard amazing things, and I do hope I get to reading it at some point.
The Great Gatsby
Another classic on the list that I really enjoyed when I read it last year, but as always, classics are slightly more difficult to grasp. There is so much symbolism in this book I’d love to have had the chance to read into further.
The Night Circus
Another one I haven’t had the pleasure of reading, but I wish I’d had the chance to read back in school. It’s apparently a book that’s suited to school age readers, but I’m still looking forward to reading it very soon!
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
I am thoroughly enjoying this series, but reading it as a child in school, I feel I would’ve had a stronger connection with the children and their slightly innocent natures. However, it has been quite scary at times!
Quite a short post today but I just couldn’t think of any others. I read quite a few books as a child, but this is just a small selection of those I wish I’d had the chance to read earlier than I have done, or ones I wish to look deeper into!
Until next time…