Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #48

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!

Today is a Top Ten Rewind, so my topic pick this week is:

BooksSeries' I wish I'd read when I was younger

Song of the Lioness - I enjoyed these well enough but I could see the having a huge impact on me growing up, especially the first book.

Enchanted Forest Chronicles - The fairytale feel of these stories would have really struck a chord with my younger self - again the first book in particular!

Fairyland  - The whimsical story and enchanting world would have gone over superbly with me growing up.

Once Was a Time - A recent MG release and discovery for me. The strong emphasis on friendship won me over as an adult - mini-Micheline would have loved it even more.

Percy Jackson - These were a lot of fun as an adult, but my younger self would have gone wild for the humor, sass and adventures.

Alcatraz - Another new discovery of mine and one that I am thoroughly enjoying.  Despite that, I know that as I kid I would have fallen head over heels for Alcatraz's sass and self deprecating humor.

Wolves of Mercy Falls - I only got into these very recently and I think if I'd read them in my Twilight days, I would have become obsessed.

The Lunar Chronicles - Again, I loved these as an adult but growing up, I was obsessed with fairytales, specifically Cinderella so I know they would have been a hit back then as well.

The Old Kingdom - A recent all-time favorite series of mine and despite my new found obsession, I can't help but wish I'd read them sooner - so I could have had years and years of obsession/devotion.

Harry Potter - I famously only got into the series in my 20's. Imagine what my obsession would look like if I'd discovered them as a kid/teen. It boggles the mind, right?! On the other hand, maybe it's a blessing that I didn't LOL!

What books do you wish you'd discovered earlier?


  1. I so wish I had read the Fairyland books when I was younger, too! I still absolutely adore them now, but I think they would have been one of my favorites. Same with The Old Kingdom - I have a hard time getting into them now, but I feel like when I was younger and more willing to stick with things, it might have gone better.
    Great list!

  2. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles seem to be very popular, and Riordan- I loved mythology as a kid and would have been all over those! Love that cover of Shiver, BTW!

  3. I haven't read the Fairyland series yet, but I want to! I have a confession: I haven't read the Chronicles of Narnia yet (except for The Magician's Nephew) I wish I had read those when I was younger so I could see what everyone talks about. Someday, though. I'll get to them eventually!

    Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite

  4. I wish I'd read all of these as well when I was younger! I can only imagine how incredible it must have been for readers who grew up with the HP books. ♥ I was really, really into Greek mythology when I was in elementary school and know I would've been head over heels for the Percy Jackson books!

  5. Oh yes, I wish I had some of these books when I was a kid! I'm definitely saving the Alcatraz books for my daughters though. My oldest is still years away from being able to read middle grade books, but I'm hoping she'll enjoy the series as much as I do :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. What a great topic! I would ABSOLUTELY ADORE getting to read Harry Potter and Percy Jackson as a kid. I know Zane read both as a kid and had so much fun with fake wands and friends over using magic. I can only imagine the fun to be had, especially in a time where we didn't have so much technology to fall on and had to play more outside with friends and our imagination! Such a blast!!

  7. I also wish I had read Harry Potter and Percy Jackson when I was younger, it would have been so cool to grow up with the characters and experience the books as they came out!

  8. Tamora Pierce is definitely on my list! I read Harry Potter and Percy Jackson before as I reached my teen years, but I never got around to any Pierce books.

    Wonderful list, Micheline!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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