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Top Ten Tuesday #56: Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I'd Like to Revisit

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
 
Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teen Years I'd Like to Revisit
 
From My Childhood:
 
1)
 
 
(I think one of my elementary school teachers read this to us and I remember LOVING this story.)
 
2)

Many Waters by Madeline L'Engle
 
(I had a crush on a set of twins in elementary school, so this book made me think of them. LOL)
 
3)
 
Time Enough for Drums by Ann Rinaldi
 
(I have always been fascinated by war eras, so this one took place during the Revolutionary War and had some forbidden romance in it. The little girl in me swooned over John Reid.)
 
4)
 
 
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
 
(I was always so interested in the Holocaust and while it was very sad to learn about, I did enjoy reading books set during this time period.)
 
5)
 

Sweet Valley Twins series by Francine Pascal
The Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin
 
(I loved both of these series as a kid!)
 
 
From My Teen Years:
 
(I honestly struggled with this. It's been a LONG time since I was a teen, and I know I read a lot of required school reading, but don't really remember much pleasure reading from back then...)
 
6)
 
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
 
(I loved this book so much. Michael and Angel's love story is one that I will never ever forget.)
 
 
7)

 
The Gatekeeper Trilogy by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
 
(I actually read a lot of the Season 3 Buffyverse books and remember liking them. I think I especially liked this trilogy.)

 8)

Star Wars Universe books by Various Authors
 
(I was obsessed with all things Star Wars, so naturally I LOVED the books that came after the movies. Seeing Han and Leia get married, have twins, and keep order in the Universe was EPIC. I desperately think I need a massive reread. Someday.)

I honestly cannot think of anymore that stick out from my teen years. I know I read a lot of inspirational teen historical romance, but after sadly losing all of my precious books to a fire a few years ago, I cannot remember a lot of titles I used to have. So, instead of Top 10, I managed to get 8!

 

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24 comments

  1. OOOh nice! I didn't read too many of the Buffy books! There were soooo many! I did however read all of another TV series that was written into book format!

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    1. There were a ton of Buffy books! I realized that as I was looking through GR! I was amazed!

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  2. AHHHH how could I forget babysitters club! And the Star Wars universe... I was obsessed with those for a while, especially the ones by Timothy Zahn GAHH- great list!

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    1. BSC!!!!!!!!! RIGHT?! Sigh. I loved those books. And omg! You read the SW books?! Timothy Zahn was freaking amazing!!! TERESA=SOULMATE.

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  3. The Babysitter's Club books are the only ones I read on your list! :( But I did devour those books! :D

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    1. I loved them so much! I would beg my mom to take me to the library for them! Haha. Or buy them for me.

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  4. What a great list, Jessica! You have several from your childhood that I loved such as Number the Stars and the Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High series! Also, I read Redeeming Love as an adult and I loved it! I definitely should read that one again. I just re-read her Mark of the Lion trilogy--at least the first one.

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    1. I love Redeeming Love Katie! I definitely want to reread it soon! I haven't read any of her others I don't think, but I know my best friend enjoyed the Mark of the Lion books. I would like to go back and reread Number the Stars at some point though. It's been SO long!

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  5. I was obsessed with the Babysitter's Club series. I did have the entire series but I don't know what happened to those books. I still have the movie and have watched it recently. I have a few of the Buffy books but I haven't read them, I just bought them at a library sale not that long ago. I didn't know that there were Star Wars books.

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    1. Oh man! I loved the movie! I completely forgot about it! Marianne and Logan always made me grin like crazy. I wanted a boyfriend just like him. haha. Yes! My 8th grade teacher clued me in to the SW books after finding out how much I loved them! They were so good.

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  6. Great picks! I loved Number the Stars, BSC and Sweet Valley -- definitely need to re-read! This was definitely a fun prompt today!!

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    1. I agree Eva! I really liked this week's topic even though it was hard to make my brain think that far back.

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  7. I loved the Sweet Valley and Babysitter's Club books but completely forgot about them when I did my post. Oh and BUFFY!!! And I had no idea there were Star Wars books or I'd have read the crap out of them :D

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    1. YES! SHERI. I am desperately wanting to reread those SW books. I'll have to try and get them from the library bc there's no way I can rebuy them all again. Haha. They were so epic. Seriously. I was ADDICTED.

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  8. Fantastic list Jessica^^ I have Sweet Valley High on my list but I can't believe I forgot to add The Babysitter's Club to the mix, I adored both of those series growing up!! I think I read the entire Babysitter's Club collection...unless they've kept going with them LOL And as for Sweet Valley, I think there were 100 books in that series, which I owned and read in it's entirety...before getting into the University ones...which weren't as good. I gave up on the series soon after.

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    1. Thanks Micheline! Yay for Sweet Valley! I think I read most of the high school ones too, but I don't think I read the university ones. I just went and was reading the wikipedias and saw what they did to the characters and was like, uh no.

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  9. Ha, I had to skip this week because I don't think there's any I'd like to revisit. :P
    BUT. I do need to read Redeeming Love. I've heard that's a lot of people's favorite!
    Star Wars!!! I love the movies :P

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    1. Oh Danielle. Redeeming Love changed my life in HS. I wanted a love like that SO VERY BADLY. I'm still holding out for it. You should give it a go. I need to do a reread.

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  10. Yay for Buffy! My all-time favorite TV show - I haven't read the books for some reason.

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    1. Yay! I love Buffy! I was really into the books! Apparently they wrote them per season, and I only read Season 3's.

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  11. i totally forgot about the babysitter's club when i wrote my post for this week! great list! i never read any of the buffy books, but i wish i had because i'm a huge vampires fan:)

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    1. :D I almost forgot BSC myself, but I think someone was talking about them recently so that jogged my memory. I loved the Buffy books. I was totally into them!

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  12. I would love to go back and reread The Babysitter's Club. I never did get the chance to read all of them. (Nor do I own them all.) But I do still have a few of the books.
    I didn't watch Buffy until after it was all over, but I love the show, so Buffy books sound awesome!
    Great picks! :D

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    1. Buffy was my show! I loved it so much! I can't remember if I read all TBC books. I know I read a ton though.

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