Bethany and I had this as a Reading Challenge. Reading the book was a snap. Picking out the book was much harder. Here’s a list of titles that I was considering:
- Tuck Everlasting: This is what I actually read for the Reading Challenge and adored it. Both times.
- Charlotte’s Web: I love the story of Wilbur and Charlotte, and how life is the same, yet different.
- Stuart Little: This story delights me in that a family would love a mouse. I think I was a very skeptical reader through most of the book because it seemed so outlandish. Once I “got” the story, I fell in love.
- Bridge to Terabithia: I swear, I’ve read this book at least two times in my life and cannot remember the details. I chalk up my selective memory to the fact that reading this book is a sorrowful delight, each and every time.
- The Giver: Okay, I’m cheating on this one because I was at least 20 when I first heard about it, but a mere (mumble mumble) years later, I feel like I was a child then. So, it counts.
- The Secret Garden: This was taught me that the power to change is within and that you can do whatever you set your mind too. I don’t mean that in the triumphant way, but the sad way of your brain can trap you in a situation too.
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: This was another one that I didn’t understand until someone explained to me what a Christian allegory was. Then I loved this series and devoured the titles.
- Little House on the Prairie: I wore out at least one copy of this series because I read it more than a dozen times when I was in third grade.
- Any R.L Stine book: I read a ton of these when I was a kid. I can’t remember a single title, but I guarantee that if there was a new one in the local book store, I bought it. It would have been fun to revisit as an adult.
- The Outsiders: This was another one that I read so many times that the librarian got tired of checking it out for me. I probably had my own copy that I wore out too.
What do you want to re-read? What book did you love then, but would hate now? (Me? The Sweet Valley High or Sweet Valley Twins books. Man, what was I thinking??)