Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl!
This week we are talking about the Top Ten books that I loved as a child, but have kind of forgotten about some of the details of the book. I know, that should be a crime punishable by law! But the truth of the matter is, every time I read a new book, I think my brain just can’t handle all the information, so some knowledge I have of old books just kind of disappears. Makes sense, right? So, no judgment here ok? My mind is old……
Mandy by Julie Edwards
I cannot tell you how many times I read this book as a child. Too many to count. I still own the book, even though it is slightly falling apart. I remember some of the highlights, but I have to be honest, I don’t remember the whole storyline! I think that just means I have to read it again, right?
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
My imagination went wild with this book, and I can remember talking to my grandma about it. I recently saw a preview for the movie that is coming out this year (so excited!), and thought to myself, well I don’t remember that part. What does that mean? Yep, need to read before seeing the movie!
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I’d like to say that I remember most of this book. I mean, most of it is in the title right? But I don’t remember her friend’s name, and I don’t remember how she ended up in the garden. But I do remember the end, and I love the movie. So that counts, right?
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
My grandmother actually read this book to me a few times, and I remember really liking it. I was pretty young though, not even ten years old. How are you supposed to remember that long ago? I remember a little boy, and a planet, and that they go together. Ha! But that is all I can think of when I see this children’s classic.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
So I remember there being a boy with two dogs, and the only part I remember out of the whole book, is what happens to the dogs. We had to read this book for school, and I just remember that part really hitting home with me and making me weep. It was the first time a book made me cry (now they make me cry all the time!). But that’s all I remember! I tried to get my daughter to read it, but she said no. There was no crying when reading.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
Confession time. I didn’t even remember the title correctly! Thank goodness for Google 🙂 But I do remember reading this fun tale. My husband read it too, but he doesn’t remember too much about it. That makes me feel better!
Trumpet of the Swan by EB White
I read all three books in the EB White box set, but Trumpet of the Swan was my least favorite, and therefore I don’t remember too much about it. The other two books? Yeah, I could tell you everything from beginning to end!
Okay, so I didn’t quite make ten. Pretty close. What are some books you read as a child that you don’t remember all the details of? Please share them in the comments!