Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is books from my childhood or teen years I’d like to revisit. I’m a big fan of nostalgia and reminiscing about those good ol’ days, so I’m definitely game for this week’s top ten! I had tons of fun thinking about the books I used to love and reread all the time when I was young. The last four books on the list are from when I was a teenager, and I’m not completely sure when I read Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek (Crusade in Jeans), and if it is considered a book for children or for young teenagers — it’s been a while.
Anyway, let’s get on to this fun list! Anyone who’s been following my blog for a while can probably guess what book is on the top of my list… (although, technically, these are in no particular order).
- Matilda by Roald Dahl — What a surprise, am I right?! This is just one of my all time favourite books. It gives me all the feels just thinking about it. I’m planning on doing a reread soon, and writing a post about it!
- Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne — Winnie-the-Pooh is awesome, and I’ve actually been thinking about rereading this one as well. I know I’ve got the Dutch version at my parents’ place, but I’d love to read it in English.
- Camembert by Kees Jan Bender and Hans Heesen — This is one of three Dutch novels on the list. It’s about a mouse named Camembert who lives in a cheese shop with his parents. But then the cheese shop gets a new owner — one that doesn’t like mice. It’s amazing.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl — Another Roald Dahl book! I’d love to reread this one in English as well, although I remember not loving it as much as I loved Matilda.
- Pluk van de Petteflet by Annie M.G. Schmidt — Annie M.G. Schmidt is my favourite Dutch author, without a doubt. She’s written so many amazin children’s books, many of which are among my favourites. Her way with words is simply amazing.
- Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek by Thea Beckman — Another Dutch novel! This one has been translated to English as Crusade in Jeans. It’s about a boy who accidentally ends up in the 13th century when he volunteers for an experiment with a time machine. This is probably one of the most famous Dutch children’s books, and for a good reason.
- The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot — Ahh, these books! I don’t think I read all of them, but I loved the ones I did read. I think it’d be a lot of fun to read them again. But I’ll probably just watch the films again…
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon — I read this book in high school, but I remember a lot of the people in my class not liking it, so I kind of pretended to not like it either… Should definitely reread this one, because it’s actually amazing.
- Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison — Oh, how I loved these books! This is the first in a series called Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. It was absolutely hilarious, although I don’t think I read all of the ten books in the series.
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares — These books were my number one favourites in high school. I don’t even remember how often I’ve read them, but I read them a lot. I adored the friendship these girls had with each other.
And that’s my top ten! Are any of these on your list as well? Let me know!