Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
The rules are simple:
- Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
- Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
This week’s theme is Books for My Younger Self, (These could be books you wish you had read as a child, books younger you could have really learned something from, books that meshed with your hobbies/interests, books that could have helped you go through events/changes in your life, etc.)
- A Wrinkle In Time
I read this book for the first time, two years ago. I had wished I had read it years ago. It’s about a group of neighbourhood kids that band together by travelling through space and time to save the world from unprecedented times. My boyfriend and I read this book together and we watched the movie together, too.
2. A Little Princess
My sister and I watched this movie all the time, but we never read the book together. Although this is on my To Be Read List. The movie taught me the true value of family and friendship.
I had wished my sister and I had read this book together, but we watched the movie, like a million times. But I hope we have the chance to enjoy this book together with my niece. I wished I had read this book when I was younger. But the movie has taught me valuable lessons of friendship and how it’s okay to be different from your family. It also showed me and inspired me the importance of being a book worm.
4. The BFG
BFG is short for Big Friendly Giant. I wished I had read this book when I was young, too. I read this a few years back with my boyfriend, and we really enjoyed it.
5. Charlotte’s Web
I read this book when I was in grade seven. I loved it so much. I had asked my mom to buy me the DVD and the book for a Christmas present. I loved this book because of how it reminds me about friendship and hard work.
6. You Are A Badass
I wish I read this book many years ago, because it talks about acknowledging how awesome you are, and how you shouldn’t doubt yourself. There were times throughout my life where I have doubted myself, forgetting how awesome I truly am.
7. You Are A Badass At Making Money
I wished I had read this book in middle school, because then I could have had a better understanding of money and how it works. I would have saved up more money throughout my life.
8. 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life
This has been one of my favourite books that I have read in the past two years, or so. What I love about it was how simple it is. The advice is what everyone needs to hear.
9. The Ripple Effect
I first read this book a few weeks before I was going to college. I wanted to be prepared because it taught me how by changing just one of these habits, it will spill over into the other areas of my life. I just wished this book was available sooner.
10. Little House in the Big Woods
I enjoyed reading this series with my mom. It made me really appreciate the hardships that my grandparents and great grandparents had to go through. This book also makes me appreciate the simpler things in my life. It reminds me that by working together, you can accomplish so much.