Each week, The Broke and Bookish host a Top Ten Tuesday based on a certain bookish topic. Other bloggers are able to participate and post their own top ten list based on the topic.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten “Older” Books You Don’t Want People To Forget About. My definition of “old” are books that I read in my childhood or the classics. Those are the books you’ve never forget.
So here’s my gorgeous list in no particular order:
1) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The first childhood book I’ve ever read that told me the horrors of the Holocaust. (Anne Frank’s diary was too boring for fourth grade old me.)
2) Holes by Louis Sachar
I remember Holes was the most popular book ever in my elementary school back than in fifth grade. The teachers made us read it and even spent three glorious days on watching the movie. It helped that I adored the book too. (:
3) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince was the first book I’ve ever read with pictures that actually made me think right from the very first page. A rarity, even for today. I would have never tried it if it wasn’t for either my fifth/sixth/seventh grade teacher who assigned this book.
4) Animal Farm by George Orwell
After reading 1984 by George Orwell freshmen year in high school and being deeply impacted by it, I decided to try another one of his books, Animal Farm. What I read scarred me – mostly because the events can happen.
5) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Who can ever forget this childhood book? Today, I think it’s still a wonder that Wilbur never got killed.
6) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl
Another book my elementary school was obsessed with. I watched at least three different versions of this movie and still can’t remember all the kids in it.
7) Matilda by Ronald Dahl
The first book I was ever [forced] to buy in my fifth grade class. I adore Matilda. Every child should learn from her awesomeness! :D
8) Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Who could ever forget this abused dog? It’s still on my bookshelf today.
9) Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted is my first fairytale chapter book. I can still reread it over and over again and feel like I’m reading it for the first time. Still on my bookshelf too.
10) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
I remember when this book became so popular back then. Movies were made, promotions occurred, posters were hung. I can still remember what [half?] of the book was about.
So there’s my not so brilliant list. What would your list look like?