Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Top Ten Books I'm Dying To Read

Top Ten Books I'm Dying To Read

Once again, I'm choosing from the list of
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

10. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Sounds like a book that would inspire discussion.

9. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
It's by George MacDonald.
I've never read anything by George MacDonald.

8. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm trying to read Everything Stevenson.
It's my school name.
I must.

7. Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett
I love grownup Terry Pratchett.
I bet I'll love kid Terry Pratchett.

6. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Rushdie is coming to Houston in October.
I want to read this before his visit.

5. Redwall by Brian Jacques
My sons loved this book.
I've tried it a dozen times.
I must try it again.

4. Old Yeller by Fred Gibson
Essential reading for a Texan.

3. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
Must read it before I see the movie.

2. Stuart Little by E. B. White
Another book that comes highly recommended by my sons.

1. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
My mom loves Nancy Drew.

What are you dying to read?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND sign Mister Linky at the bottom to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Don't worry if you can't come up with ten every time..just post what you can!


  1. I chose not to participate this week, simply because I couldn't decide which 10 of my TBR books I most wanted to read. I am looking forward to seeing what other put down on their lists.

  2. Thank you for a super list that swelled my ego (doesn't happen often) but I've got these tee shirts. Can't recommend the Nancy Drew series enough!!!

  3. I am working my way through both "1001 Children's Books you must read before you grow up" (although I only plan to read 1000, so I don't have to actually grow up ) and "1001 Books you must read before you die" (same reasoning applies)

    Do you have the spreadsheets to help you keep track?

  4. What a wise person you are, KarenFT! I, too, must refrain from reading that last book and, consequently, growing up.

    I do have a simple spreadsheet to keep up. It's a Google doc. Here's the link to my list:

  5. Great list!

    I probably read all the Nancy Drew's when i was young. Enjoy it!

  6. I loved Nancy Drew! I had so many of those. I also love Prince Caspian I love the whole series.

  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Old Yeller is a great classic but so sad...

  8. Oh I loooved Nancy Drew! Those books are what really fostered my love of reading. :) Thanks for visiting my blog, btw!

  9. I love love Kidnapped! It got my husband hooked on Stevenson and earned me some book recommending powers :p

    Nice list!

  10. Wow--lots I've never heard of and none I've read. I bet kid Pratchett would be a hoot, though!!

    PS--saw your comment on Amanda's Texas Bloggers post. Hoping to make the trip to Austin and meet everyone at the meet up!

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm jealous that you're going to see Salman Rushdie-- he's on my list of people I must must must meet (or at least see and ogle from afar..)
    I adored the Redwall series as a kid. Have you read any of the other books in that collection? The Salamandaston trilogy is probably my favorite-- it's more action, less set-up.

  12. No, I've never read any of Redwall at all. (Though...and this will make you feel jealous, too, I think...I have met Brian Jacques!)

  13. I loved Haroun and the Sea of Stories. It's a fantastic book. I'm also jealous that you're going to see Rushdie.

  14. Excellent, excellent, wonderful, wonderful choices! I'm especially keen to read The Chocolate War. My children/adolescent lit prof in grad school talked about it endlessly, and I still have yet to read it. Also want to finish Haroun and the Sea of Stories. I got off to a slow start with a few years ago, and I really need to revisit it.

  15. I've never read Old Yeller. It would be nice to work that into my TBR pile.

  16. My daughter and I used to read the Redwall series when she was in middle school...we loved them...she read a few Brian Jacques on her own too, Castaways of the Flying Dutchman was the last I think :)

  17. I haven't read The Princess and the Goblin, but I have read MacDonald's The Light Princess. It's one of my favourite fairy tales.

    At the moment, I've got a ton of stuff in my TBR pile. I can't decide what to read next!

  18. The Chocolate War is great; I want to read the Goblin book as well; and, I can't read Old Yeller. It's too sad.

  19. The title The Chocolate War certainly has me interested seeing as how chocolate is my favorite sweet. :-)

  20. I loved Stuart Little and Old Yeller too but it broke my heart!

  21. Redwall is the series that turned me into a reader. :) I just loved them when I was a kid.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  22. Old Yeller! I forgot about that one. :D

  23. 10 interesting books there Debbie. And now you've already 2 of them! I've been thinking about my own 10.

    KarenFT- Debbie and I are both in a group reading the 1001 childrens books if you would like to join us. We're on yahoo, it's a small but friendly group- please stop by and check us out if you'd like to read along with others.


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