That’s probably the longest subject line I’ve ever used :D. But seriously guys, I feel like I had a serious misspent youth because so many people have read the books I’m about to list… and I haven’t. Granted, there’s nothing stopping me from reading these books now, however I feel like I’ll be missing out on that childhood magic. Anyhow, here are the books I didn’t read when I was younger, and now I feel like I’m missing out.
1. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
I know, I know! The first book came out in 1999 (when I was 3) and the last book came out in 2006 (when I was 10). I’m currently 18, almost 19. There’s no reason that I should have went this long without reading these books. I seen the movie, and I don’t remember too much about it. I’m actually a little disappointed in myself about this. These books are pretty high up on my TBR list.
2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Okay, I can explain this one. The first book came out in 1997, and I was only 1 at the time! The last book came out 2007 and I was 11. I actually grew up with these books always in my life and in my face, both because of the movies and because my older sister was a fan (of course she was). I don’t feel so guilty about this one because I’m currently reading them! I’m on book 4, and in case you’re wondering, I’m a Hufflepuff (Pottermore told me so 🙂 )
Question: What Harry Potter house are you?
3. The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black
I got nothing for this. I haven’t even heard of these books until recently. It just upsets me because these books seem right up my alley, and I probably would have really enjoyed them when I was younger. They were released from 2003 – 2004 so I was 7 – 8.
4. Goosbumps by R.L. Stine
I actually have no interest in reading these at all, I just wish I had when I was younger. The movies used to make me cry though, and my mom made my sister throw her of her Goosebumps VHS tapes in the garbage because they scared me so bad. They were released from 1992 – 1997. Granted, these books mostly came out before I was born, I felt like a lot of children I grew up with read them.
5. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I seen the movie! And to be fair, I didn’t know they were books until after I seen the movie. Now, I mean, these books where published in the ’50s so I don’t feel too bad for not reading them yet. But still. I seen the first movie. I need to read the books.
6. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Did I read this book? Obviously not. Did I see the movie? Nope. Am I going to read the book or see the movie? Probably not. This is just one of those things that I wish I would have done it when I was younger. Plus, the book’s been out for 15 years, I’m a little surprised I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy. But eh.
7. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
This is another instance where I seen the movie and didn’t know that there was a book. I want to read the book really, really bad. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe it’s because subconsciously I know I don’t want to deal with how heartbroken it’ll leave me.
8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
I got nothing for this one, either. I have no excuse. I love Greek mythology. I liked the first movie. I mean, the books came out in 2005, and now there’s a spin-off series! I’m ashamed. I hope to get to these books as soon as I can.
9. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
*deep sigh* Not only did I not read these as a child, but I never seen the movies either. I know, I’m terrible.
That’s all of the childhood books that I can think of that I haven’t read. Did you read any of these books? Are there any children’s book you haven’t read and now you feel like you’re missing out? Let me know! ❤