Book Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self

What a fun topic–am I right?? Who doesn’t love looking at, reading, enjoying books for young people! Here are some of the one’s I’ve found that I’d have loved at a younger age. Some are familiar to readers of this blog, hopefully a few will be surprises.


Toddler/Preschool me

Grumpy Cat


The Elementary School Years me


The Casson Family series by Hilary McKay


The Calpurnia Tate books


The Penderwicks series


The Traveling Cat Chronicles--My Mom would definitely have read this aloud to us


High School Me


I was a royal freak even then, so this would have been a good one.


ANYTHING by Julie Murphy, but especially Dumplin’


College and 20-Something me

I was a Kennedy-freak, too, thanks to my paternal grandmother’s Kennedy library.

I was a political science major.

And studied Russian and East European Studies

And was a political junkie.



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If  you are interested, here are previous posts on my favorite childhood books:

Top 10 Tuesday: My Favorite Childhood Books

Childhood Memories: The Horse Years Updated


13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self

  1. Oh man. I did not know there was a Gumpy Cat LGB; that’s amazing.

    Also have not heard of Calpurnia Tate, but upon looking it up i agree, I think I would have enjoyed it at that age.


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