Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Hope to Share with my Children

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I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t surrounded with books.  My parents started reading to me at an early age, and I was hooked.  Now that I have children, I look forward to sharing some of the books I loved as a child with them.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder-I absolutely love this book!  It ignited an my interest in history.


The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis-I’ve already read the first three books with my oldest, and we’ve had a great time exploring Narnia together.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien-I absolutely love The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series.  I desperately want to share these books with my children, but it might have to wait a few years yet.


The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley-One of my all time favorite books, and an excellent adventure story.


A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin-Another one of my favorite books.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling-I can’t wait to share Harry’s magical world with my children!


The Giver by Lois Lowry-This is another one that will have to wait for a few years, but I look forward to being able to share this powerful book.


Number the Stars by Lois Lowry-Another very emotional and compelling book.


Holes by Louis Sachar-I read this in college for a young adult literature class and thoroughly enjoyed it.


Hatchet by Gary Paulsen-I know that some people strongly dislike this book, but I really enjoyed it when I was a kid.



  1. Nice list. LOVE the Hobbit and Narnia books, and Little House as well. Good stuff.

  2. Great picks! Several of these made my list as well. I didn’t put Hatchet on there but I know my son loved that one when we read it.

  3. I can’t believe I didn’t think of Narnia for this list! It’s such a good book!
    Great list, all great choices!

  4. I read Holes when I was at school and really enjoyed it. I think it’s got a lot of good themes for kids while still being a fun read.

  5. Such a cute selection of books. I hope you get to share them with your children!

  6. Oh The Giver is an amazing pick! I had to read that (together with Holes) for my high school classes and I absolutely loved that book. Think it was the one book that made me fall in love with dystopian literature, which is, if you think about it, quite a strange thing to fall in love with…

  7. Love The Giver! Used to read it all the time as a kid. I’ve never heard of The Blue Sword but I’m intrigued *_*

  8. YES to all of these. Gary Paulsen was my favorite author as a kid.

  9. Holes and Hatchet are such great titles, I contemplated putting them on my list, but was already at nineteen and had to stop somewhere. Good call on Number the Stars, I included that one too. Such a beautiful story.

    • Poinsettia says:

      I could have made my list much longer as well. Sticking to ten certainly is a challenge sometimes! I’m glad you enjoyed my list, and thank you for commenting!

  10. So many of these books were a huge part of my childhood. Little House and Narnia were obsessions. Great list!

    • Poinsettia says:

      I’ve really enjoyed this week’s topic because it brought back so many memories of my childhood as well. Thank you for visiting!

  11. I loved so many of these books when I was younger. The Little House in the Big Woods was one we read over and over again. Great list!

  12. Poinsettia this is such a great case of the best oldies but goodie… Little House is such a great series… I really need to try Hatchet! I’ve seen it vaguely but never thought to try it until this list! ♥️

  13. I never really got into C.S. Lewis but I definitely agree with Harry Potter! I loved the movie Holes, but I haven’t read the book!

  14. The Chronicles of Narnia and the Hobbit are novels I have yet to read, but I definitely plan on it! I remember loving all the Narnia-movies, so I can only think I’ll love the books at least as much. 🙂
    Great list!

    • Poinsettia says:

      The movies are very good, so I think you’ll enjoy the books. I usually tend to think that books are better. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  15. Ahh, we share so many of the same books – but I forgot Holes – how could I forget it!
    Great list
    Lynn 😀

  16. Harry Potter was on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

    • Poinsettia says:

      I’ve seen Harry Potter on a lot of lists. I didn’t read it until I was an adult, but I’m looking forward to sharing it with my kids. Thanks for visiting!

  17. Great list. I almost included Number the Stars on mine as well, but I limited myself to only 5 books for reasons. The Giver is also on my not official lists of books I want my kids to read.

    Have a great week.

    • Poinsettia says:

      The Giver and Number the Stars are very compelling books. I wanted to have a mix of fun and serious books on my list. Thanks for commenting!

  18. Great list!! I really enjoyed reading it <3

  19. I was obsessed with Hatchet as a kid! 🙂

  20. Now why didn’t I think of the Hobbit? Love your list!

  21. Yes to Harry Potter! It was so magical and unique in many ways. And The Giver is also a really good one – I quite enjoyed it, though, I do wish I had read it when I was a child, instead of in my late teens.

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

    • Poinsettia says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed my list! I didn’t read Harry Potter until I was an adult, but enjoyed it very much.

  22. I wish someone had pointed me in the direction of Earthsea when i was younger. Granted, I still have to read it. But I am expecting to really like it.

    • Poinsettia says:

      I didn’t read it until I was an adult either, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I need to read the rest of the series! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  23. Great list! I love the overlap.;) The Giver is another excellent on that I should add to my list.

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