Ten Books For My Younger Self

September 08, 2020

Hello and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! Be sure to check out her page if you want to join in. Every week is a new challenge and I love it! This week's topic is 'Books for my younger self', which could be books you wish you had read as a child, books younger you could have really learned something from, books that meshed with your hobbies/interests, books that could have helped you go through events/changes in your life, etc. This list was so much fun to create and I can't wait to see what everyone has come up with.

So let's start this thing...


1. Anyone who knows me, and I mean really knows me, knows that I collect comic books. I've been doing it since I was a little girl and my dad gave me a box of his old Spider-Man comics. The Amazing Spider-Man opened up a whole new world of wonder for me. It got me hooked on science fiction, supervillains, superheroes and anti-heroes. It opened the door for me to learn and discover so many new characters and one of my all-time favorites... Punisher.


When NETFLIX did the whole live-action series, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. You know that they ruin them sometimes. But this time... with Jon Bernthal... man he brought Punisher to life! I loved this guy and I'm pissed for all fans that this series was cancelled 😭😭😭

2. The futuristic retellings of classic fairy tales found in The Lunar Chronicles


There's Cinder the cyborg who suffers under the abuse of a wicked stepmother and stepsister, her rebellion against the Queen Levana who intends to unite the moon and Earth through a forced marriage, and who must decide whether to keep the future king for herself. Next is Scarlet, a pilot who works hard for the farm she runs with her grandmother. When her granny goes missing, Scarlet and her future mate, Wolf, set off to find her, which leads into the bigger picture of revolution. We meet Cress next, super hacker extraordinaire, who is stuck in a satellite until Captain Thorne comes crashing through. To round out this group of outlaws is Winter, the stepdaughter of the queen, who is as sweet and kind as can be and teams with her guard, Jacin, to turn this rebellion on its head.

3. When I found myself back into the world of Young Adult reading, this was the first series I dived into. And I loved it! I would have had so much fun with it (and so many others) years ago.


It's a tale of three sisters, one destined to rule after murdering the others. It's such an amazing story and I recommend it to EVERYONE!!

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Okay, so I'm a party pooper again. I couldn't think of any other books that I wish I read when I was younger. The thing is, I've always read a lot of books. From romance to thrillers to mysteries to non-fiction, I've read tons of books. So coming up with ones I missed was nearly impossible. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone else came up with.

What books do you wish you had your hands on when you were younger? If you've got a TTT, leave a link to it below so I can check out your post too!
Happy Reading xo

26 comments

  1. The Cinder series is a great choice!

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  2. I never read a comic or graphic novel as a teenager. I deeply regret that. Fun list!

    Here is my TTT: https://ichlese.blog/2020/09/08/top-ten-tuesday-books-for-my-younger-self/.

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  3. I just wish so many of the books that are around today would have been around when I was younger. Especially the fantasy ones. I think I would have appreciated them more.

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  4. Comics! Awesome. :) And oh my gosh the Three Dark Crowns series too. Love it. I still need to read the last book...

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    1. LOL Me too! I keep putting it off because I don't want the series to end :)

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  5. I really enjoy comics. I’m going to read one tonight. Thank you.
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  6. Yes, Lunar Chronicles is a good choice! I loved that series so much and would have when I was younger too. I still need to read the last book in the Three Dark Crowns series!

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  7. You know, I don't think I've ever read or watched The Punisher... one of these days!

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  8. Great picks! I definitely would have loved being able to read The Lunar Chronicles when I was younger. Loved those books. I've gotten very into graphic novels, and Saga is one of my favorites.

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    1. Thank you! I can't get enough of comics and graphic novels. They are so different from what novels have to offer.

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  9. Aren't you glad those comics came into your life? Our reading changes us.

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    1. So glad and I love how reading not only changes us but changes with us.

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  10. I wasn't into superhero comic books as a kid, but I did love the Archie and Friends ones. The only good thing about going to the orthodontist is that I could sit and read Archie comics!

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I actually have a huge collection of Archie comics too :)

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  11. I didn’t expect the Punisher to be on your list — why did you enjoy the comic so much?

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    1. There was something about his back story that broke my heart and I love heroes bent on vengeance. Always have!

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  12. Oh, if the Lunar Chronicles existed when I was in high school I definitely would've loved them even more than I do now having read them as an adult. Such an amazing series! And it would've been amazing to see the Asian influence in a popular fantasy series when I was younger because that never happened lol great post!

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  13. Oooh, what good choices! I haven't read Three Dark Crowns or the Lunar Chronicles yet, but I managed to get my hands on both of them, so I look forward to picking them up! :D

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    1. I loved those series so I'm crossing my fingers that you'll love them too!!

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