This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is books I want my future children to read. This is a really hard one! I had a think about books I loved when I was little (they were pretty much all series right enough) so here they are!
1. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
I have been obsessed with Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit since I was little and so this would definitely be the one I’d want my children to read. It’s a beautifully written book and I still read it again and again!
2. The Chronicles of Narnia – C. S. Lewis
I have this beautiful hardback edition of The Chronicles of Narnia that is stunningly illustrated and combines all the books together. I wanted to be Lucy when I was little so I would definitely pass this gorgeous edition down to my own kids.
3. The Secret Seven – Enid Blyton
When I was little I was pretty much addicted to books by Enid Blyton. Although The Secret Seven were my favourite, I’d pass on The Famous Five, Mallory Towers and pretty much all of her books – I think I might need to buy some new copies though, might are a bit dog-earred!
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket
I remember getting the first two books of A Series of Unfortunate Events for my birthday one year and I was hooked, I don’t think I spoke to anyone for the rest of the day. I love this series (and the new Netflix adaptation!) so this one had to go on the list.
5. The Harry Potter Series – J. K. Rowling
I think Harry Potter will be on a lot of people’s top 10. This magical series has touched so many people, I’d definitely share it with a new generation of readers.
6. Sweep Series – Cate Tiernan
This series is one of my favourites and I think really underrated. The 15 book series follows a young woman who finds out she’s descended from witches. It deals with all the usual high school and teenage dramas all with a magical setting.
7. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
I still love Alice in Wonderland today. This fantastic story is one I read over and over as a child. It has pretty much everything. What’s not to like?
8. The Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials was one of the first series that I felt were quite grown up books even though I was still a child. I loved the complex layers of magic and the fantastic settings, I’m so excited to read The Book of Dust and see what’s been happening in Pullman’s fascinating world.
9. The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
These books are so sweet and fun and I’ve kept my battered copies since I was a little girl I even have stuffed Peter Rabbit teddies. These books are perfect for little ones so I’m definitely going to pass them on.
10. Eragon – Christopher Paolini
And last but not least! Eragon was one of the first really really big books that I read, I felt so impressed with myself by managing to finish all the books in the Inheritance Cycle. They are such fantastic books and full of dragons and magic, I couldn’t put them down!
So that’s my top 10! Which books would you want your future children to read? Let me know in the comments!