Well, I’m almost fully recovered from the weekend. I still don’t have much drive to get anything done today, but I’m much more motivated to write this blog post today than I was yesterday.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is top ten 2016 debuts you’re looking forward to most. I’m horrible at keeping up with new releases, especially debut releases, so I’m tweaking the topic (a bit more than) a bit.
I’m going to be doing my top ten favorite winter-themed/holiday reads.
After looking into this further, I’m modifying the topic again. I started to look and found all these children’s books I used to love when I was little, and so I decided to do my top ten favorite holiday books from when I was a child.
Now, finally, I can get on – confidently – with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.
*click each photo to be redirected to the book’s Goodreads page*
Okay, so this is the one exception to my topic. I bought this book a few years ago because I love penguins, and I had to have it. It’s adorable, and everyone should read it at least once.
I used to love the Carl books when I was little. There’s 4 of them (I think?). They’re picture books, but they’re so adorable. I used to go through these books like once a day. They were an absolute favorite.
Of course Miss Jones had to make this list. I loved these books as a kid and read the series multiple times. This one was great around the holidays.
I loved the Dear America series when I was a kid. 4-5th grade were a peak time for me reading these. I read most of them multiple times. I think I read this one 2 or 3. It’s a nice story and puts the holidays in perspective.
Not really Christmas-y but definitely winter-y. This is another series I loved, peaking in 3rd grade. I read so many series as a kid. I was such a little reader.
How could Charlie Brown not make this list? I know he was on last week’s list too, but I have a soft spot for the peanuts gang.
I loved Winnie the Pooh so much as a kid. I watched the TV series and movies till I was in, like, 7th grade. (I’m not ashamed of that.) So, naturally, this collection had to make the list.
I loved this book when I was young. (Maybe because it’s set in Wisconsin where I live?) I read this one at least 4 or 5 times. I even had coloring and activity books for this, as well as a magnetic dress your doll kit. Man, I was obsessed. How could this wintery book not make the list?
I loved this children’s book when I was young. It’s mainly pictures with only a bit of writing. It’s a really interesting book, though. It’s the story of the birth of Jesus told from the perspective of the animals in the barn Jesus was born in. I was always fascinated with this book. Still am.
Of course I had to include a Magic Treehouse book on this list. It was between this one and the sabertooth one. I figured this one was more Christmasy. (Even though I liked the sabertooth one better as a kid.) This is another series I read multiple times – 3 to be exact.
Well, this has been an overly nostalgic Top Ten Tuesday. What books were on your lists this week? Did you stick to the topic, unlike me? Leave your link in the comments so I can read your lists!
Up tomorrow: Book Review – Dark Places
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