Top Ten Tuesday Seven – Top Ten Books I Want my Future Children to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

This weeks topic is one that really made me think about which books both influenced me the most, but were also enjoyable and just all round really good books.  After writing down which books I wanted to include, I realised that this list could almost double as a list of my favourite books, as so many of these books are ones that I adore and have stuck with me for a very long time.

So here are some of the books I would want my children to read!

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I’m definitely expecting to see this on a fair few people’s lists this week!  Its a series that is so integral to so many people’s childhoods that I would just love my children to read these books and fall in love with this world as well.

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This book is just such a unique and beautiful story that will not fail to move you.  I love how well this book intertwines the monster’s tales and the actual story itself, which all tie together to create something that will stay with you for a very long time.

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Of course I could not do this list without including this utterly spectacular book.  I generally believe everyone should read this book not only because of the important messages it holds, but also simply because of how beautiful a story it is.

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This is another of my favourite books, and another that I honestly think everyone just needs to read.  It has such an amazing plot and characters, but also manages to discuss so many different important issues thanks to its setting in 1930’s America.

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As soon as I started this book, I knew that it was going to be one that stuck with me.  Just its core concept is one that instantly makes you think, whilst the story itself is one that will both warm your heart, as you watch four entirely people come together, but will also break it.

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Another of my favourites, this book has become an almost must read because of how beautiful a story it tells within it.  Its a book that I both related to and adored due to its ability to handle controversial topics so well, and one that I think so many people can take so much from.

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This is another book that just instantly makes you question so many different things, and truly causes you to think about so many different topics, including gender, and the overall nature of what makes a person, whilst still telling a completely unique story that will draw you in from the offset.

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Finally, I feel like I would really want my children to read this when they were a little bit older and starting to form their own opinions and views about the world around them.  Its such an intriguing and thought-provoking read that manages to intertwine politics and history into a novel so well that it is able to both make you think, and tell you an hugely interesting story at the same time.


What books would you want your children to read?  Have you read any of these – what did you think?

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