Monday, May 2, 2016

Childhood Characters Revisited

Hosted By The Broke and Bookish

 A book I should have read as a child:
1. Harry Potter Series
It wasn't until I reached adulthood I realized how many of my peers had devoured and obsessed over Harry Potter. A few mentioned it here and there in a "Are you also a Potter Head?" sense. When I said No, it was time to move on to a new subject. Now that I Love the HP World, it's hard to believe I missed that growing up.

2. The Giver
My husband actually said "What, you've never read THE GIVER!!! I had to read it in school. You'll love it! Read it now" And so I read it. (he's actually the one that made me read Harry Potter eventually too.) And then years later it
gained even more fame by becoming a movie.

Coming of Age
3. Fangirl
Fangirl lived up to the hype for me. Beautifully written. Encouraging and gives that feeling of comfort. That every personal story is unique and worthy in every way. Like the Main Character, Cath

4. Blankets
Craig Thompson
is the only graphic novel author I've read but I loved this book. I laughed out loud, I cried, I yelled for him and felt like a proud parent with his growth.

5. BitterBlue
I just really enjoyed this book. It was fantasy, ya, paranormal. But it also felt like a Coming of Age novel for BitterBlue. She learned dark secrets, navigated through her first love and first heart break. She grew into the Queen she'd always been meant to be.

YA characters I'd Like to Revisit in 10 Years
6. Katniss of Hunger Games
There was so much hype and attention around this series. But I can't imagine what becomes of them 10 years later. There's been speculation, but with so much damage in their foundation, so many old scars between all the characters, what would their lives be like after 10 years. What would they change after times to analyze every action

7. June of Legend
If you remember the last chapter of this book, I am dying for the story to continue maybe just a few more chapters! Especially 10 years later. Do they marry? Have children? Ever regain his memories?

8. Lena of Delirium and
9. Juliette of Shatter Me.
Both these books felt so unfinished! it isn't even fair. What the hell happens to their lives!

Books I wished I'd Read as  a child (feels too late now)
10. The Hobbit/ Lord Of The Rings
I feel like maybe I've missed something great here. But if I can't even finish the movies, I definitely can't read these books.

 An Extra!
11. Chronicles of Narnia
I actually really love these movies and I've heard they're good books. Maybe one day I'll read them. (Probably Not)


  1. Your husband has led you to some great books.

    BTW, the link at Broke and Bookish is wrong.

  2. amazingly so when he doesn't even enjoy reading. Just reading amazon reviews. And thanks, fixing it now

  3. Great list! Of course a big yes to Delirium and Shatter Me, those endings were just not enough! And I would love to revisit Cath and Levi and OF COURSE any character from Harry Potter!

    1. I actually really need a to visit Rainbow Rowell's other character, Eleanor and Park in 10 years as well. So unfinished. Thanks for stopping by

  4. Great list!! I read The Giver so long ago that I honestly can't remember what I thought of it. I'm thinking about revisiting it soon. Also I completely agree with wanting to see Katniss in ten years. We get that little glimpse at the end but it doesn't feel like nearly enough! Plus I'd also like to know more about how the country is functioning after the aftermath of the revolution. Basically I just want another book haha. :)

    1. I read the giver a long time ago as well, but I have watched the movie. I didn't even realize it was a series with 3 more books. And yes, I could use one more Hunger Games, they still had some stuff to work out.

  5. I would love to see Katniss ten years later!
    My TTT:

  6. I'm ashamedly only familiar with Harry Potter and The Hunger Games from this list, but a bunch of these are on my TBR.

    I was 11 when I first read Harry Potter so I feel like I got experience the majority of it as a kid or pre-teen, I guess? Haha. It definitely influenced me a lot and whilst they're definitely books that any age can fall in love with them I feel really lucky that I got to read them growing up. I was pretty much the same age as all the kids when I read each book and it made the whole experience so wonderful. I'm so glad you loved them even as an adult though :D It's such a magical series!

    I haven't read The Giver, but it's been on my shelf for so long I need to get to it!

    1. In this world of fast paced fantasy, The Giver was kind of slow. It definitely had an original brand to it. I liked that there were more books, that explored the very different worlds outside of the one in the giver. Though I didn't feel compelled to finish the series.
      I am happy that Harry Potter is still so popular so I can enjoy it now and sort of force it on my kids. Muahahaha, they see it as a "old people thing".

  7. Great list. Some of these books made my list, too. I would love to know what happened to the characters from The Hunger Games.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  8. i 100% agree with this list!! the hunger games is the reason i even got into reading, i love the characters so much i need a ten years later!!

  9. I actually just read The Giver and Harry Potter recently as well, although I grew up when they were released. I'm kind of glad I waited though, because I think I can take so much more from them now.