Books I Want My Future Children To Read {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about the books I’d love to read with my future children. To be honest, my knowledge about children’s books is rather limited because A) I don’t have any kids yet so I’m not yet in the habit of reading children’s books with them and B) I myself mostly read books by Belgian authors as a kid which will probably not be that known to you. For those reasons I decided to broaden the age of those (hypothetical) children from kid to young adult and present you a list of books I’d want them to read for a variety of reasons.

Books I enjoyed as a kid myself

Free Fall by Joyce Sweeney
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De Griezelbus door Paul van Loon
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I really enjoyed these books between the age of 10 and 14, so I would love to share that with any future kid. And well, it would definitely be fun to revisit these myself too!

Books that started my love of fantasy

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
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These are a few of the series that are so much fun and so iconic, but also started my love of fantasy. I’d love to read these with my kids and witness them falling in love with these worlds and characters as well.

Books with important themes

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
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While these topics may definitely already be for a more mature age, I think it’s important to learn about the topics and themes in these books, such homophobia, mental health, feminism,  dsicrimination, prejudice and so on.

MORE Books I LOVE and think my kids Might too

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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Well, I love them, and I just have a feeling that my kids could love them too when they’re ready.

This is of course a list of books based on my preferences. Though I do kind of hope my kids would share my love of reading and I’d love it if they would fall in love with the same books and characters as I have, I would also not impose any book on them. If they fall in love with any other genre or type of books, that would be fine. And if they would prefer another hobby instead of reading, then that would be totally ok too! I just want them to find something they love so much as I love reading.

What books would you want your (future) children to read? 

28 thoughts on “Books I Want My Future Children To Read {Top Ten Tuesday}

  1. Zoe @ Stories on Stage says:

    YES, YES, YES. I completely agree with Harry Potter and Percy Jackson – those series started my love of reading as well. And Six of Crows, Hunger Games, and Cinder just solidified that passion. So glad to see all of those books on your list! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3
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  2. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books says:

    These are GREAT choices, I love that you based them on your personal preferences. For this topic, I would have to pick the Harry Potter series, obviously, but also The Hunger Games and Cinder, both are just so good and deserve to be read for sure… when children are of age, obviously, especially for The Hunger Games ahah 🙂 I also love that you included More Than This and Queens of Geek, both books are SO good and dealing with important issues for sure, they’re worth a read <3
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I would love to share the Harry Potter series with any of my (future) children! And The Hunger Games and Cinder definitely when they are a bit older:) And yeah, I’d love them to read books dealing with important issues so we could discuss them afterwards, but then maybe that would be weird and they would feel awkward discussing those things with me, so I don’t know haha 🙂

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