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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

Animorphs by K.A. Applegate Free Fall by Joyce Sweeney De Griezelbus door Paul van Loon

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

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende

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

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera we-should-all-be-feminists-by-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Cinder by Marissa Meyer Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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? 


  1. 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

    1. So happy to hear these books started or solidified your love of reading as well! It’s always nice to share this love of reading with others 🙂

  2. I think Harry Potter is going to be very popular today! I wrote a post awhile ago about a topic similar to this, and HP was definitely on the list!

    1. Definitely! It was the first series that came to mind 🙂

  3. Free Fall looks fun, and I always kinda wanted to read the Riordan books. Queens of Geek and The Hunger games would be great choices, too.

    1. Free Fall was one of my favorites as a 14-year old kid! I’d love to share the others with kids too. Or discover new ones together, of course 🙂

  4. Even though I have a son I still have some YA on mine as well. I think it is great to influence them with books throughout all years, haha. Part of me wants to reread De Griezelbus too. I can’t remember them that well.

    1. Definitely! Hopefully they would share the love of books throughout all their years 🙂 I remember loving De Griezelbus as a kid and I’d love to reread it as well!

  5. Such a variety of choices. I love it!

    1. Thanks so much 🙂

  6. The Griezelbus series is such a fun series. My best friend daughter has all of them and she loves reading them.

    Cinder must be really mind-blowing! I have seen the book on so many lists, that it just jumped up to the top of the to be read list. 🙂

    1. De Griezelbus is so fun indeed! I’d love to re-read them all someday 🙂
      I did live Cinder, so I hope you’ll enjoy it too if you decide to pick it up 🙂

  7. 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

    1. 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 🙂

  8. I totally should have remembered Harry Potter for my list! I failed! 🙂 Great choices.

    1. No worries, there are so many great books to share with kids out there 🙂

  9. YES! I love that you did different categories. My future kids will be reading some of these, too. Great list!

    1. Thanks! I’d love to read these with my future kids indeed 🙂

  10. Some awesome books on this list. There are books that I consider the “new classics” – HP, Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, and then ones that I think are on their way to that status.

    1. You’re so right, they’re definitely new classics 🙂

  11. I love the way you set up your list. I almost included More Happy Than Not, and then didn’t. I’m not sure why. I probably should have considering my future progeny will have queer parents. Alas. Great list!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
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    1. There are so many great books out there, but I just couldn’t not include a Silvera book in there 🙂

  12. I need to read Adam Silvera books! I never got around to reading Percy Jackson books.. maybe now I’ll read them. Cinder is in my list too!!
    Here’s my TTT

    1. Adam Silvera’s amazing, he’s one of my favorite authors 🙂 And Percy Jackson’s so much fun. Hope you’ll enjoy both when you decide to pick them up!

  13. I had Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and The Hunger Games on my list this week too!

    1. They’re definitely musts 🙂

  14. This is a great list for a broad range of ages.

    Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thanks so much 🙂

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