Tag Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Wish I Had Read When I Was Younger!

Hi friends! I’m here with another Top 5 Tuesday hosted by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads, and this week is another topic taking me back to my childhood! Or at least, a childhood I wish I’d had haha.

I don’t really remember what this is supposed to be about. All I know is that this is one of the most beloved children’s books ever. I wish that I had read it when I was younger, because it seems so wholesome and magical and pure.

Younger me was obsessed with the old, 1950s movie. Like, I’ve played through the DVD extras more times than I’ve seen other movies. But I never read the book until last year????? And that is an extraordinary regret of mine, because I could have known the Jabberwocky and the Mock Turtle much sooner.

Again: I was obsessed with the Disney movie, and yet I still haven’t read the book. I feel like there’s so much backstory that I’m missing. Plus, I need more Tinkerbell! And Captain Hook! And I’m curious to know if Peter Pan was ever actually a jerk!

I haven’t read this yet either and I’m sad about it. I haven’t read a Gaiman book, I haven’t read a horror book, and both those problems could have been solved if I had just read Coraline. But no, younger me was just too ignorant of future me’s problems.

I’ve read The Golden Compass three times. I’m not kidding. I don’t even know if I like the book or not but what I do know is, I wish I’d read the trilogy fully. I remember starting the sequel and getting distracted. Actually, that sounds just like me now.

So that’s it! Tell me your thoughts on this topic!

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29 thoughts on “Tag Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Wish I Had Read When I Was Younger!

  1. Omg Peter Pan! I love the story so much, although I have to say I kinda don’t like Tinkerbell. Idk, she really annoyed me 😅 Theres actually a retelling of Peter Pan as a villian, its really good, and Tinkerbell is also seen as a bad character, which was so satisfying to me, getting to hate on her for a bit with reason 😂 Nice post Kaya 💙

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    1. Yesss! Honestly, I think my view on Tinkerbell is skewed because of the Disney movies😂😂 Wait reallly??? What’s it called? That sounds amazing! The only Peter Pan retelling I really know about is Lost Boy so I need more for my TBR haha. Thank you so much💜

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  2. Hmmm I’ve tried to read Little Prince when I was small but can’t remember what is was about now😂 Peter Pan was a bit of a brat (a lot of a brat) but that didn’t stop me from loving this book😊 I DNFed Alice in Wonderland haha. I’m never going to read Coralline because I always steer clear of horror books. Loved reading this post!

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  3. I remember borrowing a copy of the little prince…and it was all in French. That book was never touched again.

    I read a graphic novel version of Coraline last year! It was alright, but I know my younger self would NOT have been able to deal (I saw part of the movie at 6 or 7, and I was scarred for a very long time after that.)

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    1. Oh no! Lol that’s understandable, I actually forgot that it was a translated book haha.

      Oh, I didn’t even realize that there was a graphic novel, that sounds interesting! And haha yeah…the movie is actually surprisingly terrifying for a children’s movie especially?

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  4. Oh! I think I’ve read all of them. I don’t think I’ve ever said this on one of these before. And yes, some of them are pretty to read as a kid but I think some others are better read as adults because of the meaning.
    I don’t really remember everything, but I’m sure the Peter Pan book is darker than the movie (which happens a lot for Disney).

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  5. I’ve never read a single one of these books hehe. When I was younger I was forced to read Harry Potter because of my book-addicted brother:(. I mean I liked the book, but still…

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