Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Can’t Wait to Share with my Daughter :)



Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

For my first Top Ten Tuesday post, the topic assigned today was a Freebie. So I decided to do top ten that’s close my heart. 🙂

Top Ten Books I Can’t Wait to Share With My Daughter

Being a new mom, there’s so much I’m excited to share with my daughter. One of them being, my favourite books from when I was a child/teenager. Here’s my top ten books or series I can’t wait for her to read! Hopefully she’ll love them as much as I did.

#1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling 

This is a no-brainer, this will probably be one of the first series we’ll share with her when she’s bigger. My husband is the biggest potter-head ever, and this will be his dream come true. He owns like 3 wands, and anything that has Gryffindor on it. Between this and Star Wars, my daughter is destined to nerdom.

#2. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

This series holds dear to my heart, as I am extremely biased and share the same name as the star of the series. I hope too she will come to cherish this series as much as I have.

#3. Anne of Green Gables by  Lucy Maud Montgomery

As a Canadian girl, it’s a requirement to have read Anne of Green Gables. I was obsessed with this series (and I loved the 1985 TV Mini series – I owned it on VHS). Who wouldn’t love this fiery red head always getting in trouble in the most beautiful province? I hope to read this with her and eventually visit the home of L.M. Montgomery.

#4. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Now this series kicked off the addiction. I have no idea why I was obsessed with the demise of the poor Baudelaire children, given how depressing the overall storyline was. I loved how smart each of the children were and it showed me that adults do not always know what’s best (not sure if this is the best message to deliver to my daughter…).

#5. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson

This was a classic tale that I feel will hold up against time. There is such deep lessons in the book and I’m a sucker for heart felt endings. I wonder if I’ll tear up again when reading it with her… yes most likely will…

#6. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

This was such a fun book and my introduction to “romance”, I remember buying it from my school’s book fair and devouring it quickly. Too bad the movie was such a stinker.

#7. 1-800-WHERE-ARE-YOU? (Vanished Series) by Meg Cabot

So when I was 13-15, I was obsessed with Meg Cabot’s books. Everything EXCEPT Princess Diaries. Did I tell you I have a weird thing against Anne Hathaway? She ruins stuff for me. My husband doesn’t understand my dislike towards her. Anyways I digress, this book series was so unbelievably addictive – it mixed supernatural, mystery and of course teen angsty love. One of my favourite YA series.

#8. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot

I mentioned my addiction of Meg Cabot, and the Mediator series was another favourite. A psychic that can see ghosts? And hot ghosts to boot? I will definitely wait to show this one when she’s older, and hopefully she doesn’t judge me too hard…

#9. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

I believe this book was the first to have an emotional imprint on me. Like when you find out why it’s called a walk to remember, you ball your freaking eyes out. I will be right there with tissues and ice cream after she’s done reading this one.

#10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This book pushed the boundaries for me and introduced me to the Dystopian genre. Even though the 3rd book was just OK in my mind, I feel that this is one series that I would love to share with her and get those imagination muscles working.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I had fun with my first Top Ten Tuesday post, I hope you did too. Can’t wait to read everyone else’s freebie topics!

Let me know in the comments if you liked any of these growing up. What would you share with your daughter, son, niece or nephew?



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