Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Like My Future Children To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish.

This is kind of a broad topic because what age do I want my children to read these? My answer is whenever, they can be younger, teenagers, or adults for all I care but I’d really like if they read these books so I could geek out about them with my own kids! This is why I’m adding books that are more YA into the mix of Middle Grade as well.

These are in no particular order.

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10.) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I want everyone to read this book, everyone, which coincidentally would also include my future children! If they’re anything like me they will appreciate the magical atmosphere this book has, it’s truly a beautiful story.


9.) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Not only is this just a fantastic, well written book it also tackles some very important issues and I think EVERYONE could benefit from reading this book.


8.) Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

This is more of an adult book but it’s so magical and full of diverse characters, I wouldn’t have a younger child read this but a teenager? Sure, would!


7.) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

So I was really torn between which Gaiman book I wanted to add to this list it was between “Coraline” and “The Graveyard Book” but ultimately I went with “The Graveyard Book” just because I enjoyed that one a little bit more! Gaiman’s writing is fantastic for all ages and this is a sort of coming of age story about a boy who is raised by multiple supernatural creatures in a graveyard.


6.) The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) by Kazu Kibuishi

Once again I feel this can be for all ages but it is aimed at a more Middle Grade audience, it’s a fantastic series of graphic novels that follows a pair of siblings through a magical realm to rescue their mother. It’s adorable and adventurous and definitely something I would want my future children to read!


5.) Inkheart (Inkworld #1) by Cornelia Funke

This trilogy is very, very dear to me and I would be ecstatic if my future children read it, the whole trilogy is amazing and it’s one of those series that gets better and better with each book. Plus what person, especially a kid, doesn’t love the idea of their favorite book characters being transported into our world?


4.) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The writing is older so it could be a bit harder for a child to read it but I will definitely read it to them! “The Hobbit” is a classic and I’m a huge fan of everything Middle Earth so this is kind of mandatory.


3.) The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia #1)  by C.S. Lewis

By this of course I mean the whole series but since I have only read book one ( I know, shame on me) I won’t push the whole series. This book is one of the classics I think all children should have the opportunity to read it’s right up there with Harry Potter for sure!


2.) Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Another all ages book/series that I think everyone can enjoy! I absolutely loved this series and thought it was so much fun plus you learn a bit about Greek mythology along the way as well. I would be happy with my future children reading any Riordan books though.


1.) Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

HOW CAN I NOT HAVE HARRY POTTER ON THIS LIST? This series is literally my childhood and one of the biggest reasons I fell in love with reading so you’re damn right I hope my kids will want to read it!

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What are some books you’d like your children or future children to read?

Do we have any of these books in common?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Like My Future Children To Read

  1. Elizabeth November 14, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia books are on my list too. I’d probably agree with you about The Hobbit, but I have yet to read it! I need to get on that.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek November 15, 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia are such staple children’s books I can’t imagine anyone not adding them, glad you included them on your list! I wouldn’t feel bad about The Hobbit at all, haha, the only reason I made it through was because the movies were coming out! I still haven’t read Lord of the Rings and that’s one I should really get on, haha!

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  2. Alyssa Marie November 14, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Great list! This is the second list I saw that included The Graveyard Book. I might have to check that one out!

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  3. MetalPhantasmReads November 14, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Great list 🙂 I loved Inkheart as a young teen and the Amulet series is really popular with kids at my work which is great to see

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek November 15, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you!
      I almost never have anyone mention Inkheart so glad you read it! It’s an amazing series!
      Amulet really is a great series as well and definitely one I’m glad to know kids are reading and enjoying! 🙂

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      • MetalPhantasmReads November 16, 2017 / 9:28 am

        Heck yes! I read Inkheart when I was 12 and definitely want to re-read the series 🙂

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  4. the (book) supplier November 14, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    We have The Hate U Give in common. The Lightning Thief and Harry Potter are staples in my house. I think TLT was recommended to me by my cousin when he was in middle school (there’s a 15 year difference between the two of us). Since then, it’s my go-to adventure book for my students. Great list!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
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