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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.
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!
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!