It's time for another week of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish, and though I haven't participated in a few weeks I couldn't pass up this week's topic: Top Ten Books I Wish I'd Read as a Kid. I read a lot of great books as a kid, but there are a few that I never got around to or have heard of since that I wish I had read when I was still a young'un. I could only come up with six, but I'm sure there are more.
1. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss: I first read this when my high school English class trekked over to the nearby elementary school to read books to kids. I loved it - a Seussian universe concerned with environmentalism? Yes, please!
2. The Giver by Lois Lowry: So many people I knew read and loved this that it makes me feel as though I missed out on something.
3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: I remember my (fourth-grade?) teacher reading us The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but most of what I remember about it is from the movie. One of these days I plan on reading them all.
4. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson: The only reason I have for this choice is that I remember a copy of this sitting on the shelf of my basement playroom's closet for years and always thinking that it was a "boy's book." I loved my Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High books, but I wish that I'd ventured beyond them.
5. The Little House on the Praire, etc., by Laura Ingalls Wilder: I read one or two of these but had a hard time getting into the series and barely remember them. I really loved the semi-fictional spinoff series about Laura's daughter, Rose, but really wish that I had also read the originals.
6. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes: Same reason as The Giver - I always felt as though I was missing out on something, though I don't know why I never corrected that.
What books do you regret having missed out on?