Hello my lovelies, hopefully Monday wasn’t too bad. Meanwhile your girl is on her ongoing job hunting, so fingers crossed for getting a wonderful job *sigh
The original title is: “10 Books for My Younger Self”, but I saw the concept as this: If I were 10 years old and went to the bookstore today… Here’s what I’ll probably most likely buy.
Top 10 Books I Would Read If I Were 10 Yrs Old
Aruh Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Choksi
I was definitely the kid who got excited for museum field trips, and this story takes place in one! I was (still am) a massive fan of fantasy adventure, so a tale of resurrected legends and the little heroine that faces it all sounds perfect!
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney
An all new adventure featuring Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s loyal sidekick Rowley! Diary of a Wimpy Kid was a staple of my childhood so I would have picked this up straight away.
Paula Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Spooky stories were my introduction into reading initially via R.L.Stine (gave me many sleepless nights…). This story revolves around the notorious Latinx legend “La Llorona” and would be just the thing for my scary stories obsessed self.
The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay
A magical house full of mystery and strange things appearing? As a fan of Coraline I would’ve begged my mom to buy me this!
The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt by Riel Nason
Granted I wouldn’t have known what a quilt meant, but spooky ghost stories are my thing and it kind of reminds of the darker cartoons I used to watch like The Grimm Adventures of Billy and Mandy.
Time for Bed’s Story by Monica Arnaldo
As with most kids, I used to hate bedtime and absolutely loved bedtime stories.
The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman
In a nostalgic way this reminds me of Tintin! This seems like a fun read with cool MCs; 10 year old me would approve.
The StrangeWorlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski
Just look at that cover! It’s a fantastical mix of magic and adventure; kind of like mixing in a bit of Disney and Harry Potter.
The Vanishing Trick by Jenni Spangler
This reminds of a cross between Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Tim Burton’s style of storytelling and art. I’ve always been fascinated by the macabre it seems lol.
Dozens of Doughnuts by Carrie Finison
This seems like such a sweet story (no pun intended). It’s giving me Winnie the Pooh vibes with the friendly bear and all of the woodland animals.