Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
My favourite novel ever.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
I recently read this classic YA novel and I wish it had been taught at my school. It’s violent but the message is about hope.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This is a brilliant book for children to learn about empathy, as it’s told from the point of view of Scout who is also a child.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
A lot of teens can relate to Holden Caulfield in this coming-of-age novel.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I love this book. The Help has strong female characters, a compelling plot and a great message.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
These books were a big part of my childhood and teenage years. If I ever have children, I’d want them to share this delightful reading experience.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre is an excellent introduction to classic literature. The heroine is strong and courageous.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
I think every child needs to read this heartwarming story.
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
A sweeping epic which I would recommend for teenagers and above.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
One of my favourite childhood reads about the lives of the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.
Which books would you want your future children to read? Do they feature on this list? Let me know in the comments and feel free to link your Top Ten Tuesday post!