#TTT Top ten books I want my future children to read

Posted November 14, 2017 by Berls in Top Ten Tuesday / 16 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They love to share lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Top ten books I want my future children to read

I love this question! When I made my list it was about books that I’ve loved growing up as well as books that teach something. I want them to love reading for its entertainment value and it’s ability to edify us and make us better people. So, my top ten list. In no particular order:

books for my future children to read

  1. I added Pride and Prejudice even though I have no idea if these future children would be boys or girls and I highly doubt a boy would love that book. But to have kids that loved the book as much as I do would be pretty great.
  2. Of Mice and Men because it’s great and I think shines an important light on how we view and treat those with disability.
  3. Speak because it’s a great book for teenagers and the damages of staying silent.
  4. The Giver because it’s a fun read and makes you look at your world more carefully.
  5. Wonder because it teaches empathy in very crucial ways.
  6. Harry Potter because it’s great, teaches about discrimination, dangers of pursuit of power, tyranny, etc. The list is kind of endless.
  7. How full is your Bucket? because it’s a great introduction to kids about how being kind to others actually makes us happier people too.
  8. Oh the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss and life lessons all in one 🙂
  9. The Lorax Dr. Seuss again and an important lesson about our environment I worry they won’t learn in our current world.
  10. 7 Habits of Happy Kids to teach them the life skills they need to be happy people, leaders in the communities they will belong to.
  11. Let’s talk about Race is quite possibly the best children’s book I’ve ever read about how race is just skin deep. I love this book and read it every year to my class!

Would these books make you list? what did I miss?

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

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16 responses to “#TTT Top ten books I want my future children to read

  1. Why oh why haven’t I read Wonder yet?! It’s one that just kind of drifts along on my TBR as one of those “some day” reads. As in, some day I’m going to read that… but some day has yet to happen. And now the movie is coming out and I still haven’t read it. Gah! Must remedy this fast! Great list, Berls!

    • You must, it’s a really great book. But the number of books I have in my TBR just like that is ridiculous, so I get it lol!

  2. Jen

    Thank you for this list. I’m going to share it! While my kids are mostly past the ages of reading these books, I’ll keep it in mind for my girl, who has trouble reading. Thank you!!

    • My pleasure. Honestly since starting to read picture books again for Kinder I’ve been surprised how enjoyable they can be as an adult. Your kids might still enjoy them 🙂