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Books I Wish I’d Read as a Kid

Description: Books you read as an adult that (preferably) were around when you were a kid that you wish you'd read...
If it's a series, try to stick with the first one or your favorite.
If possible, explain why you didn't read it.

Members: 3 participating members (show all)

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1
31,085 members, 591 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (1), aulsmith (1), cej1027

Score: 10.68

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): I hated his Space Triology so much that I didn't try anything else of his until I was in my 20s. Should have started with Narnia instead.

cej1027 (1): The boring school books I was forced to read really made me feel intimidated about anything that was a "classic" or by a great author, even ones meant for kids so I avoided these until a year ago.… (more)

2
3,079 members, 35 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (2), aulsmith (2)

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): Didn't discover Heinlein until my teens and then didn't find the juveniles until well into my 30s when my partner recommended them. By that time the sensawonda didn't have the same impact.… (more)

3
3,001 members, 52 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (3), aulsmith (4)

Score: 5.87

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): I read all the Nesbit I could as a child, but these weren't in the library and weren't reprinted until after I was 20

4
7,238 members, 126 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (4), cej1027

Score: 5.5

5
720 members, 14 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (5), cej1027

Score: 5.35

Explanations:

cej1027 (3): Loved the Rescuers Down Under movie, but didn't know there was a book series until my mid 20s.

6
79 members, 0 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): I knew this existed, but I was unable to find an unabridged edition until I was in my 30s. Most people only read The Man in the Iron Mask part.

7
58,823 members, 1,179 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 2.68

8
20,445 members, 385 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 2.68

9
5,690 members, 126 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

cej1027 (5): Sadly, I carried this book around from middle school on, but didn't read it until my late 20s. I liked the cover, but assumed I didn't like fantasy so I never even opened it.… (more)

10
2,494 members, 63 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 2.68

11
12,482 members, 576 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (6)

Score: 2.56

12
6,554 members, 209 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (7)

Score: 2.46

13
27,789 members, 730 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8)

Score: 2.38

14
7,918 members, 318 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8)

Score: 2.38

15
4,589 members, 70 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (8)

Score: 2.38

16
12,736 members, 227 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Score: 0

17
11,527 members, 176 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Score: 0

18
11,243 members, 258 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Score: 0

19
10,666 members, 214 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Score: 0

20
7,327 members, 344 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Score: 0

21
5,107 members, 90 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Score: 0

22
3,613 members, 30 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Score: 0

23
2,222 members, 34 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Score: 0

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About this list

Started by: cej1027 (December 2014)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

Limit: 10 books

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