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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...

Members: 3 participating members (show all)

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1
33,978 members, 615 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
3,236 members, 41 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 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
3,357 members, 56 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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
8,061 members, 140 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (4), cej1027

Score: 5.5

5
792 members, 14 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 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
90 members, 0 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 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
62,913 members, 1,230 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 2.68

8
22,376 members, 428 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 2.68

9
6,222 members, 131 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
2,798 members, 69 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 2.68

11
13,704 members, 589 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (6)

Score: 2.56

12
7,151 members, 214 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (7)

Score: 2.46

13
30,278 members, 782 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8)

Score: 2.38

14
8,669 members, 347 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8)

Score: 2.38

15
4,866 members, 68 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: marissa0018 (8)

Score: 2.38

16
14,349 members, 249 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Score: 0

17
12,232 members, 282 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Score: 0

18
12,009 members, 182 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Score: 0

19
11,750 members, 233 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Score: 0

20
8,251 members, 354 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Score: 0

21
5,571 members, 104 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Score: 0

22
4,041 members, 31 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Score: 0

23
2,318 members, 35 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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