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Top Ten Tuesday // Books I wish I’d read as a teenager

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:

April 28: Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child

For this week’s theme, I decided to go with books I’d read while I was a teenager, because there are quite a few adult and YA books that I wish I’d read sooner, but still need to get to. And there are others that I just wish I’d read sooner.


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These are just a few of the more modern classics that I still need to read but wish I’d picked up when I was in high school. Now they’re just falling further down my TBR.

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I know these three books weren’t published when I was 15 or 16, but I wish I’d read them then, as I might have started thinking about and exploring my sexuality sooner. But, as it is, I read all three in the last few years and absolutely loved them.

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These are another three classic tales that I wish I’d read while I was a teenager, as I think they would have been interesting to dissect at university (more interesting than Middlemarch, anyway).


Which books do you wish your read as a teen? Have you picked up any of these?

Until next time,KateNEW

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday // Books I wish I’d read as a teenager

  1. I wish I had read I Capture the Castle sooner as well!! I read it and college and I know I would have loved it even more had I read it in high school. Great list!

  2. I read To Kill a Mockingbird and 1984 when I was a teenager and I’m glad that I did because they’re two of my all-time favourites. And I wish there were more queer YA books when I was a teenager because they would’ve helped me to explore my sexuality too.

  3. Lovely post! I still need to read 1984 as well, and many other classics, haha. Red, White and Royal Blue is such a great book ❤

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