Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books for My Younger Self

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is Books for My Younger Self (These could be books you wish you had read as a child, books younger you could have really learned something from, books that meshed with your hobbies/interests, books that could have helped you go through events/changes in your life, etc.) These are all going to be middle-grade and YA books I wish existed when I was that age.


Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

These are just a few books that were pretty impactful on me when reading them and I wish they’d been around for me to read at an earlier age.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

6 thoughts on “Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books for My Younger Self

  1. I see so many faves! You Should See Me in a Crown and The Rules for Being a Girl were so good. Feminism was thing when I was teen (in the 80s), but I cannot recall reading any YA fiction where it was the prominent theme. I also don’t recall (m)any LGBTQIA books.

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