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I'm guilty of regularly (once every couple of years) reading books I enjoyed as a youth. I'm curious if anyone else does this to revisit those books that made them happy as a kid.

Some of my favorites:

The Black Stallion
The Four-Story Mistake
The Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club
The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club
The Boxcar Children



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While I haven't re-read many of them, your post did jog my memory. Here are some of my favorite childhood/youth novels:

"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Call of the Wild" by Jack London
"The Hardy Boys" mystery series
"Between Planets" by Robert Heinlein

There are many more, but age has dimmed my memory, as well as my eyes.


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Charlotte's Web to this day brings to me epiphanies. To this freaking day! Oh what else... Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll books still interest me.


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All Quiet on the Western Front made a big impact on me when I was in middle school. Since that time, I've read it several times. I really helps me remember how good I've got it.


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All the Astrid Lindgren's Emil series
All the Emilio Salgari's pirates stories
Jack London's The Call of the Wild
Isaac Asimov's Foundation
Hemingway's The First Forty Nine Stories (Now I prefer other Hemingway's books, but at 12 years old I fell in love with Nick Adams)


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I'm reading 'A Wrinkle in Time' with my 10 year old. But I just rediscovered 'The Ghost Next Door' yesterday and might have to revisit it sometime.


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Oh man. Lots of titles already listed brought back memories but there are others:

The Hobbit
Watership Down
The Wolf Bell
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
The Black Cauldron series


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Oh, I love re-reading books I read when I was younger.

Jerry Spinelli books
Goosebumps
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Wrinkle in Time
Harry Potter books
Hearts in Atlantis
Nancy Drew
Hardy Boys
The Count of Monte Cristo
Les Miserables

...were the truly unforgettable ones


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I have re-read in my old age and NOT liked these books that I loved as a teenager:

Leon Uris' fiction
Worldly Philosophers
Stranger in a Strange Land
Foundation
Ringworld

But, in the spirit of this thread, I still love the Horatio Hornblower books I first read in elementry school.


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Green days by the river
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Little House on the Prairie
In the Castle of My Skin
Animal Farm


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The Secret Garden
A Little Princess
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
The Phantom Tollbooth
Artemis Fowl
Harry Potter
Misty of Chincoteague



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I have always wanted to go back and read these books I read in my youth but have not, yet...

The Crystal Cave
The Hobbit
The Pearl
To Kill a Mockingbird
Encyclopedia Brown (any of these short stories. I feel like this is what got me into reading to begin with)


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Thanks to everyone who contributed. You gave me some ideas. :)



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Post Re: Books From Your Youth
Why are the books , THE SECRET GARDEN AND HEIDI ,so similar in their writing and contexts .
I have not only read and re- read these two classics but I've not heard of anyone questioning this. Taking into consideration where and when Heidi was first introduced and , then The Secret Garden.



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