#TopTenTuesday: Middle Grade Reads for a Younger Me!

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt 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.)

Over the last couple of days I’ve been thinking a lot about the middle grade fantasies that I’ve read and that I still really want to read, and these thoughts fit so well with this week’s prompt, so I was quite excited to dive right in. Then I realised that I actually have more MG reads on my TBR than ones I’ve read so this week I’ve split the post into read and unread books, but they’re all books that I think my younger middle-school self would’ve very much enjoyed reading!


Nevermoor Series
The Ship of Shadows
The Tea Dragon Society


Other Words for Home
Race to the Sun
The Unadoptables
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

What books would you recommend to your younger self?
Would any of these make it onto your recommendation list?

42 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday: Middle Grade Reads for a Younger Me!

    1. Same here. I really wish I had been part of the RR imprint years (and even PJ years) but I’m happy that I can still enjoy them now — although I’ve yet to pick up one of the books! Haha they’re still sitting on TBR mountain 😅


    1. Omg I know! I tend to find myself looking first at MG reads these days when I browse the bookstore (online and in-person!) 😂 Kids are really lucky to have such variety and diversity in their MG books!


    1. Yes! It was such a wonderful and whimsical read 😍 A story with a shipful of pirate women is something the younger me would’ve definitely loved. I hope you do manage to get it! Have a wonderful week too, Leslie!

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  1. I agree with all of these that I’ve read! And the ones I haven’t, I still need to read. Like The Tea Dragon Society, for sure, and I’ll hopefully be picking up Race to the Sun soon, and also Malamander. I’m behind with my MG reads is really what I’m saying here, but these all look fantastic, and I think younger me would’ve liked them, too. xD


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