Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books to Read as an Adult

Hey guys! This week is a pretty self explanatory topic! We can discuss what books we think deserve revisiting as we get older and childhood books that can still be appreciated when you are an adult! So lets get into it!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

1) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Maybe an obvious choice for some but I actually read this when I was an adult. It was in 2015 and I was 19. I’d never read them before and my friend finally convinced me to after a lot of pleading and begging! It’s her favourite series but for some reason I never read them when I was a kid. I watched the films just never read the books. They are good but I wasn’t raving about them. I think they are better appreciated when you are younger and are opening up to the world of books. But they can still be read when you are an adult too as my friend still reads them a lot and loves them for sure!

war horse

2) War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

I’ve talked about this book so much on my blog just because it is an extremely important book that I hold very close to my heart! This book is so special and cannot be overlooked just because it is a children’s book. I think you can enjoy and appreciate this book at any age and this was especially true when the film came out! Everyone picked this book up for the film and that made me so happy because I love this book so much! It deserves to be revisited many, many times in my opinion!

3) His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman 

Since La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One recently came out it makes sense to include His Dark Materials on this list! I didn’t actually discover these books until my first year at university and I was 18. Even though these are children’s books I completely fell in love. This world was so enchanting and I found myself completely addicted to the story and the characters. These books are perfect for both adults and children and is the perfect series to go back and revisit every now and then!

4) Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz

I first read these in high school, I was about 12 or 13 and we were studying the first book in class. When we had a library lesson I decided to continue reading this series and worked my way through each book. When I was 18 I decided to revisit the first book and it only took me about a few hours to read. Once I finished that I picked up the second book and I found that I still loved this series just as much as I did the first time I read them. I think you can still enjoy them as an adult every now and then!

I can’t think of a fifth one but I’m sure there is one! What children’s books can you still appreciate as an adult? If you have taken part in Top 5 Wednesday this week, please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments so I can check it out! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books to Read as an Adult

  1. Noirfifre says:

    I read an Anthony Horowitz by mere coincidence and it was ‘Russian Roulette.’ I entered a store last year and I just wanted a book to read, there were very few books to choose from, I read the summary of said book and I liked plus I thought it was on sale. Anyways, I really did enjoy the writing style. This book is one easiest flowing writing style I have come across!

    • Beth says:

      That’s awesome! So glad you enjoyed it too 😀 Yeah it’s so easy to just sit down with this book and lose track of time! The writing style just makes it so easy to turn page after page.

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