This post is inspired by Ally @ Ally Writes Things! She shared some books that she wish she had read when she was younger because she thinks she would have enjoyed them more. I thought that was a really clever idea! There have been times where I read a book and thought that my twelve year old self would have absolutely loved it! I still enjoyed most of these books but I really wish that I had had the chance to read them when I was younger.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I could not get in to this book and I think I found it a little bit too whimsical and out there. When I was younger that would have been right up my alley. It is very creative and I would have thought it was really interesting. I was not as critical of books back then and I would have been able to just take it at face value.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Now do not get me wrong, I enjoyed All Systems Red and thought it was really fun, but my younger self would have thought it was absolutely hilarious! It would have appealed to my sense of humour back then.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Obviously, I loved Six of Crows but it is not an all-time favourite but I think I would have REALLY LOVED it when I was younger. There is something about cast of characters that I just know I would have connect to and I would probably still be looking back on it with nostalgia.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
I thought this book was good but the insta-love was a little much for me and I found it to be really slow at times. Twelve-year old Kristin would have found it so romantic and I would probably have been an absolute blubbering mess by the end.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Unfortunately, I did not enjoy Carry On! I think I was just comparing it to Harry Potter and it took me out of the story. I started reading Harry Potter when I was twelve and became obsessed with it so I would have KILLED to have a book like this one! I still do appreciate Simon and Baz though!
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Wow! This book was a lot of drama, and I actually kind of enjoyed it! It was exhausting by the end though. Of course, Kristin at twelve was very dramatic so this book would have been perfect for me!
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
You might know that I was disappointed by The Nightingale and found it to be over-hyped. I have read so many WWII fiction novels that it is difficult for a book in that genre to stand out now. My love for WWII fiction actually started when I was twelve and I read The Diary of a Young Girl, which I still adore. I think I would have connected to this story when I was younger, even though it is a little long!