Thursday Thirteen #2: 13 Stories I Want to Share With My Daughter

I think I’ve mentioned around here somewhere that I have trouble making myself finish books outside of a particular genre. And yet, when I make myself stick with them, there are so many stories I’ve loved outside of my reading comfort zone. I have it in my head that when my daughter starts sitting still for longer stories or starts reading on her own, that I’ll be able to find some discipline and share some of these books with her. So a list of 13 of the books or series on my shelves right now that I want to read with my little girl.

Thirteen Things about books I can’t wait for B to read
Some I’ve started and have yet to finish:
1. L. Frank Baum’s Oz books
2. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series
3. Susan Cooper’s Dark Is Rising Sequence
4. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
5. Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl books
6. Arabian Nights
7. Kipling’s The Jungle Book
Some I’ve yet to even start:
8. JM Barrie’s Peter Pan
9. Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story
Some I look forward to rereading:
10. Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women
11. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time series
12. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden
13. Johanna Spyri’s Heidi
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10 responses to “Thursday Thirteen #2: 13 Stories I Want to Share With My Daughter

  1. Bunnicula…I’m looking forward to my bratlet reading bunnicla.

  2. Look out for The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster.

    I read the post you linked to (I’m not sure how to reply to comments on my blog, whether I should respond there or somewhere else), and I felt very sad. I wasn’t sure whether to comment there, and in the end decided not to.

  3. Joely-
    I snatched that one up at the used bookstore after B was born. It’s another I started and then put down, I’m sorry to tell you. And I’m still on the lookout for a copy of the movie.

    I’m totally spoiled by LJ’s comment reply notifications, and the rest of blogland is confusing to me too. I try to remember to check where I’ve commented for replies on my next trip there, but I don’t always remember. Here, there, it’s fine. You’re always welcomed to email me if there’s something you want to make sure I see or just for whatever. susanbischoff at gmail dot com

    I couldn’t respond to the post.

  4. Favorites of mine as a child were The Hobbit, the Little House series, the Trixie Belden series and Anne of Green Gables. Then there are Jules Verne’s books. Can’t forget them. So many good books out there! Happy TT.

  5. One of my favorite things growing up was story time with my mom.
    Happy TT13 – mines up at

  6. I loved reading Little Women! I probably read it 20 times before I hit 15! 🙂 Great list, I’m sure they will enjoy all of them!

  7. Chris

    Great list, I particularly love the Wrinkle in Time series.

  8. love the list of books. Can’t wait for mine to start reading them.

  9. I am SO enjoying the Lemony Snicket series with my little girl! Fun and nasty reading! Great list!

  10. I loved reading Little Women. My favorite growing up.
    Great TT!

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