Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.). I already have a partial mental list of books I want my daughter to read so this should be fun!
I am going to start off with books I have already specifically picked to read to my daughter over the next few years. Why did I choose these books? The main characters are odd, different, and don’t quite fit with societal norms. They find themselves in extraordinary circumstances and conquer the evil or wrongs that threaten them.
The characters in these books are strong. They are different. And even if they may on occasion not think as much of themselves as they should, they keep trying. These are good literary role models for the young.
In this second group, I’m going with the opposite theme as the first four. These are ones I would discourage my daughter from reading. They feature weak females. Not all of them have the same qualities but in general single mindedness, weak willed, selfish, and materialistic. These are attributes that I don’t want my daughter to adopt.
These last two books are books I would want her to read because they display inner strength of the main female character. Obviously, these two would be for when she is older but I still think that they could be enriching reads. The lead characters show extraordinary prowess and creativity of mind.