Top Ten Books I read and recommended to my kids. Top Ten Tuesday 02/02/2021

Hi friends,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  

Today’s theme was top ten books published before my birth but I decided to go rogue.

Instead I chose to talk about ten books that I read and loved so much that I bought them in French for my kids to read!

I read a lot of YA and books were a fantastic way to bond with my kids when they were small or teenagers. It still is as my daughter comes with me to book events in London (when we could still travel that is).

Here are my and their favorites!

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (and they watched the movie and show after)


The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski


Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas (only the first three were translated in French and my daughter read the fourth in English as she wanted to know what would happen!)


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (and my daughter was unconsolable)


A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole (queue the tears again)


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Harry Potter by JK Rowlins  (yes I read them before my kids did)



Enclave by Ann Aguirre (honestly an amazing dystopian that deserves more love)


Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout


Making Faces by Amy Harmon (the beginning of my daughter’s love for Amy. She is now as enamored with her books that I am!)


Thanks for reading!



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17 Replies to “Top Ten Books I read and recommended to my kids. Top Ten Tuesday 02/02/2021”

  1. It’s so nice that you can share your love of reading with your kids!
    And yes, Enclave was an amazing series that I don’t see nearly enough 🙂

  2. I actually read half of these too. What an accomplishment finding books you all enjoyed!

  3. Some great series on here!


    1. Thank you Evelyn!

  4. I started The Mortal Instruments series because one of my son’s teen friends recommended it years ago. I’ve seen Enclave, and dystopians always intrigue me, but I haven’t read it.

    1. Maybe one day you’ll try it Teri?

  5. Making Faces is still my favorite novel by Harmon, solely because it was the first lol. I’ve actually not read Cassandra Clare yet because of how big she is, and how much everyone seems to like her, and that terrifies me that I wouldn’t like her as much as I expect to („ಡωಡ„) Hunger Games and Obsidian tho! Man, they take me back to my school days, it’s making me so nostalgic haha.

    1. I understand the fear of being left out from the hype Ari!

  6. Yess All the bright places !! you know how I got for finch..
    So adorable though that you picked them again in french for them xx Mother does go in my library but however.. she wouldn’t pick my english ones- hah.

    a thousand boy kisses is now on my virtual wanna read.

    1. Kristina, my mom deos not speak English either 😉

  7. Great list, Sophie. I’ve re-read a couple of these with my son as well because I enjoyed them so much.

    1. It’s amazing to read with our kids Suzanne!

  8. Some epic and well know fantasy in there, and hope you have happy memories of buddy reading these with your daughter, Sophie.

    1. I do Alexandra!!

  9. So great that you recommend and share books with your kids. Such a great way to encourage reading and to bond over shared favorites! I have no kids but the husband has read the Lux series with me, as well as The Hunger Games series and The Mortal Instruments. He’s my reading buddy. 🙂

    1. I would love to have my husband as reading buddy Tanya!

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