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’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
This week’s list is all about books that hold a sensory reading memory for us. It could be where we were, what time of year it was, who I was with or what I was eating. In no particular order, here are my choices. Book images go to Goodreads!
The Class That Went Wild- Ruth Thomas
I remember my sister reading me this book multiple times as a young child. I feel so nostalgic when I re-read this one.
The Other Hand (a.k.a Little Bee)- Chris Cleave
This book gives me throwbacks to Malta. I was on holiday there when I read this book in a special room the hotel had. A reading room! Yes! A reading room!
A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness
I remember my sister bought me this book on my birthday. I read it and wept on my birthday.
The BFG- Roald Dahl
I LOVED sharing this book with my class. It brings special memories back from when I was a child and I love seeing their reactions.
Gangsta Granny- David Walliams
There’s a particularly poignant part of this book. When I read this to my class last year, they were silent as I revealed it. Then one girl who had experienced the same thing actually welled up. 😦
The Book With No Pictures
I adore this book. It’s so funny and ridiculous. Children love it!
The Invention of Hugo Cabret- Brian Selznick
This definitely brings back sensory reading memories for me. I poured over the pages.
Coraline- Neil Gaiman
At the time of writing this, I’ve only read the graphic novel of this book. The pictures will stay with me for a long time!
Legally Blonde- Amanda Brown
I have a weird sensory reading memory with this book. I read it the night before I was admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitis!
Geekerella- Ashley Poston
The same goes for this book. I was reading it when I felt very unwell!