Top Ten Tuesday! Favorite books from my childhood that I would love to re-read~

This comes a bit late in the night but it’s still Tuesday so here is a slice of my childhood courtesy of yet another wonderful list hosted by Broke & Bookish!

So without further adieu, here are my tens!

Doroga-uhodit-v-dal1. Doroga uhodit v dal by Alexandra Brushteyn.

This is the first literary love of mine. My mom read it in the 60s and she had to share it with me. It tells the story (in Russian and sadly not translated) of a Jewish girl growing up in czarist Russia.


2. Jane Eyre by the one and only Charlotte Bronte.

The BBC version is my favorite film version’s come


3. Angelica series by Anne & Serge Golon.

Sexy French Louis XIV era romance at its best


4. Edgar R Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes. YEEEEEAP.


5. H Rider Haggard King Solomon’s Mines – shades of Indiana Jones

 6. Thousand and One Nights aka Arabian Nights


7. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I was a weird kid. Yes I read it when I was still a kid.


8. Actually didn’t read this particular book but I love the color and I can’t remember the Russian version’s name!


9. Children of Captain Grant by Jules Verne.

Superbly famous miniseries was made of this when I was a kid. The book is about kids of the sea captain marooned on an island and their quest to come home.


10. And finally! Roxelana by Pavlo Zagrebelniy.

The story of the first legal wife of an Ottoman sultan – Roxelana or Hurrem.

Hope you enjoyed these! I certainly enjoyed the trip down the memory lane~

From the fingertips of Eugenia S



Filed under MEMES, Personal Reflections

11 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday! Favorite books from my childhood that I would love to re-read~

  1. There are so many books on this list I have yet to read. Whenever I read someone else’s list it reminds me again of how many wonderful books there are in the world!

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  2. Great list! Gone With the Wind is one of my all-time favorites. I re-read Jane Eyre a couple years ago. One of my kids was reading it for school and I was surprised at how difficult the vocabulary was! I got a lot more out of it as an adult. I always remember liking our Mythology unit in school and years later, I bought the book we had read (it’s by Edith Hamilton), but I could not get into it!


  3. dianabletter

    Eugenia, is that first book translated into English? And I would add Harriet the Spy. That book inspired me to become a writer. Thanks for sharing these! Diana Bletter


  4. It’s been so long since I’ve read One Thousand and One Nights. I’m due a reread on that too!

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  5. Josh Wrenn

    Is it available in ebook? Because if so, one could run it through a translate program…that often times may be a little inaccurate but can still get the point across. I don’t think I have the mental capacity to learn another language right now.

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