Friday, March 07, 2014
Nostalgic for Childhood Favorites? Then Read These
22 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Childhood Favorites by Arianna Rebolini
If you liked Lois Lowry’s The Giver, for example, then your adult self will enjoy Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Rebolini says. “Both novels tell of sheltered future societies gone wrong: the “Sameness” paradise of The Giver and the isolated boarding school of Never Let Me Go, Hailsham. But each of these supposed utopias harbor secrets, and the significance of Hailsham’s own “sameness” is the darkest of all. What happens when the residents grow up and figure it out?”
And working backward, you can find great reads in the children’s and teen sections by reading Leslie McDunn’s About Books post, Release Your Inner Child – she gives recommendations based on books you loved as an adult.
Either way, we’ve got you covered.
- Ginger Hawkins, Centreville Regional Library