November 14th is celebrated as Children’s Day in India, on the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, who was affectionately known as Chacha Nehru (chacha means uncle). So this topic for today’s Top Ten at the Broke and the Bookish seemed just right. Here is my list of the top ten books I would love for my children to read (some of which they already have, they are 14 and 11 years now). I had a similar list put up earlier for the same and that list is here. Today’s list contains some of those books (and authors) again so an overlap and some other books as well. Some that I read as a child myself and others that I have read in recent years.
3. Enid Blyton – The Famous Five, The Five Find-outers, The Adventure Series, Secret Seven, The Naughtiest Girl series, Malory Towers, and so many of her other books
8. Short stories by O Henry, Oscar Wilde, Saki
10. Ruskin Bond and R.K Narayan
As always, I have cheated a bit by putting together some authors/books or by adding an author or a series instead of a single book 🙂