My library included a link to this list in its recent newsletter and I kind of adore it... except that now I want to read ALL THESE BOOKS! The list has 22 famous children's books and books you should read now as an adult that are similar in some way (theme, style, genre, etc.) to the children's book. There are some really interesting suggestions/pairings here. For example, if you liked The Giver
, you should read Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro (because dystopias). Or if you liked the Redwall
series, you should read the Song of Ice and Fire
series (because swords!).
I don't know anything about The Elegance of the Hedgehog
, but I suspect the book was chosen in part because of the similarity in its cover to Harriet the Spy
's cover. heehee It was kind of neat to see so many that are already on my Mt. TBR show up on this list.
Similarly, John Green has a nice book recommendation vid... and I want to read all of these I haven't read yet as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4UT9iBdQDI