Top Ten Books With Sensory Reading Memories

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is books with sensory reading memories! So I guess for this it’s really just going to be some of my favorite books because those are the ones I really remember haha!

1. Ella Enchanted. My all time favorite book ever! I remember getting it at Barnes and Noble the summer I turned nine, reading and rereading it all summer long. My original summer read ❤

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2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. This one is more recent–I read it in January–but I remember relating to Lara Jean’s feelings about Margot moving away so hard since my older sibling just went to college last year.

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3. The Mother Daughter Book Club. I remember reading The Mother Daughter Book Club series with my mom at night in bed during sixth grade (and the girls were in sixth grade too so it was perfect!!), one chapter every night ❤

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4. The Babysitters Club. I got The Babysitters Club as my grand prize for summer reading the summer before second grade! It made me want to babysit so much but all these years later I’ve never done it haha

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5. Jane in Bloom. This was the only book that ever made me full on bawl. I’ve gotten teary eyed before at a lot of books, but never full on sobbing. But this one…my family was out doing something I don’t remember, and I was curled up on the couch, hugging my teddy bear, crying my eyes out. Idek why I was so sad maybe I was too young to be reading it lol.

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6. The Hunger Games. I read the Hunger Games in the beginning of sixth grade, when the movies were coming out! I was so shocked and amazed because, just turned 11 years old, it was the first “YA” and the first dystopian I ever read, complete with a 16 year old protagonist (that seems so young now…i’m old…), a love triangle (but did I eve know what that was at the time?), and kids killing kids!!!

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7. Cinder. I remember reading this two summers ago up in the mountains on vacation! We were going to go fishing on a boat but first…10…more…pages…

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8. Pride and Prejudice. Oh jeez, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forget how my messed up schedule led to me reading it painfully slowly on the stone bench outside the gym at 7AM every day for about three weeks when it was assigned… annotating who says what because the book never says…

(for people who don’t like writing in books, you should see how my copy has “Dar” “Liz” “Bing” every line of dialogue xD)

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9. A Tale of Two Cities. I’ll never be able to forget the amount of pain, suffering, and misery this tome put me through freshman year.

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10. Bookishly Ever After. Wow I was so ashamed of myself when I brought this book to the beach last year and it got all wet oh well

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That was my list today 🙂 Don’t forget to like and comment below! Side note: I seem to have thought of millions of songs with sensory memories, but struggled to think of books–anyone else??


34 thoughts on “Top Ten Books With Sensory Reading Memories

  1. I definitely agree with your last comment! I hardcore struggled to come up with 10 books this week (though I somehow managed and have my post going up tomorrow), but when I was thinking about this topic music-wise, I had about 30 songs come to mind immediately. It was so strange

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  2. The Babysitters Club and Ella Enchanted are books that I see come up a lot in posts about sentimental value/ favorites or whatever- I think they had an impact on a lot of readers! And ooh the Hunger games- same thing! I’m a relative latecomer to the series (just read em last year) but I can see how amazing they would have been when they first came out.

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  3. Nice list! I read The Babysitter’s Club books a very long time ago and really enjoyed them. The Hunger Games is a great series. I didn’t read them until the whole series was out and I read them straight through in a matter of days. So intense! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  4. I’ve only read the Hunger Games out of all of these books, but the experience wasn’t too memorable because I honestly con’t remember when I read it. The other books sound really good. Great post!

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  5. We had to read a Tale of Two Cities in High School. We had a student teacher that semester and he decided it would be a good idea to have as start halfway through the book. It was a disaster. I went back and read the whole thing so I was ok, but the rest of the class couldn’t figure out what was going on and was super confused!

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  6. Hi Kay! I just found your blog and I love your writing style, so I can’t wait to explore more of your posts! As a student, I can definitely relate to your struggles with assigned books — but at the same time, because I love reading, assigned books are sort of like… a blessing and a curse? 😆 Also, Ella Enchanted is one of my favorite childhood books — I don’t remember everything that happened in the story, but I remember being filled with so many emotions and a sense of magic while reading that book. Aaaah this post makes me want to reread Ella Enchanted so so much! 💕 Great list, Kay!


  7. Haha, babysitting is overrated. I was a nanny for a few years, and it was a lot of cooking, cleaning, and bringing kids places. I remember reading The Hunger Games, too! I was in college when it came out, but it kept me up all night because I needed to know how it ended.


  8. I love The Hunger Games and The Lunar Chronicles and both have really distinct memories attached to them for me…like I can remember exactly where I was when I first picked The Hunger Games up which is pretty crazy since it was so long ago!


  9. I. Cannot. Stand. The Way. Dickens. Writes. My feelings about it are similar to my feelings about Wuthering Heights, and that being said, I 100% get you, gal. I was suffering™.


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